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12-11-2012 12:21 AM
beckwith

My son is uncircumcised in an area of the country where the majority of the boys are circumcised.  He is in elementary school, and the boys see each other when they urinate (urinals).  He's asked why he's different, and we've had to explain our reasoning and so on. Not to say I regret not circumcising him (or his younger brother).  It's just that the "locker room" effect can and does happen.

12-10-2012 09:25 PM
Islay

I can't possibly read through this very long thread. But to its title I have a personal answer.

 

Not circumcising my son was an instant and never questionable action. I'm English and we keep our boys intact without a moment's thought of circumcision. He is healthily and happily as nature made him. My grandsons are the same.

 

Throughout my boyhood I was intact. In adulthood I was circumcised 10 years ago.

 

Explanation: at 6 years old my foreskin was forcibly retracted in a moment of anger by a carer in a children's home. The injury scarred and prevented my foreskin from easy retraction as I grew older. As an adult it retracted with difficulty during masturbation - and failure in sexual intercourse. Finally, I could not manually retract my foreskin at all. A terrifying occasion of paraphimosis after sex led to a dorsal slit in my foreskin to relieve the consequent oedema - and circumcision a day or two later.

 

So do I regret NOT being circumcised? I don't really need to answer that. Circumcision saved me from the death (necrosis) of a strangulated penis. My consequent loss of sensitivity as the years go by is a price I have to pay. Selfishly, I''m glad I was circumcised to rid myself of the memory of abuse and its outcome.

 

This bears no comparison to the fate of pre-pubescent boys circumcised at a parent's whim with no thought to their future life with healthy foreskins.

 

Christopher

11-27-2012 10:55 AM
Shizzam In my Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's book (published in 2011) it states that circumcision is not medically necessary and, based on evidence from research, the benefits of getting circumcised do not out weigh the risks.
11-26-2012 07:37 PM
KaylaBeanie

OP, any updates? Did you find out if you're having a boy, or are you team green? Always good to hear of another babe being left intact :)

11-21-2012 02:03 PM
hakunangovi

Beru,  I wholeheartedly agree.  As I'm sure you figured out, I was not replying to the title of the thread as much as the latter posts in it.

11-21-2012 07:08 AM
beru

hakuna, I just got an update for this thread in my email and it struck me - what an odd title for a post. Then, I followed the link and found you were expressing the same sentiment, essentially.

 

I would regret NOT circumcising my son as much as I would regret NOT having his toenails removed. It's a mystifying sentiment to me. No matter what happened to him, even if he got cancer of the foreskin, I wouldn't regret letting him keep a body part he was born with.

11-20-2012 08:44 AM
mama24-7

I'll take a stab at all these...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hakunangovi View Post

A couple of thoughts about this thread:

 

Why is it that our medical system amputates no other body part for therapeutic purposes?  

 

Because all other body parts are valued.  

 


Quote:
Originally Posted by hakunangovi View Post

Doctors who perform routine infant circumcision are violating the oath that they took when they became doctors "to do no harm".

But if they believe, based on false information & bias from being circumcised themselves, they are in fact doing something beneficial.  So, they are not doing harm because they believe they are helping the infant to avoid problems.

 

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Originally Posted by hakunangovi View Post
Whose foreskin is it?  Why can some people not grasp the concept that it is totaly unethical to forcefully remove a healthy, normal and functional part of someone elses body?  Does it not occur to them that maybe the child in question would like to have kept his foreskin?

 

 

I believe the basis for this is something called "adultism."  Adultism means that the adult knows better than the child w/ regards to everything, because they are an adult, but especially regarding parts of the body that are seen as expendable.  (Here's the wikipedia entry for it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adultism) The thought that the child may have wanted their foreskin someday never even crosses their minds, especially if they are a circ'd father.  How many times have we heard, "I've a great sex life, don't criticize my sexual prowess!"?  That, combined w/ most people do not see children as actual people - they see them as something else to have, another "thing" to add to their lives, someone to have control over; all these things may not actually be conscious (sp?) thoughts either.  Society in general does not value children, no matter how much they preach to the contrary.

 

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Originally Posted by hakunangovi View Post

The most sensitive part of a penis is not the glans - it is the foreskin.  Removing it causes the loss of up to 85% of the nerves.  No wonder the greatest per capita use of drugs such as Viagra is in the U.S.A. and Israel.  See www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/Sorrells_2007/

Why would anyone want to disadvantage their child's lifelong sexual experience?

