OK. I’m about to share my opinions and facts on a very touchy subject. If you don’t like it, too bad. These are my feelings and this is my tumblr page.
Of course you all know it’s the operation in which the male’s foreskin genitalia is cut/clipped/snipped off… either shortly after he is born, or later on in his life.
I for one do not agree with this ‘surgery.’ And I will tell you why I refuse to do such a thing to any son[s] that I may have in my life. First, I feel like it’s an unnecessary, cosmetic altering of appearance. What if it was a common thing for people to lob off a body part that is deemed ‘useless,’ by vast numbers of doctors. Such as say, your ears. Because even without the ear on the side of your head, you’d still be able to hear… but not as well as you would if the outside part were still attached. I feel this way about male foreskins. There is no way on the face of this earth, that every little infant boy is born with the same ‘birth defect.’
For those of you who think, oh well it’s just a piece of skin and he won’t miss it [or feel the pain when it’s cut]… think AGAIN. Sure he may not miss it, but if said ‘he’ does his research on what his penis is missing, he may become upset and not be a happy man. The foreskin makes up almost half of the skin of a penis. It is an extension of the shaft, folding over to protect the head. Foreskins provide necessary mobility for frictionless sex and masturbation. It has three widely known functions: protective, immune defense, and sexual. There are about 10,000 nerve endings and several feet of blood vessels. An adult male foreskin, unfolded and spread out, is about the size of a regular index card [3x5 inches], much more than ‘just skin.’ Sexually active men who were circumcised in adulthood claimed a decrease in sexual pleasure and comfort because of the loss of sensitive nerve endings, skin mobility, and natural lubrication!
Also, you always hear people/doctors/surgeons tell everyone how much cleaner a penis is when it is circumcised, rather than when it is not. This is NOT, I repeat NOT, true. Washing and taking care of an uncirc’d penis is damn near the same as those who are circ’d, up until puberty when the foreskin should be retracted regularly in the shower/bath; and washed with soap and water. TA-DA! Not that difficult people…
Circumcision removes the protective portion of the mobile shaft skin, which is intended to cover the head of the penis. Having your son[s] cut, exposes and ‘erodes’ the sensitive tissue, resulting in a buildup of keratin and creates a dry, desensitized part of the penis. Contrary to popular belief, more sensation when a male is intact does not lead to control problems. Such as premature ejaculation.
It also does not prevent AIDS or STDs. Some studies show that circumcision has a SLIGHT preventative effect for AIDS and STDs; while other studies’ outcomes show an opposite effect, especially for Chlamydia. When it comes down to it: a male’s sexual practices [such as using protective coverings for the penis] have a much greater efficiency on the chance of not becoming/ becoming infected rather than their ‘circ status.’ [oh, and it does not prevent penile cancer.]
Circumcision is WRONG. It is a crime to allow parents to mutilate their children. Yes, I said mutilate. Baby females get protective rights not to have a clitoridectomy, so why not boys the same with circumcision?! If your mouth dropped open about little girls being circ’d/mutilated, look it up. It is real and it does happen. In the US there is a law against it. Shouldn’t we be fighting protect all of our infants, male and female?? Think about it.
[side note: [Most surgeons say it’s necessary, ONLY because they get a chunk of the money made from chopping off a chunk of a perfectly normal, healthy penis. Only now-a-days, they are realizing that it is not mandatory… yet still do it for the money, and to please the child mutilating parents.] ]