I'm not cutting anything off my babies, they are as nature intended.
I hate that my sister had her boys done to 'look like their dad'. well ya know what? They look nothing like their red-headed father, they are both very blonde with very different facial features.
I also hate that I was repeatedly asked when I was going to have it done to my sons. Unless medically necessary, I will never be the one to say yes to ridding them of their foreskin!
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07-10-2013 17:41 #41
07-10-2013 17:44 #42
cont... I will, however, make sure they know how to clean themselves.. All of themselves, from the foreskin to behind their ears.
Really feel for those who weren't taught.
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07-10-2013 17:45 #43
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07-10-2013 17:58 #44
Care of an uncirced penis is the same as for a finger, just wash the outside.
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07-10-2013 18:03 #45Senior Member
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07-10-2013 18:04 #46
Penis and foreskin care
Most young boys will frequently touch or play with their penis. This is a normal part of their development and how they learn about their body Once the foreskin is ready to be retracted, your son will most probably discover this for himself.
Your son's foreskin should never be forcibly pulled back for cleaning. There is no need to clean inside the foreskin in young boys.
Once the foreskin is easily retracted, your son should learn to do this as part of normal washing in the bath. Ensure he rinses off any soap and pulls the foreskin back to cover the head of the penis afterwards.
Wash the penis the same as any other part of your son's body and be careful to rinse off any soap.
Make sure you change wet or dirty nappies promptly.
Try leaving him without a nappy for short periods of time (fresh air is helpful), especially if he has nappy rash.
Soak in a warm bath to soothe red/ sore skin. Dry thoroughly afterwards.
Do not apply antiseptic creams or lotions to the penis or foreskin (unless prescribed by a doctor).
07-10-2013 18:04 #47
*"it hurts more to have it done as an adult"
How do you know that? Have you asked a newborn and an adult about the pain and compared answers.
Also if I made that choice for my son. Then he can't in future.
If he is intact and doesn't like it for whatever reason as an adult then he can just arrange for it be be removed.
I have seen many online forums where men try to "grow" their foreskin back.
I would rather my son go through temporary pain for the look he wanted later on in life due to his own free will than having to go through life not liking his appearance and going to painful extremes so he can get the look he once had naturally at birth.
* "it might need to be removed later on in life due to a medical issue":
Adults/children get appendicitis, should we remove those at birth to avoid future problems too?
* the father is circ;
so??? Do you think the father won't be able to teach hygiene because he doesn't own a foreskin? What about single mums of boys, same sex (female) parents with a son? Do you think they will struggle with teaching a child how to clean?
If you can clean a newborns circ wound I'm sure you can teach them to clean an intact pen!s.
And what's this with people wanting it to look like the dad's... That seems a bit weird to me.
That brings me to the next one...
*"It looks better"
Says who?? You, the parents? It's not like you should really care how appealing your sons pen!s looks.
The only people who should ever care about how your sons pen!s looks in future is him.
You won't be the one to live with it for 60+ years.
Like I said before, when he grows up and he doesn't like foreskin well then he has a CHOICE to have it removed, much easier than trying to get it back.
*"it makes sex feel nicer for the male*:
How? The male foreskin protects head glands making them more sensitive when the skin is retracted.
Which by the way, the skin goes back naturally behind the head during intercourse pretty much having the same effect as a circed pen!s.
Foreskin doesn't get stuck, block or get in the way of anything.
If he feels when he is at age to have s3x that it's restricting him in anyway then he can make that choice.
Yeah maybe in a BC time period where bathing was limited.
Im sure if it was such an issue they would be pushing every new born to be circ'd.
However in the year 2013 they are advising against it because of many reasons, 1 of those reasons being wound infections after circ, Go figure.
Plus it's natural. Need I say more?
My ears can get infected. Should I remove them?
*foreskin carries STD's and other infections more than in circed":
Genitals are genitals. They will carry any infection it's susceptible to if the person has unsafe sex.
Teach your children about safe s3x and the importance of it.
If infections like thrush etc being passed back and forth when he is in a committed relationship come to mind when choosing to circ, I think he will be just fine.
Woman self treat for this frequently sometimes, I'm sure your son can also take a one dose oral pill to stop the back and forth problems with thrush.
Not that it matters anyway, a circ penis is still susceptible to all infections that an intact one can get.
*"it was done for true medical reasons":
This is the only reason I see that the procedure should still be preformed.
I've never personally been involved in a religion that involves this practice. So perhaps excuse my ignorance...?
All I'm going to say is it's not my choice to decide my child's religion or preform things on my child's body or alter any of their body parts for said religion.
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07-10-2013 18:15 #48
07-10-2013 18:21 #49Senior Member
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And even if there are sometimes issues, which we all know there are. It still doesn't follow that we should remove it "just in case". There is a far higher rate of appendicitis, should we routinely remove them from babies or kids "just in case" they are the unlucky ones that get appendicitis in the future.
Those arguments never stack up!
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