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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-09-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,799
Posted By PeterJ
It always amazes me that for some, in the first...

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...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-09-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,799
Posted By PeterJ
With regard to snip's posting; Far from the...

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...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-09-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,799
Posted By PeterJ
With regard to the circ'd men telling you to get...

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...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-09-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,647
Posted By PeterJ
Thanks guys.  I remember your advice MCatLvr all...

Thanks guys.  I remember your advice MCatLvr all them months ago, you truly are a treasure here at the forum.  We're lucky to have you around....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-02-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By PeterJ
This is slightly off the topic, but somewhat...

This is slightly off the topic, but somewhat related to guiding sons with care of the penis and foreskin.
 
I would agree with most everything here except the idea that "boys always know naturally...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-29-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,647
Posted By PeterJ
It's been a while since I posted here but anyone...

It's been a while since I posted here but anyone who might remember me, I just wanted to update you on my son's progress.  For those who didn't read my posts from over a year ago, my son was...
Forum: Intactivism   08-14-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,192
Posted By PeterJ
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Forum: Intactivism   08-14-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,192
Posted By PeterJ
I feel it's a case of striking a balance, and...

I feel it's a case of striking a balance, and I'm glad that we are having this discussion.  I do feel that on occasion, it is very apparent that the no-circ group creates (albeit unintentionally) a...
Forum: Intactivism   08-14-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,192
Posted By PeterJ
I think WildKingdom has a valid point.  It's...

I think WildKingdom has a valid point.  It's fine to be guided by a group that you align with, in terms of what you see as appropriate care for your child.  But DOC is not a regulatory body and for...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-13-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By PeterJ
Hey there,   Just wondering how your son is...

Hey there,
 
Just wondering how your son is doing now.  Hope all is well.
 
Peter
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-13-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By PeterJ
Hi Ivy,   I really feel for you and your...

Hi Ivy,
 
I really feel for you and your situation.  I whole heartedly agree with your approach: not over-reacting, and trying to find a competent, knowledgable Dr. who can advise you on the best...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-13-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,952
Posted By PeterJ
It's a disgrace that someone would attempt to...

It's a disgrace that someone would attempt to find humor in such horrific mutilation.  You're right that there is a double standard at work, and if the tables were turned,  Osbourne would be the...
Forum: Intactivism   08-13-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,192
Posted By PeterJ
I think that we're all reacting a little too...

I think that we're all reacting a little too strongly here. My best guess is that having read the letter and having had the additional consultation with you, the doctor may have consulted her...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-01-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By PeterJ
Thanks so much for keeping us updated...

Thanks so much for keeping us updated Minniepott!  Your advice and experience is incredibly helpful to so many parents going through this issue.  We can't thank you enough for taking the time to let...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-22-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By PeterJ
The same thing happened to my son at his 4 month...

The same thing happened to my son at his 4 month checkup, he's 9 months now.  The ped's reasonsing was that they pull back the foreskin when doing a circ, so what's the difference?  Astounding...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-22-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By PeterJ
Hi minniepott   I'm so glad to hear that you...

Hi minniepott
 
I'm so glad to hear that you have found some peace of mind with this issue and some practical solutions that are going to help your son.  If you can, it would be wonderful if you...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-09-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,554
Posted By PeterJ
I think this is a good example of how every male...

I think this is a good example of how every male is different.  I am intact, and I would have absolutely no hope of aiming with any degree of accuracy if I did not retract.  Based on my own...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-09-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,912
Posted By PeterJ
Hi Ivy,   I'm sorry you're having some...

Hi Ivy,
 
I'm sorry you're having some worrying issues right now.  I would say that you are doing the right thing by seeking out a foreskin friendly pediatrician for a second opinion.  If the only...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-30-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,167
Posted By PeterJ
I think we're getting stuck on the fact that the...

I think we're getting stuck on the fact that the referral was made because of perceived non-retractibility, which of course I absolutely agree is not a good reason for referral at 4 years and makes...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-29-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,167
Posted By PeterJ
While I understand the sentiment and your very...

While I understand the sentiment and your very good intentions, (believe me, my son has been on the receiving end of an uneducated Ped himself) I just cannot agree.  If you are not a trained medical...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-26-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,450
Posted By PeterJ
ddhrewer,   I have no intention of having my...

ddhrewer,
 
I have no intention of having my son circumcised, because his foreskin is not causing him any pain or discomfort whatsoever.  The temporary discomfort was caused by an uneducated...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-23-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By PeterJ
My eight month old is at least partially...

My eight month old is at least partially retractable, because I can see some of the tip of his penis when he's playing with it in the bath.  My question is, should you clean a partially...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-21-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,956
Posted By PeterJ
Hi Reya   Some Drs automatically seem to go...

Hi Reya
 
Some Drs automatically seem to go for the circumcision option first if there are "complications" rather than trying any alternative treatments that are not so drastic and final.  In my...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-20-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By PeterJ
I agree with others who say that you cannot let...

I agree with others who say that you cannot let your feelings on the matter destroy any relationship you might have with the child - especially if the baby is a close relative.  Reading some of...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-19-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By PeterJ
Considering the rich variety that exists in...

Considering the rich variety that exists in human sexuality, it is quite likely that just as many people prefer intact to circumcised penises.  I would venture to suggest that happening on a website...
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