Circumcision: Legal Mutilation Of Male Genitalia

Circumcision: legal mutilation of male genitalia

As you could possibly tell by the titile and my photo I am very much against the idea of circumcision, and truth be told up until recently I was totally for it. I never bothered to do much research or out any thought into the subject but now I have an I just feel like sharing my ideas, I hope I can make at least one person further seek the truth and learn more about the subject.

So here's some arguements and my refutes for them. Some of them I'll try to include facts, but its hard to find.

Cutting the foreskin off greatly reduces the chances of getting HIV/AIDS/other sexual transmitted dieases etc, and lowers the risk of penile cancer.

WELL... no actually it doesn't... according to this article : https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2013/03/12/peds.2012-2896.full.pdf

Here are some things straight from that article in case you can download PDFs or dont wanna read:

"For other STDs, such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia,circumcision offers no convincing
protection. The authors of the AAP report forget to stress that responsible use of condoms, regardless of circumcision status, will provide close to 100% reduction in risk for any STD."

"This evidence, however, is contradicted by other studies, which show no relationship between HIV infection rates and circumcision status.10 However, there is no evidence that circumcision,
whether in infancy, childhood, or adulthood, is effective in preventing heterosexual transmission
in countries where HIV prevalence is much lower and routes of transmissionare different, such as Europe and the United States. Sexually transmitted HIV infections in the West occur
predominantly among men who have sex with men, and there is no evidence that circumcision offers any protection against HIV acquisition in this group.11,12"

There's no logical reason how cutting off part of the body will prevent infections to that area. I get frequent ear infections, and sinus infections. Should I cut off my ears and nose? No. As for smaller infections such as yeast infections, the man can handle it the same way as we woman do. Get some cream or a pill and no sex for a few days.

In the case of circumcision preventing penile cancer at least in America and I quote: "it would take over 900 circumcisions to prevent one case of penile cancer in this Tcountry." https://www.cancer.org/cancer/penilecancer/detailedguide/penile-cancer-prevention

Cutting off the foreskin makes the penis cleaner (ex. smegma, smell) :

What about this radical invention called water? or soap? I know its a shocking thing that some people haven't discovered but trust me it works. I don't think I could really provide facts for smelly, unclean dicks. Other than, my partner is intact, its very clean, doesn't smell, etc. You know why? He cleans it.

Cut dicks can be smelly as shit too. Hey guess what, so can us ladies. And we get smegma too. You know that white stuff that is probably in between your folds that you clean out. Yea thats smegma. And vaginas smell. How do we fix that? We clean them! We don't cut our labias off.

As far as baby boys being unclean, the foreskin doesn't separate easily until the child is of age to be able to clean himself. So you mommys dont have to worry about the extra step.

My father is cut, so am I, so will my kid:

This argument is just stupid to me. Thats like saying "My grandpa hated blacks, my dad did too, I will, and so will my son"

Just because its a generational thing doesn't mean you need to continue it, be the change you want to see.

The foreskin is actually useless:

The foreskin has twelve known functions.

They are:
to cover and bond with the synechia so as to permit the development of the mucosal surface of the glans and inner foreskin.
to protect the infant's glans from feces and ammonia in diapers.
to protect the glans penis from friction and abrasion throughout life.
to keep the glans moisturized and soft with emollient oils.
to lubricate the glans.
to coat the glans with a waxy protective substance.
to provide sufficient skin to cover an erection by unfolding.
to provide an aid to masturbation and foreplay.
to serve as an aid to penetration.
to reduce friction and chafing during intercourse.
to serve as erogenous tissue because of its rich supply of erogenous receptors.
to contact and stimulate the G-spot of the female partner.

https://www.cirp.org/pages/anat/

The foreskin is basically a sheath, like on a sword. Think of a sheath, it protects the sword, no? so the foreskin protects the penis.

And sexually its a huge benefit. As a human sexually active female sex with all my cut partners has hurt without extra lubrication. with my cut partner i dont need all that drama because his foreskin is basically lubricant. and its a very senstive area. i play with his foreskin during foreplay if that says anything about its sensitivity.

And this sensitivty is actually the man reason circumcision became cool.

Old religious cereal tycoon John Kellogg hated sex, and masterbation, knew the foreskin was a hot spot and figured if you kill it you kill pleasure.


dont judge adam. he actually posts facts too.

BUT AN UNCUT DICK IS PRETTIER:

first off. no dick is pretty, all dicks are ugly. lol

secondly. TRIGGER WARNING: babies in massive distress.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjUCR44qZLE

watch that video and tell me that that is worth how pretty it looks. TRIGGER WARNING: babies in massive distress.

Thats about all I got.

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  • "watch that video and tell me that that is worth how pretty it looks."
    It is to me. In regards to circumcision I'm against others beside the male deciding what to do with his genitals. However I will bail asap if the guy isn't circumcised so while I do not support circumcision on little boys I am not against circumcision in general instead I think it is up to the male to decide.

