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I Am Against Infant Circumcision

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    Well if you dont get curcumsized.

    . Aren't you more likely to contradict infections? I think circumcision goes beyond religious beliefs and values.. Its also can affect your health.. And risks of infections.
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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    I Complained To My Mother

    When I was 17 yrs old, I asked my mother why was i circumsizes. She got embarassed and blamed the doctor when I was born. It was to stop disease she said. I asked her if she realized how much it reduces plaesure when having sex. I had just fornd out She apologized to me. but...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M 10 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    I Wish I Wasn'T Circumcised

    My parents had it done to me when I was an infant. I hate it. Aside from the fact that the area normally protected by the foreskin has always been tender and prone to irritation during continuous movement, it's really annoying. Circumcising someone removes nerves and causes a...
    Rennn Rennn 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    FUNCTION of the Foreskin

    From http://research.cirp.org/func1.html   FUNCTION OF THE FORESKIN The foreskin occupies a prominent position on an important organ. The foreskin’s location and structure indicate that it is the most important sensory tissue of the penis. Its persistence over...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42 46-50, M 11 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    This debate started between me

    and a friend last night. A little background story to how we were defending our views actually started with our dogs. We both have had Great Danes my partner and I were looking to getting another one because our house just doesn't feel like home with out our big goofball...
    scarredspirit scarredspirit 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Why Don't Circumcision Supporter Have The Guts To Watch A Baby Get Circumsized?

    I don't think they'd support it after they watched it. It's a brutal procedure. I think it is morally wrong, and it sickens me when people use bs excuses for why it's important. Genitals need not be mutilated, they are fine. My husband's are intact, and it does make many things...
    BiForce BiForce 26-30 4 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    Restore Your Foreskin, Get Back What Was Taken From You.

    I have been restoring my foreskin for about a year and a half now I feel like sharing my progress would be a good thing for this group, helping spread awareness. *I use descriptions that may be considered graphic, know the subject before reading on. * I initially started with...
    cannacortex cannacortex 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21, 2013

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    Confused...

    If it aint broke why fix it?
    CarysAnn CarysAnn 18-21, F 3 Responses May 19, 2012

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    Some Links On Circumcision

    Here are some links you may want to check out. http://m.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201109/myths-about-circumcision-you-likely-believe http://www.moralogous.com/ http://circumcisiondecisionmaker.com/foreskin-facts/foreskin-animation/ http://m.youtube.com/watch...
    dst68 dst68 66-70, M Jul 10, 2013

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    Adult Circumcision Vs. Infant Circumcision

    Please don't circumcise your precious baby boy under the grossly mistaken idea that it is easier on him than it would be later on when he is an adult.  This states it well from THE CIRCUMCISION REFERENCE LIBRARY at  http://www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/garcia  by...
    aroserises aroserises 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    Double Standard!

    Why is female circumcision called GENITAL MUTILATION but male circumcision is still widely accepted. Have ALL children that come into this world stay "whole". unnecessary surgery should be thought of with the same disgust for both boys and girls.
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    Why Would You?

    why would you submit a healthy newborn baby boy to the pain of unnecessary surgery with medieval tools and no anaesthetic. A boy comes into this world complete with foreskin why remove it? 10 years ago our baby boy came into this world and I would never subject him to the pain...
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    Can I Ask Somthing.

    Okay. So say I had a baby boy.. An d I live in the U.S. Could the basterds cut the sons foreskin away forever If they never asked me? Or do I have to make it clear to the staff, before the baby is born, that I don't want this, for them not to just assume to do this?
    Sangblade Sangblade 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    Three Sons All Intact!

    I was always taught that circumcision was cleaner and healthier when I was growing up and thought nothing of it either way.  I always thought I would have female children when I got older and never considered worrying about it. Well at seventeen I got pregnant and to...
    Tiffany22080 Tiffany22080 26-30, F 22 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    Just Say No

    There was no way I would let my son be hurt like that but I am shocked how many of his playmates were circed.  When he was born and docs wanted to take him to the nursery I said DO NOT CIRC him and how can I be sure you will not. They showed me the big NO CIRC on his ...
    nonna nonna 31-35 2 Responses May 22, 2008

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    An Outdated Practice

    The history of circumcision is very old and very complex but seems to have begun in Egypt and may relate to primitive views of sacrifice. I suspect that the cutting off of the tip of the foreskin to get blood to flow was a substitute for Child sacrifice to the Gods. From there...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Jul 12, 2013

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    I Think It Should Be Banned!

