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2011-05-08 12:16:27 AM
In the Philippines, preadolescent and adolescent boys traditionally are circumcised during summer school break from March to May.

Lord, if we circumcised boys in the US when they were old enough to biatch about it, the practice would never have taken hold.
 
2011-05-08 12:18:46 AM
Does that include the tip?
 
2011-05-08 12:28:00 AM
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2011-05-08 04:45:03 AM
But..But...it'll protect them from Aids and other nasty stuff. It's much cheaper than condoms and kids always prefer to buy sweets with their pocket money.
 
2011-05-08 04:45:15 AM
And women wonder why men always think about their penis. From the start, someone is trying to mess with it.
 
2011-05-08 04:47:04 AM
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I can haz penis tip back, pleeze?
 
2011-05-08 04:50:00 AM
GungFu: I can haz penis tip back, pleeze?

sorry, no

philippines-food.msg-style.com
 
2011-05-08 04:50:07 AM
... People are weird, man.

/their business I guess
 
2011-05-08 04:54:23 AM
Dammit! This is why I can't find a Mohel when I need one.

Where'd I leave those scissors.
 
2011-05-08 04:58:03 AM
But, how does he manage the discount? Does he cut a few corners?.
 
2011-05-08 04:59:53 AM
Officials say hundreds of boys in a Philippine city have turned out for a day-long "circumcision party" that aims to break the world record for the most number of participants in a circumcision event.

Ah yes, that elusive world record for the most number of participants in a circumcision event.
 
2011-05-08 05:01:29 AM
CygnusDarius: But, how does he manage the discount? Does he cut a few corners?.

he rounds off the remainder
 
2011-05-08 05:01:54 AM
Can we please stop circumcising boys for no good reason? I understand if they suffer from phimosis, but the overwhelming majority of boys do not have that problem. There's no medical reason to do it, and it breaks my heart to see these boys suffer because tradition says they have to. We recognize that female circumcision is mutilation, why can't we realize male circumcision is the same thing?

/I'm cut
//I want my foreskin back.
 
2011-05-08 05:07:56 AM

rel-yo: Can we please stop circumcising boys for no good reason? I understand if they suffer from phimosis, but the overwhelming majority of boys do not have that problem. There's no medical reason to do it, and it breaks my heart to see these boys suffer because tradition says they have to. We recognize that female circumcision is mutilation, why can't we realize male circumcision is the same thing?

/I'm cut
//I want my foreskin back.


media.giantbomb.com
 
2011-05-08 05:15:12 AM
There is no part of the series of photos in that article that doesn't say "Torture" to me.

Thank God my pediatrician told my parents no. -_-
 
2011-05-08 05:15:35 AM

rel-yo: Can we please stop circumcising boys for no good reason? I understand if they suffer from phimosis, but the overwhelming majority of boys do not have that problem. There's no medical reason to do it, and it breaks my heart to see these boys suffer because tradition says they have to. We recognize that female circumcision is mutilation, why can't we realize male circumcision is the same thing?

/I'm cut
//I want my foreskin back.


Oh yes, a mostly functional penis is just the same as a removed clitoris. You know what? You're going to have to get over it. We're all sorry you hate your penis. But the little foreskin isn't coming back. Nerve endings gone forever. Poof! I'm sorry your sex life isn't as good as you imagine it could be, but the foreskin probably isn't your problem.
 
2011-05-08 05:18:25 AM
Oh, and before someone starts a certain line of derp:

Not all women "prefer them circumcised." I don't give a darn if it's got a sweater or not. Clean and disease free? Okay, then.

/seriously, a dick is a dick, why would I care that much
 
2011-05-08 05:18:37 AM
Half-off all dicks
 
2011-05-08 05:24:34 AM

ultraholland: CygnusDarius: But, how does he manage the discount? Does he cut a few corners?.

he rounds off the remainder


But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
 
2011-05-08 05:25:13 AM
Why were these boys in pain? Oxycodone's gone generic. And there's always gas, and novocaine, and...

As for circumcision, that really should be left up to the guy. I don't feel mutilated by being circumcised as an infant, but in principle a guy should decide what happens to his dick.
 
2011-05-08 05:29:17 AM
Worst Groupon deal EVAR.
 
2011-05-08 06:02:32 AM
In rural areas, the surgery is sometimes performed by non-doctors using crude methods.

and

media.npr.org

-but don't dare compare it to female genital mutilation. Cause its only wrong to cut the sex organs of female children.
 
2011-05-08 06:15:00 AM
Damn, we're comparing male circumcision it female genital mutilation already?

Tell you what guys, when male circumcision commonly results in difficulty urinating, urinary infections, pain and bleeding during sex, and death during child birth then we'll talk.

Until then, suck it up guys. Boohoo, you lost a bit of skin. Get over it.
 
2011-05-08 06:18:36 AM
Afterward, all the doctors had a big bowl of calamari.
 