    • Thats fine. I could honestly care less. My whole argument is based on the fact its done to babies who dont have a choice. If grown man wants to chop is dick off good for him But don't do it to a child for vanity sake

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  • Thank you for doing this great myTake. I was circed when I was a newborn and I wish my penis were intact. It's really important for women and girls to understand this issue like you do so they can lend their voices to the growing movement to stop routine, non-medical infant circumcision. I appreciate your trying to raise awareness with your excellent myTake.

    • And if you notice when a survey girls on gag as to whether you would rather have sex with a guy having a circumcised versus uncircumcised penis, over 60% prefer a circumcised penis the ridiculous reasons for stopping circumcision begin by calling it, "mutilation." Totally ridiculous. And female circumcision is called gentlemen of your elation because it does not remove the foreskin it removes far more tissue than required. Just another incidence of stupidity of the general public. The fact that an uncircumcised penis provides lubrication is an advertisement saying that an uncircumcised penis unless thoroughly cleansed immediately prior to intercourse carries a hell of a lot of bacteria and viruses all associated with STDs

    • @Mishae I honestly have no idea what you just said. Lol. But what makes you think its not genital mutilation. There is also much more skin being removed that needs to be. If foreskins where such a problem and dirty mess. Literally ALL of the UK would be a dirty infectious mess. Circumcision is only populat here in America and in poor third world countries because instead of providing actual sex facts and protection like condoms we all scare people into not having sex and when that fails we blame body parts.

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  • Any uncircumcised guy should appreciate the fact that he possesses all of his original nerve endings. Now just keep the area clean.. remember to wash every day with soap and water. It's a smart move to use one of those antibacterial penis health cremes too.. this will cut down on leftover bacteria and decrease the chances of odor or infection. Hope this helps!

  • Great article, great discussion. Really awesome to find such great points of view. Circumcised or not, it's the best thing to make sure you're keeping your penis in optimal shape by using a penis health creme. I use Man1 Man Oil because they have a money back guarantee, there is a ton of vitamins and amino acids like arginine, helping with blood flow, etc. Get your hands on it.

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  • Ugh. I can't post links but it is reported that circumcision decreases the risk of getting an STI 50 percent. That is assuming, though, that the male is going to be a promiscuous person who doesn't want to wear a condom.

    I've also been told that it hurts worse and is more expensive when men get it done earlier (I can't post links, but I'll bookmark this question).

    It IS the parent's right and does not leave most children completely mutilated unlike FGM. I do wish that parents would choose to let their children have the choice.

    I do think it's idiotic for such choices to be made based off of aesthetic/religious reasons though.

    All in all, I support it for the fact that it reduces risk and it's up to the parents, but I will not ever have my sons go through it

    • Obviously, if there is a medical reason, it should be done as well.

  • This is a pretty awesome take <3 Too many people just accept this when it's basically child abuse.

  • Too many medical benefits not too.

    • False medical benefits. My partner is just fine. The entirety of European countries are just fine. And they all have foreskins still

    • To each his own but the lack of information is a dangerous thing.

      www.webmd.com/.../what-about-circumcision

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  • Thank you for this, finally a woman that openly talks about this.
    Most people that are pro-circumcision are ignorant about the topic.
    If circumcision prevents AIDS, how come in the 80's there was an AIDS epidemic in the US, were most men were circumcised?

    Like I said, it's all about ignorance, if they knew about this topic, they would know uncut is better, but just like you were once, they never bother to learn about this cause they don't care.
    I'm glad you decided to learn, and I hope more women do the same, because they're judging men on something natural, to the point of humiliating some of them. And what's funny is that an uncut penis will bring more pleasure to the woman, than a cut one.
    See, karma's a bitch sometimes xD

    • Seeing a video of a baby going through all that pain is really what set me off. When i started dating my boyfriend and we discussed having sex he mentioned to me he was uncut [i guess to warn me] i became curious after that, and wondered why his parents kept him like that. He filled me in on something and others i looked into myself. Then i saw the video of the baby and i was sold against it. I hate children i dont want any but i would never subject a child to that. Tied down, afraid, only local anesthetic and no way of the doctors knowing if it kicked in or is working. Christ

    • @myTake Owner -Come to think about it, it's not your place to even bring up this subject if you don't even plan on having children.

    • @sean1234 You don't need to want children to care about the well-being of other kids. Not caring if a kid suffers, whether you want some in the future or not, is pretty shitty.

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  • And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    • Thats nice.

    • Mmmhmm, all that stuff you put is meaningless. I wouldn't do it to my son because I say so, I do it because God says so. It's not my choice either. -I just wonder, are you pro abortion?

