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Old 02-16-2011, 09:51 AM   #681
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:26 PM   #683
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Old 04-17-2011, 01:45 PM   #684
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1. The foreskin is healthy tissue which would be the size of a postcard in an adult man. There are nerves in the foreskin which are NOT in the head of the penis and which only exist in the lips and fingertips.

2. The foreskin rarely becomes diseased and only requires circumcision in cases of cancer, gangrene, etc., like any other body part. And if a man should get a yeast or bacterial infection, as women routinely do at much greater rates, they can be easily treated with creams or medicine, as women are.

3. A baby's foreskin is easy to care for as it is adhered to the head of the penis with the same tissue that adheres your fingernails to your fingertips. You do not have to pull it back to clean it, and to do so causes scarring and damage. You simply wipe it off like a finger. When the foreskin naturally retracts (anytime between age 3 and puberty), the boy only has to swish it in the water to clean it. I don't know about you, but every boy I know has no problem getting that penis EXTRA-clean in the shower or bath!

4. Routine infant circumcision was started in this country in victorian times as a way to prevent masturbation. Dr. Kellogg, the main proponent, knew and said that circumcision removed the most sensitive part of the penis.

5. An intact penis provides more pleasure for a woman b/c of the gentle gliding motion which both keeps the woman's natural lubrication in the vagina and prevents chafing.

6. Only half of boys born today in the US are circumcised. This has dropped from a high of 85% one generation ago, and continues to drop. Worldwide, only 15% of men are circumcised, and those are all Jewish and Muslim. A boy is as likely to be made fun of for being circumcised as for being intact. Your husband's experience in the locker room is inapplicable 30 years later. In addition, with all of this information readily available on the internet, as your son grows, he will definitely know the difference and it won't be just rumor as it was for our generation.

7. Most circumcisions are performed without adequate anesthesia (even a nerve block doesn't get the vagus nerve.) Sugar water definitely doesn't dull the pain. Newborns are proven to feel pain more acutely than adults b/c of their nervous system immaturity.

8. The selling of foreskins from circumcision is big business. They are made into face creams. Is that where you want your son's body part to go?

9. The new testament specifically says that Christians are not supposed to be circumcised. See Galatians 5:6. In short, circumcision was the old covenant and Jesus the new covenant. There are even Jews who reject circumcision.

10. There are no other cosmetic surgeries that parents are permitted to perform on their children without the child's consent. If the child grows to maturity and still wants to be circumcised, he can then have it done, and b/c his penis is fully grown, the doctor will be able to tell how much to remove and the man will have adequate pain relief during and after. Though the parents may have aesthetic preferences, the child may not share them. (Do you listen to your parents' music or wear your hair like theirs?)

Here's a great video from a doctor about circumcision: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...30319025&hl=en
That is not true. I've seen women have their grammar school age daughters get nose jobs for advertisements/auditioning/movies, etc. when I lived in California. If the doctor is willing to do it, and the mama wants it, it can happen. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Most doctor's won't do anything to growing children before they mature, but there are those that will and can.
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That is not true. I've seen women have their grammar school age daughters get nose jobs for advertisements/auditioning/movies, etc. when I lived in California. If the doctor is willing to do it, and the mama wants it, it can happen. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Most doctor's won't do anything to growing children before they mature, but there are those that will and can.
While I think you are correct, I also doubt a doctor would preform any other purely cosmetic surgery on an infant or toddler.
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That is not true. I've seen women have their grammar school age daughters get nose jobs for advertisements/auditioning/movies, etc. when I lived in California. If the doctor is willing to do it, and the mama wants it, it can happen. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Most doctor's won't do anything to growing children before they mature, but there are those that will and can.
I think that makes the point all that much more interesting. Most moms would hear about getting a nose job on a child for cosmetic reasons and think it was absurd and would outwardly say so. But cosmetic surgery on a newborn baby boy's genitals is normal and should not be met with judgment apparently.
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Whoot! I found out I'm having a boy and we are not circ'ing!!!! Dh is on board! Yay! I read this post a while back and it really helped me seal the deal! TY!
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I think that makes the point all that much more interesting. Most moms would hear about getting a nose job on a child for cosmetic reasons and think it was absurd and would outwardly say so. But cosmetic surgery on a newborn baby boy's genitals is normal and should not be met with judgment apparently.
I have to agree with you. I was pretty rude on another forum and ended up getting reported for what I said (which I completely agree with...I crossed some lines) but I really don't think I said anything that hasn't been said before, I just didn't say it quite so nicely. But it's funny how quick people are to judge things like female circumcision and refer to it as child abuse and throw around words like "genital mutilation" but get all defensive when those words are used to describe male circumcision. Makes no sense in my book.
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I've always supported this, and am SO HAPPY to get to turn it down for my own son finally!
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Whoot! I found out I'm having a boy and we are not circ'ing!!!! Dh is on board! Yay! I read this post a while back and it really helped me seal the deal! TY!
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