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Many Layers, And S.D. Connections To Male Circumcision Debate

I believe in reading as much as I can on the subject of circumcision, perhaps 'lefteye' ; reading an article such as 'Infant Responses During and following Circumcision', http://www.circumcision.org/response.htm , might have been a good starting point for you when you were deciding on your own son's circumcision. You may have had 2nd thoughts about your decision.

It has a very informative sections on 'Pain Response During Circumcision' and 'Behavioral Response Following Circumcision.'

January 31, 2010 at 8:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Many Layers, And S.D. Connections To Male Circumcision Debate

I have no argument with someone that makes the decision to have a circumcision when they are an adult, if that decision is for themselves , but I do strongly object to an adult making that decision on behalf of their child.
Very few adult intact men infact choose to have a circumcision.
Trauma is felt to an individual during circumcision whether they are infants, children or adults. This trauma is totally unneccessary for babies and children to go through as there is hardly a medical reason in the first place to circumcise a baby or child.

January 30, 2010 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Many Layers, And S.D. Connections To Male Circumcision Debate

I am married to a circumcised male who has now restored his foreskin; grown an alternative foreskin via tissue expansion, though the nerves removed from circumcision can never be replaced. It’s a huge benefit to me, as I no longer feel pain/soreness due to depletion of secretions which are removed and evaporated during the act of intercourse by a circumcised partner. Now natural secretions stay put, where they are meant to be (inside the vagina)
Sexual Intercourse is more intimate, comfortable and more pleasurable for both of us.

I agree with ‘RestoringTally,’ infant circumcision is an outdated practice that needs to STOP.
The decision to circumcise should only be made by the individual concerned when they are adult.

January 27, 2010 at 8:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Many Layers, And S.D. Connections To Male Circumcision Debate

Proponents of circumcision always bring up the, “prevents penile cancer and STD’s” as a reason for circumcision, adding that it is a quick simple procedure if done to an infant, more hygienic, (think of all the faeces & urine) than when done to an adult, with a quicker healing time and is not traumatic in the least to the baby as it is over and done with very quickly. None of this is true. Penile cancer is a very rare in both circumcised and non circumcised men, a very poor argument for advocating circumcision.
Circumcision is not more hygienic. As ‘cabbage’ says, “Infants newly circumcised penises are regularly in close contact with faeces and urine”. The foreskin protects the baby from infection, keeping bacteria away from the internal mucosa.
Yes the infant circumcision is done very quickly, but not without trauma. Infants are unable to say when they are hurt but demonstrate that hurt by screaming & crying and shock like state which ultimately renders them silent.

January 27, 2010 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Many Layers, And S.D. Connections To Male Circumcision Debate

Proponents of circumcision always bring up the, “prevents penile cancer and STD’s” as a reason for circumcision, adding that it is a quick simple procedure if done to an infant, more hygienic, (think of all the faeces & urine) than when done to an adult, with a quicker healing time and is not traumatic in the least to the baby as it is over and done with very quickly. None of this is true. Penile cancer is a very rare in both circumcised and non circumcised men, a very poor argument for advocating circumcision.
Circumcision is not more hygienic. As ‘cabbage’ says, “Infants newly circumcised penises are regularly in close contact with faeces and urine”. The foreskin protects the baby from infection, keeping bacteria away from the internal mucosa.
Yes the infant circumcision is done very quickly, but not without trauma. Infants are unable to say when they are hurt but demonstrate that hurt by screaming & crying and shock like state which ultimately renders them silent.
Regarding HIV. – American men are usually circumcised,yet the US has the highest HIV and STD transmission rate in the western world. That wouldn’t be the case if circumcision were the answer to HIV.
ABC strategy is a better preventive measure. Regarding HIV in Africa - More attention should be made to education, cultural & social issues, eg. African men inherit their deceased brothers wife/wives. (probably the brother died as a result of Aids, the remaining brother will have unprotected sex with the widow, so risking HIV )
Dry sex practice is another common occurrence as is anal sex. I am not just referring to MSM (men that have sex with men)
African women have many pregnancies, a conclusion to this is that her vaginal muscles become more slack, not an attractive prospect for a virile man. Anal sex serves two purposes, one, a form of contraceptive and two, a source of pleasure for the male. The women can’t protest about it, (they are dominated by the male) Husbands often travel to work, eg.working as truck drivers, and often use sex workers, for vaginal and anal sex.
Add to this a new scenario, the newly circumcised African male.
Once his circumcised wound has healed – if he abstains from sex for the recommended healing time and uses a condom (unlikely) – he resumes sexual activity as before. He will soon discover that sex is not as pleasurable as it was before his circumcision. Introitus is more difficult because lubrication is lacking or absent. (reinforced by ‘dry sex’ practice)
Sensuous sensations that he felt before have disappeared, because all sensitive tissue has been amputated along with his foreskin.
He will continue to have sex with his dead brother’s wife, gradually realizing too late that circumcision wasn’t the answer and that the western medics were wrong.

January 27, 2010 at 7:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )