I use to be like a lot of you ladies (not saying that in a judgey way ) very very anti circ, until my three year old developed phimosis (when I was 7months pregnant), we tried the cream but unfortunately it didn't work and he had to get circd. I use to get him to play with it at every bath time and always made sure he cleaned it but it didn't matter. He was in an incredible amount of pain leading up to the operation and also after. We use to have to put him in the bath to wee and he would double over in pain. still now 9 months on is very sensitive about his willy- I'm not sure if that is because it still hurts or he remembers it hurting or because its just sensitive because it use to be covered up.
I was in two minds about our DS2. On one hand I was little traumatized by my first sons experience on the other hand I made all the arguments of why fix it if its not broken, you don't cut tonsils/appendix/spleens out just in case etc etc etc
I talked to as many people as I could who had sons with phimosis who webt on to have two or three boys and majority said that it ran in the family. One son had it and the next did too.
in the end we got it done, I still sometimes regret it but then I think of my other son and how heartbreaking it was too see him,
I'm not trying to turn anyone pro-circ I'm simply just saying try not to judge everyone who circs, some people yes do it for silly reasons and don't research it but some like me make educated decisions.
I really hope nobody's sons end up with willy problems (which are apparently on the rise - as informed from my peadeatrician who isn't pro circ) as its just awful, and I know many people can't understand until they are put into the position but just try not to be so judgmental about people circing - some of us feel bad enough already
Hoping for #3 soon!