(Closed) Did you/will you circumcise?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
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  • Post # 77
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    kittycatpancake:  “SO has repeatedly stated that he has less feeling because he was cut,”

    Was he cut as an adult, or is does he think that for another reason?

    To me this is a very compelling reason not to. How dare we lessen our son’s future sexual pleasure?

    Post # 78
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Team uncircumcised !!! My hubby and All my nephews are not. Honestly there isn’t a good enough reason for me to do it. my husband would probably leave me if I did it anyway lol 

    Post # 79
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    Blushing bee

    I circumsised my son. I went with him and he was not strapped to a board and then aimlessly stuck with several needles in his penis. He was tightly swaddled from the waist up, which he preferred anyway. Topical numbing gel was applied and it was one small shot. He didn’t cry or flinch, just looked at me while I was talking to him the entire time. He was more upset by the what seemed like endless heel sticks because he was my little banana baby. Any future children I have will also be circumcised if they are male. Their older brother is, their father will be, their cousin is and I personally have never seen any male personally that was intact. I remember one guy in high school that was teased endlessly about it. In my area it’s common. 

    With that being said, why is anyone worried about my sons penis? Does this effect you in any way shape or form? It is a legal medical procedure that is performed in most cases by a medical professional. I don’t tell you not to pierce your daughters ears, fix her slight clef palate, remove a strawberry birthmark or anything else. It’s funny how we don’t blink in those situations but in my eyes they are the same. My child. My choice. I don’t tell you how to raise yours, don’t tell me how to raise mine. 

    Love,

    A spanking, circumcising, breastfeeding, vaccinating, co sleeping, not always organic feeding, disposable diaper using, baby wearing, sometimes too much Nick JR watching, pacifier using, car seat safety freak, Target shopping, occasional glass of wine drinking mother who is making the best decisions for her own family each and every day. 

    Post # 80
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If any of our future children are boys, they will be circumcised. As a PP stated, it is a LEGAL medical procedure. The ones I’ve seen and heard about don’t sound a thing like most of you have described. I would say that Can.I.Be.Mrs.C.: hit the nail on the head in every aspect of her post! A different PP stated that it was comparable to other crimes..once again, it’s LEGAL (aka not a crime). 

    Personally, I find a circumcised penis preferable to uncircumcised. My DH is cut and finds it odd that so many people would freely put their future children at risk of teasing or taunting. As far as I can tell, it’s pretty common in our area too (I’m a nursing student and work at a local hospital). 

    I also don’t get those that are so opposed to getting their daughter’s ears pierced. Many people in our area do it when the girls are still infants. I had mine pierced at 2 or 3 and have no recollection. I imagine the recovery from a circumcision as an infant would be much less painful and emotionally damaging than the recovery of an adult whose parents “left it up to him.” Most medically related things work that way (i.e. tonsils, chicken pox). 

    Post # 81
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

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    Horseradish:  I guess you’ve never met anyone with phimosis who was physically unable to retract the foreskin and clean the smegma or have penetrative sex without pain. 3/3 of the guys I’ve been with who were uncircumcised had this exact issue. The rest have been circumcised. I also know a couple of guys who had adult circumcision and they wish they had been circumcised as babies.

    Not saying everyone needs to get circumcised, but there are people who are held back by their foreskin.

    Post # 82
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    franklymydearidont:  then let them decide on their own to have it removed. When they are old enough to make that decision.

    im not saying there aren’t times when it circumcision medically beneficial. For some people, it is medically beneficial to have tonsils removed. But for many other people, it has no medical benefit and is a useless procedure. Except a tonsillectomy is not done routinely on babies and does not affect the male sex organ. 

    So, why is it okay to circumcise a male but not a female? Any of the pro-cutting crowd wish to cut your daughter’s genitals?

    Post # 83
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    Horseradish:  I find that pro-cutters are just like anti-vaxers. They don’t care that their actions impact another human being, they are just concerned with what they want usually based on inaccurate and invalid information. 

    And the question about female vs male has been repeatedly ignored in this thread by pro-cutters. I would say because there is no reasonable logical answer as to why one can be considered evil and the other perfectly ok.

