ANSWERS: 63
  • Though most consider it traumatizing and cruel, I would have him circumsized, the reason being is that it is believed that women prefer their males circumsized compared to those who are not. Also it is a hygene factor as well, I have heard some nightmare stories from some women.
  • Funny you should ask that question, there was a story on it here tonight in Australia on one of our current affairs shows. Apparantly 20 years ago over 80% of baby boys where circumcised, now the percentage is 10%. The story also suggested that being circumcised slightly reduces the risk of AID's. Personlly i would circumcise my baby boy so he can follow in his fathers footsteps. Personally i feel it is slightly more hygenic too.
  • I would get the boy circumsized because it'll prevent infection later in life,and as a newborn he'll forget it anyway.
  • As a Jew, yes I would.
  • I have a boy and he is circumsized. it's better that way
  • Yes I had my son circumsized. Why because I had seen one that wasnt.
  • hmmm, looks cleaner that way to me. I'd say yes.
  • No, absolutely not. I wouldn't because I don't believe in genital mutiliation.
  • No, I wouldn't. He was born with it, he can keep it. I don't see it as an abnormality that must be removed.
  • The only time I would do this was if there was a problem with his foreskin and it was medically advised.
  • Yes, I would for health reasons.
  • I have read all of the answers, and commented on many of them. As is obvious from my comments, I would (and did) opt for circumcision when my son was born. My wife (who, by the way, was married to a man who was uncircumcised in the past) was in full agreement with me. In fact, I believe that if I had suggested otherwise, she would have objected. I have heard many arguments, both in favor of, and opposed to circumcision. Each side is certain that the arguments they present are irrefutable reasons as to why it should or should not be done. The medical science community is just as divided over this subject. When I was young, they recommended circumcising all young boys as a matter of "hygiene". Then, a few years later, the tide went in the opposite direction. Arguments such as genital mutilation, loss of sensation, and opposition to nature were brought up. They argued that uncircumcised males showed no higher incident of infections provided that they were taught properly how to clean themselves. As the father of a five-year-old son, and a four-year-old daughter, I can definitively state, that some lessons need time and maturity to learn - no matter how well they are taught. Have you ever looked at a four-year-old's butt after they wiped themselves? There are a lot of infections waiting out there for an uncircumcised boy until he develops the proper technique. I remember reading once that the number one determinant today as to whether parents decide to have their sons circumcised, is whether the father is circumcised. Having grown up looking "different" from my dad, I can certainly understand that sentiment.
  • I actually do have a baby boy and he is circumsized. this is very important because circumsizing you baby boy can give him a better chance at not obtaining any infections. being that the skin is pulled back, no types of germs can hide underneath the skin causing serious health problems. this is why getting your child circumsized is important...ask a doctor, i learned it from him.
  • circumsizing is a way of cleaning a man's genital and preventing it from infection + its much nicer to see a circumsized thingy :p though i think some countries doesn't practice it.. dunno why O,o
  • Not now. I wish I hadnt been- so I wouldnt do that to my boy. I would teach him personal hygien instead of slicing his little ween.
  • I have had two sons and yes they both are. I did it for them as well as health. My brother and nephew were not and they complain about being teased because it looks so different and also my brother had serious issuse when he was really young from bacteria.
  • I have two sons and both were circumsized. They don't remember it and don't know anything different so I don't see it as that big of a deal.
  • Yes to circumsized. It appeared pretty painless to my boys when they were done. I certainly don't have mental scarring or penile damage phobias as a result of mine. (Heck, I don't even remember it). What I do have is a unit that has been easy to keep clean and has never infected.
  • No, never. Although it's a minor procedure, (genetical)mutilation sucks, no matter what excuses. Evolution filtered out men who got infected easily. I'm not fooling myself by thinking I can improve natures design. (Once toncils needed to be cut for health; now the medics aren't to shure about it anymore...) If you are still worried about hygene and have indoor plumming, you can also choose to wash your child instead of circumsizing... On women its so retarded and far going, it just makes me wanna puke. If there's no clear and proven medical indication, it's selfish to force it upon a small defenceless child.