I've read on here recently that at least one father has said something along the lines of, "I didn't get to keep mine to have normal sex so neither will my child."  Sick.  Sick.  Sick.  Connecting the dots from the most frequent users of viagra to loss of the foreskin requires thinking, something which a great many people seek actively to avoid.

 

Just my thoughts ;-).

Sus

11-20-2012 03:07 AM
hakunangovi

A couple of thoughts about this thread:

 

Why is it that our medical system amputates no other body part for therapeutic purposes?  It is perverse that male genitalia are mutilated for some fairey tale problem that might occur in the future, and that could be treated by far less invasive means than amputation.

 

Doctors who perform routine infant circumcision are violating the oath that they took when they became doctors "to do no harm".

 

Whose foreskin is it?  Why can some people not grasp the concept that it is totaly unethical to forcefully remove a healthy, normal and functional part of someone elses body?  Does it not occur to them that maybe the child in question would like to have kept his foreskin?

 

The most sensitive part of a penis is not the glans - it is the foreskin.  Removing it causes the loss of up to 85% of the nerves.  No wonder the greatest per capita use of drugs such as Viagra is in the U.S.A. and Israel.  See www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/Sorrells_2007/

Why would anyone want to disadvantage their child's lifelong sexual experience?

 

I know that I am preaching to the choir here, except for "snip"!!

11-15-2012 03:28 PM
ancoda

I have never regretted our decision to leave our 3 boys intact.  We have never had any major issues, mostly uninformed dr trying to retract.

 

I also wanted to add that before I had kids I worked at a nursing home and around 70% of the men were intact.  I do not know how many of the men that were circed had it done at birth or if any had to have it done later, but 70% of the men I helped take care of seemed to have no real problems with thier foreskin.

11-15-2012 09:02 AM
thecrownemom

When I first started thinking about this entire issue, the whole locker room issue kept coming up and it still baffles me.  Makes no sense to me.

11-15-2012 01:06 AM
pek64 Little boys rarely know if others in their neighborhood are circumcised, so it doesn't really matter much what others in your location do. I keep reading about the showering issue. Most kids I know don't shower after gym class. There's not enough time, and they'd rather goof around, anyway.
11-14-2012 09:59 PM
thecrownemom

I am sorry my post is not a direct response to the OP but I wanted to chime in anyway.  I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant with a baby boy and my husband and I have decided to keep him intact.  My husband is circumcised and honestly never gave it much thought.  He never had any issues and was ignorant to the debate.  When we found out we were having a boy I got a little anxious regarding this decision.  I didn't want to push my beliefs on him bc I admit, especially in the beginning, my anti-circ beliefs were based more in a gut feeling way versus educated.  I just could not understand why we were performing cosmetic surgery on BABIES.  Also, I couldn't exactly tell me husband that my fling in London wasn't cut and he was more than ok- not to mention a college boyfriend who was born in Spain.  whistling.gif  I remember just bringing it up and being pleasantly surprised that he did his own research and pretty quickly deemed it cruel and pointless.  So grateful to be on the same page!

 

Where I live (Bergen County, NJ) everyone I know is cut.  All the moms I know have their sons cut without giving it much thought.  That part bothers me a little bit but certainly not enough to do something I feel down to my core is wrong.  I just wanted to write that I am grateful I came across this website and this particular thread.  It eases my mind.  I wish I could be like the PP who said it wasn't a choice for her.  For me it is.  It felt like a big decision.  I think I knew the entire time where I would end up but it is great to be able to hear from other Moms who have beliefs like mine.  So thank you. 

10-11-2012 11:27 AM
SummumBonum

I have three boys, currently 4, 8, and 10.

Although I was circumcised (I am of Jewish descent though not practicing), my three boys were not (my decision).

I am happy that I allowed them the option of choosing themselves.

We have had no medical problems.

I have explained to the older boys about my decision not to circumcise them.  They are aware that they are intact while I am not.

To date, they have no problems with my decision, though I don't think they really fully appreciate it either.

Maybe when they get older (e.g. showering with peers and sexual encounters) will they start to really think about whether they are intact or not (like most of their American peers).

I have no problems should they decide to be circumcised as adults though I won't help them pay for the procedure.

10-10-2012 07:11 PM
Sol_y_Paz

No circ here.  The more I learn, the more confident I am in the decision not to circ.  

