Strictly Opinion

Before both of my sons were born, my wife and I discussed whether or not they would be circumcised. After much thought, we decided that they would be. I know that my brother and I were circumcised at birth, so we thought nothing of it. I guess that's why it was such an easy decision to make. Of course, not everyone in the real world may agree with this practice. To that I say to each their own, because in the end, the choice is solely up to the parents, and nobody else's. I'm not saying that it should be a requirement, or even a law. I'm simply saying that it's their choice either way.

Now I know that there are some people out there that will raise a big fuss about circumcisions, and the fact that we chose to have our boys circumcised,, so here's my response; find something better to do with your lives instead of telling me about how I should be living mine!!
BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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I was circumcised at birth and I'm glad I was. I will also be circumcising my sons when I have children.

Both you and your wife know how good a circumcised penis feels. There's health and hygiene but also the fact of never having to deal with a cumbersome and useless piece of skin during sex - it seems your choice was logical. I'm glad for your kids.

It's kind of interesting how the anti- people insist on advising and lecturing others on the evils of circumcision and how it is "violent" and "mutilation."

I'm circumcised and if I have sons they will be also, but I'm not going to go around telling the anti- people they need to learn about all of the positives of circumcision and how they must get it done to their children.

I am all for it, but I believe it has nothing to do with the parents and it should be down to the person undergoing the circumcision.

I think the biggest reason that parents are the ones making the choice is because they're aware of the pros and cons that come with it, especially when it's done later in life.

Yes but why get rid of something if it is not broken. Many people live happily intact.

And many live happily untact.... You have little tact.... but a strong opinion which is probably not even researched.

If not the parentse, who should make the decision? I have talked to 2 men who had it done later in life (in the army), and neither was very comfortable with the operation at that time. And VERY uncomfortable for a short period after.

Your typical parent does not have the medical or sexual sophistication required to know the pros and cons. The choice should be left to the person who will have the live with the consequences of the choice.

Like I said I have nothing against anyone who is circumcised, but there is no need for a child who has had nothing wrong medically with them to undergo the procedure, if it is done later in life when there is nothing wrong it is done for cosmetic reasons, and just like a boob job it is going to hurt for a while afterwards, if they want it done that badly then they wont mind the pain.

Because male circumcision is not mutilation - it is an enhancement - a significant improvement. Cleanliness - a circumcised penis is always cleaner. Sexual acceptance - no woman would deny any circumcised man only for the reason he was circumcised while many woman find an uncircumcised man to be revolting - circumcision increases options and acceptance. What has been proven about sensitivity, disease transmission is well established. Parents are charged with raising their children and making decisions for them that they are unable to make - circumcision is one of those decisions. It is simpler and less traumatic to deal with it in infancy than later in life. This said for those denied it as infants - there is a simpler way to do this - unfortunately it is not available everywhere.

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So many health benefits you made the right decision

I am circumcised and like it but I'm not sure what these dubious "health" advantages are. If it's in connection with HIV it depends on which experts you choose to believe. From my own observations in Africa I think this is tosh. Certain tests about which I've read mean NOTHING.