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Lil Links: Cool Mom Says No To Circumcision

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Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 7 years
And you IDIOTS with the "locker room" argument?!! I have 3 brothers and not a one of them had dick shows in their locker rooms. Where in the hell do you live?!
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 7 years
Number 2 said "He doesn't get to decide what happens to my ovaries and I don't have a penis so (I feel) it's not really my place to decide about that." Oh yeah? Well my OBGYN has a penis and I let him deliver my kids, regardless of what was going on between his legs. Your "point" had no point. If men can comment on abortion, I can fucking comment on foreskin.
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I'm strongly against it and strongly against female circumcision. I agree with CG I consider it mutilation. We will not circumcise our son(s) even though my BF is. GS, the reasoning that I have heard behind the foreskin being intact = more pleasure is b/c the tip of the penis (the most sensitive part - that has the most nerves) is covered and therefore does not become desensitized by rubbing on underwear, jeans, etc. all day long. The foreskin protects the penis and keeps it very sensitive.
badkitty badkitty 8 years
all of my son's are circumcised , did not have a problem with it, still don't. my son's do not have a problem with it. it's just like vaccines, some are against, some are not. it's a controversial topic and like most controversial topics, each side wants to think they are right. not going to happen, so let it go.. i could care less when other moms try to force their opinion down my throat, i am not them, they are not me.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I call it as I see it and removing skin for unnecessary reasons is mutilation to me. I work for the dept of health and our stance is not to stand behind the "it cuts down on std's" there is no proof of that scientifically at all. The American Academy of Pediatrics has called the evidence "complex and conflicting," and therefore concludes that, at present, the evidence is insufficient to support routine neonatal circumcision.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
"I am not saying this to be rude, I just wonder why people leave this decision up to their husband. I don't get the "he has a penis, so he should decide" thing. As mothers, we should have an equal say in a decision this size" I don't know about the other ladies but I personally left it up to him because he's a guy and has a penis. I was completely lost when the doc had asked me and looked over to my husband for advice. I told him "I'm not okay with it, what do you think? You have a penis..whats better?" He ended up deciding what we were going to do. After all he is the father so whats wrong with that? He agreed with me, different reasons, but he agreed.
shoogerbooger shoogerbooger 8 years
50% of boys are now being circumcised so I hardly believe that uncircumcised boys are going to be teased in the locker room.
Trixie6 Trixie6 8 years
GS - When I watched the video the first thing I thought of was how bad her son is going to mocked in the locker room for being "different". Teenage boys can be just as vicious as teenage girls, they just do it in a different way. I'd be curious to see if she thinks she made the right decision as far as not circumsizing her son fifteen years from now.
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
I just think about everyone watching the video, reading the site, etc years from now that will know her son. I have my own website that, granted, tells a LOT about our lives, but i cant imagine making a whole lecturing video about my decisions regarding my sons penis. Embarressing and not anyones business. Things have a way of being brought up YEARS later, and id personally hate revisiting a video my mom made going on and on about the status of my penis and how she wants me to have a fulfilling sex life. I usually dont watch their videos, they tend to annoy me becuase they exagerate so many things.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
For me it wasn't "he has a penis, he should decide.." as much as he has a penis and knows if he feels circumcision was an OK thing to do. Of course there is always the possibility that my sons could grow to be upset that they were circumcised. I just know with all the pros and cons and social things that happen in the USA without me having a penis I may not be 100% qualified to make that decision. I think if it was up to me alone that I might not have had my first son circumcised. That was coming from a 100% emotional point of view at the time.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
I dated a guy in college who said he dealt with endless mocking from other guys about being uncircumcised. He was ashamed to tell me that he wasn't. I think this is a decision we should leave up to the father being none of us have penises. And just as much "proof" can be found that foreskin has absolutely nothing to do with pleasure. When they have an erection, the foreskin is pulled back anyway exposing the most sensitive area of the penis. And seriously, have you ever heard a man complain about his sexual pleasure because he has a foreskin? I think this is just another fad that will go the way of all the others. I take my cue from my poor ex who changed clothes in gym in the bathroom stall.
shoogerbooger shoogerbooger 8 years
I am not saying this to be rude, I just wonder why people leave this decision up to their husband. I don't get the "he has a penis, so he should decide" thing. As mothers, we should have an equal say in a decision this size. My best friend left the decision up to her husband, and he chose to circumcise their son and then he couldn't even stay in the room when they did it and said if they have another son he will be against it. So much for leaving the decision up to him! I think Cool Mom (while annoying) does make some really good points (all the reasons my husband and I decided against circumcision). But I agree with many of you, it is a private decision and I would never judge someone who decided to circumcise their child, just as I expect them not to judge my decision.
mhg mhg 8 years
this is a touchy subject, obviously, but for me and my husband, we chose to circumcise both our boys. for one, there have been a few large studies on circumcision and it's benefits, namely a substantial reduction in the transmission of HIV and other STDs. these are so valid, that the AAP (my friend sits on the board of the AAP) has revisted their stance on this, although no changes were made to their current position. i'm not going to argue with anyone about it because i see where you're coming from, but i wish that those on the opposing side wouldn't use words like mutilation. i would walk across hot coals for my boys and to use language that implies otherwise really bothers me. and as far as sex, the circumcised men with whom i have had sex have had a very pleasurable experience. at the end of the day, as mothers, we do what we feel is right for OUR children. i hate it how judgmental and nasty some can be when it comes to decisions that are different from their own.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
GC, I'm with you...
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I'll let my man make the decision. I don't know what it's like to have a penis, or what kind of pleasure or whatever you get from having it either way. But all I know is that whatever he chooses, he has to show our son how to take care of it when he is older. However, if I have kids with my current boyfriend...I'm sure he will opt for circumcision, but I should ask why.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
liz that doesnt make sense, he cant tell you what to do with your ovaries, so you cant tell him what to do with your sons penis? I dont get it.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
"why does she feel like she needs to justify her choice concerning her baby?" This has always been my problem with "cool" mom, who is completely misnamed. She doesn't just state an opinion, she has to justify it and then lecture.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 8 years
I didn't circumsize my is completely unnecessary and ridiculous, in my honest opinion. I could not look my son in the eyes one day and I say "I loved you unconditionally except for that small cosmetic surgery procedure I chose to have done to you..." Men apparently get more pleasure out of sex with an uncircumsized penis, too. Good luck son of mine (although not til you're like 45 LOL!!!!!!!)
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
why does she feel like she needs to justify her choice concerning her baby? it's no one else's business. if we had had a son we would have had him circumcised. my dad actually asked me during each pregnancy and was angry when i told him "we will be circumcising". it's a personal choice, doesn't have to be popular and no one else needs to be "okay" with it.
GirlC GirlC 8 years
She was truly annoying. I agree with lizrocks.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Although this lady really annoyed me I have to agree! I didn't want my son to get circumcised but I left it up to my husband hoping I knew him well enough to have him say no too! He did say no for the reason that men get more pleasure having the foreskin intact!
lizrocks lizrocks 8 years
While I'm opposed to circumcision, I leave that decision to my husband. He doesn't get to decide what happens to my ovaries and I don't have a penis so (I feel) it's not really my place to decide about that.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I completely agree with her!!! no circumcision! its not needed, and its mutilation.
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