To circumcise or not?!

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To circumcise or not?!

Jamesey Jamesey
My little three month old is still uncircumcised, due to the fact that he was born early and they were unable to do it then, and now we just don't know what to do. Men, are you circumcised? And is it that big of a deal? I can't see hurting little beeboo over something silly.

Women, what are your thoughts?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Circumcised [men]
35
Uncircumcised [men]
22
Matters [women]
33
Doesn't matter [women]
40
Total votes: 130 (108 voters)
Poll is closed
01/03/2013
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Jamesey Jamesey
I realize this seems a little confusing to vote on, but I love you all anyways for voting!
01/03/2013
Bleu Bleu
I hate hate hate how parents decide to circumcise their babies. You're touching and letting doctors mess with something they will learn basically identify with! Sex/sexuality is a bit part of everyone's life, whether they have it or not or whether they are in a controlled society in some way that believes it's strictly for procreation and should not be enjoyed. It still becomes something someone can enjoy with someone else.

My boyfriend is uncircumcised and thanks every day that his parents didn't choose circumcision. All that BS about hygiene is also a horrible reason to have your baby go through surgery for what YOU think will be good for him. I have heard there are more problems with circumcision than good things about it and, like any surgery, there can be complications!

I think if hygiene is the issue then someone needs to teach their son how to wash better. People think it reduces UTIs and penile cancer in men but neither have been proved. Parents are cutting away amazing nerve endings! My boyfriend loves foreskin play and when his foreskin is retracted, it sends him over the edge.

My friend just told me that apparently it helps reduce the changes of catching STDs and STIs, and my answer to that is to teach boys to not have sexy times with questionable girls!

It's also not a decisions parents have to make then. Men can make it happen later in life, if they really really want it.

Other than that, I don't have any problems with it visually but I have only had the chance to see uncircumcised penises in real life.
01/03/2013
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
I just realized I voted where you wrote "men" but that ws the answer I felt fit the most. My fiance is uncircumsized and our future little boys will nt be also. There are a lot of risks involved that I am not willing to put my baby through for no reason.

Sexuall y I have been with both and I don't really have a preference but I was with a guy who's was done wrong and it ws weird looking and made it difficult for him to get a full erection.
01/03/2013
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
And that thing about stds is not true. That was one of the first thngs thy taught us in my sex ed class. Using protection and proper cleaning is the only way to prevent that.
01/03/2013
panthercat23 panthercat23
For sex as a woman I don't see a difference. Though I can say when we have our first child in about 7 months if it is a boy we will not circumcise him.
01/03/2013
Bleu Bleu
Quote:
Originally posted by AwesomeAmanda
And that thing about stds is not true. That was one of the first thngs thy taught us in my sex ed class. Using protection and proper cleaning is the only way to prevent that.
I know it's not true, but she believes it. I'm happy she doesn't have a penis. That's why I said proper sex education should be a thing. If you tell parents that's one of the reasons why they should get their baby circumcised, I think it's extremely misleading. If you're gonna get an STD/STI, then it's gonna happen. Wear condoms & get tested.
01/03/2013
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
Quote:
Originally posted by Bleu
I know it's not true, but she believes it. I'm happy she doesn't have a penis. That's why I said proper sex education should be a thing. If you tell parents that's one of the reasons why they should get their baby circumcised, I ...
It is definitily misleading and I hope any sons she has get a good sex education at school!!!!
01/03/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
It's a very personal decision that should be made with your and your husband. There's been a huge change in the way people feel about it, and it seems that less and less parents are choosing to go through with the surgery.

It's not necessary, and can always be done later on in life should your son decide on it. Do some research, seriously talk with your husband about it, and do what YOU feel is right for YOUR son...
01/03/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
I have had both options and prefer Circumcised [men] it is cleaner to me so it matters for me dealt with the consequences of it not being taken care of like it should have been and now like I said it matters to me now
01/03/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
My husband is circumcised and still feels a bit of residual anger towards his parents for making him have a circumcision for no reason other than his father is circumcised. When we had our boys, he demanded that they be not circumcised. That way, when they are old enough to make the decision for themselves, they can. It's one of those things that you can't undo once it's done.

I would say just do your research so you understand the arguments for and against circumcision. Most of the reasons that have been touted in favor of circumcision were debunked long ago, but continue because they are traditional, but not medical necessary. And remember, this is cosmetic surgery (cosmetic meaning not medically necessary and can actually negatively affect sexual pleasure down the road), and like any surgery, something unexpected can (and occasionally does) go wrong. I'm not trying to scare you, just reminding you that this is, in fact, surgery.

In short, do your research and do what you will, but understand the pros and cons before you make that decision. Once done, it can't be undone. Personally, I would say if he has gone this long without one, why do anything at all?
01/03/2013
indiglo indiglo
I am a big proponent of keeping things as nature intended whenever possible. The foreskin really DOES serve a purpose. The penis is meant to be more of an internal organ (covered & protected by foreskin) rather than an external organ (without foreskin) getting rubbed and exposed to urine & feces in a diaper.

The thing about circumcision is this: Keeping a penis intact needn't be permanent if the penis owner wants to change it at any point in the future. He can always decide to remove his foreskin for himself, should he want to.

