BartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7132 times:
I dont see the point of circumsision. Afterall the foreskin on a penis is there to protect the head of the penis from any infections, seeing as its such a vital and sensitive part of the male anatomy. Why would you then go and expose this vital part to all the bacteria, dirt and filth that linger in the air. "Circumsison is cleaner" my ass..
If you're born with it then obviously there is a need for it.
BartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7114 times:
Fact:"Wearing headphones, especially the ones that are inserted into the ear, decreases air circulation in the ear canal, and creates the perfect environment for breeding bacteria. Having headphones on for only 1 hour increases the amount of bacteria in your ear by over 1000 times.
Studies have shown that wearing headphones for more than 1 hour raises the level of bacteria in the ear canal to the pont that it is actually audible. You can actually hear the millions of tiny bacteria reproducing and eating away at the lining of your inner ear canal"
Go and cut your ear off seeing as the ear "contains so much bacteria".
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7037 times:
Circumcised and UNproud of it. It's a sickening and barbaric procedure with no real benefit but instead a whole slew of disadvantages. To name a few:
-the procedure is terribly painful
-there is no longer any skin to provide the gliding motion a foreskin allows
-the glans is left uncovered and dries up and looses sensitivity as a result (It is a mucous membrane. If the inside of your nose, just one mucous membrane in your body, dries up, it bleeds. Obviously mucous membranes shouldn't be exposed.)
-a bad circumcision can end up in a severely damaged penis
-in rare cases, death occurs as a result of circumcision
-there are thousands of specialized cells in the foreskin that CANNOT ever be recovered; there is foreskin restoration, but sadly it can only make a replica of the foreskin, not a real 100% genuine model, but at least there's some hope
Those are just some of the disadvantages to choosing circumcision. Why face a child with those disadvantages and potential life threatening risks in the name of a cleaner or better looking, in the minds of some, penis? One can claim a circumcised penis is cleaner, but most uncircumcised penises are fine. Save the circumcision until there is a problem where that is the ONLY option.
As corny as this might sound, I feel like a part of me is missing and I want it back. I was circumcised with no anaesthesia and all though I don't remember it, it was still most certainly a grizzly thing to go through. My mom could apparently hear me screaming in pain from way down the hall. Although I suffered no severe damage to my penis or did not die (obviously!), I could of and was circumcised for the senseless reason of looking like my dad. Should a son's leg be amputated because your's is? Then why should his foreskin be amputed? I still lost an important part of my body. One can say that a circumcised penis is fully functional, but who are you trying to kid? The fact that it take lubricant just so you don't hurt yourself while having sex or masturbation does not speak to full functionality. If you are circumcised, your penis is handicapped. It needs outside help to function correctly. An uncircumcised penis does not need this.
It may seem strange a boy that's 15, almost 16, seems to feel so passionately about this. Four out of six of my closest male friends are uncircumcised though and they're all horny as anything, so I've heard about the wonders of an uncircumcised penis. I got thinking and the more I thought, the more I realized that I had been robbed of something amazing. That's why I feel like I do, as weird as everything in this post might sound. Thanks for listening.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7045 times:
We settled a botched circumcision case for a 30 year old man last year. After reviewing the file (and I hate to admit--making many inappropriate jokes), there was a discussion among our group regarding the relative benefits/disadvantages. Most have been discussed before...or mentioned on here.
One thing that did strike me odd was that the three female lawyers in my group (in their mid/late 20's) said they would not even consider going down on a guy who wasn't circumsized. I challenged them on this...and apparently in some locales/cultures/whatever this is very common. In fact, they went on to say how 'gross looking ' an uncircumcised unit was.....
Being Jewish I didn't have the option....so snip, snip.
Oh...btw the guy actually got his dick fixed as well as a decent $$ settlement (and please do NOT tell me that this was a frivolous lawsuit).