    It should definately be banned because that baby cant speak for himself when he is born. It should up to every man whether he wants his penis sliced up. Just saying its a cosmetic procedure not medical.
    Meanderinghearts Meanderinghearts 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Not My Son

    I was a pretty free spirit when my son was born 22  years ago and I did not have him circumcised. I am not quite sure how he feels about it today but I  believe that if they are born with it there is a reason so why cut it off.
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 29 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Not against it, but not for it...

    My brothers are circumcised, so Ive been told, so I'm not against it at all. However, I feel that if I were to have a son I probably wouldn't go the circumcision route, and my fiance feels the same way as he himself isn't circumcised.  I dont think I could put my baby and...
    sarahleigh sarahleigh 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    I Think It's A Form Of Mutilation.

    So many misconceptions that this procedure is necessary. I've known lots of uncircumcized men who have had NO medical issues what so ever with their penises. How about allowing men to make the decision about their own bodies? Like women want to do with reproductive issues.
    Sasha4Buck Sasha4Buck 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    Jewish Tradition

    I'm just curious because I know it's part of Jewish Tradition. Religion is about faith that what you believe in and what you do is right but when you know that circumcision is wrong and you know that it's going against your religion not to do it what would you do? Technically...
    MarvinAdams42 MarvinAdams42 22-25, M 9 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    I Had No Voice

    I don't blame my mother or father for the circumcision they where tricked by bad science and doctor that wanted to make a few extra dollars, I think this outdated act should be out right illegal to force this on a infant but that is not the world we live in, for better or for the...
    Webzone Webzone 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    My Two Sons

    I first want to say that I respect everyone's belife's on personal issues. However i have two sons and both are circumcised because its my personal opinion that it's better for them an healthier,because i know several men including my ex who are not circumcised and they all have...
    CRIEE CRIEE 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    Calling A Spade A Spade

    Let's be honest here.  This practice is completely unnecessary mutilation.  There is absolutely no legitimate reason for it.  If an adult decides to have it done as some form of body modification that is one thing, but a parent should not have their child...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    Penectomy

    i lost all of my penis to cancer at an early age, it was to me have all removed and just happy the way it has turned out, i have girls that like to look and even say it looks great
    coolfeet coolfeet 51-55 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    Circumcision

    My opinion: I personally disagree when it comes to infant circumcision.  I believe at a certain age, if the kid wants to get circumcized that will be his choice...it's his body and no one can make a decision for him, unless there is something wrong with it. ...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    We Will Not Circumcize Our Child

    We don't know if we're having a boy or a girl now. We're not going to find out until the 20th week, but we've already made up our minds. My brother was uncircumcised, and his son is uncircumcised, and my boyfriend was circumcised but he's said that he wished he'd had a choice. We...
    adventureolive adventureolive 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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    Information For American Females About Routine Infant Male Circumcision (RIC) In The USA

    This is something I send to American females who ask me about routine infant male circumcision (RIC) in the USA. I have written it in a way that is understandable to a female who does not have a penis by comparing the male foreskin to her clitoris hood and the male penis to her...
    dst68 dst68 66-70, M 3 Responses Jun 30, 2013

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    Consequences Of Infant Circumcision In Adulthood

    The negative consequences of infant circumcision in the adult male and his adult partner are best explained by going to these 3 sites. These 3 sites describe the negative consequences of infant circumcision on adult male / female sexual relations. Please give me your feedback and...
    dst68 dst68 66-70, M 6 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Its Terrible That They Do N...

    Its terrible that they do not anesthetize these boys. There is no medical reason for necessity. The experts say that the boys do not remember the pain, how in the h*ll do they know that? Did anyone ever consider this is what is wrong with men???
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy 46-50 12 Responses Jun 27, 2008

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    Freedom70

    No-one, absolutely no-one, has the right (outside of individual medical advice) to mutilate the genitals of a child. The fact that Male Genital Mutilation has been granted respectability by calling it 'circumcision' is totally irrelevant. It is nothing short of child abuse. That...
    freedom70 freedom70 41-45 5 Responses Nov 6, 2010

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    Love My Little Boy!

    The big decision every parent has when they find out they're having a boy to circumcise or not! His father isn't! I really don't think I would mind either way! I watch a documentary on a man who was circumcised, he became depressed because of lack of sensation and invented a...
    NoRain3 NoRain3 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    Glad I Was Left Natural.

    Here in Australia, circumcision was pretty much the norm until the early 80's, opinion started to turn amongst the medical profession in the 70's. Being born in 78 it was still performed routinely at that time and uncircumcised guys my age are a rarity here, but for guys here a...
    Heretic78 Heretic78 31-35, M 13 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    My Son Had One

    i thought thats what you were supposed to do. i thought it was to ensure cleanliness around the area. i later found out that pediatricians are now frowning upon the idea because it has been proven that circumcising your child desensitizes the head of their penis. and there is no...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 46 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Why Do We Mutilate These Brand New Humans?

