Is elective, adult male circumcision a good idea?
While not all parents feel this way, I believe it is best to circumcise your newborn son because of two main reasons: hygiene and social reasons. Cleaning an uncircumcised penis requires extra attention and effort, and also requires gentle cleansing in the early years. Boys then need to be taught how to pull back the skin in order to cleanse it during bathing, to keep it clean. It can also present social differences when changing in locker rooms during school years, or when being intimate with a loved one for the first time. The cons just seem to outweigh the pros with this one, and so it makes more sense to just have the child circumcised while they still don't understand pain.
So many proven benefits, reduced incidence of UTIs, prostate cancer and transmission of a wide range of STDs. Benefits to the partner - cervical cancer, the jury is still out, but a range of other infections to female partners are certainly reduced. Last but not least, as most of us tend to live longer, maintaining penile hygiene in old age is undoubtedly easier for circumcised males. The majority of women (though certainly not all) prefer circumcised partners as numerous surveys have shown.
If the man chooses to do it, what's the problem. I'm sure that it is painful. But, I doubt that it is as painful as pushing out an eight pound baby - especially without an epidural. And, I'm sure it doesn't take nine months to get over. Adult circumcision is a good idea if there's justifying health reasons, or if the man (or his woman) feel life would be better if he had it done. Not circumcising a child is not the child's choice. As a man, I think that he should be able to make that choice for himself. His parents have absolutely nothing to do with it. And, it won't hurt him to have it done - at least, not that much.
it's my belief that circumcision should be made available to all adults totally free of charge by the medical profession in all countries of the world where it is not the norm!
Elective male circumcision is a matter of individual choice. There are few, if any, health risks involved with the circumcision process. In some cases, the question of circumcision is in fact a matter of religious choice. Thus, the process should be treated the same as any other elective surgical procedure.
If a man wants to become circumcised as an adult, he should have that right, just as we have the right to get pierced or have plastic surgery. The risks should be outlined, but they should get the choice in the end.
I may not be very educated on this topic when it comes to the health aspects, but as far as the surgery itself I don't think there is anything wrong with it. Any surgery presents risks, and every person is given all the information about what could go wrong before they get any surgery. If a grown man is uncomfortable with still having his foreskin and would like it removed, I think that is his right. Women all over America get plastic surgery every day. That is no different than what a man is doing with this elective procedure.
I had no physical problems requiring it - just a strong desire by age 36 to experience the benefits expressed in the headline above. The surgery and healing process to my surprise was virtually painless and the subsequent results have exceeded my hopes and expectations. I have no regrets whatsoever and would recommend it to anyone contemplating the procedure - provided always that it is competently performed.
Any mentally sound adult male that chooses to undergo the process of circumcision has every right to do so since his body is exclusively his property. That said, I do not think circumcision is a necessary procedure in normal males and I would strongly discourage anyone I knew not to have adult male circumcision performed.
Any type of elective surgery is exactly what it states: elective. A man may choose to be circumcised for health reasons, such as a torn foreskin, the presences of HPV, or it could be purely cosmetic. As long as the man comes out of the surgery feeling better about himself, then there is no harm.
I feel that an adult male can really benefit from an circumcision. The doctor would use anesthesia and antiseptic so it wouldn't be a painful process. The fore skin of the penis can hold in germs that if not washed properly can lead to an infection. The look of a circumcised penis can also be more appealing to a partner. having a circumcision as an adult is a good choice because you have made the choice yourself.
Many report enhanced sexual feeling and better response, when uncircumcised. Others are more concerned with cleanliness and personal hygiene, so they prefer to be circumcised. But, some mostly find the sight of an uncircumcised male organ to be distasteful. So, for their sake, some adult males choose to undergo the procedure.
Each person is the rightful owner of their own body. Therefore, it is their right to do with that body as they see fit. If a man wants to be circumcised as an adult, he should be able to do so. The only time one should be stopped from doing something to their own body is when it is dangerous to one's own life or the lives of others. Circumcision is neither of these things, therefore no need to prohibit it.
Male circumcision is a personal choice, and certainly one that a consenting adult is qualified to make. Recent scientific evidence has shown that men who are circumcised have less of a risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Also, in the US, most adult males are circumcised, and most people don't want to be different.
In developed countries, running water and good hygiene dispel the notion that an uncircumcised male will suffer increased genital health problems. There is no evidence to support such a claim. Circumcision is violent, painful and without merit. The procedure is usually performed on infant boys without the benefit of a numbing agent while the baby is strapped down to a board. It is, in short, torture. Circumcision is also done more for aesthetic appearance than function and when parents are properly educated on the care of an uncircumcised infant, problems are non-existent.
I don't know what my junk would have looked like without getting clamped early in life, but I know what issues my son has had with his unchanged penis. I would support him doing anything he wants to his own personal system, but I do hope he considers it his body, to do with as he pleases and not the choice of anyone else, even as a Jewish man. In my opinion knowing the option of this body modification is part of maintaining choice. And the choice to not remove penis skin is also a good idea. The idea is that removing skin will prevent HIV and many other issues, but soap and water seems a lot more practical.
