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I made the mistake of reading a circumcision support board this morning at another site I used to frequent. There was a thread about adhesions (post circ) and how these Mommas kept bringing their sons back to the doc again and again to have them torn back, or recirced. This was all in an attempt to get their son's penis' looking "right" or "normal".<br><br>
What is the huge obsession with some to have a penis "look" a certain way? To me, all penis' are kinda funny looking anyway(as are female genitals *funny looking to me*), and it is all about function and sensation, or at least shouldn't it be?<br><br>
And really, an infant penis looks nothing like a grown males, so all this "revising" as infants could leave it looking much different as the guy matures.<br><br>
So what do you think? Why are these Mommas so much more concerned about how their babies genitals look than the pain this obviously causes them.....repeatedly?<br><br>
I am genuinely perplexed.<br>
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They're insecure, selfish, vain people. You're right-- it IS perplexing that they want their sons' penises to look "just so". <b>WHY??!!</b> It's sick!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They're insecure, selfish, vain people. You're right-- it IS perplexing that they want their sons' penises to look "just so". <b>WHY??!!</b> It's sick!</div>
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That's my thoughts on it as well. We live in some very vain societies. Women are even lining up for "designer vaginas". I was not aware that anyone's genitals, male or female, were supposed to look a certain way other than WHOLE.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I made the mistake of reading a circumcision support board this morning at another site I used to frequent. There was a thread about adhesions (post circ) and how these Mommas kept bringing their sons back to the doc again and again to have them torn back, or recirced. This was all in an attempt to get their son's penis' looking "right" or "normal".</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"> WTH! This is so wrong... I HATE when I hear that someone's reasoning behind circumcision is so their son will look normal or have the same looking penis as his father. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"> Poor babies.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They're insecure, selfish, vain people. You're right-- it IS perplexing that they want their sons' penises to look "just so". <b>WHY??!!</b> It's sick!</div>
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Couldnt have said it better.
 

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Parents shouldn't feel attracted to their ds's penis.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed"><br><br>
Its all about glorifying the flesh!<br><br>
Take a neonatal nurse for example:<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">'Assisting during circumcisions is the favorite part of my job, as I think it's a moment of magic when a baby boy's glans is permanently exposed for the first time in his young life.'</td>
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:puke<br>
Naturally, she took steps to ensure that she had more moments of magic:<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">'As a nurse in the maternity wing of a large hospital, I have assisted with several hundred circumcisions. I am 100% in favor of routine circumcision. The pain the baby experiences is no doubt considerable, but I think it's more than worth it. … I strongly encourage any expectant mother to do it.'</td>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">:<br><br>
Circumcision also made a good show for this doctor:<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">'[C]ircumcision is a beautification comparable to rhinoplasty, and a circumcised penis appears in its flaccid state as an erect uncircumcised organ - a beautiful instrument of precise intent.</td>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Doctor Brian Morris, a circumcision advocate, makes the same point:<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">'What then is sexier about a circumcised penis? Quite likely it is that the glans is exposed in both the erect and unerect state, and therefore the unerect state still suggests the erect.</td>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
Marvel Williamson and Paul Williamson, two medical researchers, said:<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">'While the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis can be retracted, the circumcised penis exists in exposed beauty whether flaccid or erect.'</td>
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So you see, mothers put this upon their newborns because it reflects how she feels her ds should look like. Glorifying the flesh is for the mentally disturbed!<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 don't get it either. To me it's just sick to care so much what your sons penis looks like(unless of course there is actually something truely wrong with it.)<br><br>
If a man came to his wife and said, "Honey I like a woman who has no hair "down there". I find hair to be a turn off, therefore I want you to take DD and have laser hair removal done so she never gets any hair down there. I'm sure her future DH will appreciate what we've done" She'd most likely pack up the kids and leave. Obviously something is seriously wrong with her DH.<br><br>
But cutting off part of your sons penis for the same reason is okay? Sheesh.<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
OH man, those quotes you posted fruitful womb, really paint the pro-circ advocates as fetishists. I mean these people are waxing poetic about erect-looking penises? :puke
 

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Anyone's guess is as good as mine. Maybe it has to do with their own insecurities? Or maybe they think its what has to be be done? It's a very perpelexing question.
 

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I think it's probably because once you start with cosmetic surgery, you keep wanting to refine and "perfect" the appendage (be it penis, nose or breasts).<br>
You no longer think of it as being however it is but as something under your control.
 

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AFAIK, Australian circumfetishist Brian Morris is not a medical doctor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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i wonder too. why on earth should parents be attracted to their children's genitals? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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OH man, those quotes you posted fruitful womb, really paint the pro-circ advocates as fetishists. I mean these people are waxing poetic about erect-looking penises? :puke</div>
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uh, yea, sick. sick sick sick. my guts are turning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> seriously disturbing.
 

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See, I totally do not get this argument. I personally find circ'd penises more aesthetically pleasing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: I don't know why; they just seem less...foldy, I guess. But I would never, EVER consider that as a reason to have my own son circ'd or to recommend it to others. Just like I would never recommend someone have their child's nose done, or get breast implants. An aesthetic preference is simply NOT a reason to go cutting things off. And I would be horrified if people wanted to "beautify" a girl's labia...even if they, like me, preferred it to look differently.<br><br>
Also, how a penis looks doesn't make a difference in who I choose as a sex partner. If that's really a factor in who you go to bed with...well...I don't know what to say... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Just that if my son had a girlfriend/boyfriend who spurned him over that, good. He's better off without her/him.
 

