So by now, most of you ladies should know that I'm having a little boy in January.
I have always been for circumcision. I have seen both sides of the argument (the civil sides, I ignore the ignorant). However, due to upbringing, personal belief and some health benefits I was always definitely FOR circumcision. Not really much of a bearing on my decision, but almost everyone I know has been circumcised. Pretty much everyone in my family, ex boyfriends etc.
So anyway, my husband is uncircumcised. He is honestly, only the second person I have ever met who is. Do I mind? Well I did in the beginning, but now I don't care. He's the best sex I've ever had. Anyway. DH doesn't really believe in getting our son circumcised, and I can understand, but he said that if I really wanted it done, we'd get it done.
I've thought about it long and hard, and have decided we are NOT getting our son circumcised. If something should go wrong when he is older, than it may become an option. Now honestly, one of my main reasons is pretty selfish. I don't want to have to deal with an open wounds, possibility of infection, and more difficulty at change times. Babies are enough to handle without purposfully making it worse.
So our little boy won't be circumcised. Will he be bullied? No, penises are not allowed out at school. Will he look like daddy? Who cares, I don't think they will be having penis comparing days. Could he have issues? Sure, I mean I've had ear infections most of my life, but I still have my ears. Do I no longer believe in circumcision? No, this isn't the case. I still believe it has it's benefit, however for our family it is a choice we have decided against. Whether someone else circumcises or not, doesn't bother me.
So yeah. That's my decision and reasoning behind not getting our son circumcised.