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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-03-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,237
Posted By PlainandTall
I'm glad you posted the update so I was alerted...

I'm glad you posted the update so I was alerted to the fact that this thread was so old.  I was going to tell you that I have seen poop get inside my sons' foreskins exactly as many times as I have...
Forum: Activism and News   02-28-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,226
Posted By PlainandTall
This is so important, mothers should have all...

This is so important, mothers should have all information available to them.  I signed!
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-27-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By PlainandTall
Intact men are not always the best go to source...

Intact men are not always the best go to source for child-care since A: they don't remember and B: they were often cared for with the old model (of forced retraction and rigorous cleaning) that is...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-23-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By PlainandTall
While I understand the spirit behind the...

While I understand the spirit behind the original post, the tile had a slant that is biased against the natural human form.
 
I am reminded of a quote about surgery- but I'm sorry I don't remember...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-16-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By PlainandTall
Have you tried having him stand at all? The...

Have you tried having him stand at all? The dynamics of the pelvis and belly being what they are, it's possible that the seated position draws his penis even further in- and standing up may give him...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-16-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By PlainandTall
Have you tried having him stand at all? The...

Have you tried having him stand at all? The dynamics of the pelvis and belly being what they are, it's possible that the seated position draws his penis even further in- and standing up may give him...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-14-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By PlainandTall
I have the 1993 edition. I don't know if/how it...

I have the 1993 edition. I don't know if/how it has been updated. I think it's a wonderful book, the illustrations and index are great as well as chapters on baby development and milestones. Overall...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-14-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By PlainandTall
I have the 1993 edition. I don't know if/how it...

I have the 1993 edition. I don't know if/how it has been updated. I think it's a wonderful book, the illustrations and index are great as well as chapters on baby development and milestones. Overall...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-12-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,705
Posted By PlainandTall
It might be a smegma pearl.    This is an...

It might be a smegma pearl. 
 
This is an excerpt from Paul Fleiss' article "Protect your uncircumcised son" written for and hosted here at Mothering (the opening line represents something an...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-12-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By PlainandTall
I think every parent of an intact child should...

I think every parent of an intact child should have the CIRP library bookmarked. This website archives actual medical journal articles so you can read for yourself the info that doctors (are...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-09-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By PlainandTall
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by 2lilsweetfoxeshttp://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-09-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By PlainandTall
It's my opinion that it's almost always the...

It's my opinion that it's almost always the parent who does not want to circumcise who feels more distress over the conflict and seeks the help of others to get the other parent (who does want to...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-08-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
  Hello.
Views: 285
Posted By PlainandTall
There is a book by Thomas Verney called "The...

There is a book by Thomas Verney called "The Secret Life of the Unborn Child" it's a little bit old and seems dated now... but I think a lot of the content is timeless... a running theme in the book...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-04-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By PlainandTall
Liea- I really appreciate your consideration of...

Liea- I really appreciate your consideration of how your husband's circumcision and how this information will play into his emotional ability to process this.  Really I do, because I was in the same...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-03-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,776
Posted By PlainandTall
I knew a woman whose son had surgery to repair...

I knew a woman whose son had surgery to repair hypospadias, but we weren't really close and she was pretty reserved in talking about it.  The part (for her I guess) that was the hardest about the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-02-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By PlainandTall
I'm curious if you are putting as much effort...

I'm curious if you are putting as much effort into educating yourselves in how a foreskin works in sexual intercourse, and it's function overall anatomicly- as you are in researching how to remove...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-01-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By PlainandTall
There is one more kind of phimosis that is...

There is one more kind of phimosis that is frequently forgotten and dismissed- but it's listed in the AAP circumcision policy statement- it's the iatrogenic kind - post circumcision phimosis- which...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-01-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,693
Posted By PlainandTall
Sounds to me like the hereditary link is a...

Sounds to me like the hereditary link is a misinformed mother hurting their foreskin in early childhood. I think the idea of a genetic problem linked to the sex organ is one of the FIRST genetic...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-01-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By PlainandTall
April Dawn- I'm sorry that you felt your mother...

April Dawn- I'm sorry that you felt your mother was being called a liar. I think Fellow Traveller summed it up well.  It's not that what she says she's seeing that is in question- it's what she...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-31-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By PlainandTall
I have seen numbers pushing a grand on some...

I have seen numbers pushing a grand on some pregnancy boards, with $500- $800 not that uncommon.  Amazingly, in New York- Medicaid only pays $14 for a circumcision.  I'm surprised that a Dr. would...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-31-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By PlainandTall
Ouch Ron! In the future, just so you know... you...

Ouch Ron! In the future, just so you know... you can mouse over the thread title (as well as the most recent comment) and see the start of a post. Maybe you were on a phone. 
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-26-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By PlainandTall
I do not think the same rules apply in caring...

I do not think the same rules apply in caring for intact and circumcised children.
 
First I will explain that (you probably know this by now) the intact foreskin is fused to the surface of the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-13-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,472
Posted By PlainandTall
I would be horrified if any of my children chose...

I would be horrified if any of my children chose to do something so destructive to their body.  At 18, legally I would not be able to stop them, but I would not support it.  I think a reasonable age...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,182
Posted By PlainandTall
This might be embarassing to him or you, but the...

This might be embarassing to him or you, but the solution is likely very simple. Its a solution you would likely never be offered in the USA due to our sexual inhibitions. Google: beauge +...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-08-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By PlainandTall
What an amazing story! An intactivist is born....

What an amazing story! An intactivist is born. I'm really touched by the fact that she was humble and appologetic rather than defensive... and the fact that she appologized even though it truly was...
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