10-09-2012 08:43 PM
PeterJ

It always amazes me that for some, in the first instance of trouble with the foreskin, the very first thing that comes to mind is to cut it off, as if this was the only possible solution.  We would do this to virtually no other body part, yet some are content to do this to their son's penis, without even considering alternatives that have tremendous prospects for curing the foreskin ailment.  I find the talk of "statistics" in this thread quite humorous, especially "50%" of an individual's friends having difficulties with their intact natural state, requiring circumcision.  If there is any truth to this figure at all. it would only speak of the total ignorance of these poor boys' physicians, dealing with foreskin issues inappropriately and (coming back to the first part of this post) ultimately counseling their patients that circ is the solution, when an educated doctor would provide a whole host of alternatives before even considering amputation of the foreskin.

10-09-2012 08:10 PM
PeterJ

With regard to snip's posting; Far from the "superfluous" foreskin attracting infection, nature intended it to exist to provide a valuable and natural function in protecting the penis FROM infection.  I'm not saying that snip is one of them, but I do think that there are circ'd men out there who have deep complex issues with the fact that their circumcision was out of their control, and are living through feelings of resentment as a consequence.  Occasionally this might manifest itself in strong denial and ardent pro-circ thinking to alleviate and counteract the negative and painful feelings.

 

As an intact man, I can tell you that I am grateful to my parents for keeping me that way.  But this was not even a decision they felt forced to make, because I was born in the UK where circ is not routine, and lo and behold (are you paying attention snip?), almost 100% of males go through life with no issues related to their natural state, the procedure of circumcision not even entering their minds.

 

If anything, I think snip's comments serve as reminder of how powerful pro-circ thinking has been in the US, and, how far we still have to go to educate and inform.

10-09-2012 07:49 PM
PeterJ

With regard to the circ'd men telling you to get it done; you have to bear in mind that they likely don't know any different than not having a foreskin, and possibly the only discussion they had with their parents about circumcision was that it's "just what you do" with newborn boys, hence their advice to you.

 

Just some thoughts on circ and decreased sexual pleasure:

 

All of the evidence increasingly suggests that circumcision is not only unnecessary, it also desensitizes the glans, making sexual activity less pleasurable.  Again, circ'd men don't know any different, so they wouldn't necessarily consider this factor when giving you their opinion.  If you look at the glans of circ'd men, it is generally a uniform pale pink, sometimes almost whitish in color, the skin having had to toughen up and adjust to a life of near constant rubbing and chafing, without the foreskin protecting it's sensitivity.  Conversely if you look at the glans of intact men, it is generally a rich purple/pink, sometimes some red too.  This indicates a healthy, sensitive penis, and this equals more pleasure.

10-06-2012 07:25 PM
birthprep4u

I have two intact sons. My reason was because it was not my choice to begin with. When they are older and they decide they want it done; for cosmetic reasons.. fine.. let them.. But I don't have the right to do it to them .

Some babies are born with spadia and they need to use the foreskin to repair the opening that is off to the side instead of in the center.

 

The biggest problem I have about circing babies(among many other reasons) is that they are very sensitive to pain and their nervous system is immature and can't handle it. They go into a shock state because of it. Parent's don't understand just how painful it is to the baby.

Now I have a couple that I am teaching childbirth classes to and they want to circ there boy. I said that if you absolutely decide to do it then a good idea is waiting till the baby is 6 weeks and have it done under local anesthesia. Also, it will be better to wait since circ'ing at 2 days could interfere with breastfeeding success.

My sister's  BIL had a newborn baby boy undergo emergency surgery at 2 days of age because of a mistake made during his circumcision. His head of his penis was nearly severed off.

Understand that there are risks to any proceedure and that if something goes wrong; it could be serious. Why mess with it?

I hope this helps you in your decision making process

Carolyn Gall AAHCC

 

post note: Just wanted to affirm my stand on circumcision. I am not "for it" but when I became a childbirth teacher I had to adhere to the rules which mandate: A teacher can't tell the parents not to circ . It is a personal choice. We can only give them information and let them decide. (It breaks my heart when they tell me they are having it done:(

10-06-2012 05:32 PM
Nightwish

Snip, your posts show how little you know about the procedure, or what a healthy penis looks like, or how it works. Children masturbate since they are babies, and obviously a prepuce attached to the glans doesn't stop them, on the contrary. You don't need to pull it back in order to masturbate.

