What are your views on circumcision? Would you do it to your newborn boy? Why or why not?
I am very grateful that my mother threatened to divorce my father if he did not stop demanding that I be circumcised.
I am over 60. Many men my age have trouble enjoying sex or have given up on sex entirely. Not me, and I think having all the tender moving parts has something to do with it.
I have never had a son, but if I did, I would never have him circumcised. If a man wants to be circumcised after several years of sex life, that's his business. No man should ask to get cut if he has not test driven the uncut model.
Being uncircumcised is fine, if you wash pull back the foreskin every time you shower (this is trivial), and always use a condom when having casual sex. There are Americans who dislike foreskin, but they are like Gallo wine drinkers who turn up their noses at French champaign. There used to be Americans who did not even know all boys are born with foreskin, but I think that problem is gone.
Some circumcised guys have damaged penises that have trouble enjoying sex.
There are advantages to having all the moving bits. Foreskin makes masturbation and hand jobs easier and more fun. It makes sex more fun overall, especially after age 40. It makes it very easy for a woman to do foreplay with her fingers. Foreskin catches and spreads precum in a nice way. The moving foreskin in her vagina makes intercourse softer and more pleasant. Finally, some cut guys have a frantic style of sex that is no fun for the women. Guys with all the moving parts don't do this.
Europe, Japan, and New Zealand don't do it. The rate in Australia and Canada are 15% and 10%, and falling. South Korea cuts nearly all boys, but around middle school age. The only countries which snip the penises of most new born boys are Israel and the USA. Israel does it for reasons of Jewish ritual. If the foreskin were unhealthy, we'd know for sure by now.
At least half of baby circs in the USA are still done without lidocaine. This should be unethical.
The big issue is sexual pleasure. The foreskin and the frenulum are very sensitive, and protect another sensitive area, the glans. Circumcision has to diminish male pleasure, altho' many circed men have fulfilling sex lives. The drawbacks of circ may also not really kick in until middle age.
We honestly don't know if the foreskin makes vaginal intercourse better for women. Some American women say an uncut man is too gross for words. This is nonsense; uncut men can and should wash under the foreskin before beginning sex. Other women prefer cut but accept uncut. Still others say they don't care or haven't noticed -- the foreskin pretty much disappears when the penis is hard. Finally, there are American women who are foreskin worshipers. They like both the visuals and the mechanics. YouTube suggests that the ranks of the worshippers are growing.
Circumcision these days is a painless and easy procedure. They simply put a ring on and the foreskin just falls off in a few days - no risk, no pain.
Given that, it seems silly not to do it, considering the consequences that could appear later on in life if it isn't done.
I had my son when I was quite young and nobody explained the circumcision procedure to me - I couldn't bear the thought of any pain coming to my child, so I refused it. So far, we've been fortunate...he has suffered from thrush a couple of times as he gets older, but there haven't been any significant problems.
Had I known better then, leaving him uncircumcised is probably a risk I would not have taken.
Once again w/ the cleanliness issue. Girls, if you don't wash your pussy, its gonna stink! Right? Same with cut, and uncut guys. It Hygiene. As for butchering your new son's penis? I think you should wait until you can ask them?
ichibanarky says, "Given that, it seems silly not to do it, considering the consequences that could appear later on in life if it isn't done."
seriously? What issues? Keep it clean like you keep your self clean? The only issues there are is taking away part of him that he may someday enjoy, with the many nerve endings that the foreskin carries.
This stuff blows me away, especially when it is a girl debating it. haha. God Speed young one!
There is presently a world-wide push to increase the rate of circumcision. Circumcised males have a lower rate of penile cancer, and a lower rate of passing on STDs to their partners, including HPVs, which are a major cause of cervical cancer. (source: Dr. Drew Pinsky, M.D. of Loveline)
My son is getting it, yes. We are getting it done because it's easier to keep clean, and just because this is the choice we've made since we found out it's a boy. I don't see anything wrong with a boy not having it done though, personal choice for the parents.
nope, personally I think that your baby is not YOUR baby, it is a new human being. yeah, you gave birth to it, but he is a human. he is his own person, you don't own him. I feel the same ay about piercing babies ears. but thats just my opinion.
God said to do it on the 8th day. There are tons of medical pluses to back him up. I think its pretty ignorant to go against what the almighty creator of the universe says. He knows a thing or two about the body he created.
I would not do it to any new-born boy. He should be allowe to make up his own mind regrading circumcision. It was done to me when I was a baby and I have regretted it ever since. And I have hated Doctors all my life.