Originally Posted by anitafox
What benefits do you see?
What benefits do we see to not cutting?
It’s his body. Only he should have the right to alter it, and only when he’s old enough to have his own informed opinion. Saying parents have a right to remove healthy genital tissue from a boy and not a girl is a double standard. How about we give all children the right to their own body.
The foreskin protects your son’s penis and urinary opening throughout life. It's a barrier to bacteria, detergent and rubbing. It stops the glans from drying out that occurs with circumcision.
Along with the drying out that occurs in the years after a circumcision comes erectile dysfunction and for some women, pain during sex due to the male partners dried out and scared glans. The natural penis remains soft and adds lubrication.
The foreskin is a normal, natural, healthy part of the male body, not a ticking time bomb. Left alone it is very trouble free as much as any other part is.
By not circumcising, you’ll give your son a gentle beginning. No surgical risks, no pain,no risk of any later surgical side effects such as skin bridges, adhesions or meatal stenosis. No risk of the doctor taking too much skin or doing a messy job.
Caring for an intact baby makes your job as parent easier. All you do is sit him in a bath and wipe down from base to tip. Meanwhile parents of circumcised babies have to carefully clean a wound then if the circ is low they have to push the left over detached skin back and clean under it the entire care period. If this skin reataches it can mean a second circumcision.
The foreskin is the most erogenous zone on the male body, not the glans penis.
Unlike the 1960's we now have information easily at our fingertips and your son will grow up in an age were he can easily find information on the benefits that he has as an intact man and simerly if he is cut he can find out that he was surgically altered without his consent and that his parents threw away or sold the most erogenous zone on his body for no good reason.