Elective adult male circumcision is an extremely painful process but if someone wishes to do it for hygiene purposes, it is a good idea. Many males are circumcised at infancy for these reasons, so there is no reason why someone shouldn't have the choice to undergo such a procedure if that is their wish.
Any adult should be allowed to make a choice to have elective surgery. If an adult male who has not undergone circumcision as an infant wants to have it done, then shouldn't be any laws to prevent him from having it done. Americans undergo many different types of cosmetic surgery every year, circumcision should be included. People have a right in the U.S. to modify their bodies, there shouldn't be a limit to what that includes.
The trouble with circumcision is that it is so often performed on infants who get no say in what happens to their body. They grow up mutilated, missing an important part of their sexual life and don't know what they are missing because they were never provided the opportunity. The rationalizations for child-circumcision are weak and ill founded, taking science to a level it doesn't need to go. A body comes with some maintenance tasks, foreskin cleaning should be one of them. Or not, bases on an adult decision.
I am vehemently against the compulsory circumcision of male babies for the same reason I am vehemently against compulsory female circumcision: it is brutal, unnecessary, and spectacularly cruel mutilation, that is to say, abuse, which has no medical basis whatever. However, if an adult is willing, and, more to the point, WANTS to undergo such a procedure, because it is required for acceptance into a religion, or for aesthetics, or whatever, then they should be allowed for the same reason they should be allowed, if they choose, to get a tattoo, or a piercing: they are aware of the risks and have chosen accordingly of their own will.
It is probably a good idea for a man to get elective circumcision because it protects himself from a bacteria that can found in the foreskin of the penis. When the foreskin is removed, a man can rest assured that no deadly bacteria will infect his penis and he will have a clean bill of health because of his decision to get an elective surgery. Why should I have s say in what another man whets to do to his anatomy?
This is a matter of choice. Men should be allowed to obtain circumcisions in adulthood much like they can elect to have lasik surgery. They may do it for personal, sexual, or hygienic reasons. As a child, the choice was taken away from them by their parents. As an adult, they should be given that choice back. I also believe that insurance should cover this service, much as it does when an infant has the procedure.
I believe that elective male circumcision should be a personal choice. There are very few health risks involved, and while not everyone agrees on all of the benefits, there has been research that indicates circumcision reduces the risk of sexually transmitted diseases as well as of some forms of cancer. Circumcision may also be a religious choice as well.
I support adult male circumcision because it contributes to better hygiene and thus is highly desirable. It is also more attractive and pleasing to most sexual partners and helps to improve ones confidence level in intimate situations. It has additional benefits of decreased susceptibility to various sexually transmitted diseases and infections. I believe it is a good choice for an adult male to make.
There are many reasons why parents may decide to have their baby boy circumcised. Some of those reasons are religious (such as in the Jewish faith), some of them are cultural, and some of them are for perceived sanitary reasons. Although I do believe that a boy should be taught how to wash his penis properly whether or not he has foreskin, I do think that parents should be allowed to chose what they believe is appropriate for their child. In the end, only a small part of skin is removed and so I do not believe that male circumcision is akin to mutilation or equivalent to female circumcision (where the clitoris and other part of the vulva may be removed or altered).
If too tight, a doctor can help trim just for helping against too tight a foreskin. Not necessary to remove more than just a little for comfort, by a medical aid, nurse, doctor. Thousands of nerves are present in the foreskin, never talked about by anyone, but very necessary for your sexual pleasure, and the pleasure of your lover. Please study available medical science. Circumcision is not required unless you want it. Study all you can find about this. Don't hurry. You can't grow it back once it is gone. Best regards and keep your nerves, roger
Male circumcision should be adjusted if the male wants to get it and if he doesn't he has the right and not the government. They shouldn't tell you based on a vote that you would have to have that done if you don't want it done then you don't need to feel stressed from it.
When considering a circumsicion, especially on a grown man, it's a bit of an ordeal. First of all, it's painful, especially during erections, and it takes several weeks to fully recover. But it is justified if there is a medical reason for it, such as phimosis, or if you want it badly enough to put up with a few weeks of pain/discomfort.
When you have a male baby that is being circumcised this is a much less painful process compared to an adult male. Adults will take a lot longer to recuperate from this procedure and it will be much more painful. It is painful for a baby but nowhere near what an adult would experience.
Sure it should be a personal choice. But that doesn't mean it's a good idea and you should go out and do it.
You'll have to spend money and then there's the time to heal.
And then you will be less stimulated during sex because there are more sensitive nerve endings in the foreskin.
As to any supposed benefits to reducing the transmission of STDs use a CONDOM. If you are seriously thinking about getting circumcised to reduce the risk of STD transmission then maybe it will make you overconfident and you'll feel like you don't need a condom. Condoms protect so much that any marginal protection from circumcision is too small to be worth it and the protection from circumcision without a condom is so small that if you seriously are getting circumcised to avoid getting STDs and not using a condom you're an idiot.