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I read here a lot, because my DS is intact, and sometimes I have questions about proper care and sometimes I just feel I need to be around like-minded people when I feel like I'm in the minority amongst acquaintances who I suspect are mostly pro-circ (I've never brought it up with my other IRL mommy friends, but have caught a glimpse of circed boys during diaper changes - makes me cringe).<br><br>
Anyway, just wanted to say I am so grateful that my DH was so sure he didn't want to circ DS. I was kind of in the "it's just what you do when a boy is born" mindset, and was worried about going against the grain, making him be the weird one, whatever. DH is one who is seriously p*ssed off that this was done to him, and was adament about not doing it.<br><br>
That's all, just wanted to share, since I pretty much only lurk here!
 

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That's great!<br><br>
I don't think my DH thought anything of it until I brought it up after finding out we were having a boy. I asked if he wanted to circumcise, he asked why, what did you find out about it, and when I explained that it isn't necessary, he said then let's not do it. After we researched more, he got very upset about what he lost and is angry that he was circumcised at the age of 3 for no reason. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I thought my DH was going to want circ, since he is a fairly mainstream circ'd American guy without any "problems" (aside from the lack of a sensitive foreskin!). Anyway, without even needing any persuasion, he said, "I don't think we should do that. It's not necessary, and I've heard it causes a loss of sensation." I also overheard him trying to talk his brother out of having my nephew circ'd. Go, DH!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to your husband. It was very unfair that part of his body was cut off without his consent. I find it so upsetting to think that this is still happening to people - I can't imagine how circumcised men must feel. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
But that is brilliant that he was insistent on protecting your son! What a great guy you have there!
 
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