    I have two uncircumcised boys.  I feel that circumcision is a violation of their bodies, without a doubt. Many people that I know that have had boys just automatically do it without so much a thought.  It has been so engrained in society. The foreskin is a...
    Egoberd Egoberd 31-35, F 20 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    2 babies have contracted herpes linked to a

    Jewish Circumcision Ritual. Since 2000, there have been 13 reports in New York City of infants contracting HSV-1, two of whom died from the virus. The health department reported that an estimated 20,493 infants in New York City were exposed to the practice in that period. It...
    Kasekosmos Kasekosmos 18-21, F Feb 19

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    LibbyLikesJelly LibbyLikesJelly 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 1

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    Thank You Letter to Mario Lopez

    Let's all thank Mario Lopez for speaking out against infant circumcision!  There's a place at  http://www.thewholenetwork.org/thanks-mario-lopez.html to send him a thank you letter.  You can copy and paste the sample letter into the "message for Mario" box there or customize...
    aroserises aroserises 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    My Nephew And Why My Brother Is Awesome

    My parents didn't circumcise my brother, and my brother didn't have my nephew circumcised. His mother wanted him to be circumcised for the typical reasons: it'll be easier to clean, he'll be teased if he isn't circumcised, he won't even remember it because he's a baby, he'll get...
    adventureolive adventureolive 22-25, F 21 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    Why Are We Putting Our Baby Boys At Risk?

    Newborn male circumcision is the most common surgical procedure performed in the U.S. Many people believe that there are tangible health benefits to male circumcision, but the truth is no medical society in the world recommends it. In fact, the American Medical Association...
    aroserises aroserises 46-50, F 13 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    Get A Life

    So liberal (ironic that the original meaning meant free) San Francisco wants to ban it.Male infant circumcision is a long standing practice, and ritual for some religions, Judaism and Islam included. So what?It may be a bit painful, but kids let out just as "bloodcurdling...
    porcpuffer porcpuffer 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 25, 2011

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    Born Intact, Circumcised Against My Will At 12 Years Old

    When I was 12 became ill with an infected Appendix. My mother requested that I be circumcised when under anesthesia for the Appendix removal. They circumcised me and botched the job. Part of my glans was severed and they had to call in a Urologist to re-attach it. The re...
    painofshame painofshame 36-40, M 6 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    Informed Consent!

    Look, the male foreskin holds about 30% of the nerve endings contained in the penis.(See edit below) While there are health arguments to be had for circumcision, the fact remains we're removing a nerve-laden tissue...in essence genitally mutilating our infant males. We are doing...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 8 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    It Wasn't Even a Difficult Decision...

     I took one look at my newborn son and decided then and there that he would not be circumcised.  So against all precedent in my family, I said no.  Later, my Chinese doctor came into my room and congratulated me on my decision.  
    fallingapples fallingapples F 17 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    In The Uk...

    Infant circumcision is no way the norm, if there is not a medical reason to suggest a need for it, or a religious reason, it does not happen. There is no way I would have let my little boy have part of his penis chopped off.
    PrincessTwisted PrincessTwisted 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    We Will Not Circumcize Our Child

    We don't know if we're having a boy or a girl now. We're not going to find out for another week, but we've already made up our minds. It was a no brainer for both of us. My brother was uncircumcised, and his son is uncircumcised, and my boyfriend was circumcised but he's said...
    adventureolive adventureolive 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    No I don't!In a 2002 interview with Cat Saunders, Milos described witnessing her first infant circumcision......the baby let out a piercing scream - his reaction to having his...
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I was not circumcised as a baby, as is common in the U.S. for me it happened closer to puberty and I have always wanted my foreskin back. I think my dad didn't want my brother or...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I am against abuse of any kind. Anyone who hurts, and abuses someone else makes me really mad. I can not stand to hear about people being abused, and hurt. I think abusers of any...
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    Abuse against animals or humans is completely illogical to me. I cannot relate to humans who find it in their nature to unnecessarily inflict pain on someone else. I find it quite...
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    Arrested For An Abduction That NEVER Happened-My mother split from my stepfather after ten years almost 15 years ago. A custody battle ensued. Not between the two of them though...
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    I lived in the mountains of GA while i was engaged with my Ex husband. While there i was trying to get a job and at times we would go together to do job searching. I am Puertorican...
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    I don't believe that spanking is abuse, though. My parents spanked me, and I think I turned out just fine. I had a healthy fear of my parents. I knew who was in charge, and I...
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