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Old 01-08-2009, 05:53 PM   #21
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Notmuchlonger................ Ouch, is that the final result?
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:40 PM   #22
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I'm very grateful that my parents did not have me circumcised. I would not have the procedure done on my children (if I had any children). There is conflicting evidence on any medical benefit. While growing up in the 60's/70's, I faced no "gym class" comments from peers. If I did, I would have said "what are you doing looking at my penis?" As far as keeping the penis clean, that takes all but 2 seconds in the shower. You can agree with the practice or not, but it is genital mutilation.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:11 PM   #23
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My ex and I differed radically on this topic. When I was pregnant with my daughter, we discussed what we would do if the baby turned out to be a boy (back in those days, few knew in advance).

My ex felt as strongly in favor of circumcision, as a health measure, as I did against it, as a barbaric and unspeakably cruel act. Actually, we never did resolve our differences on this but also never had a son, so it didn't matter that much.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:11 PM   #24
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All these years and I just realized I was genitally mutilated.


Bastards

Damn what a great pickup line. Hey baby want to see my genital mutilation..
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All these years and I just realized I was genitally mutilated.

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In retrospect you would have preferred them to be more circumspect?
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[quote=honobob;769624]...Eaiser to clean. Are we that lazy that we're willing to give up NERVE ENDINGS?
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Don't know any guys that had a problem soaping that area up and giving it extra attention - to be sure that area was extra clean... yeah, that's the ticket...
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This thread made me think of an old joke:

What did the cat say to the rabbi?

"Thanks for the tip."

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A guy from Texas is bragging about how big his newborn son is...

"He was born yesterday and already he weighs 20 pounds!"

A week later his friend asks:

"How much does your son weigh today?"

"He weighs eight pounds."

"Eight pounds!??! Last week he weighed 20 pounds. What happened?"

"We had him circumcised."
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:00 PM   #29
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It was horrible
I was circumcised at birth and I couldn't even walk for months and months
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position statements of national medical organizations on circumcision
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position statements of national medical organizations on circumcision

You might want to check out the following from the doctors in Canada, Australasia and the UK (click on the links) :

Canadian Paediatric Society
Recommendation: Circumcision of newborns should not be routinely performed.

Circumcision: Information for parents
Circumcision is a "non-therapeutic" procedure, which means it is not medically necessary. Parents who decide to circumcise their newborns often do so for religious, social or cultural reasons. To help make the decision about circumcision, parents should have information about risks and benefits. It is helpful to speak with your baby’s doctor.

After reviewing the scientific evidence for and against circumcision, the CPS does not recommend routine circumcision for newborn boys. Many paediatricians no longer perform circumcisions.


RACP Policy Statement on Circumcision
"After extensive review of the literature the Royal Australasian College of Physicians reaffirms that there is no medical indication for routine neonatal circumcision."
(those last nine words are in bold on their website, and almost all the men responsible for this statement will be circumcised themselves, as the male circumcision rate in Australia in 1950 was about 90%. “Routine” circumcision is now *banned* in public hospitals in Australia in all states except one.)

British Medical Association: The law and ethics of male circumcision - guidance for doctors
"to circumcise for therapeutic reasons where medical research has shown other techniques to be at least as effective and less invasive would be unethical and inappropriate.

National Health Service (UK)
”Many people have strong views about whether circumcision should be carried out or not. It is not routinely performed in the UK because there is no clear clinical evidence to suggest that it is has any medical benefit.”

See also:
Canadian Children's Rights Council
"It is the position of the Canadian Children's Rights Council that "circumcision" of male or female children is genital mutilation of children.
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The Canadian Children's Rights Council position is that there is no medical benefit to the routine genital mutilation (circumcision) of any children (defined by U.N. as those under 18 years of age). Further, all Canadian children, both male and female, should be protected by the criminal laws of Canada with regards to this aggravated assault. Currently, the protection provided by the Criminal Code of Canada includes only genital mutilation (circumcision) of female children."

Drops in male circumcision:
USA: from 90% to 57%
Canada: from 47% to 14%
UK: from 35% to about 3% (less than 1% among non-Muslims)
Australia: 90% to 12.6% ("routine" circumcision has recently been *banned* in public hospitals in all states except one, so the rate will now be a lot lower)
New Zealand: 95% to below 3% (mostly Samoans and Tongans)
South America and Europe: never above 5%

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Notice that circumcision is more popular in the US, where it is a revenue producer?

Golly, might that have anything to do with it?

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I think I like being a female....
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It was horrible
I was circumcised at birth and I couldn't even walk for months and months
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This might need to be moved into that new fangeld political circumcision style topical forum. The political pros and cons of penis mutilation.


Drops in male circumcision:
USA: from 90% to 57%
Canada: from 47% to 14%
UK: from 35% to about 3% (less than 1% among non-Muslims)
Australia: 90% to 12.6% ("routine" circumcision has recently been *banned* in public hospitals in all states except one, so the rate will now be a lot lower)
New Zealand: 95% to below 3% (mostly Samoans and Tongans)
South America and Europe: never above 5%



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Jews are the most optimistic people in the world, we cut off an inch before we know how long its going to be. In my case, the optimism wasn't justified.
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I did mine myself to save a little extra for retirement.
According to your wife you used pinking shears. I think the exact term she used was "frugal frilly dilly".
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