So little for so much benefit

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So little for so much benefit
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Sun, 05-13-2012 - 11:50pm

My first thought was to offer this statement as a pro-circ argument which I came across recently from a friend of mine... the perceived belief that circumcision is a simple surgical act with benefits which outweigh any argument to the contrary. She was discussing my own circumcision as an adult to make her point. My response to her isn't important, expect to stress that I explained exactly why I lost my foreskin against my will. I can still 'perform' after the learning curve I had to encompass and live with.

But our shared conversation struck home with regard to iVillage's new format. We have the opportunity to cross-reference thoughts, wishes and understanding arguments across all three boards. No other website offers a chance like this - we are unique. So why is there next to nothing among the very many 'views' of threads without a single comment?

Christopher

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Re: So little for so much benefit
Sun, 06-10-2012 - 11:45pm

Hakunan, my ubiquitous male online friend for some years... :smileyhappy:

"I don't believe that she has a very good grasp of what circumcision entails, nor that the much touted benefits are nothing but excuses manufactured by an unethical medical fraternity that continually have to be reinvented as each is disproved."

She is English and lives in Deal, Kent ... a stone's throw away from me by the seaside. She knows what circumcision entails and discards arguments of the kind you and I make, as nothing more than (I quote): "A fear of pain and a foolish refusal to accept adult circumcision as beneficial". Her husband is circumcised and a supporter of www.circlist.com which is a wholly British website.

You speak of "an unethical medical fraternity". You were thinking 'American' I'm sure, but Britain has its minority share of doctors who will recommend circumcision at the drop of a hat. It may be an historical persuasion born of our Victorian morality when boys were circumcised to prevent 'self abuse' - or more likely a copycat matter of following the USA's prolonged obsession with circumcision.

Whatever the truth, she thinks of boy-child circumcision as "So what?" And adult circumcision as essential to prevent perceived, life-threatening diseases at a sexually active age.

Christopher

"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance." Will Durant


"Almost any manmade phenomenon i