  • No, I don't want to take a decision to mutilate and which will affect my sons’ life, without his consent. His is not my body and I don’t own him.
  • No! Just as a interesting fact 15 years a go when I had my first kido insurance companies paid for it. Welfare paid for it....It has been so controversal that Insurance Companies and State welfare have said If you want to do that to your kid then you pay. Some peditricians will not even do it any longer. In Seattle area I last heard 75% of born boys are not circumcised so i actually think its going to not be a issue soon if you look like dad. Because these 75% will grow up to be Dads. This was in 1999 (so in 8 years this is non existent payment) United States taxpayers currently fund more than 25% of all routine non-therapeutic infant circumcisions performed in this country. The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology consider routine circumcision of male infants to be a medically unnecessary procedure performed for cosmetic, social, or religious reasons, and these organizations do not recommend it as a routine medical procedure. Worldwide circumcision of the male or female genitals is rare. Routine circumcision is not performed in Europe, Australia, most of Asia, Latin America, or in South America. Eighty-five percent of the world’s male population and ninety-eight percent of the world’s female population are not circumcised. The United States is the only country in the world that circumcises a majority of male infants for non-religious reasons. Non-religious infant circumcision in the United States persists because of medical misinformation, physician ignorance, cultural tradition, personal motive and/or financial incentive. Although circumcision is commonly performed on male infants in the United States, this medical procedure is rarely performed for actual medical reasons. I would like everyone to take a look at the object they use to circumcize! Then you decide if thats really the decision you woulod make after all... http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dcircumcision%26fr%3Dyie7c&w=302&h=217&imgurl=www.nocirc-sa.co.za%2Fimages%2Fcircumcision_instruments_4.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nocirc-sa.co.za%2Fview_images.htm&size=8.7kB&name=circumcision_instruments_4.jpg&p=circumcision&type=jpeg&no=15&tt=16,634&oid=4c3cbbea51e7409c&ei=UTF-8 I really would like to know your thoughts on what I said as I am very passionate about this.
  • No. I would have no procedure that causes injury occur unless it was medically necessary, and when a child has just been born there is no way you can know it to be 'medically necessary'.
  • I have 3 boys and chose to NOT get them circumsized even though their father is. We chose this because we didn't want them to go through the experience or pain of the procedure. My 7 year old unfortunately, just need to have a circumcision due to a way too tight foreskin that was very uncomfortable for him. Thankfully, at his age they put him out for it.
  • No, I would not do it. Just like I would not pierce a baby girls ears, I would not slice a foreskin off an infant's penis. My husband wants his foreskin back, he was robbed.
  • HELL NO!!! I was not circumsized and I do not believe in circumsision. I'm glad I got to keep my foreskin as it protects my penis well! I don't think there is any need for circumsision, as long as the penis is kept clean :)
  • I have a son and no, he is not circumsized because it's so uncalled for. I will raise him right, and make sure he knows how to take care of the little extra skin he has down there so he will not have medical problems etc. My boyfriend is not circumsized and he is clean, and has never had an infection.
  • It takes 9 months to grow a foreskin along with the rest of a baby and it's staying put. It's there for a reason. It's part of the human body. There's nothing wrong with foreskins.
  • Munchin kids, thanks for this question. How horrible! I do have a son but have never even thought of putting him through this totally unnecessary procedure. And what are the reasons for doing so? Because an outdated religious book says so? The only time I would approve of circumcission is if there are medical reasons for it- and then I would like to thing that it is done under aneastetics. Oh please, do we still live in the dark ages or are we modern people? Stop this kind of torrture, it's child abuse.
