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I circumcised my son, my husband is circumcised, and I will definitely circumcise the next son I (may) have...

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 2:28 AM
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I actually do it for religious reasons, I can't back out of it or just decide it's "not necessary," but I wouldn't belittle or stigmatize someone who chose not to have this procedure done on their son, and I wouldn't try to talk then into it either.

I wouldn't force your son to go though it, especially wouldn't go through it without local anesthetic, so I expect you to not force me out of having my son go through it.

I don't like that I did it, when they took him for that procedure I was so tense I couldn't even urinate (which I had a bad urge to do right before they took him). I worried about him, about his pain, but not all of us can just opt out. I love my son, and when I saw his discomfort and was informed he didn't receive any pain meds (even after), my DH would swear I looked like I was about to wring the nurses neck. Next time, I'm finding someone that uses local anesthetic safe for a newborn.

Never do I look at my sons pain and shrug it off. I know he won't remember the procedure or the pain it caused him, but that is burned in my memory forever. I hurt my son. I got him circumcised. He survived and lives on with no sign of trauma, except for the little pig in a blanket that used to look like a mini corndog. I love my son.

Thank you :)

UPDATE: I'm glad everyone enjoyed this post so much while I was away. I guess I had it coming.
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iluv2meow
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 2:40 AM

snip the penis!

wifeNmom76
by Member on Jun. 3, 2011 at 2:42 AM
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I don't regret having my sons circumcised.. And I'm so glad that my husband is circumcised :)
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Kaelansmom
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 3:03 AM

:)

DH is the one who went in with Kael... the boy slept... never uttered a sound... well, kind of, he cried when he was taken from me.. and fell asleep in daddy's arms.. but, ya, DH got to watch. I didn't.  He didn't even cry for the rest of that day.

Biancas_mommy
by Bronze Member on Jun. 3, 2011 at 3:05 AM
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I'm 100% pro circum. but I also think it should be mandatory for them to numb em first. 

tuplamama
by Bronze Member on Jun. 3, 2011 at 5:52 AM
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Quoting ProudMuslimMa2B:

 He survived and lives on with no sign of trauma, except for the little pig in a blanket that used to look like a mini corndog.


I have no words.

This is how you think your son's body? How would mothers on this board react if someone wrote to this way about their daughter's genitals?

Does it make it easier when you make fun like this?

 Your son's foreskin isn't blanket, it is the most sensitive part of your son's body. It has a purpose, it is there for a reason. Your son has a scar in his genitals, lost thousands of specialised nerve endings, his glans will keratinizise and he will never have sex as nature(god?)intended. And you did it because of YOUR religion. I assume that you believe in religious freedom - what if your son converts to another faith when he is adult?

Quran does not mention circumcision at all. And Quran also makes it clear that nothing was left out from Quran.

And most of all, your post shows that you obviously don't know what foreskin is and why it is there.

simple frown

Would it be OK to remove from girls' genitalia  same amount of skin and blood vessels and nerves if some religion says so? Question I've asked on this board several times, no one has ever answered.

I really don't care what adults do with their parts - cut it, pierce it - whatever. But it is so sad that in today's world we still allow this kind of cruelty to innocent , helpless children. And yes, I call it it cruelty. Children are people too.

 

 "It cannot be ethical for a doctor to amputate normal tissue from a normal child."- British medicalJournal  


"What is Lost to Circumcision? 80 to 90% of one's total penile nerves--the foreskin is not the wrapper, it's the candy."  Marilyn Milos, RN, NOCIRC  http://www.thewholenetwork.org/

muslimah
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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 The thought of an uncircumcised male makes my stomach turn. In my opinion it is nasty and gross for a male to not be circumcised and I would never allow an uncircumcised male to touch me.


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Bean1980
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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Totally agree with this. I don't regret having both of my sons done.

Quoting wifeNmom76:

I don't regret having my sons circumcised.. And I'm so glad that my husband is circumcised :)
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BleedinHeartMom
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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Quoting tuplamama:


Quoting ProudMuslimMa2B:

 He survived and lives on with no sign of trauma, except for the little pig in a blanket that used to look like a mini corndog. 


I have no words.

This is how you think your son's body? How would mothers on this board react if someone wrote to this way about their daughter's genitals?

Does it make it easier when you make fun like this?

 Your son's foreskin isn't blanket, it is the most sensitive part of your son's body. It has a purpose, it is there for a reason. Your son has a scar in his genitals, lost thousands of specialised nerve endings, his glans will keratinizise and he will never have sex as nature(god?)intended. And you did it because of YOUR religion. I assume that you believe in religious freedom - what if your son converts to another faith when he is adult?

Quran does not mention circumcision at all. And Quran also makes it clear that nothing was left out from Quran.

And most of all, your post shows that you obviously don't know what foreskin is and why it is there.

simple frown

Would it be OK to remove from girls' genitalia  same amount of skin and blood vessels and nerves if some religion says so? Question I've asked on this board several times, no one has ever answered.

I really don't care what adults do with their parts - cut it, pierce it - whatever. But it is so sad that in today's world we still allow this kind of cruelty to innocent , helpless children. And yes, I call it it cruelty. Children are people too.

 



Gensis:
17:10 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.

17:11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

17:12 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.

17:13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

17:14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

danie24
by Bronze Member on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:36 AM
Some people molest their children in the name of religion.. Others allow doctors to mutilate their genitals :(

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SuperChicken
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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Why is God so obsessed with foreskins?   

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