When I was a teenager and kinda sex-crazed (lol) we used to talk about sexual stuff almost every day at lunch. The circ thing came up, and I think I mentioned something about how gross it was to be intact, how I'd never want to be with someone who was intact. UGH. I am ashamed of that, but I didn't know any better. The guy I was interested in at the time (and kinda starting to fool around with) said that he wasn't circ-d. I looked at him like he was a leper and confessed to my friends that I didn't think I could be with him sexually because of that. We asked him why he wasn't and he said "I'm not Jewish, so I don't think I am."
He went home and asked his mother (which I'm sure was an awkward conversation) -- turned out he was circ-d! He just didn't know. I breathed a sigh of relief then, but we had many problems later when he had basically no sensitivity. It really messed with my self-esteem, for years.
A good friend of ours at the time was intact -- he had been born in Germany so we assumed it was just something those "crazy Europeans" did. He made no apologies and was quite popular with the ladies.
I really wish I wouldn't have been so ignorant then. Once I went to college and learned more about human rights, bodily integrity, and became more of a rampant feminist
, I wised up and realized it was something that I would NEVER do. My parents still think it's ridiculous that I could make such a decision, since I "don't have a penis, and my husband will want it to look like his", and express way more dismay when I say if my future partner is un-sway-able on the issue, it's a deal breaker. But I don't care. Even though I don't have children yet, I work with infants and can't imagine doing it to them, especially when there's no reason to.
I also later have learned that those "crazy Europeans" are pretty much right about EVERYTHING. When in doubt, I do as they do!