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I haven't been able to find anything scientific to back me up, but from personal experience I believe circumcised teenagers are more likely to use drugs. It HAS been proven that men circumcised as adult say that masturbation is more difficult. I believe that teenagers who aren't getting what they need to out of masturbation look for other sources of pleasure, and often find it with drugs. Of the very few uncut friends I had when I was a teenager - none had drug problems.

Anyone else notice the same thing?

I hope posting my observation helps some child somewhere.
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I'm not following the connection...

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I only know three people who were drug users as teens and only one of the three were male and he is intact.

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I can think of an alcoholic, drug addicted adult who also happens to be intact.

I guess I just don't think teenage boys find pleasure only in masturbating and drugs.

Plus, I'm going to guess that circumcised males masturbate just as much as intact ones.

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Well, if you really want to go out on a limb, you could say that cultures/families who tend NOT to circumcise are more child-friendly in general, thus leading to better familial relationships, more security, and less of a need for drugs.

But I don't really buy that, either. My boys are uncut and they don't use drugs, but I think that has more to do with having happy lives in general (of which having an intact penis plays a very small part, IMO).
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Just looking at current circ rates in the US amongst the teenage and young adult cohorts, I think you'd see higher drug abuse rates if there was such a linkage....but I don't buy the connection, either. I just think it's too attenuated.

I also don't trust the research that says that cut men masturbate more (and have more diverse sexual practices) because it's based on Masters & Johnson's research, not anything modern.

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I don't think there's any connection at all.
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Yes circumcision is a terrible thing, but we can't blame it on everything bad that happens in a boys life. I'm just not buying it.

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sorry but this is a bit much for me to wrap my head around.

 
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If this was true, then as a person coming from a non circ country we shouldn't have a drug problem. Unfortunately that's definitely not the case.

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I agree with the others. I think that circumcision is absolutely awful, but yeah, not seeing the correlation.

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I haven't been able to find anything scientific to back me up, but from personal experience I believe circumcised teenagers are more likely to use drugs. It HAS been proven that men circumcised as adult say that masturbation is more difficult. I believe that teenagers who aren't getting what they need to out of masturbation look for other sources of pleasure, and often find it with drugs. Of the very few uncut friends I had when I was a teenager - none had drug problems.

Anyone else notice the same thing?

I hope posting my observation helps some child somewhere.
I'm pretty much as anti-circ as you can get, but...a connection to drug use? Sorry, not buying it, at ALL. Obviously masturbation is sometimes difficult, as is sex, but sorry...that has nothing to do with drug use at all.

Teens who are going to find drugs, are going to find drugs, whether they're circumcised or not. You could also say that since they can't masturbate, they're going to want to eat a lot more to make up for that so they're more likely to be obese.

Your drug-free friends were not that way because of the state of their penis. I personally know uncircumcised guys who do drugs, and quite a few circumcised guys who don't. There is no connection.

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Pleeeeeease...gimme a break

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And a lot of my friends who were/are intact used drugs as teens

I think this theory is strictly anecdotal.

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I see no connection either.

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I doubt that you would win any circ arguments with that one.

I am in a non circ country and there are plenty of people here taking drugs for all sorts of reasons not related to their penis. Even the women here abuse drugs you know.
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LOL this hypothesis is bogus.
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If this was true, then as a person coming from a non circ country we shouldn't have a drug problem. Unfortunately that's definitely not the case.
I think the sexual problems that *can* come with circ' could definitely contribute to emotional problems, thus drug use. But there are too many cases/ whole countries that defy a straight causal relationship.

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LOL this hypothesis is bogus.
Makes perfect sense to me, actually.

It seems easy enough to compile some stats. So what we shoud do is contact some professors who might have the idea in their head when a student comes looking for a class project.

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