  • As a Christian, I would. It is a hygiene factor. Most WOMEN do prefer men being circumcised. I think it is gross. When you are a baby, you won't remember what happened. I was in the room with my son, and he barely cried at all. They just stuck a metal cup over the top, and pulled the loose skin up around it, and clamped it, and cut around it with a scalpel. It barely even hurt him. Why let him have the trouble of when he gets older having to clean in and underneath that skin, plus you have to be careful, because of the diseases that can get in there. God even says to circumcise your child on the eighth day. I think it is an injustice to not get him circumcised. I have touched an uncircumcised **** before and it was like picking a puppy up by his neck. It felt really funny. I might get slammed for this, but I believe God. Here is what it says in the Bible... Romans 2:29 (Whole Chapter) But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. AND... Genesis 17:10 (Whole Chapter) This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. AND.... Genesis 17:12 (Whole Chapter) And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. This is what I believe.
  • Yeah I would. Mainly because, and I quote, "I am a dirty, dirty Jew." Maybe I'm conservative in this field, but I think it's the way it should be. And mutilation? Once all the body piercing and tattooing in the world ends, then I might change my mind....
  • Yes, I would worry about his social life because lets face it, an uncircumsized penus is disgusting!! Then you also have all the kinds of bacteria that could be coagulating down there.
  • I would. Easier to clean and longer sex. (The longer sex part is most important)
  • I think I would, mainly because I have been perfectly happy with it, can't imagine not being circumsized. Don't recall being made this way, quite happy being this way. Truely happy I am this way, glad I don't have sh-t hanging around down there, like the look of it down there. Have friends that aren't, freaking gross, don't wanna know, thanks mom and dad. Whatever, dunno, glad to be me.
  • I have a son and he is not circumsized. I didn't have any choice in the matter. The doctor said he couldn't do it because the opening was too small for the instrument to fit into it. Now, it's too late to do it without a lot of pain. I didn't really want to do it anyway. It seems unecessary to me and it must hurt. If he wants to get it done as an adult that will be up to him.
  • Alot of people may not agree with having it done and thats their right. Alot of people look at it as mutilation of the genitals. It is nothing more than cosmetic surgery. It does not destroy or harm or hamper the male in any way so it can not be considered as mutilation. I have 3 sons, each were circumsized and they are all grown men now and each have expressed how very thankful they are that I did have it done. I had it done when they were born not because of any religion since I am not religious. I had it done simply because it is cleaner. One of my sons has a son and he also had his son circumsized. When they are circumsized they have much better aim when they pee too. Circumsizing a boy is in no way the same as when they do this to little girls. Now that is mutilation since they are cutting off more than just skin and sewing stuff up.
  • yes I would get the boy circumsized .. becoz that more helthy and clean ..make him easy cut more joing in sex .. there is no mother thinking in this .. the mother just think in the pen but that only for time plez make it done to ur son he will thank u when he be older .
  • yes I would get the boy circumsized .. becoz that more helthy and clean ..make him easier cut more joing in sex .. there is no mother thinking in this .. the mother just think in the pen but that only for time plez make it done to ur son he will thank u when he be older .
  • I'm glad I had girls. I agonised over this, not for religious reasons, but for the fact that my husband's generation were all done, and for health fears. The doctor, an Adventist, was against it anyway (which I found odd, because they believe in circumcision, but he told me his story of WW2 and I understand completely why he felt that way). any way, moot point.
  • Well I guess it all depends on your religious beliefs. I don't really have any so I go by how much easier it will be for the baby when he's older. I just had a son in Feb. of last year. He's Circumsized. when they don'y have all that extra skin hangin' over, it's easy to pee, masterbate and have sex, all without having to worry about all the Germs that are hangin' Around under the skin.
  • Yes I would, yes I did. I was circumcized as a baby, and I have no negative consequences, health issues and am not scarred mentally. I was not abused or mutilated and do not miss my foreskin. It was my parents choice as was much of my health care growing up because I was not able to make those decisions on my own. I think it's ridiculous for a person to sue their parents for getting them circumcised. I think it's ridiculous for people to call circumcision gentital mutilation. Is cutting the umbilical cord mutilation? Is removing a wart mutilation? What if that wart was on the genitalia, would that be genital mutilation?
