Ladies, your views on cirucmcision?

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  1. hill51107

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    Why the f*** did they cut part of my penis off???????? I hate the fact that I have to live with knowing that a natural part of my body was removed at birth for no reason, it really bothers me. I will never have my future sons cut, it is completely rediculous and unnatural, I get so pissed when I think about it.

    What do u think about the practice of circumcision in the U.S.?
     
  2. SteveHd

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    hill51107, that isn't an innovative question. How comfortable are you using the search function?
     
  3. lttlgrllst

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    I think it's a personal choice for the parents. I hope I don't get beat up on for admitting that my son's are circumcised. Which was a very tough decision for me. My husband is circumcised so he wanted our son's to be also.
    My family on the other hand, was really against it. I had to put up with a lot of crap from them. I cried when they came to get them to do it. But I did make sure that they gave them something for the pain.
    I do have a brother-in-law who cusses his mother for not having him circumcised. He rip's every time they have sex, very painful.
    I guess if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have it done to my son's.
     
  4. D_Kaye Throttlebottom

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    My response is a little more immature. I was in college and got drunk with a guy friend, an we were fooling around, up until he showed me his uncircumsized penis and I wasn't interested in doing it any more. Something about having to keep that clean, like your belly button, etc. Really repulsed me and I just said, you know I'm not ready to do this, we're not dating, we're just friends and this will be awkward when we're sober. He was cool about it. Thank goodness.

    I don't understand the whole naturalness argument of it. You run the risk of having your child as a grownup, run in to the same kind of immature woman that I was.

    I don't understand the health pros/cons for it however.

    Anyone?
     
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    There are numerous threads on this one hill, look them up. They're very informative.
     
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    Most of the men in Scandinavia are uncut, so I have no problems with that. Never been sick or anything.

    Only had one cut man in my life.
     
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    before i took a course on human sexuality a few semesters back, i thought being circumcised was the way to go. i just went with the flow because most americans just circumcised since it's pretty much become tradition. it's kind of expected because if dad is circumcised, therefore junior should be too. i always thought i would eventually do the same.

    however, the human sexuality course changed my views on circumcision and the fact that americans still practice it. i always heard that circumcision protected against infections, diseases, etc. little did i know that was a load of crap. my professor showed a documentary on female cirumcision and genital cutting in africa. little girls were having their clitorises cut off!oh goodness, was that a total eye opener! the discussion basically came down to the good ol' double standard: if it's ok for baby boys to be circumcised, then why not baby girls too?

    that's where my point of view changed. now, i personally feel that it isn't necessary to cut off a perfectly normal part of the penis. since the human male comes into the world with the foreskin attached, obviously it's there for a reason. if i ever have children, my son(s) will not be circumcised.
     
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    And pissed off you should be. Friend I am a female that finds modifing another body without there permission is just plan WRONG.
     
  9. the_reverend

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    this is interesting to hear since every girlfriend or even just female friend i've talked to about the subject claims to prefer cut. regional differences? the preferences of women who are into penises enough that they'd join a website about them? or just more proof that the internet is not always the best gauge of real world opinions?

    i'm cut myself, so maybe i've just lucked out in my own life. to borrow a bit from Mr. Sondheim...something for everyone. ;)
     
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    Maybe if they're a cut guy they tell you they prefer cut?
     
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    I think parents have a right to choose care for their children - whether that is influenced by culture, religion, or personal preferences - they have the right to act, within reason, in a manner which they feel benefits the child.

    Personally, I would not circumcise given only my input. However, if the father felt circumcision was necessary, we could discuss it, but since I would provide the primary care my decision would be the final one.

    I think natural is natural and circumcised is fine, all need to maintain a level of hygiene, although I've found there to be more issues with unclean/sweaty balls v dicks.

    And yeah, I agree with SteveHd. There was a thread on this board, same subject, like a month ago.
     
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    How can you be mad, about something you've never had?
    You can't blame your parents, for making what they assumed, was an informed decision.
    Have the doctors cut you again, so you can have a foreskin.
    Would that make you less angry? Could they?
    Why not ask your parents why they did it.
    I'm not trying to be rude, but how can you guys complain about something, that was done with the best expectations?
    Can you really say,your parents wanted to harm you?
    cigarbabe:saevil:
     
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    have to agree with you here cigar, yeah mabe you shouldn't have been cut or imunised against measels ect ect but our parents only wanted the best for us. Does it really effect your day to day life or stop you from having a healthy sex life, probably not cheer up mate I think there's more important issue's in the world than the small amont of skin that was taken from your body with out your consent at three days old
     
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    yeah, i considered that...but that really only accounts for the girls i've been with, whereas i've also heard the same from most of my female friends whom i haven't slept with and would have little idea about my circumcision status (minus hearsay from girls i have been with or skinny dipping excursions), so have no benefit in sparing my feelings (as if my feelings would be genuinely hurt by someone saying they prefer uncut, lol).
     
  15. Principessa

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    Until I came to this site I had literally never thought about it. Hard to believe; but at 41 years of age I have never seen an uncut penis in my life. I haven't avoided them. They just weren't around me. :redface:
     
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    It personally doesn't matter to me. I have been with one guy who was not cut and others who were cut. To me, a cut penis looks better. I did not notice a difference during sex.

    As for my own child, I left the decision up to my husband. He wanted our son circ'd. If they had waited even one more day (I said it had to be done by the time he was a month old as they wouldn't do it in the NICU) my son would not have been circ'd. I went in and observed the procedure and didn't think it was that bad. Only time my son cried was when they strapped him down to the board. Otherwise, I rubbed the bottoms of his feet and he did not cry at all during the actual procedure. I feel it is a personal decision for the parents or those who let their child choose later in life.
     
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    I'm well along in foreskin restoration so I have some comprehension of what I would have had.
    I'm pissed at the medical business for spreading false information to society which lead to my parents making a bad decision, assuming that they actually were involved in the decision. For 1956, I have some doubt that a consent form was even presented. I don't hold them at fault due to the medical cesspool that existed then and still largely exists.
    You're suggesting more cutting to undo something that shouldn't have been done in the first place? That doesn't make sense!

    The few surgeons that I know of that were doing F/R surgeries have quit doing them. The results were generally unsatisfactory.
    They've both left the planet.
    My objective is to prevent future infant circ's; and longer term: end R.I.C.
    No, but harm was done [I've detailed the mess many times in other threads], because of false information pushed out by the medical business. It's time to end the bullshit.
     
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    Steve this isn't personal,toward anyone,I'm just saying not everybody can regain their foreskin,my husband tried,to no avail,for several years.
    If surgery could give you back your foreskin,you would do it,otherwise this isn't about losing it,is it?
    This was directed to hill,and no one else,only he can answer the questions I posed,toward him.I appreciate you trying to "school me". The surgeon''s who were doing this in 1956, are still practising? I find that hard to believe.
    cigarbabe:saevil:
     
  19. SteveHd

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    Of course most of the surgeons who were practicing in 1956 have retired, at the very least. However, super advocate Edgar Schoen is still alive and still professionally active. He still says it "prevents" disease.
     
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    My mom told me indians (american) don't do that. it's looked down upon. our bodies were given to us, and as long as we are here on earth, we're supposed to take care of it the best we can and not modify it in any way. we're not supposed to get tattoos or piercings, and boys aren't supposed to be circumcised.

    some people get tattoos put where no one can see them, and some get piercings anyway, and i'm sure there are some males that are circumcised. some people don't take things literally.
     
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