(Closed) what are your thoughts on circumcision?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 286
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I would not and did not circumcise my child. Of course parents have to make medical decisions for their minor children, but I don’t consider this a medical decision; I think it’s a cosmetic procedure with serious risks. It’s very, very painful, and the pain relief that’s available is difficult to obtain and insufficient. The last thing I would want for my newborn is to be welcomed into the world with an excruciatingly painful surgery and permanent body modification. Not okay. Your kid, your choice (until routine infant circumcision becomes illegal) but there’s no way I’d put my baby through that.

If you don’t believe it’s painful, do some internet research. I’m not going to argue about it.

I’m American, born in the 70s. My father and brother were circumcised, my husband and child are not. Darling Husband is the only man I’ve ever been with who was intact. The sex is so much better.

 

Post # 287
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsWBS:  I agree and I think eventually it’ll be seen as a human rights issue by more people.  People are alwasy going on about “her body her choice” (rightly so) but yet society hasn’t been able to see “his body, his choice” the same way.

Post # 288
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We won’t be circumcising. Darling Husband is Irish and uncut. It is AWESOME in the bedroom. He was my first uncircumcised guy and the difference is night and day.  Not like I want to think about my future children’s sex lives, but I mean… it is great.

Not many people circumcise there, so I’m not sure he knows anybody who has been circumcised. He was surprised to find out it was a thing here. 

Post # 289
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Wannabee

Circumcision is like religion.  Whatever is the “norm” for the household, seems to be what we lean towards.  Regardless of the research on either topic, a persons opinion is rarely changed.

You can prove how silly Scientology or (insert religion here) and Circumcision is until the cows come home, but it won’t do a darn thing if that’s how someone is raised believing in.

 

I am a 38 yr old male who was born in England and came to the states at the age of 4.  Being uncircumcised did not have ANY impact on my life growing up in the states.  I have no kids yet, but would NOT circumcise my boys when I do.  My brother has the same story as me, but with two boys two years apart.  He circumcised the first (to fit in here in the States) and has regretted it since.  The impact it had during and after was too much to bear.  He did not circumcise the second boy for this reason.

Post # 290
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

My son is circumcised. All of the males in my family are circumcised. SO is also and it’s common in his family too. I had no hesitation in regards to my son. His turned out to be medically necessary no matter what. So the decision was made for me regardless of if I was against it or not. For the record I’m not. I would have done it even if it hadn’t been medically necessary.

And no I don’t really care what anyone besides me, his father, and his doctor thought about it.

Post # 291
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Jijitattoo:  the sex is better because you love your husband more, not because he’s intact.  I’m also American and born in the 70s had two long term relationships with uncircumcised men.  The sex was not better at all. 

Post # 292
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsMeowton:  that’s my point, doing it as an infant doesn’t mean he won’t have to go through It again when he is older. If you want to get it done because you believe it is medically necessary, go for it (After doing diligent research and talking with your doctor) But for people who want it done for aesthetics or to avoid potential pain and suffering later, those are ridiculous reasons in my opinion. 

Post # 293
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Xtian:  I don’t agree that is always the case. I grew up jewish with circumcision as the norm. Up until I had my daughter I said I woild circumsize. My husband put a little bug in my ear about maybe not doing it for any future sons and it got me started on doing a lot of research. Now I know we will not do it if we have a son. My family would probably die and think we were bizarre hippies if they knew we wouldn’t have it done. People can and do change!! I’m thankful there’s so much info Out there on both sides so I could make an informed decision.

Post # 294
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Atalanta:  I’ve mentioned foreskin restoration twice in this discussion but I feel like people just choose to ignore any argument against circumcision that they cannot argue against… Whatever, I guess. 

Post # 295
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Annonnie89:  That’s hypothetically possible but not actually true. I loved some of my other partners a great deal. There is a difference (for my body during intercourse) when a foreskin is present. It feels better.

Post # 296
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I don’t have children but the men I have been with (including my hubbie) were not circumcised.  I don’t think it’s necessary.  If it’s not broke don’t fix it lol  I know that for Jews it’s a religious tradition.  I live in western Canada and Canadains have universal health care.  Circumcision for newborn males is not paid for under our universal health care – it’s not considered medically needed.

Post # 297
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Jijitattoo:  not for me.  Not at all.

Post # 298
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I wonder if MEN care as much about our genitalia. This is nuts!

Post # 299
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

reptilelvr:  sure they do.  The only people I ever see picketing in front of the PP around the corner from my house are old white men.

Post # 300
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Atalanta:  So true! Your comment actually made me LOL! I worked in a building that was a jewellery store on the ground level, an abortion clinic on the second floor and a Curves on the top floor. The poor women going to the gym would get harassed all day by older white men with signs Demanding they make better life choices!

jennie.elliott2:  Thanks for your post, I’m in Western Canada also, and I actually didn’t know that circumcision wasn’t covered under our universal health care! I’m not having my son circumcised, but it is nice to be aware of that information. My neighbour in my University dorm actually had it done in his 20’s (personal choice, no medical reason) and I alwsys just assumed it was covered, but never thought to ask!

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