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Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Safka9973:" Wow. I had no idea how much people's views have changed- years ago circumcision was the only way to go. ... [snip!] ... was the only way to go. Thanks for all your input, I think I have decided against, but will double check with my dahling."

not everyone has changed. I'm actually almost anti- non circ.
I wouldn't leave it, but again, that's a personal family choice.

WTFno Due October 5; 3 kids; Ohio 2733 posts
1st Nov '12

Both of my sons are circumcised and plan on doing the same with this one.

Ashley&Kai Due July 14; 1 child; Missouri 119 posts
1st Nov '12

I'm personally not getting my son circumcised. Have you ever watched the procedure? The newborn screams and cries. He feels it. He may not ever remember but I would. I see no point in putting him in pain. And they are not harder to take care of. You don't pull the foreskin back to clean until the boy hits puberty and at that point he should know how to clean himself. Also, he should wrap it up when he becomes sexually active, therefore preventing disease. That or not sleep with multiple partners. Also, some studies have shown that men who are not circumcised have more pleasurable sex. There are many positives to not getting them circumcised. In my opinion, they outweigh any negatives, which aren't proven very well anyways.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Ashley Agnes:" I'm personally not getting my son circumcised. Have you ever watched the procedure? The newborn screams ... [snip!] ... positives to not getting them circumcised. In my opinion, they outweigh any negatives, which aren't proven very well anyways."

have you seen EVERY procedure done? My son didn't cry or fuss.

Ashley&Kai Due July 14; 1 child; Missouri 119 posts
1st Nov '12

No, I am pretty sure it would be impossible for me to see EVERY procedure done. I am just saying the ones that I have seen done, the baby does scream and cry. And why would any mother want to take the chance of hurting their child when its not necessary?

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65258 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Devil Duckie:" have you seen EVERY procedure done? My son didn't cry or fuss."


Because his body went into shock. That's the case most times when the baby isn't fussing or crying, it's because their body literally shuts down.

Tea Bag McGee Due November 10; 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6885 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Devil Duckie:" have you seen EVERY procedure done? My son didn't cry or fuss."


wow trying to start drama much? just because your child didnt scream he was still in shock.. either that or put asleep which they dont do due to risks that can happen.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting pumpkin & monster butt:" wow trying to start drama much? just because your child didnt scream he was still in shock.. either that or put asleep which they dont do due to risks that can happen. "


It's not drama to point out that her reasoning was flawed. Unless she can't handle being wrong.
He wasn't in shock. I'm not saying it was pleasant, but he was fine! and as far as I'm concerned it's a necessary procedure.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts
1st Nov '12

just curious but why is it a necessary procedure??

Mommy to 3!!!! 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10234 posts
1st Nov '12

We are still deciding what we are going to do

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65258 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting DifferentDay:" just curious but why is it a necessary procedure??"


Yeah... it's not :lol:

CandieR27 17 kids; Spokane, Washington 67 posts
1st Nov '12

I say NO NO NO as my personal choice for my DS to be born in December. DH is uncut, and he is the cleanest guy I've ever done anything in any sexual manner with. He's psycho about keeping his equipment clean, so I told him he can help DS learn how to keep clean and he's perfectly okay with that! :) I personally think being cut is worse simply for the reason being I have heard more children having infections right after circumcision being cut than children being uncut and having infections later on when they are on their own for cleaning. Just remember one thing - their immune system is soooo sensitive at that young of an age to be able to handle an infection, rather than later on when they are taking care of their own bits. Just my thoughts :)

Meranda Faison 1 child; Panama City Beach, Florida 98 posts
2nd Nov '12

I personally would do it. That is just my decision though everybody is diff. As a nurse I've seen some disgusting things like when they get older its harder for them to take care of it and in the nursing homes people dont take good care of patients and sometimes its like cottage cheese in there.
Also (my personal opinion) I think they look weird uncircumcised and its just gross when u've got to give them a catheter. And my husband is circumcised and he still has natural lube when he is in the mood (TMI)
Thats just me though since the question was asked

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1538 posts
2nd Nov '12

to be honest, i was completely against it not long ago. my bf isn't circumsized, but i want my baby boy to be.. it seems brutal to put a little baby through that, but i know he won't remember it. it'll be a lot easier to clean for me, and him (when he's old enough to)

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65258 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting 0n3l0ve:" to be honest, i was completely against it not long ago. my bf isn't circumsized, but i want my baby boy ... [snip!] ... baby through that, but i know he won't remember it. it'll be a lot easier to clean for me, and him (when he's old enough to) "


:? That's a shitty reason. "He won't remember it." The f**k kind of reasoning is that?




And no, it's harder for a cut boy to be cleaned in the beginning. Because you have to prevent infection since an open wound sits in a diaper (which can have piss in it for a little bit). You have to pay constant attention to the wound until it's healed. With an intact boy.... you do nothing besides clean what is seen. That's it. And after the cut boy is healed.... you clean them both the same way --- clean what is seen. So, your argument that it's easier to care for is wrong.