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Old 11-19-2011, 03:43 PM   #951
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Can you link to this thread?
It's in the Due in March DD group, "I'm worried..." (I think)

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I'm VERY excited about having a boy and leaving him intact, but now I'm in stress mode over the thought of being CONSTANTLY on guard protecting his penis from ignorant people who want to retract him. I'm worried about finding a new ped/dr, worried about ever letting anyone but us change him, etc... oh, the anxiety!
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can anyone point me in the direction of detailed info, how tos and what kind people need for the DTR restoration method? saw a few mamas mention restoration on this thread, figured I'd ask
I started a thread in SS about restoration

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I'm VERY excited about having a boy and leaving him intact, but now I'm in stress mode over the thought of being CONSTANTLY on guard protecting his penis from ignorant people who want to retract him. I'm worried about finding a new ped/dr, worried about ever letting anyone but us change him, etc... oh, the anxiety!
We are there now. You say ahead of time that it's not required. And if your ped isn't okay with your choices find a new one.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:19 AM   #955
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I'm VERY excited about having a boy and leaving him intact, but now I'm in stress mode over the thought of being CONSTANTLY on guard protecting his penis from ignorant people who want to retract him. I'm worried about finding a new ped/dr, worried about ever letting anyone but us change him, etc... oh, the anxiety!
I've never had a problem, but I stay right next to the baby at WBVs just in case.
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I had our old Ped try to retract DS's at his 12 month WELL baby visit. She was pushing on it, I pinched it and was pulling it up and yelling at her to stop and let go. It was crazy! We now have a great Ped. I'm very protective of DS penis

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Old 11-21-2011, 08:50 AM   #957
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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
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this thread you started! Thank you for sharing this wonderful information! It looks a lot like the list my midwife used at a meeting trying to prevent her clients from circumsizing their babies. Our son is intact and 22 mo no problems ever!

All of your points are very true! Thanks again for sharing! I can't believe this is a 96 page thread!
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:06 AM   #959
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Dh isn't and DS won't be either! I've always been anti-circumcision, it's such a sad procedure. If a man wants to have it done in adulthood, that's his right, but a parent should not force cosmetic procedures upon a newborn who can't consent!
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I'm VERY excited about having a boy and leaving him intact, but now I'm in stress mode over the thought of being CONSTANTLY on guard protecting his penis from ignorant people who want to retract him. I'm worried about finding a new ped/dr, worried about ever letting anyone but us change him, etc... oh, the anxiety!
I have this same fear. Thankfully, I don't have to worry about my in laws changing him because DH is intact and they already know how to properly handle an intact penis. I don't have to worry about my parents either because they have already been instructed lol! But I am worried about pediatricians and my grandmother.
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