Why Do People Circumcise? What Are The Advantages Of Circumcision? What Are The Differences Between A Circumcised Penis And An Uncircumcised One?

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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My son has had to be circumcised because he kept on getting balanitis he would swell up so bad he couldnt go to the toilet without it being extremely painful, and the advantages to having it done is it is much cleaner as there is nowhere for bacteria to hide and I was told by his surgeon that the disadvantage was that when he is older he may not have as much feeling as other guys down there so in theory it may take him longer to enjoy himself, hope that helps x
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Amy Campos answered
I have a 22 month old son who is not circumcise ,my husband is not circumcise and has never had any problem in his 34 years of life.According to the American Academy or Pediatric ,what I've read there are no hard evidence to or not to.I really believe it's for religious reason (Jewish traditions)more so for medical reasons. So, because my husband is not we made the decision not to on our son.
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Eddie Instone answered
I love my foreskin and there's nothing wrong with having one!
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Anonymous answered
Circumcision is, for the most part, a matter of personal preference these days.  With proper hygiene infections are not something you have to be worried about.  Recent studies however have found that the act may reduce the risk of HIV in men (www.cdc.gov

Basically, because of the more porous skin on in an "uncut" male, he may find he is at a higher risk for transmission of STD/STI's in unprotected sex.

Essentially, not going through the procedure will require "higher maintenance" but otherwise... It doesn't matter.  Whichever YOU think is best.  The general consensus these days seems to be if the father is, do it... If not... Don't.

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Jo W. answered
Hi Ashlee,

What it amounts to is what you want, not what the pediatric society or your son's doctor wants.

It seems to me that if the boy is taught the proper methods for cleanliness by you and his dad, there shouldn't be a problem.

Don't let them talk you into something you don't want to do on this one!

Jo
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There is absolutely no advantage in being circumcised. The foreskin has evolved as part of our body over millions of years. Superstition and ignorance has let to the practice of circumcision. The worst form of this practice is when it is performed on innocent and helpless babies for the gratification of the parents religious believes or just plain ignorance.
Give your child the opportunity to decide for himself when he is old enough.
The vast majority of boys in the world are not circumcised.
There are of course the extremely rare cases of abnormality, such as may be the case with any part of the body that may require surgical intervention. Speak to your doctor if you think there may be something abnormal about his foreskin.
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Julii Brainard answered
Why: mostly for religious and cultural reasons. Sometimes for perceived hygiene reasons (these are tied up with culture). Very rarely, for purely medical reasons -- e.g., some males who have recurring infection problems.

Advantages: reduces the transmission rates of various diseases, and the chances of getting infections or certain cancers. These cancers are very rare, anyway, and infection can usually be prevented by following other good hygiene measures. Similarly, regular use of condoms is the most effective way of all to not transmit disease.

Why didn't you ask about disadvantages? I''ll include, anyway:

Disadvantages: Painful, invasive, typically done to males who have no choice in the matter, medically unnecessary in vast majority of cases. Risk of complications and bleeding. High risk of infection if done in unhygienic conditions (as is the traditional way to do it).

Differences: They look different and present different opportunities in foreplay.

Very few men choose to have the procedure done as adults, and are therefore in a position to comment on whether it's nicer to own one type or the other. Most men feel, rather defensively, that whatever type they possess must de facto ergo be the superior, option, however.

Which implies, basically, that you believe that your parents were trying to ensure you had a great sex life when they chose the shape of your manhood (it would seem).

Most women really don't give a toss.
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Anonymous answered
As a male who was circumcised in my mid thirties after my wife and I traded yeast infections back and forth for 6 years, I think circumcision is the better choice. However, most men are fine either way so the choice is yours. Circumcision does not decrease sensitivity as some people like to claim.
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Anonymous answered
I am uncircumcised but know a lot of guys that are. Uncut is better! You have to teach him to wash correctly though. An uncircumcised penis needs more hygiene than a circumcised penis.
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Anonymous answered
I was not cut until I was 19 yrs. Old, and as everyone has said, as long as it is kept clean there should be no health problems.  BUT , it is easier to get caught in your zipper, Having the surgery at a later date as I did is the most painful experience that I would not wish upon my enemies.  Being uncut is unsightly to most young women, even though it looks the same as being cut when erect, when in the Hospital and relying on nurses to bath you is a health hazard as I have found that probably 99.9% of the nurses will not pull the foreskin back to clean the area, If an uncut Penis is not cleaned properly and often it will cause very bad infections.  The reason I was circumcised when I was, was because the foreskin became very dry and started chaffing so bad the skin would break open and bleed, and I always kept myself very clean as I was very sexually active.  So, it is really p to your discretion, I believe that the child should be circumcised at the earliest age possible.
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Anonymous answered
It is really up to you,I have a nephew and he was not circumcise and he started having trouble at the age of 3, he was in head start ,he hurt really bad,and couldn't go to bathroom,it kept going on at the age of he swelled really bad, doctors said it was cause of infection,and at first they was concerned it had caused other problems,he had to be circumcised anyways,but ,he is going on 7 now and everything went fine.
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Anonymous answered
There is proven scientific evidence showing that uncircumcised men are at greater risk from receiving and incubating HIV
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I do know that it is also done for hygiene purposes. The foreskin traps in urine after urinating as well as provides a place for bacteria to stay in, which eventually leads to infections and other related illnesses. Removing the foreskin can remove the opportunity for bacteria to multiply. People would often say they wash there often, but really speaking, how often to you have a shower per day, unless, is you are a muslim you would be washing the head of the penis with water for cleanliness purposes. However, it is a rule for all muslim males to circumcise anyway. Many are misled that a part of the penis is chopped off. It is actually just a small piece of skin covering the head of the penis that is removed. The size of the penis stays more or less the same. So if you want to keep your penis clean and free of other unwanted things, ger circumcised
thanked the writer.
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Ok, I keep reading that circumcisions are usually done for hygienic purposes... This shouldn't be an issue if you clean yourself. Even so, if you can't shower for whatever reason, I'd say from personal experience it MIGHT start to smell funky 1-2 weeks in; and the odor will be light and not noticable. With that said, why do Americans do it, typically white people? Besides for religious reasons, it should be up to the person to have their meat cut off or lose 25% of pleasure from sex.
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Anonymous answered
Being circumcised is way better, the foreskin on the tip can easily be pulled back to look like a circumcised penis if you really want,..... There are special oil glands on the foreskin that makes the skin extra soft and smooth....and best of all ladies love the sex because it is not as rough
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Anonymous answered
Yes you should, being circumcised prevents premature ejaculation, it is cleaner and women seem to prefer it
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ray of light answered
Medically, the circumcision has and advantage over uncircumcised man. The uncircumcised man is more prone to urinary tract infection than a circumcised man. Because the drops of urine are trapped in circumcised penis leading to an infection.
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johntavis king answered
Circumcised because uncircumcised cold lead to all kinds of infections and can hurt when it comes time to have sex because I have a nudy who aint circumcised and he said it hurt when he tried to have sex because I pulls the skin back

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