    • No I'm not actually I'm very much against abortion. I just don't believe in a book written by man. Its ok in God's eyes for a baby to be abused and multilated, but not ok to kill an unborn child? Makes no sense. The bible is a crock of shit.

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  • Im curious to see what the circumcised advocates will come up with. It will always be some elaborate excuse to justify themselves.

    • When i saw i had comments to my mytake i was waiting to see circ advocate comments. I was pleasantly surprized with comments thanking me

  • Most people don't have the stomach to watch or perform surgery, the reason why circumcisions are performed on newborns is because that's the best age to perform one. If you are an adult male who would require a circumcision some time in your life due to medical reasons, it's worse to have the procedure as an adult. More recovery time, more risk, etc. It's simply done as a preventative surgery. Also, there are regions in the world where water and soap are not as abundant, so hygiene issues do become a factor. Personally, I'm glad I was circumcised. You don't remember the operation, it doesn't impair function of the penis, and also there are different methods for circumcision. His looks like the old school way, I'm pretty sure most hospitals use a clamp method or something. Either way, it's actually a very minor surgery.

  • I will copy&paste a comment I made earlier on the topic around here just as an addition. Keep also in mind that the majority of european health organisations are against circumcision or silent at best. Barely any actually advocates for it in comparision to the US health organisations
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    1. What about my body my choice? Does that not count for boys?

    2. Phimosis is easily treatable in most cases without surgery.

    3. While the American organisations are pro-circumcision (probably because there is a lobby earning millions from the stem-cells), pretty much all european health organisations claim the risk for such a surgery never outshine the number of still questionable benefits.

    4. The handful of studies about decreased STDs are still questioned as they aren't the most scientific

    5. As much kids die on the procedure (usually by infection) than kids who will later have issues with phimosis. Worth it?

    6. Circumcision is one of the procedures with the biggest numbers of errors and negative aftereffects (skin-bridging, etc)

    7. Underneath the foreskin - just like inside the vagina - there is its own bacterial benefical fauna

    8. "Circumcision also makes it easier to keep the end of the penis clean." - That is utter bullshit. Every intact penis is easily cleanable by simply pulling the foreskin back. And frankly - you dont want to be with a guy who is incapable of properly cleaning himself no matter if cut or uncut.

    9. There is not a single country out there who does female genital mutilation but not male circumcision. male circumcision potentially layers the foundation for female genital mutilation.

    10. It is comparable with removing the clitoral hood. You want your clitoral hood removed because it might be a bit cleaner despite all the risks? No? Then why do you want to justify it done to guys?

    11. Infant circumcision rates are higher than 10% in the following nations: USA, Israel, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Republic of Congo, Eritrea, and Kenya.
    Definitely role-model nations we got there.

    12. Infants can't be properly anaesthetised so they will have to endure most of the pain on one of the most sensitive body-parts. See here: edition.cnn.com/.../

    And to show european sources who aren't biased from benefitting financially due to selling of stem-cells out of the removed foreskin: https://pastebin.com/bY0VVQZn

  • Gag is so weird lol

    • I've noticed the biggest topics are both male and female circumcision, race, feminism, wage gaps, penis size, how do I look, and do guys care about boob size? Think I'm missing any?

    • @Northeast106 ya man you summed it up nicely! Hahaha

  • Good take. It's just ignorant americans and religious goons who enjoy mutilating little boys' genitals. Just shows the USA is not as advanced as they think they are.

  • Thank you :) I love that the tide is turning

  • I am against Circumcisioin

  • Bastard. Bastard from hell forcing this infant through this torture. His conscience should tell him this wrong... It probably does, but he suppresses it no doubt. I don't believe that anaesthetic gets rid of all the pain at all. That baby's cries were an unmistakable cry of pain. I can thank my parents that I was spared from this and still have the nerve endings that this baby is having cut. Let me assure you, it will HURT. Sadly that doesn't help these babies who will go through life facing inexplicable frustrations in sex. It looks better my eyeball. How can the baby's penis AFTER this operation look better than it did BEFORE? Before there was no blood or anything. What a sick sick world. Tour hell with circumcision. I can't say it enough.

  • I WOULD NOT cut off an important organ of my body for another woman's pleasure. Fuck women and their pussy. Men rule the world!

  • Well said, I would just like to point out too, that while male circumcision is seen by society as "a good thing" female circumcision, is called "genital mutilation". But for whatever reason that isn't sexist at all.

    • FGM tends to render the vagina useless. Cutting off foreskin only removes a certain function from the penis but does not render it useless.

    • Removing the hood does not render the vagina useless any more than the foreskin. You see the amount of misinformation on this topic?

    • @Araya Yea i dont know what female mutilation your talking about. But a female can operate without the clitoral hood. Same as a man can operate without foreskin. They are either both mutilation and should be illegal or they are both ok and both should be legal. They are legit the same operation. Different parts.