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Some women I know are currently discussing which circumcision styles to go with for some baby boys that are coming along.

I didn't know there were cuts that are "trendy" right now.

California cut vs. Traditional vs. Plastibell? :

It makes me so sad.

The worst part was when one mother advised another to get the doctor to "take as much skin off as possible to reduce the risk of adhesions".

This is your son's penis we're talking about here lady! How about you reduce the risk of adhesions to NOTHING by not cutting ANY skin off.

Sorry. This was the only place I could get that out of my system.

Do certain styles of circumcisions really come in and out of style?
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OMG - I don't even know how to respond to that.
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OMG - I don't even know how to respond to that.
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Is that close?
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Do certain styles of circumcisions really come in and out of style?
Yep. Sad isn't it?

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The worst part was when one mother advised another to get the doctor to "take as much skin off as possible to reduce the risk of adhesions".
Can you reply to that reminding that while it may help prevent adhesions, it can lead to problems down the road such as tight/painful erections and adhesions seem like less of a problem than painful erections?

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Can you reply to that reminding that while it may help prevent adhesions, it can lead to problems down the road such as tight/painful erections and adhesions seem like less of a problem than painful erections?
It has been made clear to me that my opinions on circumcision are not welcome. I have several good friends there that I have made over the course of 3 years and 10,000 posts so I have to bite my tongue on this one. Besdies, the baby in question will be having a religious circumcision so nothing I can say will change anything.

Makes me so sad though.

All we can do is try when we can though right? Times like these I have to remind myself that there are 3 boys with foreskins and 5 babies who were breastfed who otherwise would not have been if their Moms hadn't been open to my help and information.
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Shut up. You're lying right?
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Shut up. You're lying right?
Lying? About what? I assure you I am dead serious.
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Lying? About what? I assure you I am dead serious.
Sorry, I'm just totally in shock. I can't believe people would talk like that. It sounds like they are talking about different types of breast implants. I feel sick!
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It turns my stomach too.

PS. Where in BC are you?
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It turns my stomach too.

PS. Where in BC are you?
haha, I was going to ask you the same thing. I'm in Victoria, you?
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Besdies, the mother in question is Jewish so nothing I can say will change anything.
Well you aren't saying DONT CIRCUMCISE - you're just advising that a loose cut is better than a tight one - you're completely on topic and not saying anything anti-circ.

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I know wat a German cut is supposed to be. It just removes a small portion of the foreskin so that most of the head remains covered when the penis is hard. However, I have never heard of a California cut, and I consider myself to be pretty well-informed on the subject. COuld you provide us with an explanation of what that is supposed to be?
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The concept of trendy cuts just seems so umm, silly.
Can you picture it? 20 years from now, groups of young men showing off the fashionable circ on their penis?
Not unless they're in the porn industry.


Maybe I will give my (imaginary) son a mohawk circ!

nothing more to say I guess :
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This is already apparent in the adult labiaplasty fad; the fashion for a bit has been for prepubescent looking clamshell pubes, instead of the fuller normal adult female appearance. (Betty Dodson calls that a Rennaissance vulva, I love that. )

Pretty creepy & insidious (if you are an adult seeking a labia trim for comfort's sake, sure, grownups should do as they please. But if you have somehow been convinced that adult childbearing women's natural genitals are 'gross' and do it for that reason, well...)
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Am I the only person that realizes that the amount of "coverage" depends on how the penis is at any given moment? I.E. You have more when you just get out of the shower ... or any of the other range of possibilities with how big one's penis is at any given moment of the day? How about how big an erection is - due to whatever factors?
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wtf why? poor babies

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Well, considering our rate of intactness in CA is like 70%, tell them the CA cut is to leave it the heck alone!

I get that you can't say that, and I get the actual questions they're asking, but the fact that it's discusses as what's "in fashion" is sickening...
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Uh! That is so sick! It is like they are talking about hairstyles and not about slicing up their child's gentials!
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SOme people are nuts.

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SOme people are nuts.
Unfortunately LOTS of people are nuts.

According to these ladies a "California Cut" leaves more skin than a traditional cut. Her first son had the California cut which led to infections and really bad adhesions so she is trying to decide whether to have more skin taken off this time or have the boys look the same.
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It sounds to me like the perfect opportunity to remind everyone how styles change from one year to the next...heir, clothing, make-up colors, etc. It seems choosing a permanent style of any kind for your child as an infant, especially one as permanent as foreskin amputation, based on what some online, adult female aquaintances think is 'in' right now is the epitomy of presumptious and stupid.

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Uh! That is so sick! It is like they are talking about hairstyles and not about slicing up their child's gentials!
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Just when you think you've heard it all : .

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So if the "new style" changes will they take their kids back in for surgery? It's not like hair where it can grow back. This is the epitome of craziness.
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Unfortunately LOTS of people are nuts.

According to these ladies a "California Cut" leaves more skin than a traditional cut. Her first son had the California cut which led to infections and really bad adhesions so she is trying to decide whether to have more skin taken off this time or have the boys look the same.
Wow. Her thought process is way friggin off there.: I ( most very unfortunately and believe me I will never forgive myself for this) had DS 1 circumsized. He had adhesions, and may still require additional surgery to fix the botched circ.
When DS 2 came, I didn't think, geez, let's cut him a different way this time and see how he does, I thought " no circ, that solves that problem!!!!)
If it didn't work the first time, maybe the best thing to do is to NOT do it again. But then again maybe that's just me.:


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Sorry, I'm just totally in shock. I can't believe people would talk like that. It sounds like they are talking about different types of breast implants. I feel sick!

I was thinking it sounds like bikini-waxes. Ugh. That is so sad and gross. (Bikini-waxes aren't gross. The "styles" of circ are. I have no problem with adult women getting bikini-waxes!)
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Yep. Sad isn't it?



Can you reply to that reminding that while it may help prevent adhesions, it can lead to problems down the road such as tight/painful erections and adhesions seem like less of a problem than painful erections?
Not the mom's problem at that point, she probably wouldn't care.

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which led to infections and really bad adhesions
Why not just inform her how to prevent infections and bad adhesions then?

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Now I'm curious; is it 'The California Cut' (wait, I have to :Puke. Sorry) because someone figured that with the majority of Californian boys being intact, they might want to *pass*? (Not that they'd give that rationale to the mommeighs seeking their Brazilian- sorry, Californian cut, so hip, so now :Puke again.)

Arghhh! I can't even discuss this without .
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Why not just inform her how to prevent infections and bad adhesions then?
Honestly, I have no idea how to prevent these things in a circumcised penis and she has made it clear that leaving her sons intact is not an option she is willing to consider.
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You know, so much of what we post everywhere is archived these days... all she has to do is leave clues to what her log-in id is/was, & one day a nosy kid is going to be reading ALL ABOUT how Mommy wanted to give him the 'latest' in fad penis surgery.

Am I the only person this creeps out? I know we can't discuss other reasons people circ, but I can see where acceptance in a religious community *could* give a kid support & rationale to deal with his circ emotionally without grave psychological weirdness (do not discuss! do not discuss!), but
'because Mommy wants a pretty penis!' just... :Puke (can that smilie be used too often in this thread?)
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