  • yes i would because by circumsizing the penis at birth will prevent a yest infection and from a sexual point of view it is more satisfying to me any way.
  • i have 5 boys & would never have had any of them circumsized, the last thing a parent wants is to see their child in pain & suffering, i wouldnt put my child through unnecessary surgery.
  • if i didnt i would leave them with a life of misery.uncircumsized males are usually mocked and have a penis odor.i guess that wouldnt matter as long as he meets a women with a smelly vagina
  • I have a son and he's a helmet head he has less chance of infection and when he's older his hygene will always be better then the turtle tops!
  • I have had two boys and I did not get them circumcized even though their father was. Not long after I had my first boy and baby boy in another state had his penis permanently damaged by a circumcision that went wrong. There is no reason for circumcision. I taught both my boys to keep it clean as a matter of personal hygiene no big deal.
  • My father is not snipped and I am not snipped also. Glad he kept it that way...
  • yes absolutely...lowers significantly the risk of STDs (esp HPV and thereby lowers the cancer risk for his partners)...lowers teh risk of HIV to heterosexuals...and lowers the risk (albiet a very low risk already) of penile and testicular cancer... I view it as the equivalent of a cancer vaccine for men for HPV and cervical cancer prevention...
  • I'm circumcised and I think uncircumcised penises are gross (although I wouldn't if I weren't). For religious reasons and health reasons I would, but for 'mutilation' and enjoyment of sex, I wouldn't. Perhaps I'd let him decide. Also, I hear women don't like to give oral to dudes who aren't circumcised.
  • No, it doesn't do anythint other than deprive from a stimulating part of the penis.
  • I would because I am - not necessarily as I have to follow tradition or anything, but I want there to be continuity between me and him.
  • i would leave my child with his forskin on. you might have to clean it more oftin but it is said to help keep the penis cleaner. it also gives the head more sensitivity. there are about 15 reason or so to keep the forskin on.
  • Try this link for a lot of information on the benefits of circumcision: http://www.google.tt/search?q=Benefits+of+Circumcision&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Some benefits are: 1 Many older men, who have bladder or prostate gland problems, also develop difficulties with their foreskins due to their surgeon's handling, cleaning, and using instruments. Some of these patients will need circumcising. Afterwards it is often astonishing to find some who have never ever seen their glans (knob) exposed before! 2 Some older men develop cancer of the penis - about 1 in 1000 - fairly rare, but tragic if you or your son are in that small statistic. Infant circumcision gives almost 100% protection, and young adult circumcision also gives a large degree of protection. 3 Cancer of the cervix in women is due to the Human Papilloma Virus. It thrives under and on the foreskin from where it can be transmitted during intercourse. An article in the British Medical Journal in April 2002 suggested that at least 20% of cancer of the cervix would be avoided if all men were circumcised. Surely that alone makes it worth doing? 4 Protection against HIV and AIDS. Another British Medical Journal article in May 2000 suggested that circumcised men are 8 times less likely to contract the HIV virus. (It is very important here to say that the risk is still far too high and that condoms and safe sex must be used - this applies also to preventing cancer of the cervix in women who have several partners.) A BBC television programme in November 2000 showed two Ugandan tribes across the valley from one another. One practised circumcision and had very little AIDS, whereas, it was common in the other tribe, who then also started circumcising. This programme showed how the infection thrived in the lining of the foreskin, making it much easier to pass on. 5 As with HIV, so some protection exists against other sexually transmitted infections. Accordingly, if a condom splits or comes off, there is some protection for the couple. However, the only safe sex is to stick to one partner or abstain. 6 Lots of men, and their partners, prefer the appearance of their penis after circumcision, It is odour-free, it feels cleaner, and they enjoy better sex. Awareness of a good body image is a very important factor in building self confidence. 7 Balanitis is an unpleasant, often recurring, inflammation of the glans. It is quite common and can be prevented by circumcision. 8 Urinary tract infections sometimes occur in babies and can be quite serious. Circumcision in infancy makes it 10 times less likely. They also say that benefits outweigh the risks... Check it up...