Circumcising a penis is permanent, and if the penis owner later decides he'd prefer to have a foreskin in the future it is a rather involved and pain-staking process - and the damage done to the penis over years of being exposed/rubbed raw can't be entirely reversed.
01/03/2013
ACTION6070 ACTION6070
Quote:
Originally posted by Jamesey
My little three month old is still uncircumcised, due to the fact that he was born early and they were unable to do it then, and now we just don't know what to do. Men, are you circumcised? And is it that big of a deal? I can't see hurting ...
Men That Arn't circumcised , have the possiblty of getting rash, fungus and diesse..
I'm not a doctor , But I have read up a bit .
I had my son done when he was born .
Just my opinion...Scott
01/03/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
I have always been curious about what to do in this situation. From a sexual standpoint as long as the guy was very fastidious about cleaning his uncircumcised member I would have no problem being intimate with them. But as someone who may some day have a baby boy I'm not sure if I would want to be in charge of super cleaning that area b/c of the foreskin. Anyone with an uncircumcised baby know how much attention you have to pay to it?
01/03/2013
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I have been with both types of guys and my experience is that the ones that weren't circumcised, always climaxed much faster and has a more sensitive penis. The ones that were circumcised always lasted much longer.

I noticed that my ex-boyfriend used to get lint from his underwear and boxers in the folds of skin from time to time. He always cleaned very thoroughly before sex to make sure nothing was stuck down there.
01/03/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
If/When I have hoomawn offspring, I would NEVER opt to get them circumcised. If it's done without my consent, I would sue the MRI's off the doctors.
01/03/2013
roskat roskat
Circumcision has no place in year 2013. What it is, is child mutilation plain simply. You are thinking about doing unnecessary, invasive surgery on a child that has not consented to it. I really, really hope you don't do it to your child.

All this crap about bad hygiene and diseases is just nonsense. Sadly those lies apparently still in this day age rage on in North America. Most men in the world are not circumcized and I would bet that they don't walk around with fungus growing in their pants.

And this is coming from a woman who lives in a country where 99,9999% are NOT circumcised.
01/03/2013
roskat roskat
Quote:
Originally posted by ACTION6070
Men That Arn't circumcised , have the possiblty of getting rash, fungus and diesse..
I'm not a doctor , But I have read up a bit .
I had my son done when he was born .
Just my opinion...Scott
If you were a doctor, you'd realize that what you wrote is just bs. Proper hygiene is always a good thing. Whether you have a foreskin or not.
01/03/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by peachmarie
I have always been curious about what to do in this situation. From a sexual standpoint as long as the guy was very fastidious about cleaning his uncircumcised member I would have no problem being intimate with them. But as someone who may some day ...
Me! I do! Two in fact. And here is what you need to know.

Foreskin on baby boys, up through early childhood, DOES NOT RETRACT. That means there is no cleaning underneath or doing anything special. You leave it be and wash as you would a circumcised child. Foreskin isn't retractable until later. You just wash as normal. When they are older and it does retract, you just teach them proper hygiene.
01/03/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by ACTION6070
Men That Arn't circumcised , have the possiblty of getting rash, fungus and diesse..
I'm not a doctor , But I have read up a bit .
I had my son done when he was born .
Just my opinion...Scott
Actually, newer research shows that these really aren't remotely true statements, with perhaps the exception being yeast infection. But, I mean, it's a yeast infection. Easily treatable. Even circumcised boys get those sometimes.
01/03/2013
indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Me! I do! Two in fact. And here is what you need to know.

Foreskin on baby boys, up through early childhood, DOES NOT RETRACT. That means there is no cleaning underneath or doing anything special. You leave it be and wash as you would a ...
^^^ This! Nice to read this here. That's exactly how to care for foreskin. Thanks for spreading foreskin truths!

The only reason folks in the USA think it's all this extra work is because it isn't talked about. Even for an adult, cleaning a penis with foreskin is no more difficult than cleaning a vulva (with all the folds and labia, etc.). So no worries, foreskins are easy to care for! Just like vulvas!
01/03/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
^^^ This! Nice to read this here. That's exactly how to care for foreskin. Thanks for spreading foreskin truths!

The only reason folks in the USA think it's all this extra work is because it isn't talked about. Even for an ...
No one can say I don't know my stuff when it comes to my children. It's my business.
01/03/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
Unless you have a strong religious reason to, I'd leave them as they are!
01/03/2013
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
Please don't circumcise your child. He can make the decision for himself someday (spoiler: he probably won't want a circumcision).
01/03/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
Circumcised and glad I am!
01/03/2013
Septimus Septimus
My fiance is circumcised and if we have boys, they will be too. I don't really have an opinion one way or the other on the issue, but it's a part of our religion.
01/03/2013
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I like being circumcised and wouldn't have it any other way.
01/03/2013
<3BF <3BF
Here is an article listing some of the benefits to having foreskin: link Circumcision was invented for religious reasons, not medical, I think it was like after Abraham caught his son jerking off and he was like "all hell no! I catch you doin that again and I'm taking the tip for Jesus!" or something like that. I don't read the bible.
01/03/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Former-Master is British (ie: not circumcised) and never had a problem. He grew up in a culture that knew how to treat it properly. He had a theory that circumcision in the US is a means of making men too lazy to clean themselves. (And having been around American men all my life, I can agree with him on that point.)

C is also uncircumcised. Again, he's never had a problem with being clean, either. He's more fun to go down on than a circumcised guy ... 50,000 more nerve endings to play with ...
01/03/2013
JennSenn JennSenn
Quote:
Originally posted by <3BF
Here is an article listing some of the benefits to having foreskin: link Circumcision was invented for religious reasons, not medical, I think it was like after Abraham caught his son jerking off and he was like "all hell no! I catch you doin ...
Jesus wasn't around yet. It's a symbol of the covenant. Wiki please before you post.


I would, but I'm religious. So it's never really been a consideration for me.
01/03/2013
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