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2131 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7027 times:
OK, this isn't very PC, but I think those that feel abused, ripped off, mutilated, etc by being circumcised might have some reality issues. You have never known anything else, you only have other people telling you that you have been assaulted. How can you miss having a foreskin when you haven't the slightest idea of what it is like? As for the sensitivity issue, have you ever seen a product advertised that makes your penis more sensitive? "Come even earlier, guys!" How's that sound? On the other hand I have seen lots of creams to slow things down. Honestly it sounds to me like some people like to feel victimized and have someone to blame for their problems. Sorry if I've offended anyone, but that's how I feel as a circumcised male. BTW, my son isn't sliced, since I don't see any reason for it. But do I feel somehow cheated? Not in the least.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7018 times:
Well...there must be something to it...hospitals readily set up the appt after birth unless the parents specify otherwise. Of the four births in our dept within the last two years...all opted for circumcision...based on the medical advice of their doctors.
I did learn an interesting fact: Cancer of the penis--although rare--has only occurred in uncircumcised individuals. Might be reason enough to do it!
Airplanetire: You have some serious issues or are absolutely obsessed with your dick. Relax..it's just a penis.
American_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7004 times:
I'll say this much...we should all be uncircumcised. We were born with foreskin on our penises so it should damn well stay there. I'm circumcised though...and I can't say that I'm not necessarily happy that I am. I like the looks of my penis better than that of an uncircumcised....which is probably only because I'm used to the look of mine...but nevertheless I'm biased.
Mirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7421 posts, RR: 65 Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6938 times:
buckfifty, great line!
" My girlfriend prefers the look of an un-circumsized penis..
Plus we were born with it. I almost fell off my chair when I read that TOO quick! I read it as "we were both born with it."
having said that, I'm missing the skin and really don't care about it. It's nice to know that some of me can contribute to stem cell research.
That I am marrying interfaith with a Jewish woman puts me at ease with the whole BRIS thing. While I really had no thought on if I were to have a son and what would be done, I was initally a little freaked to hear about this ceremont called a BRIS.
Then I saw Comedian Howie Mandel his son;s bris as: " We as Jews have this thing called a bris. We say COME on over!! We're having CAKE, we're having COFFEE, were slicing my son's dick!"
Once you hear it that way, it's all put into perspective.
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727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6889 times:
interesting topic, boys. i won't even pretend to know much about it! i've only seen circumsized, but i don't think i would think an uncircumsized one to be undesirable or anything like that. hmm. i don't know what else to say, so i'll end.
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6841 times:
Avt007, I can't speak for everyone that feels like I do, but I'll speak for myself. I was never fed any information about all of the advantages of not being circumcised and the disadvantages of being circumcised. I did research way after I started to feel like I was missing something and wanted it back. Now, about the reality problem. Perhaps you are correct, but let me ask you a question. If you had your thumb cut off when you were a few days old, so never knew what it was like to have one, wouldn't you feel like you were missing something or that you were ripped off? You would probably want to have a thumb. Without it you couldn't really write very easily, nor could you pick a lot of things up. You'd still have a hand and four fingers, but that hand would be handicapped. It could never work as well as it could with all fingers. It's a similar thing in my mind. A thumb, as a foreskin is, is there for a purpose and makes the body part that they are there for work like they are supposed to. Don't worry, I've read some things that angry circumcised peopel have written on anti-circumcision websites that are just plain scary. They want to kill their circumcisers. I'm not emotionally scarred from being circumcised. I am angry at no one, but rather feel that I am in a less than ideal position and would like to do something about it. I just want to empower myself. Is that so much to ask?
BOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6822 times:
I could care less what I have, as long as the women I am with are happy then I am happy. I have never had any problems in that department. I had my wang circumcized when I was a few days or day old. I am 23 years old and it was a very common thing back then, so the majority of my friends are that way too and people I see at the GYM as well.
25 Cancidas: i don't get it. this may just be the nastiest thing humans have ever done to themselves. EVER! what's the point of it? are there any positive effects
26 CaptainStabbin: so the majority of my friends are that way too and people I see at the GYM as well. Ummmm...so, you pay attention to these things?
