Yeah, but I'm sure we can agree that guy had a physical abnormality that needed correcting, but the large majority of people wouldn't be affected by that. Of course in cases where the foreskin is presenting a direct medical problem, circumcision can be a valid answer. But to carry on my earlier tooth metaphor, if you have a cavity, you get a filling, but you don't drill out all your teeth and get them filled to prevent cavities in the future.
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I think we've heard the opinions, now we just need to take a poll on who's cut or not? ;)
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I'd like to talk to that guy in the video about the difference in feeling before and after the circumcision. I've read and talked to friends about how being circumcised means removing thousands of nerve endings from the penis and sex with foreskin is the shit. This, like many things that aren't, should be a choice. No foreskin is prettier, but if you love someone a lil dickflap normally doesn't matter.
"No foreskin is prettier, but if you love someone a lil dickflap normally doesn't matter."
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Close my eyes just to look at you.
My parents had my cock clipped when I was a kid. They are atheists. Honestly, I'm glad that it doesn't look like a frankfurt.
^ With you there, lol.
I was born into an atheist/agnostic household and they had me circumcised as an infant due to the prevailing belief at the time that it was more cleanly and probably at least a little bit because my father had been as well.
Never had a single problem with it. Sex is awesome, my cock is easy to clean, and it's honestly not really something I ever really even think about. It just is. w/e
As long as it's done well and professionally I don't really think it's any more ethical to put a conscious adult through that, willingly or otherwise. If someone is going to go through something like that it might as well be as an infant when they're already being traumatized by every waking moment anyway and won't have the slightest recollection of it whatsoever.
And then there's the ongoing debate about whether or not circumcision has any health benefits...
Sure, the average uncircumcised person won't have complications THAT extreme.
But circumcision WITHOUT A DOUBT expedites and facilitates the cleanliness of cocks. As long as it's done carefully by a trained and skilled medical professional there really shouldn't be any problems, whereas there is actually a CLEAR CUT benefit instead. Pun intended.
Obviously, I wouldn't really give anyone a hard time for deciding NOT to have their son circumcised, but likening it to female "circumcision" and/or demonizing parents who DO have their sons circumcised is utterly ridiculous. (Pun also intended.)
Personally, as an atheist I still intend to have my hypothetical son circumcised.
I've just gonna make sure it's done WELL.
And I also intend to have the leavings saved in a sealed dome-ring like Erik Estrada from "CHiPS" had done to HIS son's foreskin. What an BRILLIANT idea!
Or maybe I'll just steep it in a bottle of absinthe or chartreuse perhaps.
I just think it would be AWESOME to sit him down as a young adult for our first real drink together and tell him it's time to "swallow the worm," as it were.
"You're a MAN now. Here. Go ahead and take this back...you've earned it, son."
If we lived in a world where circumcision was unheard of and someone proposed the idea, I'd be willing to bet that all of you pro-cutters would laugh in their face.
Close my eyes just to look at you.
I'm fine with parents getting their children circumcised for the same reasons I'm fine with parents being able to decide whether or not to have an abortion.