circumsicion, is it really important for men?

Philippines
February 10, 2007 5:01pm CST
just had a tought. cuz i know not all guys are circumsized. I heard some guys are teasing little boys when theyre not yet circumsized. what is it really for? biologically and psycological issues. is it true that most americans are not getting circumsicions? im just curious. theyre saying that after getting circumsized you thing will get bigger.. lol and which part of the skin they remove? what do you think? is it really that important?
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@jan1972 (80)
10 Feb 07
I always thought that it used to be done for hygene reasons, then was phased out other than for religious reasons. But I'm in the UK so it might be different here. From a female perspective though I can't say I've noticed a difference between men that have and men that havn't been circumcised.
@urbandekay (18314)
12 Mar 07
Both the BMA and the US equivalent agree there is no medical benefit from circumcision and provided the man washes regularly neither is there a hygiene reason. Furthermore, there are some documented reports of trauma being caused by the practice. Time to stop this barbaric practice that should be regarded in the same manor as scarification. all the best urban
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• Philippines
14 Mar 07
yeah it depends on people's tradition.
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@urbandekay (18314)
14 Mar 07
No, I disagree I don't think it is a matter of tradition. Some wrongs transcend cultural differences and this, I think, is one because it potentially inflicts harm on one that is not in a position to give consent. all the best urban
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@Mickie30 (2636)
27 Dec 07
Well unfortunately as a mother I have no choice in the matter. If I ever had a baby boy he would have to be circumcised 8 days after he was born. As a mother this is something I wouldn't want to subject my child to, but I also have other family to think about. My mum and dad would probably not speak to me again if I didn't have my baby circumcised and for the reason of my son knowing his Grandparents I think it might be a small price to pay. I know that he would be a lot more hygienic apparently men without the foreskin sweat a lot less. because I was born Jewish this is something that is supposed to happen. I actually don't believe the Jewish religion, but favour Christianity now. I know my mum and dad want to celebrate this date though. I think it can be viewed as a good practice as it is healthy, but it is also painful so therefore it is not nice for a baby to go through.
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@Mickie30 (2636)
27 Dec 07
Well unfortunately as a mother I have no choice in the matter. If I ever had a baby boy he would have to be circumcised 8 days after he was born. As a mother this is something I wouldn't want to subject my child to, but I also have other family to think about. My mum and dad would probably not speak to me again if I didn't have my baby circumcised and for the reason of my son knowing his Grandparents I think it might be a small price to pay. I know that he would be a lot more hygienic apparently men without the foreskin sweat a lot less. because I was born Jewish this is something that is supposed to happen. I actually don't believe the Jewish religion, but favour Christianity now. I know my mum and dad want to celebrate this date though. I think it can be viewed as a good practice as it is healthy, but it is also painful so therefore it is not nice for a baby to go through.
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@blindedfox (3258)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
It depends on the person. There are people who see this part of 'grwoing up' and hygiene, while some se no point in circumcision. I think nowadays, it is a personal preference. =)
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