The Foreskin: 3 Common Questions about Uncircumcised Penises, by Roland Hulme! - Click here to read Roland's article about why the foreskin is a good thing, not a bad thing.
What does the foreskin do?
The pro-circumcision lobby might tell you that the foreskin doesn’t have a purpose, but it actually has an important one: it’s a means of facilitating vaginal penetration.
Aren’t uncircumcised penises unhygenic?
One of the most common misconceptions about uncircumcised penises is that they’re somehow “dirty” or “unhygienic.” This is totally untrue – a penis is pretty much as clean as its owner, and you’d be better off with a clean guy’s uncircumcised cock than a skuzzy fellow’s cut one.
I have a son. Should I tell him to wash under his foreskin when he takes a bath?
Quick answer: No. Lightly longer answer: Hell, no.
One of the reasons so many kids get circumcised because of “complications” with their foreskin is because American parents and doctors alike are woefully ignorant of how a boy’s penis grows and develops during childhood – and they can actually damage them as a result.
The foreskin issue in American culture often leads to heated debates with one or both parties throwing their arms up in the air and storming off when a decision can't be reached. One camp is that it's been done safely for thousands of years, that an uncut cock is more appealing to the eye, and that it's generally cleaner and easier to take care of in the end.
The extremists for the other side likens it to female genital mutilation and thinks its an abomination of the worst kind and that the practice should be outlawed. If you're up on current events, there's no doubt you heard about the poor child who's mohel preformed a "routine"' circumcision and sucked the blood from the child's wound with his mouth, giving the child a herpes infection which proved to be fatal. So, there is no doubt that things can go terribly, terribly wrong.
What is your opinion of circumcising? Were you aware of the facts Roland points out in his article?