 

I find your posts rather sad. There are no valid arguments for circumcision. Even if you keep repeating to yourself that it makes for a "robust, mighty phallus", unfortunately it doesn't make it so. Not to offend anyone here, but the most famous lovers in history were Spanish, Italian, French where circumcision is mostly unheard of.

 

Please educate yourself. You sound like you are looking for some sort of validation, that circumcision MUST be right in some way. You won't find it here, but read the posts and links, they are enlightening.
 

10-06-2012 03:01 PM
QueenOfTheMeadow

Snip-

You are welcome to your opinion, but when you joined MDC, you signed a user agreement.  Part of this agreement is that you will read and post within the UA and the forum guidlines.  Mothering represents certain ideals such a natural family living and attachment parenting.  There are many forums out there that support routine infant circumcision.  MDC does not and will not host that sort of discusion.  We can not be all things to all people.  Therefore, if you are uncomfortable with those guidlines, I'm sure there are other boards and forums where you would be able to have your say in support of circumcision. 

10-06-2012 02:47 PM
mysticalmarg Many thanks for some good ideas from Michelle and Storm Bride. I think you may be onto something with scar tissue or sexual inexperience as possible issues. My son will no doubt be a good influence on my daughters future choices. As everyone suggests, we're all better off to allow nature Her own way unless clearly indicated otherwise. I don't mind questioning such as the original post in this thread because it allows us all to affirm our thoughts and understanding. "Snip" as you say is laughable....clearly absurd and not really worthy of discussion from those of us with conscience seeking a higher kind of existence for our selves and our families.
10-06-2012 02:30 PM
snip

It's good to see that in a forum, designed for public discourse, that one can be threatened with censorship for posting an opinion which disagrees with the majority.

 

It would be different if I had gone out of my way to be offensive or profane merely for the sake of it, but someone asked a question relating to circumcision, and I put in my 2 cents worth. Just like all of you did.

 

My only crime is that my 2 cents differs from most everyone else's.

Strike me down if you must.

 

Obviously, my username was a intended as a pun. I do not necessarily have an agenda relating to routine circumcision. 

 

I only wish that people would not be so quick to scorn and deride something that perhaps they do not fully understand. An interesting reply to my post was that circumcision was intended to discourage  masturbation.

 

It is ironic that if the foreskin was originally too tight to pull back, then the procedure would actually facilitate the very act it was intended to curb.

 

I am certain not every proponent of circumcision was, or is now, driven by megalomaniacal, self-righteous, religious motivations.

 

We shouldn't abandon something entirely just because it is less than ideal, or doesn't always work the way it was intended.

 

Like religion. Or democracy.

 

Or maybe even freedom of speech.

 

As you are entitled to your opinion, so am I to mine.

10-06-2012 11:34 AM
QueenOfTheMeadow

Hi Snip,

Welcome to MDC. It is obvisous, based on your username that you have an agenda. I do want to point out that you are posting in The Case AGAINST Circumcisions.

 

Quote:
consent. TCAC hosts discussion of the reasons to avoid circumcision, the history of the procedure, medical issues and studies, complications, the needs and rights of the child, care of the intact child's penis and other educational topics. We are not interested in hosting discussion on merits of routine infant medical circumcision.

Your posts are against the forum guidlines. If you continue to post in this manner your membership will be removed. I do hope you will stick around and educate yourself in regards to circumcision.

 

Take care,

QotM

10-06-2012 11:06 AM
Storm Bride

@snip: My oldest intact son has grown into a man who has needed no special attention, nor did he ever have issues with separation. My youngest is far from a man (he's only 7), but he also had no issues, whatsoever.

 

Any man who is traumatized by having a foreskin can get it removed, if and when he makes the decision to do so.

 

I have also reported your post.

