How do you feel about circumcisions?

Michelle - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




I don't have any boys, but my best friend is due on Christmas day with her 2nd little boy :) She had her 1st boy (now 2) circumcised but DOES NOT want to have it done to her second after doing some thorough research on it...and after also doing some research myself I would have to agree with her. Her husband on the other hand is dead set on having it do you feel about it?


Lek - posted on 05/30/2013




My husband and me hav been studying alot on the internet about male circumcision. we did this for our own reason and now for our baby boy due next month. Our biggest frustration and sadness seems to be "common" or repeat comments on websites from parents and not really true comments also. probably the main ones are

Every circumcised penis is the same and requires no care.

we were told nothing or didnt think to look / check our sons penis after it healed.

The plastibell is best as it involves no foeskin cutting. the foreskin will fall off after 1 week like magic :)

We have seen many similar storys like yours about boys having loose circumcisions and the skin sticking or doctors not understanding or telling parents how much care a circumcision can be. I think its mainly due to how circumcisions are done now and the device used. basically "old style" circumcision was done with a gomco clamp or mogen clamp which normally removes all the foreskin leaving a very tight circumcision. now many doctors hav chosen to use the plastibell because it leaves more foreskin for the growing penis. but because of this alot of care and extra attention is needed to stop the leftover foreskin reattaching. This means pulling the penis skin back tightly to expose back to the circumcision scar and covering this whole area with vaseline at least 2 times everyday. this may need to continue until 2-3yrs old and the fat pad is gone. me and my husband both prefer a circumcised penis and for it to be done at birth. we pity and are sadnneded to see circumcised penises in boys and men deformed due to something as simple as pulling the skin back for your son after his circumcision.

During our time researching we hav found and collected alot of circumcised penis images from new born to adult showing good and bad or botched circumcisions and problems which are not easliy accessable or available.

Unfortunatly we cant sure them due to copyright but more so "naked children images". I understand this but wonder why this subject is so taboo in western culture.??

I saw my first newly circumcised penis and after healing( Besides my husband) when i started working in a daycare centre in Australia. I was surprised and interested how every boy especially the circumcised babys penises were all so different. My husband had never seen circumcised baby boys until we watched utube videos of baby boys bathing. He was also surprised but understood wot i had been trying to tell him. i feel and hope more truthful education about circumcision is given or available to new parents. Its too late for many boys but maybe other boys will have normal circumcised penises as parents learn.

Sharon - posted on 10/08/2009




Hi there - I had my boy done....but I think given the time again, I wouldnt do it.....If I have more boys now I will have to have them circed too, only beacuse I wouldnt want them to be different. I would ask around and find a doc who has done a great job on some other kids you know. Good luck

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I don't know why anyone would want to cut off a perfectly healthy part of a newborns body for cosmetic reasons. I'd say its always wrong to cut off someone else's body parts, but especially a part that is so important part for sexual pleasure. If your friend and her husband can't agree, maybe they can at least agree to leave the new baby's penis alone until he's old enough to decide what he wants for himself. As for the two boys looking different - do any 2 penises look the same? And anyways, I doubt it is a big deal if they are different. Maybe it is different for boys, but I certainly don't remember comparing parts with siblings as a child - must not have made much of an impact if I did.

Christyne - posted on 10/08/2009




I have 2 sons in their later 20's who are not circumised. I wouldn not have it done and was spared that chioce by having premies but wouldn't have done it. My thought is this, if one son is and the other won't be, that could cause some grief later on when she has to explain to them why they are different. I think it will cause sonflict between the boys and toward the parents. This is just a thought to mull over. I wish them good luck deciding as its a hard one to resolve. Congratulations tot he expetant parents. An Aussie living in Colorado USA .

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all three of my boys (22months and twin 11 month olds) were circumcised. We read all the good and bad to it, and I have to say that I don't think it really matters. Plus, I think it's all on how the doctor preforms it. Two of my boys had the plasti-bell, and the other didn't, we did better with the plasti-bell..

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