Let’s talk about the religious aspect of circumcision. There are some religions, namely Judaism, a lot of Muslims are circumcised, where it’s an important part of their cultural heritage to do this. I do not have any religious reasons to circumcise or not circumcise. So again, that arguments kind of out the window for me.
So as far as my personal feelings on the whole crazy matter, because I don’t live in an area where female circumcision is the norm, I don’t have any religious reasons for female circumcision, and there have been no proven health benefits that I could find for female circumcision, that’s a no-go for me. It’s not something that I would advocate in any way for myself or anyone else. When it comes to male circumcision, I’m still very undecided.
I don’t think that that’s something that I will announce on the Internet. I think for my son’s sake, that’s a very personal family decision. That’s very private information for him that he’s probably not going to want everybody to know about him and his private parts, out there on the Internet. So, that’s something we’ll keep yourselves.
However, if we do decide that we want to do it, I will be insistent on using anesthesia. There used to be studies that said that babies don’t feel pain the same way that adults do. And that has been debunked. So if anyone out there is considering it, I would urge you to please check out those studies. Numb that peep! It makes me horrified just thinking about poor babies without any numbing on their penis.
And as far as male adult circumcision, I mean according to the Mayo Clinic, I did read that apparently adult male circumcision is a more complicated procedure. And if it were me, and I was thinking about “Is this something I want to do? To choose for myself for as an adult or something I want to be done back in the day when I can’t remember it?”. I feel like, “Yeah! Obviously, I’d choose back in the day when I can’t remember it. That sounds horrific and scary.” But I do love the idea of waiting till you’re older, so you can decide for yourself. I think that there’s a lot of merit in that as well.
Are you for or against circumcision? Do you think that maybe parents should decide on circumcision? Do you think that children should decide when they’re older? How do you feel about male versus female? All of these are completely valid topics to discuss in the comments. I want to hear what you have to stay on it, especially since I know that this community is from all over the world and is going to have a lot of different opinions on this matter.
I feel like it’s the first tough parenting decision that I’m going to have to make because again, you want to do what’s best for your baby, but what if there aren’t any cut and dry facts for what’s best for your child. I don’t like that “leave it to the parents to decide.” I want you guys to give me facts so that I can conclude because that’s how my brain works.