10-06-2012 11:03 AM
Storm Bride
Quote:
Originally Posted by mysticalmarg View Post

You can imagine my shock and dismay to hear my newly adult daughter say she plans to circumcise! Aaaaah, Ugh! Why? I ask her? Her reply-
She has been in a position to know quite well 3 different male friends in her peer group who are intact and have been very UNHAPPY about not having been cut.
When they're old enough, they can get circ'd, if they still want to. If they had been cut, they couldn't grow back a foreskin (foreskin "restoration" isn't). So, if they're unhappy with what they've got, they can "fix" it.
Imagine my horror! Really....this isn't supposed to be part of the story! Now these are 3 different families, the boys unrelated in any way, except they are all Unitarian (which I like to believe has more than its share of enlightened people- hence the common-ness of no circumcision). The boys complaints come not from embarrassment or wanting to fit in or be like their dad's, rather, they report painful sex. I don't know details.
This many boys in a small group experiencing painful sex from an intact penis is very odd. I've never encountered it before. It does make me wonder what kind of medical advice their mothers received when they were babies, and if they're dealing with scarring or other issues from having their foreskins forced back for "cleaning" as infants. I will say that my 19 year old son, who has been sexually active for a while, is an ardent intactivist, and finds the whole idea of circ to be appalling. He's said that circ cuts off "the best part".
But I find it a concern. One of the young men is gay, the others straight, and each talks about having the surgery- not as a group mind you, each on their own.
My first thought was wondering about whether their glans had come out, loosening the foreskin appropriately. Is it workin like it's supposed to? My own son was an early bird with this -age 3 and has never been a problem. I worry about this because I have both a nephew and now an adopted son from Vietnam who are ages 15 and 13 and still haven't had the foreskin pull back naturally on its own.
Soooo -that's my story! I don't find the original question in this thread as clearly absurd as some seem to find it. As a huge advocate for abandoning circumcision, I can't ignore my anecdotal "pool" of data. I'm hoping for some answers to give my daughter that can fill in the whole picture, still holding that intact is always best!

 

I truly don't see why some teenage boys planning to have the surgery when they're older would be a reason to circ an infant, though. I've known teenage girls who plan to get breast implants, too - doesn't mean I'm doing them on my daughters.

10-06-2012 09:30 AM
philomom
Quote:
Originally Posted by snip View Post

Boys deserve to be able to grow into men with a member which needs no special attention, nor has any issues with separation

. A member which does not harbor infection under a superfluous prepuce. An efficient, robust, and mighty phallus, not a sickly, special needs penis fraught with developmental problems.

Did you ever stop to think that the people who conceived the practice of circumcision were not cruel barbarians, but rather were possessed of a practical wisdom and insight which is all too uncommon these days ??? 

I would certainly rather no foreskin at all than one which does not function correctly, rendering my penis useless for its intended purpose. Try reading some men's health forums sometime, to discover the true extent of the problems caused by foreskins.

Young men write desperately seeking the advice of others, hoping to alleviate the physical and psychological torment and anguish of having some functional impairment related to being " intact".

PROPERLY performed circumcision is very advantageous, therapeutically speaking.

I imagine a lot of people are deterred from circumcising their children because of a horror story of a botched circumcision they heard of somewhere.

It is unfortunate that some "practitioners" have defiled the image of circumcision.



Just my $ 0.02


We do not advocate for routine infant circumcision here on MDC.

I have reported your post.
10-06-2012 06:20 AM
MichelleZB
Quote:
Originally Posted by snip View Post

Boys deserve to be able to grow into men with a member which needs no special attention, nor has any issues with separation

 

. A member which does not harbor infection under a superfluous prepuce. An efficient, robust, and mighty phallus, not a sickly, special needs penis fraught with developmental problems.

 

Did you ever stop to think that the people who conceived the practice of circumcision were not cruel barbarians, but rather were possessed of a practical wisdom and insight which is all too uncommon these days ??? 

 

I would certainly rather no foreskin at all than one which does not function correctly, rendering my penis useless for its intended purpose. Try reading some men's health forums sometime, to discover the true extent of the problems caused by foreskins.

 

Young men write desperately seeking the advice of others, hoping to alleviate the physical and psychological torment and anguish of having some functional impairment related to being " intact".

 

PROPERLY performed circumcision is very advantageous, therapeutically speaking.

 

I imagine a lot of people are deterred from circumcising their children because of a horror story of a botched circumcision they heard of somewhere.

 

It is unfortunate that some "practitioners" have defiled the image of circumcision.

 

Just my $ 0.02

 

HAHAHA snip! I just read your post on another thread and it's good times. It's just so ridiculous that I'm not even angry.

 

This part is especially poetic: "An efficient, robust, and mighty phallus, not a sickly, special needs penis fraught with developmental problems." FYI you do know that intact penises are a bit bigger, right? So, like... they're mightier?

