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In either this circ thread or one of the many ones here I mentioned that I asked my two adult sons what they thought of circumcision and would they rather I had been able to persuade their dad into NOT doing it and both were appalled!! They both said they would be very unhappy with me if they were not circ'd.

I think it has to do with where you grow up - there was only one boy not circ'd here and he got teased.

If it was the reverse, they would probably change their mind. Or not.

But my adult sons are glad they were circ'd. The don't want their foreskins back.:clown:

I'll have to wait on the 6 year old - he has no idea yet.:coollook:

steph

Its easy for an adult male to say they are happy with what happened. Ignorance is bliss right? I've heard interviews with people blind from birth who say that if they could go back and make a choice, they would prefer to remain the way they are. Ask someone who lost their sight at 21 and the answer may be totally different.

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I am a nurse educator, midwife and women's health practitioner. I have followed this discussion with interest. I present circumcision to the students in the mother baby course as a personal choice issue. Then, in clinical, I make sure all the students observe a procedure. As a result, more and more young women who are my students are saying that their son will never be circumcised unless there is a medical reason.

When I practiced as a midwife, I talked to mothers about circumcision from the evidence base that there was no medical reason for the procedure, however, many mothers siad they would have the circ because they didn't want to have to explain to their sons why their penis looked different than daddy's.

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I am a nurse educator, midwife and women's health practitioner. I have followed this discussion with interest. I present circumcision to the students in the mother baby course as a personal choice issue. Then, in clinical, I make sure all the students observe a procedure. As a result, more and more young women who are my students are saying that their son will never be circumcised unless there is a medical reason.

When I practiced as a midwife, I talked to mothers about circumcision from the evidence base that there was no medical reason for the procedure, however, many mothers siad they would have the circ because they didn't want to have to explain to their sons why their penis looked different than daddy's.

You sound like a great teacher :nuke: I find the "my penis doesn't look like daddy's" reasoning for circumcision so frustrating. I personally don't think it's that difficult to explain, but I know that this is a big reason why many parents choose to circ their sons. My boyfriend isn't circumcised, but his father is and they have both said that it was never an issue :p

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Probably the most interesting reason a parent gave me for having their baby circed was that "Jesus was circumcised."

:confused:

Now, before anybody gets upset, I have no problem with people wanting to follow Jesus.

But if you believe the Bible, then a lot of other things happened to Jesus that you might not want to have happen to your child. Please find a better reason to circ him!!

Galatians 5:1-4 (NIV)

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.

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Talk about off topic. :banghead:

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There is no way I would let them circumcise my son, the only exception is if it was medically necessary. The reasons "He should look like daddy or he will not look like his friends" or even circumcising for cosmetic reasons makes no sense to me.

Sure some guys will say its better, its cleaner, or they are glad their parents did it when they were born. I think a lot of those guys are in denial. Of course I am not saying every guy that is circumcised feels this way, but I think a certain percentage of them feel this way. I do not blame them, I actually feel sorry for them. I would not be happy either if my parents chopped off a very sensitive part of my body that would never grow back, for the reason "Oh, it looks so much better". I think a lot of those guys circumcise their sons as a way of getting back at their parents for having them circumcised. The cycle never ends. They can not stand knowing that their son will have something they did not have.

The clitoris is the female structure analogous to the male penis and the clitoral hood is the equivalent of the foreskin in the male. Why does not the law allow parents to remove their daughters clitoral hood since it is equal to the males foreskin? Please note I did not say remove her CLITORIS, I said remove her CLITORAL HOOD. Before anyone starts to argue there is no comparison please educate yourself with a medical textbook.

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AirforceRN works as a Military.

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I'd be interested to hear stories of "my son noticed he didn't look like me and it made him so upset that it made me wish I had circumcised him."

I just wonder if this is a valid reason (excuse) or if it is just something that is said by parents under questioning. Along the same lines I'd be interested to hear stories of "my son was teased so badly that I regret not circumcising him" or even "I was teased so much in school that even now I wish I had been circumcised."

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GooeyRN has 12 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Do men comment on each others penises?

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Do men comment on each others penises?

Absolutely Not...

I'm sure some do, but most heterosexual males find it to be a taboo subject. I have no scientific studies and I am sure the other men here will back me up on this one. ROFL

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GooeyRN has 12 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Absolutely Not...

I'm sure some do, but most heterosexual males find it to be a taboo subject. I have no scientific studies and I am sure the other men here will back me up on this one. ROFL

Thank you... That is what I assumed. I was wondering if fear of getting picked on was a reality for intact men. I just can't picture a man picking on another man for something to do with his penis... Why would he be looking in the first place? He would have to admit he was looking. I don't see that going over well. :clown:

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Ah, the debate has been resurrected....;)

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I asked my hubby, and he said no one looked (to his knowledge) and no one ever talked about them. As a mom of two intact boys, I find all these "excuses" to circ absurd. After six months of research I could not find one valid reason to circ my boys. I believe the majority of circs are done for aesthetic reasons, or because parents think it's cleaner. The first reason is not valid and the second is not true. Just my (not so humble) opinion, as I'd shout it from the rooftops! :wink2:

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