    Post # 84
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    Bumble bee

    I hate hearing the argument that people will circumcise because they don’t want thier son to be teased or mocked in school. Shouldn’t we be teaching kids that cut or uncut is perfectly normal and it’s a personal perference and neither is bizarre or freakish? I know that kids are cruel and no matter what, some kids will be picked on for things that they can’t help or if the are “different” somehow, but it seems like parents are perpetuating this behavior by saying circumcision will help their son look “normal” in the locker room shower. So sad 🙁

    Post # 85
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    Blushing bee

    I’m not ignoring the female circumcision topic at all. In fact some of the same reasons that male circ is advocated are the reasons female circ is not. UTI, STI and HIV protection. female circ can also create severe complications in childbirth, I’m quite sure a male circ has never created a severe issue in childbirth, accept maybe your uncles cousins brothers neighbors friend you were told about once. But honestly, unless there is medical evidence of it happening in that specific situation I’m not interested in hearing about it. In male circ you aren’t removing an entire stimulation point IE the clitoris, in fact in my personal experience the head of the penis is the most sensitive area. Furthermore, a medical professional in a controlled environment with access to emergency care if needed usually provides a circ for males. It is the most commonly performed surgery in the US.  I’m not taking him to the tribe witch doctor to let them hack at his fore skin. 

    If you can find me an actual medical journal that advocates female circ I would love to see it. Every source I have been able to find is anti with the exception of some shady ill made websites that look like something I coded back in the MySpace days. The AAP, WHO, Mayo Clinic, CDC and even WebMD all have articles that reference the benefits of male circ. 

    Post # 86
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    Bumble bee

    My Fiance is uncut, I have experienced both versions and I have to say I prefer uncut. And honestly, with the way some guys are built, you might not even realize they’re uncut unless you see their penis flaccid (which most guys don’t want lol)

    When we have children if they’re boys they won’t be circumsized (is it ironic my phoneautocorrects that to victimized?) because I just don’t agree with it. I’m not going to pretend I know better than our creator and just start lopping things off that I don’t like the look of. Male nipples are unnecessary and can cause chafing and bleeding while exercising, maybe we should start getting rid of those too.

    And like all “common procedures” they go wrong sometimes. Not willing to risk my son losing the entirety of his penis for aesthetics. 

     

    Post # 87
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    Blushing bee

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    molokoa:  Seriously? I will give my child braces if their teeth are crooked. It will alter the way that he looks, the way his jaw closes, the shape of his mouth and face, his smile for the rest of his life. It will more than likely cost more than 5,000 dollars by the time it is said and done. He will suffer numerous times, may experience bleeding from his lips and gums, may have to have bones broken ans teeth removed in order to accommodate his new smile. Very few parents on earth thinks that braces are some terrible awful horrible barbaric should be illegal practice. They think they are expensive and maybe or maybe not medically needed but a vast majority of those with the resoures will choose to have braces put on their child while they are young. It’s purely cosmetic in some cases. Argue away, but in my eyes it’s the same concept. And yes, I will be putting braces on my son without his agreement. 

    Post # 88
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    Bumble bee

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    Can.I.Be.Mrs.C.:  The head of the penis IS the most sensitive area, which is why circumcision is usually touted as the cause of loss of sensation. Removing the protective skin makes the skin on the head toughen and harden, which causes less sensation than those with intact foreskin.

    This has basically been proven by replacement foreskin products.

    Post # 89
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    Blushing bee

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    a_day_at_the_fair:  

    My concern with that logic is the placebo effect. There is no way to determine if that is a psychological reaction to the covering vs an actual reaction. I’ve actually done a ton of reading about this subject as a close friend of mine is super anti circ. The same effects can be achieved by eating unsalted foods for several months  and then introducing a typically salty food such as a potato chip. Your taste, which is a sensation such as feeling reacts very strongly to the salt. When eaten within a “normal” diet the chips don’t taste as salty. Since the head of the penis is more sensitive after being covered day to day vs being exposed to a daily amount of friction from things like undergarments, washing etc it would make sense that there is increased stimulation because of the sudden introduction to friction. Since foreskin is always retracted during sexual intercourse it’s difficult to understand the actual differences vs perception.

    Post # 90
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    Can.I.Be.Mrs.C.:  So rather than teaching safe sex the answer is to mutilate someones genitals? Ok gotch ya.

     

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