2011-05-08 06:23:38 AM

gadian: Oh yes, a mostly functional penis is just the same as a removed clitoris. You know what? You're going to have to get over it. We're all sorry you hate your penis. But the little foreskin isn't coming back. Nerve endings gone forever. Poof! I'm sorry your sex life isn't as good as you imagine it could be, but the foreskin probably isn't your problem.


platedlizard: Damn, we're comparing male circumcision it female genital mutilation already?

Tell you what guys, when male circumcision commonly results in difficulty urinating, urinary infections, pain and bleeding during sex, and death during child birth then we'll talk.

Until then, suck it up guys. Boohoo, you lost a bit of skin. Get over it.


C'mon people, let's at least get a bit of diversity in the trolling.
 
2011-05-08 06:24:50 AM

platedlizard: Damn, we're comparing male circumcision it female genital mutilation already?

Tell you what guys, when male circumcision commonly results in difficulty urinating, urinary infections, pain and bleeding during sex, and death during child birth then we'll talk.

Until then, suck it up guys. Boohoo, you lost a bit of skin. Get over it.


Damn, are we whining about tiny bits of meat being cut off again? When I was a lad we had to worry about ritual sacrifice.

Tell you what, ladies, when female circumcision results in a 100% chance of total death, somebody waving your vital organs in your own face, and your flesh melting off within a matter of weeks, then we'll talk.

Until then, suck it up ladies. Boohoo, you lost your pencil eraser. Get over it.

/or how about we agree they both farking suck, and not belittle the other side?
 
2011-05-08 06:27:36 AM
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2011-05-08 06:28:35 AM

platedlizard: Damn, we're comparing male circumcision it female genital mutilation already?

Tell you what guys, when male circumcision commonly results in difficulty urinating, urinary infections, pain and bleeding during sex, and death during child birth then we'll talk.

Until then, suck it up guys. Boohoo, you lost a bit of skin. Get over it.


I;m not a big fan of comparisations between the two but it's still a distinction of degree (which admittedly can make a great deal of diffrence), not kind.
 
2011-05-08 06:45:56 AM
There are two types of female circumcision. In one type the entire clitoris is removed. The other type they remove the clitoral hood but leave the clitoris so the woman can still orgasm. I do not see how the second type is any different than what we do to males.

If a simple circumcision was all that was needed for preventing AIDS then America and Africa would be two of the safest places in the world to have unprotected sex.

The HPV virus has a vaccine that prevents it in both males and females.

If you feel it is cleaner, do you really feel you don't have the parenting skills to teach your kids how to use soap and water? Furthermore, women get infections such as yeast infections all the time. I don't see a big push to start circumcising females because it's cleaner. If women don't bathe properly we get smegma as well. I also don't see a big push to start cutting off ears because someday your child might have an ear ache or ear infection.

If you feel a circumcised penis looks better, what kind of parent surgically alters their kid at birth to make them look better?

There is no medical reason to circumcise.

I am a woman and prefer the uncircumcised penis. A circumcised penis feels like riding sandpaper in comparison. My man restored his foreskin and he and I feel a noticeable difference for the
better.

Let the male choose when he turns 18.
 
2011-05-08 06:47:56 AM

omgwtfetc: platedlizard: Damn, we're comparing male circumcision it female genital mutilation already?

Tell you what guys, when male circumcision commonly results in difficulty urinating, urinary infections, pain and bleeding during sex, and death during child birth then we'll talk.

Until then, suck it up guys. Boohoo, you lost a bit of skin. Get over it.

I;m not a big fan of comparisations between the two but it's still a distinction of degree (which admittedly can make a great deal of diffrence), not kind.


In order to follow my own drunken train of thought, why is one so terrible and universally reviled while the other barely gets a "meh". You're still cutting off parts of someone's sexual organ.

Not saying male circumsision is necessarily wrong. I've just never understod why, outside of the religious context, people still consider it a reasonable thing to do. I doubt parents who choose to circumsice their kids do it so that the kids will have less chance of getting an STD once they start banging everything that moves.
 
2011-05-08 06:51:18 AM

Ed Finnerty: Worst Groupon deal EVAR.


Groupon....Groupoff.
 
2011-05-08 06:51:33 AM

platedlizard: Damn, we're comparing male circumcision it female genital mutilation already?

Tell you what guys, when male circumcision commonly results in difficulty urinating, urinary infections, pain and bleeding during sex, and death during child birth then we'll talk.

Until then, suck it up guys. Boohoo, you lost a bit of skin. Get over it.


Yes, but you're comparing apples and oranges...

If female circumcisions were performed in a sterile environment by a surgeon, you wouldn't have those complications. Most of them are done without anaesthetic, and with primitive tools.

Sorry, but you can't call one "circumcision" and the other "genital mutilation"... I want my daughter to look just like her mother so government needs to get out of the equation...
 
2011-05-08 06:51:59 AM
Served at the after party:
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2011-05-08 07:32:12 AM
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yay, mutilation thread!!

