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Old 01-27-2009, 03:10 PM   #101
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So what is the most important item in the Israeli pilot's survival kit? Answer - A Snap-on foreskin.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:30 AM   #102
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I saw this little mushroom statue in the park and it made me think of this thread.

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Rallying in the Name of the Unkindest Cut?

Sharp Rhetoric Abounds In Circumcision Debate


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In accordance with WHO/UNAIDS normative guidance, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supports safe medical male circumcision (MC) for HIV/AIDS prevention based on requests from host governments and in keeping with their national policies, guidelines and cultural norms.
PEPFAR recognizes that medical male circumcision can be an important part of HIV prevention programs.
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Two Jewish guys in the restroom:

"Were you circumsized by Rabbi Swartz?"

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"Cause he always cut on the bias, and you're pi$$ing on my shoe..."
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:53 PM   #107
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What did you and your wife decide to do, Trek?

Was clipped here as I was also born in the 70's in the US when it was all the rage, but I do think the decision should be left up to individual when he can make an informed choice for himself.
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This thread definitely does not need pictures.
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Interesting topic! I'm female but from my experience with the men in my life:

First husband was born prematurely and they decided it would be risky to circumcise such a small baby. They never did, until he was a teenager and became self-conscious about looking different. He was circumcised then at his request; he said it was very traumatic. When DS was born, I was open to the idea of leaving it alone; an aunt and uncle had chosen not to circumcise their sons for the reasons meadbh cited. I left the final decision to my husband, who felt that it was more important that DS look like the majority of guys in the locker room. DS has two daughters but they want more kids and I will express a preference that any sons not be circumcised but then step back and support whatever they do.

I've had only two non-circumcised partners in my life; both were born outside of the USA. It made no difference from my side, although it would have if they hadn't been scrupulous about cleanliness.
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I don't agree. My husband is circumcised, as is my son and grandson - not for religious reasons. It is much easier to keep the male's genitals clean and I understand that statistically it is healthier for their wife. I believe sexual satisfaction is the result of technique and emotional connection, not foreskin.

This procedure should be done by a health care professional. It does not impact the length of the penis.
For the woman perhaps, but for the male, nope..
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It was traumatic for me. After I had mine, it was almost a year before I could walk...
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My parents didn't ask for my permission. DW is a pediatrician and she said that our boys didn't need a potentially dangerous medical procedure. I wasn't about to argue, I have never been able to get a talk that one of the pediatric urologists gave when I was a fellow out of my mind.
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I was snipped at about 5years after an infection set in. I used to say that was a memory I could’ve done without (I was under for only the most grisly part). I’m pretty sure DB remains uncut.

However, I’ve since changed my mind. Elective minor surgery on infants is very difficult to justify, even for preemptive reasons. We don’t remove appendices or tonsils from babies. And I’ve known parents who pierced their baby girl’s ears, which struck me as bizarre. Leave the body whole unless there’s a clear medical reason to do otherwise, I say.

I’m guessing in a generation or so, circumcision will widely be considered mutiliation.
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Google “baby loses penis after circumcision” if you dare. I witnessed just such a case in the 1980s.
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It was traumatic for me. After I had mine, it was almost a year before I could walk...
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It was traumatic for me. After I had mine, it was almost a year before I could walk...
That's nothing. After my procedure I was in diapers for two years.
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