A poll about partners - Mothering Forums
View Poll Results: Is your current male partner
intact 39 18.84%
circumcised 148 71.50%
restoring or restored 16 7.73%
other 4 1.93%
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The Case Against Circumcision > A poll about partners
~Megan~'s Avatar ~Megan~ 02:48 PM 02-28-2007
That being male partners of course since nearly all females in this country are protected.

Nature's Avatar Nature 02:50 PM 02-28-2007
Circed but wishes he wasn't. He is a bit miffed that his mother made a decision about his penis without his consent. In the future any baby boys will remain intact.
AngelBee's Avatar AngelBee 02:51 PM 02-28-2007
circ. He has no issue with being circ....as he has nothing to compair it with. Has never heard of restoring and I will not bring it up unless he approaches me.

Our sons are intact. Dh thinks circ is not necessary.
LavenderMae's Avatar LavenderMae 02:57 PM 02-28-2007
My dh is circed and wishes he wasn't. He's interested in restoration but says he's too lazy to do it.
guestmama9908's Avatar guestmama9908 02:59 PM 02-28-2007
Circ. It is horrible too! He has all the hair issues and pain. He didn't even know what was wrong till I started researching circ. because of the issues with our DS's circ:

He is SO mad about it now. He brought it up with his mom and she said "I was never so glad as when they took you and cut that UA violation off of you. Men don't need all that extra stuff hanging on them." : Now he is mad at her.

He agreed we would never circ another boy EVER!

Then he ordered a TLC tugger. Maybe he will stick with it
LavenderMae's Avatar LavenderMae 03:02 PM 02-28-2007
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Originally Posted by CalenandEllasmomma View Post
He is SO mad about it now. He brought it up with his mom and she said "I was never so glad as when they took you and cut that UA violation off of you. Men don't need all that extra stuff hanging on them." : Now he is mad at her.
WTF.
roxyrox's Avatar roxyrox 03:02 PM 02-28-2007
My dh is intact. He is Hungarian and they don't circumcise there routinley.
stacyann21's Avatar stacyann21 03:07 PM 02-28-2007
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circ. He has no issue with being circ....as he has nothing to compair it with. Has never heard of restoring and I will not bring it up unless he approaches me.
Our sons are intact. Dh thinks circ is not necessary.
That pretty sums it up for us. Except we only have one son
whateverdidiwants's Avatar whateverdidiwants 03:10 PM 02-28-2007
Intact. My dh is Korean.
KMK_Mama's Avatar KMK_Mama 03:12 PM 02-28-2007
DH was circ'd at age 3 or 4. When we found out how horrifying it is when pregnant with our son, he got very upset that he was circ'd. He tried restoring with T-Tape, but stopped because he said it was annoying. He wants to buy a TLC tugger or similar device but hasn't yet.
BamaDude's Avatar BamaDude 03:13 PM 02-28-2007
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Originally Posted by CalenandEllasmomma View Post
He brought it up with his mom and she said "I was never so glad as when they took you and cut that UA violation off of you. Men don't need all that extra stuff hanging on them." :
Can you say "control issues"?

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Originally Posted by CalenandEllasmomma View Post
He agreed we would never circ another boy EVER!
Good for him!

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Originally Posted by CalenandEllasmomma View Post
Then he ordered a TLC tugger. Maybe he will stick with it
Bravo! Lots of good links in the restoration sticky above.

My DP is circ'd, and thus far has shown no interest whatsoever in restoring.
Quindin's Avatar Quindin 03:15 PM 02-28-2007
Is it for American couples only? Most mean are cic in the US still, aren't they?
twin monkeys's Avatar twin monkeys 03:22 PM 02-28-2007
Intact but he's Austrian so I know how lucky I am. His brother was born in Austrilla so was his sis, his dad travelled a lot. His mom refused to come to America when she was pregos with DH and waited till he wass 2 before moving here for a year then they all went back to Austria till he was 14 so I know I am lucky if he was born here it may be a diffrent situation.
JanB's Avatar JanB 03:33 PM 02-28-2007
Circ'ed but not upset about it. Very supportive of not circ'ing our sons, however. I actually was noncommittal (due to being undereducated) with our first baby, and left it up to him to make the final decision. His take was, "Why perform unnecessary surgery on a newborn? That doesn't even make sense."

