I told DH that he will never look like you b/c your penis will always be 36 years older.
And that when I was potty training DD, I didn't pull my pants down every time to show her how to do it, why would you?
And if you WERE always showing off your penis to our son, we would have MUCH bigger problems.
And it's not like your're cutting off your ears-something you will see every time we look at you. We're talking about a body part covered by clothes 99.9 percent of the time. He won't be seeing it that much to make such a surgery worthwhile.
And boys/men don't look at each other anyway. In fact, you go to great lengths to AVOID looking at each other. Think what would happen if some guy caught you looking at his penis at a bar? You'd have the stuffing kicked out of you.
It's not cool.
And kids don't shower after Phys Ed anymore.
And as far as the clean issue-
I told DH it's just another body part. You have to clean your hair, butt, pits. And you have to clean that too. If you don't, you're missing a biggie. LOL
He was concerned about the smegma issue. Disgusted really. But the Mothering article that quotes Dr. Fleiss rectified that. We both have a new appreciation for smegma.
I have a counter argument for everything circ related as I recently just had this situation come up.
(I won, BTW)