I’m sorry for the inappropriate topic...
By JB Girl
July 1, 2020 12:05am CST
I don’t know in other countries but from where I am, boys undergo circumcision at a certain age, especially during summer vacation when the school year is over. Although it’s completely bull, young boys tend to believe growing up that if they don’t get circumcised, they’re not real men. Lots of teasing (and bullying) happen to those who haven’t done the deed. So my 10 year old son is really eager to prove his manhood. He and his two male cousins were already ‘preparing’ themselves for the rite of passage as early as February this year. Unfortunately because of the pandemic, it was postponed again and again. But finally last week, they got what they ‘wanted’. My husband accompanied him to the doctor and I was very, very nervous waiting for update. Husband said my son cried and I felt like crying for him. At some point, I blamed culture and tradition and people for putting young boys in pain. Photo is my mood right now.
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I am so sorry, I know that some culture pretends that it is for hygiene, here in Europe boys do NOT undergo circumcision, I know they do in the United States (about 30% of boys) but, as Jewish, they do when they are still very young babies, in the USA they do to Newborn. Doctors warned that circumcision is not necessary and the industrialized world is turning against circumcision.
@sol_cee Less than 15% of European babies undergo circumcision and those who do are for religion believes (Muslims and Jewish). Routine circumcision (as they do in many US states) it is not considered appropriate. You live in a hot and humid country, this should prevent urinary tract infection, even from what I read here, many US males suffer of this infection, I know no one among my family and male friends here in Europe who ever had this problem... of course we use a bidet!
It is not an inappropriate topic. It is an interesting topic. I am sorry for the pain of your son. It is our culture that made it so. Philippines was a Muslim country before the Spaniards came and this tradition of manhood was carried on until this modern age.