Circumcision question

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  1. lokican

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    Me and my friends were having a debate over my new nephews circumscion. One of my friends suprised me in saying that he was all for circumscion of new borns, despite the fact he himself is uncut. He has told me before that he wished he was circumcised at birth.

    So I asked him, if he thought circumscion was good and was going to get his future sons circumcised, why he wouldn't get one as an adult. He told me that as an adult it is more complicated and would take more time to heal. I did some research and he is correct. However I still think he would be a hypocrtie to adovcate circumcison and subject his sons to the process, but not do the same for himself, even though it is more complicated for an adult.

    What is your opinion? Is he being a hypocrite?
     
  2. Dolittle

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    I think he could be. Sounds like he may be upset that his parents didn't have the procedure done with him and he may be harboring some resentment. I am happy that my parents made the choice.....to let me make the choice. I would do the same for any sons I would have.
     
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    Oh no, no, no, no, no, NOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. SirConcis

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    >So I asked him, if he thought circumscion was good and was going to get his future sons
    >circumcised, why he wouldn't get one as an adult.

    I agree with the question. I don't think a father should allow a son to be circumcised if he himself isn't circumcised. If it is good enough for the son, it is good enough for the father. (exception when son has a real phimosis or other serious issue),

    The stories about adult cirucmcision being complex etc etc date back from the days the medical community were trying to convince all parents to have their sons done at birth &quot;to save them from circumcision later in life&quot;.

    An adult circ done by a competant doctor is a local anesthetic quick cosmetic surgery in his office. Those who do it in hopsital with general anesthetic probably aree inexperienced and/or have some deals with insurance companies to give extra business to the hospital and anesthesiologist.

    . It really isn't that complicated and in fact, it is easier than on a baby since you can gauge the real size of the penis and being a larger member, it is easier to work with.

    The advantage of a baby circ is that the amount of skin removed need to be less prcise since during growth, the skin will &quot;settle in&quot; and/or stretch to accomodate growth. But when done as adult, the doctor must gauge accurately how much skin to snip to get the desired result.But on the other hand, the owner get to choose what style of circumcision he wants.
     
  5. Principessa

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    No, he is not.
     
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    It's none of my business...nor any of yours, either.
     
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    Protecting newborn babies from casual cruelty and stupidity is everyone's business. Your welcome shapes his world.
     
  9. Dal2AR

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    I am furious that my niece had her son cut. It's a cruel and useless procedure that has no place in current society. I still remind my mother that she had no right to do it.
     
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    A foreskin is not a birth defect, and does not require corrective surgery.
     
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    I don't think he's a hypocrite...when it comes to getting cut as a child (non-infant) or adult, it's important to factor in the time off work or school. Also, expense could be an issue, both in cost of an adult circ vs. infant circ, and in presence or absence of insurance coverage.
     
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    Not necessarily hypocritical...as an adult, I've often considered getting circumsized for many reasons. Both, as a child and larger than average teen, the natural appearance of my cock was different than the trimmed ones. Often times I wondered whether I could experience more pleasure with less skin.
     
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    I think he is totally being a hypocrite, if he got himself cut and realized just how much loss in sensation there is in the penis head, he would NEVER ever consider having his son cut.
     
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    I am very happy that i was never cut, and i do prefer uncircumcised men. I have a question. I've been keeping my skin BACK at all times for 32 years but a doctor examined me the other day and said "You have to keep your skin down because keeping it back could lead to problems" . What are the problems that this could create?
     
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    i agree!
    and i would like to add that no one has the right to "mutilate" babies! regardless of male or female... as it is done all over the world: no one is asking the victims if circumcension is their will... and countless babies die of that "corrective" or "religious" surgery in some parts of the world.
    i think nowadays there's no necessity from the hygienic point for it.

    i may offend with my opionion some religions but i hope that my point of view will be understood if they agree that we should not harm defenseless beings. when they are old enough to decide we should give them the chance to decide themselves to be circumcized or not...
     
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    Why did you start doing this? It just seems odd.

    The mucous tissue of the foreskin is meant to be moist. Once it dries out, it could lead to tearing of the foreskin. You should have really asked him to explain his statement. He may well have had patients who suffered the consequences of keeping his glans uncovered.
     
  18. sette7

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    It's funny...... I started keeping my skin back because i guess that i read somewhere that the skin over the penis prevents its full growth.... I was 16 what did i know?
     
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    Keeping the skin back can cause the foreskin to swell (edema) and can actually strangle the head...which becomes an emergency!

    That's my guess as to why he asked you that. I've heard it's very dangerous.
     
  20. SteveHd

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    sette7, the only matter I know of is loss of sensitivity, which is debated fiercely in the various circ. threads. There are alleged benefits to keeping it continually retracted, but I don't believe any of them. I read of some "benefits" on circlist.com but they're not a credible source.

    The "swell/edema" a certain anti-foreskin extremist mentioned is paraphimosis. If you were at-risk of that, the risk would be present regardless of whether you keep it retracted or not. Since you've been keeping it retracted for 30+ years, it's safe to say you not at-risk of that.
     
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