 

"Did you ever stop to think that the people who conceived the practice of circumcision were not cruel barbarians, but rather were possessed of a practical wisdom and insight which is all too uncommon these days ???" Doctors that popularized circumcision in the US were neither barbarians nor possessed with wisdom. They were a group of doctors who thought the practice would stop little boys from masturbating, therefore preserving their immortal souls. It didn't work. You can read about early proponents of circumcision like John Harvey Kellogg on Wikipedia.

 

Don't pay too much attention to forums on Men's Health websites. Healthy adult males (the majority) don't post there, because they don't have any problems. 

10-06-2012 06:11 AM
MichelleZB
Quote:
Originally Posted by mysticalmarg View Post

Well I will turn the HEAVY TIDE of answers here in a different direction. I sought out this thread because of a conversation I'm having with my 18yo daughter about circumsizing any future male children she may birth. I have one son biologically, hence had the decision making power to spare him the brutality of the "practice". He is 14, happy to have his foreskin and had one yeast infection that cleared up easily because I was lucky enough to have a British intern in the ER who knew all about healthy, unmutilated penis's. You can imagine my shock and dismay to hear my newly adult daughter say she plans to circumcise! Aaaaah, Ugh! Why? I ask her? Her reply-
She has been in a position to know quite well 3 different male friends in her peer group who are intact and have been very UNHAPPY about not having been cut. Imagine my horror! Really....this isn't supposed to be part of the story! Now these are 3 different families, the boys unrelated in any way, except they are all Unitarian (which I like to believe has more than its share of enlightened people- hence the common-ness of no circumcision). The boys complaints come not from embarrassment or wanting to fit in or be like their dad's, rather, they report painful sex. I don't know details. But I find it a concern. One of the young men is gay, the others straight, and each talks about having the surgery- not as a group mind you, each on their own.
My first thought was wondering about whether their glans had come out, loosening the foreskin appropriately. Is it workin like it's supposed to? My own son was an early bird with this -age 3 and has never been a problem. I worry about this because I have both a nephew and now an adopted son from Vietnam who are ages 15 and 13 and still haven't had the foreskin pull back naturally on its own.
Soooo -that's my story! I don't find the original question in this thread as clearly absurd as some seem to find it. As a huge advocate for abandoning circumcision, I can't ignore my anecdotal "pool" of data. I'm hoping for some answers to give my daughter that can fill in the whole picture, still holding that intact is always best!

Of course you don't want to ignore your daughter's friends' experiences!

 

I do have to say that you might want to ask them again in a few years. Many teenagers report problems with sex. If you look at a site like Scarleteen.com, you'll see that many boys at that age don't quite know what to do yet and have many problems. I do have to wonder whether it really is their foreskin causing the problems, or if it's just normal teenager stuff, and they are just blaming their foreskins because of their cut-happy culture.

 

For what it's worth, I've known (in the carnal sense) intact males who have not had any problems. Also, my bro is intact and never had a problem, either. For a few more anecdotes.

 

Your daughter also has a brother who might have opinions about his penis. Why doesn't she talk to him? Is he happy to have his foreskin? I think your son will be able to talk her off this ledge when she's an adult.

10-06-2012 04:10 AM
pek64 Boys have a right to grow into men who are whole and have the right to decide for themselves, and not have that right taken away based on misinformation and rhetoric.

Edited to add : I'll read those sad stories you mentioned, if you will provide me with the sites. Thanks!
10-06-2012 03:11 AM
snip

Boys deserve to be able to grow into men with a member which needs no special attention, nor has any issues with separation

 

. A member which does not harbor infection under a superfluous prepuce. An efficient, robust, and mighty phallus, not a sickly, special needs penis fraught with developmental problems.

 

Did you ever stop to think that the people who conceived the practice of circumcision were not cruel barbarians, but rather were possessed of a practical wisdom and insight which is all too uncommon these days ??? 

 

I would certainly rather no foreskin at all than one which does not function correctly, rendering my penis useless for its intended purpose. Try reading some men's health forums sometime, to discover the true extent of the problems caused by foreskins.

 

Young men write desperately seeking the advice of others, hoping to alleviate the physical and psychological torment and anguish of having some functional impairment related to being " intact".

 

PROPERLY performed circumcision is very advantageous, therapeutically speaking.

 

I imagine a lot of people are deterred from circumcising their children because of a horror story of a botched circumcision they heard of somewhere.

 

It is unfortunate that some "practitioners" have defiled the image of circumcision.

 

Just my $ 0.02

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