Re: Wife suddenly wants me to get circumcised...I think this is ridiculous
Zig, I respect your thoughtful post but I have issues with several of your points.
As many state the forskin is not just some unnecessary loose skin. It is a protective shield for the naturally mucus membrane called the glands. When it is removed it fundamentally changes the nature of the glands. It essentially dries up, and becomes more like normal skin with less sensitivity. Ever had dry toung? This loss of sensitivity may be a benefit for PE in you 20s and 30s, but becomes a huge problem in your 40s and beyond. It takes more and more pressure and friction to excite those nerve endings. Unless a women is very consistent with kegels the vagina is just not tight enough to provide the necessary stimulation. This is one of several reasons many men begin to prefer masturbation, anal and find the need for more intense and psychologically stimulating sex acts. Good old PIV just doesn't cut it anymore like it used to.
It is not common practice to use effective anesthesia on newborn infants in the US for several reasons. Topical is not very effective and general anesthesia is very risky especially for a newborn. The procedure costs money and insurance companies don't want to pay for it. The medical community has been under intense pressure recently to change its scientific stance and "recommend" MGM, because insurance companies increasingly will not pay for the procedure because it is not medically necessary.
Sure the the physical pain caused by MGM is barbaric because it is so unnecessary except in rare cases, but getting squeezed out of a garden hose is not very comfortable either. The bigger issue is the trauma caused later in life that your sexual organs were mutalated causing disfunction AGAINST YOUR WILL. By people making a PROFIT off your suffering. You cannot deny the profit motive for hospitals in the US and religous leaders generally do not charge explicit fees for their services, but "tokens of appreciation" are expected. The accepted practice of hospitals selling the forskin to tissue brokers can also not be denied.
All in all the deck is fairly stacked against a male infant, at least in the US.
Last edited by StargateFan; 02-11-2013 at 09:29 AM.