Originally Posted by WallaWallaMamma
Why do you want to be convinced otherwise?
Am looking for some natural reasons why my not having a foreskin is better then when I had a perfectly good one. Religion is an aside, I'm not applying to get into a mosque or synagogue.
Hygene : America has high cut rates, and high STD rates compared to other developed countries. Somethings odd. For example Europeans, for all their foreskins, have Chlamydia rates 40 times lower than the US - what goes on over there ?
As I started with, hygene just doesnt seem to wash as a natural upside reason for cutting off a healthy foreskin, as other developed countries have evolved to accept medically, culturally and socially over the last 50 years (religious influences on those excluded). You are either a consciously clean person or you dont give a damn. If it isnt clean down there, then fingernails etc are probably in the same state. And when you see the rows of female intimacy hygene products in the shops, keeping that area clean is a challenge both sides share. Both sexes have bad odour etc experiences with the other. My wife is not perfect, but I dont send her off to the surgeon to remove her loose skin which does occasionally trap 'gunk'.
Or is the upside message that I really dont need to be so careful in my cleaning anymore, or use protection since there is less risk of infection (to me) ? by the way, I am more susceptible to tears now, given the reduced foreskin movement and increased friction/rawness. I am more exposed and feel more at risk.
The above posts are the classic social for/against arguments when looking down at a baby boy, and well versed. I was hoping for something with a bit more "happy man" upside, as I look down at myself - and then look to my future.
Telling me it would have been easier to get used to if I had it done young does not help much either - for example one would get used to the discomfort and handicap of growing up say without a thumb too if it had been cut off when a baby. I dont see the upside as a man in getting used to something which is less, whatever time in life it was removed. "Getting used to it" is consolation, not upside, it does not offer any "yippeee" factor.
'its no big deal' ? I magine the response to a thread from a man giving that view on female cutting, even the lowest grade (just labia removal), for hygene, religion or whatever. The pages of stories of 'regret' in this forum are testament to it being a big deal. I am far from being alone in seeking upside.