I am a memeber of another board and a woman is preggo. Well, she asked "the" question...would you or wouldn't you circ. Well, I listed my personal experience with circing and it being the reason that I will not circ any future sons and then I began reading some of the other responses....Lord, I almost threw up at some of the reasons that these women would circ their sons...One woman said that her son was circed and that they strapped him to a table, numbed him and gave him a paci and that he didn't feel a thing
:, that he would have no scars as an adult and that he wouldn't be picked on in the locker room.
Another woman said that she would because she heard that it was best to have her son look like his daddy. I don't understand people. Yes, I know that I have a circ'd son. I did so out of ignorance. I did no research. To me and dh, it was just something that one did to their sons. Now, after the fact, I KNOW BETTER. I did my research, I lurked on this board and know that I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN. I don't even care if it causes a divorce, I will not sign the papers to have it done to my next son...no way, no how. Why won't other people, people who have the subject brought up and have the opportunity to gain knowledge do any research on the subject? IF ONE PERSON HAD SAID TO ME...YOU KNOW, THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE...YOU DON'T HAVE TO CIRC... my son would be intact...It's kind of like breastfeeding, noone bothered to mention it to me, so I didn't do any research on it. My mother said it was nasty and that was that....when I found this board, did my own research....I relactated at 9 weeks and now my son gets some of mama's milk. I just wish I c ould give my son his foreskin back. Some things you can't fix though.
I wanted to say thank you to you all for giving my thoughts (especially after my week of hell when my ds was healing) validation.