So we didn't, and I am so glad.
BennyPai's Avatar BennyPai 03:38 PM 02-28-2007
My dh is intact.
Dh was born in Maine in '78. (father from NC, mother from PA).
<<<Scarlet>>>'s Avatar <<<Scarlet>>> 03:46 PM 02-28-2007
dh is circ, and is restoring.
He's as pro-intact as I am. He proudly wore his "stop circumcision" wrist band until the red lettering came off
And HE was the one who said no circ when we were first pregnant in 2002.
I am so thankful for him :
kallyn's Avatar kallyn 07:27 PM 02-28-2007
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Originally Posted by Sheacoby View Post
My dh is circed and wishes he wasn't. He's interested in restoration but says he's too lazy to do it.
My husband is exactly the same way. He is also adamant about not circing our children (it was actually him that turned me into a no-circ person!).
MCatLvrMom2A&X's Avatar MCatLvrMom2A&X 07:30 PM 02-28-2007
DH is circed he wanted ds circed to look like him and I told him over my dead body so that was the end of that. He still thinks that it should be the parents choice He knows plenty now thanks to me about circ but he is stubborn.
Aliviasmom's Avatar Aliviasmom 07:41 PM 02-28-2007
I voted other just to see what the results of the poll were (I'm single)! :
earthmama369's Avatar earthmama369 07:45 PM 02-28-2007
Intact! Born in Massachusetts in 1980 to a strong-willed mama.
trmpetplaya's Avatar trmpetplaya 01:59 AM 03-01-2007
Intact! Born in California to a wise mama in 1983

love and peace.
ColinsMommy's Avatar ColinsMommy 01:59 AM 03-01-2007
DH is circ'ed but we didn't know it until we were looking at his baby book! He has a lot of foreskin and we didn't realize it.

DH's conversation with MIL: "But Mom, I've seen the pictures...I look like picture A!"

Apparently they left him intact b/c FIL is, but then he "had problems peeing" and had to be circ'ed around 2 mos. old.

So, I guess it's good that they left as much foreskin as possible even though it was probably an unnecessary circ. DH likes to say they just "took a little off the top." On the plus side, it made it easy to convince him not to circ DS, because he always thought he was intact!
paquerette's Avatar paquerette 02:07 AM 03-01-2007
I voted "other" because he's circ'ed but "going to start restoring one of these days." Lazy.
moppity's Avatar moppity 02:51 AM 03-01-2007
Intact
treemom2's Avatar treemom2 03:02 AM 03-01-2007
DH is circ'd and not happy about it. He has read all about restoring and has started the process somewhat--that means he does it when he thinks about it or when I mention it.
~Kira~'s Avatar ~Kira~ 03:13 AM 03-01-2007
Intact DH, Chinese, born in Hong Kong. I asked him to describe in one word how he feels about baby boys being circumcised and his response was: "sad".




- Kira
mntnmom's Avatar mntnmom 03:17 AM 03-01-2007
Mine's intact. New England Catholic born in '70. I guess his mom had to almost threated the doc with physical violence! Thank goodness she's NOT easily intimidated!
onelilguysmommy's Avatar onelilguysmommy 07:54 AM 03-01-2007
circ'd
he sees no problem with it and yelled at me when i told him our son wasnt missing any body parts (we were in different states when he was born...) when i finally got him to realize what i said. especially his influence now, he thinks im crazy for not doing it, she also has him convinced theres something wrong because babies are supposed to be retractable at ...BIRTH!! gah!! : (oh shes got 2 circd teen sons, she knows *so* much abot intactn toddlers!! ) but then he also doesnt sit around saying our sons penis is ugly or anything, he just has a bro 5 yrs younger who is intact (i still wish i could find out why :sigh: ) and they sent their whole lives teasing each other, and theyre one of each, so he thinks it looks better.
but the good thing is, he hasnt mentioned doing it to this baby yet, maybe hes given up? i dunno
2tadpoles's Avatar 2tadpoles 08:39 AM 03-01-2007
DP is circed, wishes he wasn't, but doesn't have any ill feelings towards his parents for doing it.
ErikaLeigh's Avatar ErikaLeigh 09:40 AM 03-01-2007
I voted other as my partner is a female. But, we are both very anti circ.
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