OK, I’ll “cut” to the chase. I think that infant circumcision amounts to genital mutilation. What on god’s green earth gives anyone the right to lop off a piece of your dick for no reason and, even worse, without your permission? I’m 100% against infant circumcision unless there is a life-threatening reason to do so. Barring that, it should NEVER be done. If, as an adult, you decide that you want to remove a completely functional and important piece of your body, then knock yourself out. But no one- not even parents- have the authority to make that kind of decision on someone else’s behalf. The foreskin has a purpose- if it isn’t meant to be there, why are men born with it?
I know some guys think that uncut is “unclean”. But let’s be realistic, basic hygiene is all that’s really needed to prevent this from being an issue. I’ve heard a lot of guys say that they have a preference for cut- be it for visual or other reasons. This is really just a result of social conditioning. What if no man had ever been circumcized? Then no one would know the difference and everyone would think that uncut is normal. I’ve also heard that circumcision reduces the risk contracting an STI. I haven’t read or seen the studies so I can’t say whether I agree or not, but I think that the benefits of having foreskin far outweigh the risks.
Did you know that there’s such a thing as foreskin restoration? Yes. Google it. There are tens of thousands of men all over the world who want their foreskins back. Reason range from aesthetics to enhanced sensitivity. Some guys have even taken legal action against their parents and doctors for circumcizing them. On the plus side, infant circumcision is in decline, as people (including doctors) recognize it as an unnecessary procedure. Hopefully this barbaric practice will eventually come to an end.