27 BOEING747-700: No Cpt, I use the changerooms at the YMCA, just like anynormal person does, you can't help but see that stuff when you are in the shower, and getting
28 Buckfifty: I see things in changerooms all the time too. But then I don't think I look that often to say definitively that most males who visit the YMCA had been
29 BOEING747-700: I don;t know if that is the case either, but just from what I have seen. Who knows, as long as they work people shouldn't care so much. You make do wi
30 Avt007: Airplanetire-while I find my penis to be a useful and enjoyable piece of anatomy, it doesn't approach the complexity and daily usefulness of a thumb.(
31 ScarletHarlot: I say leave the happy hat on the man! From what I've read, most people in the US say they have their sons circumcised because "they should look like t
32 Kevi747: Greg, You never cease to amaze me!!!!!! You're a homosexual AND a lawyer!!! Not to mention living in Texas (why?) and Jewish. Where are you originally
33 Greg: Los Angeles...born at St. Joseph's in Santa Monica....raised in Brentwood. Moved to Texas for a job. Am able to practice law in CA, NV, NE, and TX. I'
34 AC320: Actually, we do have a pretty good idea why we have an appendix, it seems to contain a large complex of lymphatic tissue, and so researchers speculate
35 Chgoan: HA! Fun topic.....can't say I've really thought about it that much. Maybe wondered what it would be like to have the foreskin back, but then move on t
36 DoorsToManual: Hey guys I saw this topic and thought "whatever"......then I got bored with the other topics Actually, it is sort of interesting. I was circumcised to
37 Mirrodie: Hey, as said on BLAZING SADDLES, you're gonna SNIP De TIP?? Why not? Who cares really? Airplaneretire, I hope you find comfort somewhere.
38 Kevi747: Yeah, DFW is very cheap. When I used to pay US$2450 a month for my Upper East Side 2 bedroom apartment I used to imagine the fabulous mansions I could
39 N766UA: Mirrodie: I thought that was Robinhood Men in Tights?
40 NWA: all the girls say cut is best from what i have heard. when a girl wants to see the love wand, I feel better about it. if i was not cut, I would be a b
41 Chgoan: Kevi747... I would rather play with a cut boy over an uncut boy..... and someone noted above...too much sensitivity might not always be in your favor.
42 Kimmykun: I'm uncut and I've never been all that happy about it. If I could, I would have gone and been circumcized by now, but I still live at home, so, yeah,
43 Vaporlock: Buckfifty, LOL, thanks for making my day! I must admit as a female.......have never given it much thought! I don't have a preference......what matters
44 Vaporlock: Ops! I almost forgot....some of us females refer to it as....a convertible or a hard top! Phyllis
45 767ALLTHEWAY: A man walks into a watch and clock store, unzips his trousers and slaps his c*ck on the counter. The woman behind the counter doesn't bat an eyelid. S
46 767ALLTHEWAY: If im banned in a day, its cauze of that joke. Its not all that bad.
47 Boeing4ever: Function over form in this instance judging by the responses from the A.net ladies. Of course, one does have an advantage when he has a cowling for hi
48 BOAC: Having been both as an adult, I feel that I can speak authoritavly (I wish the spell checker could spell) on this subject - it matters not a lot. You
49 AM744: Been circumcized as an adult, all I can say is: It really worked for ME. Feel better, perform better, cleaner, girls like it... I always suspected tha
50 F.pier: So, this means that there are aduld males who decided to circumcise themselves on purpose???!?!?!?!
51 GotAirbus: Uh... you are 1/2 right. Actually, they feel they need to go for the 'cut' because they want it...and it's for a specified reason (everybody's doing i
52 Greg: I have two friend who decided in their 20's to get circumcised. Both strongly feel they made the right decision. Since they know both sides of the iss
53 BOAC: Some adults don't decide to have it done - they need tohave it done for medical reasons - I certainly would not advise it for vanity - but heh its a f
54 Airways1: If adults decide to do it, for whatever reason, that is fine. Just don't impose it on your kids - that is child abuse. airways1
55 Dan2002: Bravo Airplanetire. Your pain is heartfelt. Just to help you on your way, here's a special gift from all of us at A.net. Just make sure you don't appl
56 Greg: I guess the strange part is that is appears that uncut guys need to justify why still have it and makes these random comments on how they were 'not bu
57 Ben: Im happy to be uncircumsised. I am very capable of keeping it clean, inside and out, and every girl I have had sex with has gone down on me. Never had