  • I had 2 sons and both were circumsized. Medically speaking I think the doctors are now in limbo on whether it IS good or is NOT good for the boys. The belief was that is was a good thing when my boys were born so I did what the pediatrician recommended be done. If one of my children gives me a grandson and seeks my advice on it, I'll still tell them "yes" I would do it now too.
  • My husband and I were discussing this the other day. I would wait until he was old enough to have it done under general anesthesia.
  • If God wanted it snipped off he we would have been born cone-heads downstairs....
  • i think i would Because most guys have theirs circumsized and i wouldnt want any of the other boys to make fun of him, or him be any different in that way :[[
  • Yes. Little boys think that if they get wet in the shower they are clean, which is of course not true, but they sure aren't going to let mommy wash them. Circumcision would eleminate that delimna and the possibility of infection or sickness.
  • No. I considered it after hearing about the reduced chances of HIV infection. However, in the US, a mostly circumcised nation, the HIV infection rate doesn't seem to be less given the current health information. This tells me that someone has really created a biased or outright wrong study. The most logical answer to the "smell" issue is this: Ladies: Do you find your vagina needs to have its labia removed? How about the Clitoral hood (same basic structure as a foreskin!). If you say "No, I shower", maybee thats saying a lot. All this worry over a foreskin when the butt hole is right next door. Chances are, thats what smells ;)
  • I have a boy and I had him circumsized to prevent infection.
  • Some things to consider: I would let him be uncircumcized, and let him decide for himself to remove parts of the foreskin when hes old enough and sexually active- just in case the kid may grow up wanting to have a foreskin! You can always remove foreskin, but can't grow it back. I think foreskin actually becomes more of a problem for women than men. For example, I am a woman, and personally I can not have sex anymore with my current partner because he causes ME urinary tract infections from his uncicumcized penis, and a bad odor that will last for days- despite all our hygiene attempts and even always wearing condoms.(only need a few bacteria to turn into many) This was a problem from day one, and we have been working for solutions with doctors. In our seven year relationship- there was a time we broke up and I was wiht another man that was circumcized, and no longer had UTI;s. We worked out our differences and got back together, and the UTI problems returned. We have no other parnters, no std's, are monogomus, and these are confirmed uti's only in me. So, on the flipside circumcision would have spared me a lot of pain and urinary tract damage. My partner is resistant about getting circumcision and also doesnt want to give up our sexual relationship, but for the sake of my health I can no longer be sexually active with im unless he has it done. So in conclusion: If I had a son, I would start to educate him about he benefits and cons of having a foreskin/being circumcized - so he can make an informed decision in case he should happen to be sexually active with women, who may also have this problem.
  • Im a 14 year old boy and I have 2 brother both older and they are both uncircumsized including me and i do not like cleaning my penis because it stings like hell and I hear girls like a circumsized penis better. And it leaves me with a higher risk of getting an std. there are more pros than cons of getting it done btw
  • YES IF I HAD A BOY I WOULD GET HIM CIRCUMSIZED JUST BECAUSE IT IS EASIER TO CLEAN HIMSELF AND WE ALL KNOW WHEN A CHILD BECOMES INDEPENDENT HE MAY NOT CLEAN HIMSELF VERY WELL THIS IS A WAY THAT WE KNOW HE WILL BE CLEAN AND WONT GET AN INFECTION FROM A DIRTY PENIS LATER ON BECAUSE THAT WILL BE PRETTY PAINFULL TOO
  • Yes, this is taken care of in the hospital, skin numbed, snip-snip, and it's done no pain at all. AND it does represent the covenant promise between God and His children.

Copyright 2020, Wired Ivy, LLC

Answerbag | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy