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Post 40

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 8:49amSanction this postReply
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Ciro:  Michelangelo didn't circumcise David Why?

Um... 'cause he couldn't fine a Moyl??

;o)

(sorry... it's clearly Friday!)




Post 41

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 8:54amSanction this postReply
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Ah, David...  They don't make men like that anymore.  Strong, quiet and always ha...

Nevermind...

;o)




Post 42

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 9:03amSanction this postReply
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Summer,  David being a Juish had to be circumcited.
All Juishs are!
I guess Michelangelo liked to replicate nature as it is!
Ciao




Post 43

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 9:31amSanction this postReply
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Jody,

That is the combined rate for both breaking and slipping.  Surely, you don't think they are 100% safe?  After all, what is?




Post 44

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 9:32amSanction this postReply
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Michaelangelo was not a Jew, and most likely never saw a Jew, let alone naked, so most likely never saw a circumcised male...
(Edited by robert malcom on 10/28, 9:35am)




Post 45

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 9:35amSanction this postReply
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Robert,

He saw a lot of penises are you sure?




Post 46

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 9:37amSanction this postReply
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Considering the culture of the time, would say is the most likely case, yes...



Post 47

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 9:38amSanction this postReply
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Robert-
As for breakage, does it factor out those who do not leave a little extra room at the tip, and as for slippage, does it factor out those who continue intercourse after ejaculation.  I know they are not 100% effective, but as with most modern technology a lot of failure can be attributed to the old ESO problem.




Post 48

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 9:40amSanction this postReply
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Rober M. there is more than that.
Ciro




Post 49

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 9:51amSanction this postReply
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Circumcision is a terrible choice to impose on an infant. The excuse that disappoints me the most is avoidance of questions from the boy as to why he looks different than Dad. Itís usually the mother making this excuse. Iíll respond, ďSo itís matching cocks. You want to put a knife to your son so that your home has matching cocks.Ē

A truly disgusting excuse is that uncut penises (read: unmutilated penises) look goofy. Again, this is always from a woman. Iíll respond, ďIíve seen women who have a little ďextraĒ hanging around, and that looks goofy, too. Luckily, my daughter wasnít born with any of that, so we didnít have to get the knife out and clean up.Ē Of course, she gets offended. Hopefully, something sinks in.

The only honorable reason I have encountered was a friend who asked some female friends what they thought. All of them told him that if he wanted his son to ever receive oral sex, he should cut him. He believed it, and cut him.

As for the pleasure issue, there can be no doubt about the loss. Those precious square inches are packed like no other part of the body with millions of high-quality nerve endings. Disconnect some sensors from your carís computer control systemósure it will still run.

I am circumcised and I would give my left nut to get my foreskin back.

Jon




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Friday, October 28, 2005 - 10:23amSanction this postReply
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Why jews perform a circumcision?"
"They economize on the place in their pants!"



Post 51

Friday, October 28, 2005 - 11:21pmSanction this postReply
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Jon

"I am circumcised and I would give my left nut to get my foreskin back."

I don't want to hit this one too hard, Jon, but what the hell are you on about? I'm circumcised & can't say that I've ever had a *foreskin moment* after intercourse where I've quietly asked myself: "Mmm, that was good but gee, I wonder if I'd have enjoyed it more if I had some more skin over my glans?"

Ya know?

Tongue in cheek comments aside, this thread borders on the ridiculous. Especially some of the comments from the fairer sex. Shall we have a thread on the clitoris, girls?

To suggest that a cut man has less pleasure or is somehow less than complete due to the removal or a few millimetres of skin is not only silly but presumptuous. It's like saying that short guys enjoy life less than the tall. Well, maybe that's an unfortunate analogy but you get my point--oops! sorry, another slip up!

Quite frankly, most men, me included, have enough trouble lasting a decent length of time. Believe me, sensitivity is *not* an issue for a circumcised man.

Debate the rights & wrongs of circumcision all ya like. I'm not advocating it but I can't say that I've ever felt violated or mutilated or had deep seated resentment towards my parents. Quite frankly, and to wax explicit for a sec, my cock is my cock, proud & true [twang!], sans foreskin or not.

Vive la Cock!!

