My boyfriend is from Russia. He can't comprehend why people get in Canada and US circumcise their children. He considered it to be a "Jewish" thing and was surprised that even non-religious people practiced it. Apparently, no one in Russia does this - and I hear many European countries don't either. This is a cultural difference.
My boyfriend has never had any hygiene issues.
The circumcision shouldn't even be a debate. People are brainwashed the same way they are with religion - they've been told that apparently males who aren't circumcised aren't clean.
Some sort of bullcrap about yellow stuff (I've never seen in my boyfriend's) being stuck there.
I find it funny how circumcised men come on here and recite stories they've HEARD about uncircumcised men. How the heck would you know? If they clean their regions, they're fine and dandy. Are all these circumcised men too lazy to clean that tiny bit of skin? Seriously?
It's a shame people even get bullied by that. My father wasn't circumcised (his Mother was from Slovenia - AGAIN, they don't really practice it there either), and if he was in the changing room it somehow got pointed out. Why people gave a crap? I have no idea. Evidently people care (especially women), about how the dick looks - and apparently would prefer it to look as unnatural as possible.
Ladies who can't stand the way a natural penis looks - I hope you don't whine about how males prefer skinny models with fake breasts. Since you want fake from men.
And here's an argument against male circumcision and it being "cleaner" - circumcised women are ALSO much cleaner and suffer few diseases. Why not circumcise them? Because the process is worse? Hey, a little baby boy having to get the skin ripped/clamped off isn't exactly pleasing either.
You're doing something for nothing and basing it on rumors. And regardless of what anyone says here, you'll defend your stripped penis because you have one and you don't want to face the fact that most of males outside of North America don't do it.
Circumcision is no longer considered covered by public health care in some parts of Canada right now. I certainly won't be forking out $300 to cut my baby's penis. If you choose to, go ahead. I haven't seen circumcised males suffer too many difficulties despite their obsession with having an uncut penis - and some squishmish hypocritical women. *shrug* They don't feel like they're missing out and they're probably not. I don't think it should be banned, but I think perhaps people need to get their heads out of their butts and see that their baby will be entirely fine with or without.