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Princess Celestia +1 1 child; Tallahassee, Florida 3636 posts
5th May '13

I'm against circumcision but I don't really give a shit about someone else's kid's penis.

Alyssa Marie Smith Due December 1; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 193 posts
5th May '13

Id tell them to fuck off. i was converted to judaism just before my son was born so circumcision wasnt a question and my husban went with t even tho he isnt circumcised and atheist. when i posted about my sons Bris Milah (the Jewish ceremony for circumcision and his Naming) i mostly got congrats and stuff but omg i had one or two that bashed me. ben didnt cry for some reason. they numbed him.before hand and right after was handed to me fir comfort. he didnt cry at all. he fussed a tad. but no screams. its ur decision and its no ones place to tell u what u decode anyways. not like ur son or mibe will remember it.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75038 posts
5th May '13

I don't think you should discuss it with other people online if you don't want to hear their opinion. I don't think they should "bash" you at all, but I don't get the point of even replying to someone's fb post about that lol. But I wouldn't circumcise if I had a son, it's your legal choice to do so though.

AnnieRivera Due September 7 (boy); Japan 8 posts
5th May '13

Actually it is cleaner (if you shower obviously) but if you do not retract the skin back to clean EVERY time you shower, it gets pretty nasty and a breeding ground for bacteria and infections. My husband explained that nastiness of it (when he was younger...no one explained the necessity for an everyday shower). I personally like an uncirc'd penis and i did not get my son circumcized because it "looks" better. I asked someone who has experience on the subject and the fact that he could possibly have to get it done when he's older (like in his fifties like my grandpa) because he couldn't keep it cleaned didn't really thrill me.
my personal choice but please don't assume I had the procedure done so my son could have a pretty peepee.
your kiddos your choice (:

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104951 posts
5th May '13
Quoting AnnieRivera:" Actually it is cleaner (if you shower obviously) but if you do not retract the skin back to clean EVERY ... [snip!] ... choice but please don't assume I had the procedure done so my son could have a pretty peepee. your kiddos your choice (: "


or, you could teach your kid to shower. that works.

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
5th May '13

In response to the OP i think the fundamental difference is that i believe it is the child's decision whether they permanently remove a functioning part of their body and it's not the adults place to risk the child's life by putting them through mostly irreversible cosmetic surgery. I'm glad most places believe this and that there are laws to enforce it.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
5th May '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" or, you could teach your kid to shower. that works."

Kids are lazy.. especially as teenagers. You can teach your kids everything you want that doesn't mean they will listen.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
5th May '13

noone should bash anyone for a parents choice. you did what you thought was the right thing for your son. I also did the same thing i got my first son circumcised because i thought it was the better thing to do and was healthier for them. I didnt read up on it enough though. I decided not to get my second son circumcised and that was my choice. I will probably get bashed because i have one of each but that was my choice. Dont worry about what anyone else says he is your child not anyone elses

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104951 posts
5th May '13
Quoting Let the rain fall:" Kids are lazy.. especially as teenagers. You can teach your kids everything you want that doesn't mean they will listen."


i'm sure the kid will listen once you tell them that if they don't clean it, it will get infected. no kid is THAT lazy. what's lazy is circ'ing a kid so you don't have to teach them.

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
5th May '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" or, you could teach your kid to shower. that works."


Heck no, if i have a girl i'm gona have them remove her bits so she doesn't get stinky, and my kid gets dirty nails so i went ahead and got them removed.. better i got it over and done with than he gets dirty or lets them grow too long and he has an accident and needs one removed anyway. Who has time for modelling and teaching kids basic hygeine.. i mean it seems a lot of people don't so why bother eh

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15538 posts
5th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" Kids are lazy.. especially as teenagers. You can teach your kids everything you want that doesn't mean they will listen."</blockquote>




Did you not wash your vagina as a teen? I was taught that it had to be done so I did it. Same thing as teaching a boy to was his penis correctly.

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
5th May '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" or, you could teach your kid to shower. that works."


Yes. It really isn't that hard to keep an intact penis clean. My SO is intact and has never had any problems. I think the rate of complications from the procedure is actually higher than the number of men who need to have it done later in life.



If your husband's grandfather or whatever had to have it done, it's probably because he wasn't taught how to clean it properly..which is gross.

AnnieRivera Due September 7 (boy); Japan 8 posts
5th May '13

clearly you didn't read correctly. and that's okay.
I did mention the necessity for an everyday shower, but if my child is in sports when he's older, in his teens, I'm not going to hold his hand and remind him to shower. I would love to hope he does but growing up with lots of brothers I know that doesn't always happen. Boys are boys.
My point is that if he were to get older, like in his late fifties (like I said before), and unable to keep it cleaned or whatever it is much worse to get a circumcision done later.
when the penis is circumsized obviously boys still need to shower but there is a far less chance of dirt, sweat, oil, and bacteria causing infection.
Not looking to start anything, but no need to insult my intelligence. thanks! (:

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 12914 posts
5th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" i'm sure the kid will listen once you tell them that if they don't clean it, it will get infected. no kid is THAT lazy. what's lazy is circ'ing a kid so you don't have to teach them."</blockquote>




I'll teach my son to clean his penis and every other part of himself, circumcised or not.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
5th May '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" i'm sure the kid will listen once you tell them that if they don't clean it, it will get infected. no kid is THAT lazy. what's lazy is circ'ing a kid so you don't have to teach them."

You would think so. I know way to many males that have gotten infections because they don't want to take daily showers or wash properly. And I am not talking about penises here.