Ross

PS: I'd comment on Ash's quite stunning post earlier, but I'm seriously afraid she'd pull some sordid revelation out of her girlie bag of tricks that would nail me to the wall :-)


(Edited by Ross Elliot
on 10/28, 11:24pm)




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Post 52

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 1:20amSanction this postReply
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Sure, you don't miss it now that it's gone. But that's not a great test of whether it should have been removed in the first place. If it's a fine thing for doctors to do then they may as well remove the tonsils and appendix at the same time, just in case at some time in the future they also throw a funk.

If you want my foreskin you'll have to pry it out of my warm, clammy hands!




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Post 53

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 4:10amSanction this postReply
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"If you want my foreskin you'll have to pry it out of my warm, clammy hands!"

Mr V, I think you need a new pick-up line.




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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 5:29amSanction this postReply
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Ross, do you think a woman would enjoy sex as much if her clitoris had been surgically altered or removed? As I understand it, it's not much different for men. I don't resent my parents; they acted on what information they had and thought it was necessary for reasons of hygiene. I know better, and won't have my sons cut unless they develop phimosis and cannot be cured without circumcision.



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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 5:33amSanction this postReply
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I can't believe people who are supposed to be standing up for individual rights are neglecting to stand up for just that on this issue. What ever happened to the notion of parents raising their own children as they see fit, circumcision or not? Children do not possess full-blown individual rights, only their parents do, so please, let's not pretend they do. I would be very interested to see the mess that giving children full blown rights would cause. What is actually being advocated here is the infringement on the rights of parents to choose.
 And trauma is a psychological concept. If there is no memory, there is no trauma. When the procedure is done early enough in life, there is no memory of it, and therefore no trauma, other then so-called trauma being projected onto another. Hell, I've seen more actual trauma put onto a young toddler getting his or her ear's pierced then from any circumcision procedure which is done with proper medical care.
 If you are a parent who doesn't agree with circumcision, then don't have it done. But please don't advocate the abolition of the individual rights of the parents who do see it as a value, especially if you claim to be for individual rights. What does calling it an initiation of force while thinly veiling it in a question supposed to mean anyway?
 I will stand on the side of the individual rights of the parents to decide. What is the morality of the other side, anyway?




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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 7:45amSanction this postReply
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Ross,

If your pinky fingers had been cut off and tossed into a dumpster at birth, you would be saying the same things today. You can still pick things up, write, drive and shake otherís hands. You would be assuring us that everything works just fine.

Jon




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Post 57

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 8:00amSanction this postReply
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I find myself leaning toward the viewpoint of Casey and Jon here.  The various arguments have demonstrated conclusively that whatever medical benefits pre-emptive circumcision delivers can be more effectively accomplished with hygiene, condoms and careful partner selection.  This begs the question: Is unchosen circumcision effectively a form of assault via mutilation?  All the evidence thus far points in that direction.

I admit I still feel uncomfortable with yet another restrictive law on parental choice, but I find it harder and harder to argue against such a law.  Of course, I doubt we will see that law passed any time soon, so it is up to us to make our own life-affirming choices about this issue.

As for phimosis, a disease Matthew mentioned, a Google search found a variety of alternatives to circumcision for treatment.  According to

http://www.norm-uk.org/phimosis_clinical_guidelines.html

Cautions for Circumcision

Circumcision is essentially irreversible and should be the treatment of last resort. If a circumcision is to be performed, all the following patient criteria should be met.
  • Have a genuine therapeutic indication for circumcision, conservative treatment having been tried and failed.
  • Have understood the implications of circumcision and be willing to have the operation.
  • Have understood that circumcision has at least a 2% chance of serious complications.[ 43 ]
  • Have a supportive friend or relative to stay with them overnight.
That settles it for me.  If I ever have a son, he will remain intact!




Post 58

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 8:11amSanction this postReply
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DJ, parents don't have a right to harm their children. You'll have a hard time convincing me that cutting health tissue off a human doesn't fall into the "harm" category. Following your logic a parent could arrange to cut off a child's legs (stops them running into traffic and hurting themselves).

Morality: This is not merely an aesthetic choice. The foreskin isn't mine and not endangering the child.

I don't see many adults demanding circumcision for themselves. Hell, if there was enough demand I'd set up a chop-shop! 




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Post 59

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 8:27amSanction this postReply
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Tim,

On second thoughts, Sarah and I have just decided that we might give your dinner invitation a miss tonight. Your 'Moroccan lamb' just sounds like too much of a euphemism given your posts on this thread.




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