The Circumcision Discussion - page 28

I know this can be a HUGE debate, and I'm not looking to start any arguments. I was just wondering as you are OB nurses. I'm expecting a boy in July and not sure if we should circ. or not. My... Read More

  1. by   Atl_John
    Gooey,
    You dont' ask your children permission when you get them vaccines, why is that? Because you know its good for them, you know it is beneficial. Circ's have been shown to have beneficial health aspects to them. I posted four different articles on circumcisions back on page 6 I believe it is, from well known peer reviewed journals.

    Being a male that was circ'd I am happy that I was as a baby instead of having to deal with it when I was older, VERY HAPPY. Men are very sentimental about their penises especially when it comes to going near them with a sharp object. You see far more getting circ'd when they are older vs getting "re-foreskinned" Not to get too in depth, but the partners that I have had were pleased that I was circ'd, they were worried when they found out I was from Germany that I would have that "icky foreskin". Not that I care either way what my partner is, I just want someone to love, but certainly prefer circ'd over non-circ'd.

    None of this was meant to be mean, or question you as a parent, etc, please don't take it that way.
    Last edit by Atl_John on Mar 5, '07
  2. by   GardenDove
    By the way, you can have the foreskin separated from the head of the penis, in order for it to retract, without circumcising. That's the first step of circumcision anyways.
  3. by   Dixiecup
    I'm almost afraid to post! This is only my opinion!

    The uncircumcised penis is just downright ugly! I'm sorry but it is. Not to mention nasty most of the time. Soap and water once or twice a day, even three times a day just isn't going to get it.

    Oral sex would be absolutely out of the question unless possibly right out of the shower.
  4. by   Atl_John
    I hate to say it but you are right Dixiecup, once or twice a day doesn't "cut" it. Bad pun sorry.
    Last edit by Atl_John on Mar 5, '07
  5. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from GardenDove
    Do your own research.

    Hmm, I am not the one who is making vocal, unsupported statements and judgements here. I have an open mind on the subject and thought the people making the strong for and against statements might support thier views with something other than emotions, personal point of view, and anecdotal evidence.

    I am interested to see what someone motivated to support their own view will find.

    I am surprised that someone who has choosen a screenname of an animal so often used as a symbol of peace (and with an olive branch to boot) would be so short and dismissive.
    Last edit by Balder_LPN on Mar 5, '07
  6. by   Ayvah
    Quote from Atl_John
    I hate to say it but you are right Dixiecup, once or twice a day doesn't "cut" it. Bad pun sorry.
    And you know this how, as you've already stated you have been circ'ed since birth?

    Personally I'd rather stick with the medical side of this all. :uhoh21:
    Seriously.... I can talk about another person's personal preference which oppose all of what Dixiecup said; writing that way about a certain group of people doesn't do much good in the long run.

    "The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) do not endorse the procedure as a way to prevent any of the medical conditions mentioned previously. The AAP also does not find sufficient evidence to medically recommend circumcision or argue against it."

    http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/sys...cumcision.html

    There's pros and cons to both sides, and its an individual choice. Nothing so strong one way or another to really necessitate either option.
  7. by   ElvishDNP
    Saying that uncirced penises are ugly is an extremely subjective statement. It's like saying red hair is ugly. Uncirced penises are the way nature intended for men to look, not a birth defect. I doubt many people who live in countries where circ is not the norm say intact penises are ugly.

    Soap and water once a day is plenty in my experience. They are going to be nasty either way if you don't wash them.

    And the best way to prevent the spread of HIV is still abstinence and failing that, condoms.
  8. by   GardenDove
    Quote from Dixiecup
    I'm almost afraid to post! This is only my opinion!

    The uncircumcised penis is just downright ugly! I'm sorry but it is. Not to mention nasty most of the time. Soap and water once or twice a day, even three times a day just isn't going to get it.

    Oral sex would be absolutely out of the question unless possibly right out of the shower.
    Sorry, but your post is overly explicit, just my opinion. I also have to differ with you on the asthestic superiority of a circumcised penis. In my opinion it's appearance is more vulgar... It is an immodest, brazen, and naked appearing member, with nothing left to the imagination. I agree with the Greek standard of male beauty, which is definately uncircumcised.
  9. by   Atl_John
    Ummm....Avyah....i'm gay....thats how I know.
  10. by   GardenDove
    Quote from Atl_John
    Ummm....Avyah....i'm gay....thats how I know.

    You are also only 26. What 26 year old man has erectile dysfunction?
  11. by   Batman24
    Quote from Atl_John
    Ummm....Avyah....i'm gay....thats how I know.
    I jst laughed so hard I almost spit on my computer. Out of all the replies I was expecting this wasn't one of them.

    I prefer the look of circumcised penises myself and I am a straight woman. It looks more appealing and attractive.
  12. by   tvccrn
    This subject is definitely a volatile one. Each side thinks they are right. I would like to go a bit off topic and make a very sweeping general observation to hopefully try and keep things civil.

    To some circumcision= forcing your beliefs one someone
    Pro-life= forcing someone to accept they can't make a decision about their body

    If we look at logic then, those same people who feel that way about circumcision should therefore be pro-choice.

    Now I know this isn't the case, but I hope it puts into perspective the statement that those who choose to circumcise their sons are FORCING someone to do something.

    I have two sons already that are uncircumcised and the one I am carrying will be. It's a chioce I am making for my son, just as I will choose to vaccinate and not let him do things that might harm him.

    Unless someone finds a way to know what an infant remembers, NO ONE can definitively say that circumcision scars a baby for life.

    I say we are :deadhorse

    tvccrn
  13. by   Atl_John
    Well lets just put it this way, at times having your man a little less sensitive so they can last longer is a good thing. And while I being 26 and having no ED, you would be suprised the number that do have some form of it.

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