Airways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 553 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
Circumcision for religious reasons is nothing short of child abuse. The only reason it is accepted in society is political. It cannot be banned because there would be too much opposition against it from the religious groups that practise this abuse.
If a new 'religion' were to proclaim that they would cut their childs' ears off on the grounds of their beliefs, it would be outlawed straight away. Unfortunately this cannot be done for the established religions.
And don't any religious people come on here and retort that everyone has a right to their own views. I agree with that completely, and it is those people who are imposing their views and beliefs on their children by circumcising them.
LufthansaUSA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 188 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
Sorry, but your argument doesn't hold water. In order to hear clearly, you need ears. If I am not mistaken, circumcision does not affect the person at all, therefore you do not NEED the foreskin. I find it equivalent to removing the tonsils, they're there, but you dont need them. Stop screaming, your argument makes no sense.
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
There are documented health benefits of circumcision. In case you are not aware, most circumcisions performed today are done regardless of religious preference shortly after birth in the hospital.
And the ear lobe is essential for hearing. The "auricle" as I believe its anatomically referred to helps to channel sound into the audtory canal. If you did not have this, there would be a noticable drop in the quality of sound you can hear and from which directions those sounds can be recieved.
And the foreskin is not an essential part of the human body. so why make such a fuss? Did they take a little too much off the top?
sorry for the crudeness, just demonstrating how silly this whole thing is
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1222 times:
"there is no proven health benefits at all; as long as hygiene is given priority"
You really should read more on the subject. The health benefits of circumcision mostly include that fact that bacteria and other nasties cannot grow as they normally would under the foreskin. Unfortunately, many people do not observe proper hygienne and that's the key. You'd be surprised how common this concern can be.
Bombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1164 times:
I agree circumision should not be allowed without the express written permission of the person that is being circumsised. And circumcision does affect sensititvity, uncircumsised people experience more pleasure during sex than circumsised people.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 55 Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1150 times:
Personally, I am glad I got chopped in infancy, because while people decry it as being against someone's will, it is also a lot less painful when done in infancy, and also, let's be honest, how many guys are going to be able to keep down an erection for the recommended healing time? I know I'd be splitting my stiches in 48 hours
Personally, I think it is up to the parents to decide, whatever their reasons may be.
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1133 times:
Its perfectly fine (and GOOD) and is very important in religion. For example, Jewish babies are circumcized on the eighth day as a symbolic union with God (sorry if I'm a bit off, but thats how this Christian boy learned it). And I'm with LH423 on this one.... I'm glad it was done many many years ago.
CYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1088 times:
Your not alone, im no "baldie" either. As some have pointed out it should be left to indidual to decide. Cutting of a part of a persons body for some "up in the clouds" reason is unacepteble. And yes, uncircumsized people do have higher sensitivity since the skin which covers the nerve endings is much thinner, offering better transmition of the stimuli.
Also whats this "would you have sex with an uncircumsized person" crap? People have mated using their uncircumsized organs for hundred of thousands of years and now these same normal people are suppose have a smaller chance of copulating?
One more thing, infants feel the same pain that you would feel today if you were circumsized. Just because they dont remember it later(along with everything else) doesent mean they dont go through the agony.
We're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5705 posts, RR: 22 Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1086 times:
Whew, thank God.
You know nowadays they have this thing that will totally numb the area, I think it's called... NOVOCAIN! And what's better is that it is safe to use on adults. If you don't want it, chop it off.
And regarding the argument what a hat-less snake is cleaner, not true today! A well maintain uncircumcised head can be as clean or cleaner than its circumcised counterpart. There is no medical reason for circumcision, but there are reasons against it. Why risk screwing up your sex life that early?
Superfly, there are certain procedures now that can restore foreskin.
CYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1069 times:
Like you dont already have all those germs and bacteria on your shlong, not to mention the infestation of microbes living both inside and outside of female genitals(including funguses....ie yeast infections). Thats a pretty weak and uneducated argument your presenting.