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Lots and lots of superficial people out there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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It's just an excuse to keep cutting babies..this argument was obviously wasn't used 2 generations ago when the dads were whole and cut their boys.<br><br>
Why was it okay in 1950 for a boy to be cut and not look like his intact dad...but now, it's not okay for a intact boy not to look like his cut dad?<br><br>
Like I said..just another excuse to keep chopping up babies
 

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Wow, fruitful womb, those quotes that you posted are so disturbing that they almost don't seem like they could possibly be for real. :puke<br><br>
But, based on what a lot of pro-circs I know have said about their poor little babies' penises...I don't doubt that they are real. Those people are actually serious, and that's just messed up. I have met a couple of mommies who have consented to having their sons re-circed simply because they thought the first circ looked "wrong," i.e. too much like an intact penis. I feel sad for people who subscribe to that pathetic belief, even more sad for the innocent little boys who suffer at their hands.<br><br>
And if a so-called professional neonatal nurse made such comments about a baby girl's private parts, wouldn't she receive some kind of disciplinary action, or even get fired? And she can say this about a boy? How is that OK?
 

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Possibly the problem is that they really do look wrong now (just hear me out it will make sense in the end.)<br><br>
There sons were born <i>normal.</i> On some instinctual level they must have seen their sons as perfect, but this was buried under many layers of cultural conditioning.<br><br>
Then some Dr circ'd their sons, and now it doesn't look normal anymore. The cultural conditioning is so deep that it doesn't occur to them that the reason things seem wrong is b/c their sons are not meant to be circ'd.<br><br>
This leads to the ill fated attempts to fix the wrongness by assuming that the boy needs to be more circ'd looking.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Parents shouldn't feel attracted to their ds's penis.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed"><br><br>
Its all about glorifying the flesh!<br><br>
Take a neonatal nurse for example:<br>
:puke<br>
Naturally, she took steps to ensure that she had more moments of magic:<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">:<br><br>
Circumcision also made a good show for this doctor:<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Doctor Brian Morris, a circumcision advocate, makes the same point:<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
Marvel Williamson and Paul Williamson, two medical researchers, said:<br><br><br>
So you see, mothers put this upon their newborns because it reflects how she feels her ds should look like. Glorifying the flesh is for the mentally disturbed!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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There are many reasons that parents (it's not only evil mothers "putting it upon" their newborns by the way) circumcise their children and I think you would be hard pressed to find one whos reasoning was sexual attraction to the infants genitals. That is a major stretch. A lot of the time the parents are mis or uninformed about the whole thing and just think everybody else is doing it so it must be right.<br><br>
DS1 is circumcised and his glans kept reattaching. I had no clue about anything and I just kept bringing him back to the ped and he kept pulling it down and instructed me to do so as well. I thought it would reattach and become deformed. Like I said, I had NO clue. It had nothing to do with being attracted to his penis and that really makes me sick that you would even say that.<br><br>
I was really curious where you were finding these bizarre quotes so I did a little digging. Hmmm... I knew I smelled something fishy.<br><br><br>
"An interest in 'the flesh' can be noted in circumcision enthusiasts. This is obvious in a <span style="color:#FF0000;">sexually charged website like Circlist</span>,<a href="http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/glass1/#n26" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">26</span></a> <span style="color:#0000FF;">but examples of <span style="color:#FF0000;">'glorying in the flesh'</span> can also be seen in medical and other circles. Take a neonatal nurse, quoted in Circlist:</span> <span style="color:#000000;"><b>(Again, the sexually charged website)</b></span><br><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">'Assisting during circumcisions is the favorite part of my job, as I think it's a moment of magic when a baby boy's glans is permanently exposed for the first time in his young life.' Sandra (US)<a href="http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/glass1/#n27" target="_blank">27</a></span><br><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">Naturally, she took steps to ensure that she had more moments of magic:</span><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">'As a nurse in the maternity wing of a large hospital, I have assisted with several hundred circumcisions. I am 100% in favor of routine circumcision. The pain the baby experiences is no doubt considerable, but I think it's more than worth it. … I strongly encourage any expectant mother to do it.'<a href="http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/glass1/#n28" target="_blank">28</a></span><br><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">Circumcision also made a good show for this doctor:</span><br><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">'[C]ircumcision is a beautification comparable to rhinoplasty, and a circumcised penis appears in its flaccid state as an erect uncircumcised organ - a beautiful instrument of precise intent.'<a href="http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/glass1/#n29" target="_blank">29</a></span><br><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">Doctor Brian Morris, a circumcision advocate, makes the same point.</span> After noting a survey of American women where 90 per cent of respondents said that the circumcised penis 'looked sexier' he wrote:<br><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">'What then is sexier about a circumcised penis? Quite likely it is that the glans is exposed in both the erect and unerect state, and therefore the unerect state still suggests the erect.'<a href="http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/glass1/#n30" target="_blank">30</a></span><br><br>
So it seems that American women like the same show. And so do some of the men. Marvel Williamson and Paul Williamson, two medical researchers, said:<br><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">'While the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis can be retracted, the circumcised penis exists in exposed beauty whether flaccid or erect.'<a href="http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/glass1/#n31" target="_blank">31</a></span><br>
Frankness is indeed a feature of their study. It asked new mothers what kind of penis they preferred for certain kinds of sexual activities. What they found was the sexual involvement in the decisions of the mothers who had their sons circumcised.<br><br>
'While many mothers may not consciously view their sons as sexual beings, many may opt for circumcision with the belief that the son will be more sexually attractive to his future sexual partners, based on how they themselves feel.'<a href="http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/glass1/#n32" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">32</span></a>"<br><br><a href="http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/glass1/" target="_blank">Original Link</a><br><br><br>
 
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