i think it's time to take a stand - i will not be circumcising

Georgia - posted on 11/26/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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even if it is the norm in some places... we know better now. it's really not worth it in my opinion and his sex life will be affected by circumcising him. he comes into the world with foreskin and it just makes sense to leave it.

even for religious reasons, we have running water and soap... it's no longer necessary. it's actually scary how many mom's circumcise their little guy. all i'm saying is give it some thought and i think you'll come to the conclusion that it's better off left alone. i don't wanna bash mom's that opt for circumcision... i just think it's better we have a discussion about it and take some time to think about it. :)

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Georgia - posted on 11/27/2013

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when you cut off the foreskin, you cut off thousands of nerve endings so when the head is exposed it becomes desensitised.

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[momoftwo] - posted on 11/27/2013

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Actually my hubby told me that too, we didn't circumcise our son either. I wouldn't want someone cutting off skin in my down there area either LOL

Gena - posted on 11/26/2013

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Well we dont have to because of religion but if it is medicaly nessesary we would do it. Why or how does it affect the sex life beeing circumcised?I havent heard of that befor and now i would like to know..could you explain it to me please?

Jodi - posted on 11/26/2013

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There aren't many places in the world where it is the norm anymore except in areas of Africa and the Middle East (it is a Muslim tradition too). Although the US has one of the highest rates among developed nations (around 50-60%), Canada, Australia, and Europe have rates below 20%. Not the norm at all.

Ambur - posted on 11/26/2013

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I understand why people would do it if their religion requires it. But since Christianity doesn't require it, my husband and I chose to leave our son intact. I figure that it can be his decision later on. Also, I didn't want to deal with a wound in the diaper when I was already dealing with the cord stump.

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