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Scottie



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My wife and I are getting close to welcoming our baby boy into the world. The due date is around the end of the month but her body is showing all the signs that it could be any day now.

We have settled all the big important questions on the birth except for the circumcision one. We understand the basic pro/cons (less std and uti risk, looking like dad but its surgery on an infant, possible loss of sensitivity) but still feel the information is really lacking in making a proper informed decision.

I know others on here have recent births what did you guys decide? What factors weighed in on that decision?
Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:55 am
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futuristxen



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Where do we text our votes?

I vote cut it off.
Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:58 am
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Captiv8



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Circumcise. I have friend that wasn't circumcised as a wee bairn and he felt so different from the other boys growing up he opted to have the surgery done on his eighteenth birthday. I don't think most dudes suffer from a lack of sensitivity, but maybe that's just the popular premature perception.
Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:03 am
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i guess i dont really see the cons in it,

ya, you can live a normal life either way, but it seems like circumcision just has more pros than cons

as far as surgery on an infant? meh, its not like its unnecessary surgery being performed. itll help him later in life. its like saying cutting the umbilical chord is inhumane. well you know what i mean
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It can't be reversed. For that reason alone, shouldn't the decision be his?

Or you can force him to cut a piece of his dick off without really knowing what that means.


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Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:05 am
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Travadone



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futuristxen wrote:
Where do we text our votes?

I vote cut it off.
I was gonna say "bite it off"...
Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:05 am
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MessiahCarey wrote:
It can't be reversed. For that reason alone, shouldn't the decision be his?.


no
Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:09 am
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T-Wrex
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A surgeon was retiring from his long and rewarding career as a specialist in circumcision. Throughout his career, he had saved the foreskins of his patients in specimen jars as momentos, and now wished to fashion them into a souvenir.

So he brought his hundreds of specimens to a leathersmith, and asked him to craft an article of fine artistic quality. "I'll see what I can do," said the artisan, "Check back with me in one week."

The surgeon returned one week later, eager to see what magnificent article the leathersmith had made for him. The leathersmith presented him a wallet.

"All those foreskins and you only make me a wallet?" exclaimed the surgeon.

The leathersmith replied "Yes, but if you lick it, it becomes a briefcase."
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jakethesnake
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If you cut it off make sure you save it for anti-aging injections.

I can't help you, I am cut, it doesn't bother me. I have 3 girls so I haven't had to make the decision. The wife and I have discussed it should we have a boy in the future, she leans more towards yes, me towards no.
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elroy1 wrote:
MessiahCarey wrote:
It can't be reversed. For that reason alone, shouldn't the decision be his?.


no


Oh, okay. Thanks for the clarification.
Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:11 am
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Scottie



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MessiahCarey wrote:
It can't be reversed. For that reason alone, shouldn't the decision be his?

Or you can force him to cut a piece of his dick off without really knowing what that means.



That is side I am leaning on. The big but that always comes up though is at birth they claim it to be less painful and not remembered so on the flip side if it is something that should be done I am just setting him up to go through a painful memorable process later in his life.
Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:15 am
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Captiv8



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MessiahCarey wrote:
elroy1 wrote:
MessiahCarey wrote:
It can't be reversed. For that reason alone, shouldn't the decision be his?.


no


Oh, okay. Thanks for the clarification.


Hahaha. I hear where both of you are coming from, no pun intended. On the one hand, it's a personal thing that you'd like to leave up to the youngster, as it can't be reversed, but on the other it's a practiced so entrenched in America that it's hard to argue against.

http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/video.htm

http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/articles/412-circumcision.htm
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Circumcision is an awful, barbaric practice which, I think, has a lot to do with the fucked up nature of men's sexuality in this country. I can't really respect anyone, in this day and age, who would do that to their son. Both the STI argument and, especially!, the "look like dad" argument are non-starters and kinda fucked up if you think about it. Also, search the archives, I don't want to restate everything I've said already.

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i wish i had had it done as an infant. I think we have had another topic on this awhile back where i and others went into a bit more detail but the skinny is, is i and my brother had infections as kids because of no circumcision. There was also the insecurity factor that became an issue around junior high. So you i had it chopped around 13. If i had left the little helmet on it probably be that big of a deal right now, but hey take it for what its worth.
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icarus502 wrote:
. I can't really respect anyone, in this day and age, who would do that to their son.


grow up icarus.
Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:19 am
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