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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-22-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,379
Posted By bugmenot
Well said. Your son, original poster, should...

Well said.

Your son, original poster, should be the first person to retract it. If he tugs away (making it longer), as babies and young kids sometimes do, that's ok. As an infant/young child, as...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-20-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,379
Posted By bugmenot
Well said. It's not your brother's body. If...

Well said.

It's not your brother's body. If something is not absolutely 100% medically necessary in order for either improvement of life or survival, there is absolutely no reason to have it done....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-03-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,622
Posted By bugmenot
A totally honest question I'm wondering

I have the feeling that a lot of people that chose to mutilate their babies go about a diaper change with minimal cleaning around the glans, if they clean that area at all.

Do they really check...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-23-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By bugmenot
Good point.   I've seen "regular" or...

Good point.
 
I've seen "regular" or "regular unleaded" more and more frequently, or maybe I'm just imagining it. Just like with anything else, it takes a loooooooooooooong time to change the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-26-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By bugmenot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by hakunangovi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367649/good-vibes#post_17364020)

Good for you for opening...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-21-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By bugmenot
I hate to call shenanigans, and I'll certainly...

I hate to call shenanigans, and I'll certainly eat my words if I'm wrong, but why does this thread remind me of this:
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375632/my-poor-boys
 
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-21-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By bugmenot
Update:   The baby boy was born via...

Update:
 
The baby boy was born via c-section at a hospital last Wednesday and taken home on Saturday following a "standard three-day wait following a c-section." I put this in quotes because I'm...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-20-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By bugmenot
I think it depends on the situation. Sometimes,...

I think it depends on the situation. Sometimes, "all rights" are signed away. I've heard of cases where you can write "DO NOT CIRCUMCISE" in the agreement. In these cases, the birth parents would...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-17-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By bugmenot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Lazurii http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381458/explaining-circumcision-to-a-3-year-old#post_17327421)
We...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-17-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By bugmenot
Quote:  LOS ANGELES — Circumcision is known to...

Quote: 
LOS ANGELES — Circumcision is known to reduce a man’s risk of HIV infection by at least half, but scientists don’t know why.
A new study offers support for the theory that removing the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-15-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 263,024
Posted By bugmenot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mitchell756 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-15-2013, 02:36 PM
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Views: 263,024
Posted By bugmenot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by karmal2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-15-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By bugmenot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mitchell756 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372128/fgm-in-usa#post_17232248)

I suspect that the reason...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-12-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By bugmenot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by A&A http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372128/fgm-in-usa#post_17229406)

Up until 1976, Blue Shield (insurance...
Forum: Intact Care   01-12-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,607
Posted By bugmenot
It's quite possible that he has intact friends...

It's quite possible that he has intact friends and doesn't know about it, as they could be as concerned/ashamed/embarrassed about it as he is. Perhaps the mom should casually ask the moms of his...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-12-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By bugmenot
I know very little about it, but I understand it...

I know very little about it, but I understand it was made illegal in 95 or 96.

Before then, was it mainly just African immigrants having it done? I sometimes wonder how many American girls...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-29-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By bugmenot
They seem like really forward-thinking people....

They seem like really forward-thinking people. They're preferring to use real terms instead of slang words for body parts with their other child, which is leading to some akward/funny conversations,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-29-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By bugmenot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mama24-7 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367649/good-vibes#post_17210994)

Yay!  Great news!
 
There...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-26-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By bugmenot
Update:   Baby is due in late spring/early...

Update:
 
Baby is due in late spring/early summer. They're waiting to learn the sex until the baby is born. Mama hasn't brought the subject up yet, but will eventually. She used the words "weird"...
Forum: Intact Care   12-07-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By bugmenot
I wonder if it's separation discomfort?

I wonder if it's separation discomfort?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-03-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,027
Posted By bugmenot
This thread is all kinds of horrifying and sad....

This thread is all kinds of horrifying and sad. It's like watching someone get raped and realizing you can't do anything about it...ok, not really, but it's painful to be able to read this.

But,...
Forum: Women's Health   12-03-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By bugmenot
I am completely uninformed about such things,...

I am completely uninformed about such things, but I thought you could do a t-tape method, which is basically a "build it yourself" device.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-26-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By bugmenot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tammylsmith http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367649/good-vibes#post_17181354)

That's great! Good for you...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-15-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By bugmenot
Here's an older thread about the "What To...

Here's an older thread about the "What To Expect" movie.

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352753/cameron-diaz-appearing-on-jimmy-fallon
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,056
Posted By bugmenot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sharkgrl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1273131/natural-circumcision#post_17029283)

I know this is an...
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