Post # 136
Even if circumcision has a tiny effect on std rates, I prefer to teach my sons (and daughters) to respect their bodies by sharing sex with trusted partners only and using adequate protection. I would also never want my daughter (or gay/bi son) to think that unprotected sex with a man were “safe” because he lacked a foreskin. The ABCs of std prevention:
Be with one partner
There’s good reason the C isn’t for circumcision- it’s just not an effective measure.
Post # 137
I am a former Navy nurse who cared for many, many Marines who opted to get circumicsed as an adult. I will just say this is not a surgery you ever want to have as an adult. I know every single one of those guys wished to heck their parents had it done when they were newborns. Apparently, being out in the field for weeks/months at a time makes a foreskin a problem……
Post # 138
that’s how Fiance and I both feel. I told him a lot of women let their child’s father decide because he’s the one with a penis, and he was a little surprised. He has made the decision for his penis to remain uncut, and thinks our son, as the owner of his own penis, should be allowed to make that decision too.
Post # 139
perhaps it would be tougher on my son to be circumcised as an adult rather than as an infant. However, I feel it’s not my right to make that decision for him. For medical reasons, I would absolutely not hesitate to make the decision that helped my child’s health. But, I will not consent to any procedure that is purely cosmetic for a child that can’t understand the risks and benefits. I also figure he can always be circumcised, but never un-circumcised.
Post # 140
I also think, given the AAP’s stance on the issue, that either choice is perfectly valid, and it really is up to the individual family.
Post # 141
I did not say that in regards to my child. I say I prefer the look of it. In a sexual partner. I went on to say I will not circumsize my son.
I have every right to express my opinion. This is not uncommon for women of my age group from where I’m from as this is considered the “norm.” Thanks to TV, movies, etc. I also went on to say my Fi is uncut. I also said I did research and, again, will not circumsize my child. Please read my entire post before commenting.
Post # 142
I’m all for people not circumcising their sons, but the arguement that “you don’t circumcise your daughters” is invalid. They are not the same thing and in the US one is illegal… until male circumcision is illegal, it’s a choice and it’s a choice that parents have to make, and that is their right as parents (if you don’t like it get the law changed).
I’m all for people being informed, but I hate when people use scare tactics to achieve their goal. The majority of men around me never complain about having been circumcised. I’m sure there are some out there (most likely those that have had complications from it, would be the same of men who have complications from being uncircumcised) but there aren’t many, when they start coming out in droves to say they’ve been wronged (not having women with no authority in the matter saying it’s an issue) then we can talk, but until then, it’s legal and it’s a choice, be respectful of others choices that have no bearing on your life. What anyone decides for their child is none of my business.
And someone compared it to anti-vaxers saying it’s their disregard for others, that doesn’t make sense either… As a parent you have to make decisions for your child, where I live circumcision is one of them and it doesn’t affect anyone else but the child in question. Where-as anti-vaxers actually do pose a risk to others. So that’s not the same thing… at all.
Post # 143
Exactly. Either choice is legitimate and each family must make it.
Post # 144
Nothing about this thread is a good idea.
Post # 145
Okay you guys, it looks like this thread is taking a turn for the worse. I’m going to go ahead and close it – maybe we can all agree to disagree? Go enjoy your days – Happy Halloween!