The Circumcision Discussion - page 31

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   ben123
    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.
    That is proof right there that all men (gay and straight) should be circumcised. End of thread.
  2. by   58flyer
    Quote from GardenDove
    It is an immodest, brazen, and naked appearing member, with nothing left to the imagination. .
    The same can be said of a clitoris ....but that might be fftopic: .
  3. by   Nightcrawler
    My mom refused to let my brother be cut when he was born, he now has 2 sons, neither of which was cut either, so I assume that he was not traumatized by growing up with a penis that looked a little different than most of the other little boys.

    I have never known a guy who was cut that wishes that he wasn't, and I have never known a guy who wasn't that wishes he was. I think that every guy prefers their penis exactly the way that it is and can not imagine it another way.

    I also totally agree with the argument that most guys want their little men (I mean their sons, not their penises, lol) to look like them. My sister circ'd her son because she understood her husband's feelings on the matter.

    I have no children. If I did have a son, I would have a very hard time with allowing him to be circ'd, but I grew up in a family that didn't do it. If I came from a family that did, I could very well feel differently on the matter.

    Slightly off topic, but when I was in nursing school I had a friend that had never seen a intact penis, and she was nervous about how she would react when confronted by one for the first time. During a study session at her apt one night she confessed this to a male friend of ours, who then used a rolled pair of socks to demonstrate the appearance. The whole situation was so funny that we all nearly peed our pants. That is one memory from nursing school that I will never forget!!!
  4. by   MNlpn
    If it ain't broke DON'T fix it!!
  5. by   Ayvah
    Quote from Atl_John
    Ummm....Avyah....i'm gay....thats how I know.
    That's fine if you are. I only asked because my experience contradicts yours and dixie's.
  6. by   Ayvah
    Quote from TazziRN
    And maybe it's just that the babies are laying there with their nether parts hanging out in the wind, with their legs strapped down straight. They are not swaddled and warm, which is what the little guys desire at that moment.
    With the circs I have seen, the top half of the babies are swaddled. They fuss when the legs are initially being put in that position and cry a bit after the pain shots, and then settle down and are fine being in that position. Then they start screaming with the procedure.
  7. by   mandykal
    I remember during clinicals this poor 11 pounder was screaming!!!!!!!!..... My preceptor told me that the doc that performed the procedure was the only one they'd experience who is known to perform poorly. I was alittle relieved that performance doesn't happen on a daily base. I never wanted to see another done when I had options.

    I know some ppl are against it but, I'm not....as a guy I'm glad I don't have that extra skin. I can't imagine having it. When I do Tx's like antifungal to penile gland, it gets me retching. It is so disgusting....(cottage cheese). I can do stage 4's but I can't do peniles.
  8. by   analee23
    I've assisted with a lot of circs and only see them start screaming out because they feel the PRESSURE of the clamps used to ensure the doctor makes a correct cut. Because, remember, anesthetic helps with pain, but nothin can cover up that pressure... just feels a bit odd is all. And we know anything that feels different and a bit uncomfortable, but not necessarily painful can make a baby cry.
  9. by   Rock
    What the heck is stage 4s?

    Instruct your patients to freshen up before you administer a procedure.
  10. by   mvanz9999
    Quote from 2bnurseofalltrades
    I give kudos to any male who has been circumcised. I witnessed my very first circumcision this morning. I never gave much thought to the whole procedure until I actually saw one with my own eyes! OUCH!:smackingf I am glad that they don't remember this when they are adults!!!!!!! Thank heavens Im a girl!
    Yeah, thanks. Unfortunately none of us actually had a choice or made a decision.
  11. by   mellyt
    I have 3 boys and all were circ'd.. my brother in law wasnt and tells me everyday he wishes he was. I think the decision should be left up to mom and dad.
    As far as the pain, EMLA cream used 1 hour before the procedure seems to keep the child in lil to no pain. I have seen babies sleep through it. I think this is the way to go. But then again, I am a woman and would have no idea.
  12. by   TazziRN
    Quote from Ayvah
    With the circs I have seen, the top half of the babies are swaddled. They fuss when the legs are initially being put in that position and cry a bit after the pain shots, and then settle down and are fine being in that position. Then they start screaming with the procedure.
    Yes, I know the top half is swaddled, but the bottom is not. No baby likes the feeling of cold air on their skin.

    Sometimes they settle down, sometimes they don't. Newborns do not like being forced into a position and then messed with.

    Screaming during the procedure: I have lost track of how many kids are anesthetized for sutures but start screaming as soon as they feel the doc touching them. They don't feel the actual suturing but they feeling the pressure and the pulling, and it feels "wrong" to them.
  13. by   analee23
    Quote from TazziRN
    I have lost track of how many kids are anesthetized for sutures but start screaming as soon as they feel the doc touching them. They don't feel the actual suturing but they feeling the pressure and the pulling, and it feels "wrong" to them.
    YES! Thank you! I completely agree. It doesn't hurt, just feels weird. Some fall asleep and some scream bloody murder through the whole dang thing.

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