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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by don'ttreadonme View Post
    Circumcision is not intended to prevent orgasm! And there are possible long-term health complications from female genital mutilation including UTIs, infertility, and pregnancy complications.

    Comparing circs to FGM is absurd.
    Cutting off the clitoral hood wouldn't prevent orgasm. It would just desensitize the clit a bit, quite identical to removing the hood of the penis. It would also be more sanitary since "gunk" can get under there and cause discomfort or infection. And, it would have 0 harmful side effects, unless you consider cutting off a part of the body a harmful side effect. Which apparently you don't.

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Cutting off the clitoral hood wouldn't prevent orgasm. It would just desensitize the clit a bit, quite identical to removing the hood of the penis. It would also be more sanitary since "gunk" can get under there and cause discomfort or infection. And, it would have 0 harmful side effects, unless you consider cutting off a part of the body a harmful side effect. Which apparently you don't.
    Who says it has 0 harmful side effects? (Even male circs have risks/side effects issues.) I've read of problems with UTIs (which supposedly is lessened by male circs) and pregnancy/childbirth complications.

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    and here was me thinking America was becoming more european
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    and here was me thinking America was becoming more european
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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    "degrades the appearance". Thank you for proving what I already knew - that it fits the definition.
    Which again, is opinion. Unlike if someone gets their arm sheered off or has a gigantic scar running over half their body which would generally be universally accepted as a degradation of appearance, the cutting of the foreskin is not something held universally to be a "degradation" of appearance.

    If your only argument is based on the fact it degrades appearance and that is only based on the fact that it CHANGES the appearance than I take it if you have a child you would never ever ever ever ever cut its hear because then you'd be mutilating your child. Better remove clipping finger or toe nails as well. Also, make sure you never actually forcefully pull out a lose tooth on your kid because if it doesn't happen naturally you're mutilating them because you're changing their appearance. What a horrendous parent you'd be! You'd possibly be mutilating your kid like every few weeks!


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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Which again, is opinion. Unlike if someone gets their arm sheered off or has a gigantic scar running over half their body which would generally be universally accepted as a degradation of appearance, the cutting of the foreskin is not something held universally to be a "degradation" of appearance.

    If your only argument is based on the fact it degrades appearance and that is only based on the fact that it CHANGES the appearance than I take it if you have a child you would never ever ever ever ever cut its hear because then you'd be mutilating your child. Better remove clipping finger or toe nails as well. Also, make sure you never actually forcefully pull out a lose tooth on your kid because if it doesn't happen naturally you're mutilating them because you're changing their appearance. What a horrendous parent you'd be! You'd possibly be mutilating your kid like every few weeks!

    Yeah, because cutting hair is EXACTLY like cutting off part of a penis.

    Sure, it's not considered mutilation by most people in the US, but in over half the world - where the practice is NOT common - it most certainly IS mutilation.

    No, a better analogy would be to cut off the female infant's outer labia or clitoral hood. That wouldn't be mutilation either, by your standard.

    Better to let the child decide for themselves if they want part of their body removed.

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Its a cultural practice that doesn't have any negative effects. I don't see why people get so up in arms about it, as if its a big deal whether or not a kid gets circ'ed. Its not as if its done to keep a man down or something. Hopefully my son won't think he's less of a man, because he's missing a little bit of foreskin. If he does, I haven't raised him right.
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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    I say to each his own. I'm wouldn't do it to a son of mine because I see no purpose in doing that.

    I also won't prevent anyone from doing it to their kid if they want because I see no purpose in doing that.

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