/not really yay
 
2011-05-08 07:44:13 AM
Torture is correct. I don't know if I would have the balls to line up like that. Hearing what must be going on would shrink my back into myself, NO thanks.....
 
2011-05-08 07:51:47 AM
What you don't want to hear during this event:

Oops!


Danny, have you ever thought of changing your name to Danielle?
 
2011-05-08 07:53:31 AM
barbarians
 
2011-05-08 07:59:32 AM

rebelyell2006: barbarians


Ya, pretty much this. I'm a woman and even I'm "feeling the pain" in this story. Those poor boys.
 
2011-05-08 08:06:55 AM

Ringshadow: Oh, and before someone starts a certain line of derp:

Not all women "prefer them circumcised." I don't give a darn if it's got a sweater or not. Clean and disease free? Okay, then.

/seriously, a dick is a dick, why would I care that much


This. Also, at least in my experience, the women who are grossed out by (clean, disease-free) uncircumcised penises are grossed out by all penises, cut or not.
 
2011-05-08 08:50:38 AM

Lsherm: In the Philippines, preadolescent and adolescent boys traditionally are circumcised during summer school break from March to May.

Lord, if we circumcised boys in the US when they were old enough to biatch about it, the practice would never have taken hold.


From TFA:
"I'm a big boy now," one boy who had just finished the surgery bragged.

Never underestimate male bravado.
 
2011-05-08 09:07:51 AM

Mouser: From TFA:
"I'm a big boy now," one boy who had just finished the surgery bragged.

Never underestimate male bravado.


It's also cultural, in a place where ritual genital mutilation is considered a part of becoming a man. Much like drinking one's first beer or losing one's virginity here in America. I don't think Americans, if given the option of circumcision at age 13, would willingly go for it.
 
2011-05-08 09:11:06 AM
The_Terminator

Best use of that pic so far. I lol'd
 
2011-05-08 09:44:24 AM
Philippine? Or Philistine?
 
2011-05-08 10:01:09 AM
So, your invisible sky-wizard rewards people in the afterlife for suffering.

How can one worship such a horribly sadistic being and not be considered retarded?
 
2011-05-08 10:04:44 AM
My wife was adamant that our son not get circumcised. I am circumcised, but I didn't care either way. He's not, and seems to be doing just fine. If it becomes a problem in his dating life later, he'll have the opportunity to change it if he wants.
 
2011-05-08 10:07:31 AM

MegaUngawa: Afterward, all the doctors had a big bowl of calamari.


Funyuns!
 
2011-05-08 10:15:39 AM
I should have read the thread before sourcing my own picture of that evening's dinner.

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2011-05-08 10:16:25 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie Quote 2011-05-08 10:01:09 AM
So, your invisible sky-wizard rewards people in the afterlife for suffering.

How can one worship such a horribly sadistic being and not be considered retarded?


Weak threadjack, dude. Weak.
 
2011-05-08 10:27:16 AM

altinos: My wife was adamant that our son not get circumcised. I am circumcised, but I didn't care either way. He's not, and seems to be doing just fine. If it becomes a problem in his dating life later, he'll have the opportunity to change it if he wants.


As a teenager in the 90s, it was tough. I was born just before the 'why are we circumcising boys' question was raised, and I did worry about it. In reality, NO boy in their right mind would dare admit to looking at another in the shower... and now, gym doesn't really involve showering.

Now, when I went to the Air Force Academy. I remember lining up in a 30 man line, all naked, and having a 60 second shower. (10 seconds per stall, and you climb under the barrier when they blow the whistle) So you saw more than you wanted to of anything there, and in a place where hazing was rampant, not even a whisper.

The point is, no one gives a damn, and anyone that says anything is just illustrating their ignorance. Might as well make a comment that some guy has his ear pierced or not.

Now, having had my share of fun as a teenager, I never met a girl who even complained. In fact, many took it as an opportunity to... explore. It was new to them, exotic perhaps, and those that had never been with an uncut guy before seemed to be the ones that liked to be the most hands on with me.

Now happily married, it's farking great as part of the sex life. Not to get into the details, but many uncut guys have the option of either going natural, or retracted. So I get to do whichever I like depending on what I like that particular moment.


My real problem with it being a 'standard' procedure is that we have a real problem of treating 1000 people for the problem that may occur to the 1, with a procedure that itself has a complication rate. Even then, if an infection of the foreskin occurs, it can be treated then.

It would be like pre-emptively removing the toenail of the big toe from every newborn to fight ingrown/infected toenails. Ingrown toenails hurt like a biatch, but they can be treated when it happens, and you aren't performing a surgery that is useless for 99.9% of the people you perform it on.

That, and the whole issue that you are performing it on infants. We still do have an infant mortality problem, so why stress their immune systems with elective cosmetic surgery?

Long story short, I think you and your wife made a good decision, because now your son HAS the option to make the decision for himself if he so chooses.
 
2011-05-08 10:30:08 AM
I was told by a Philipino guy that the reason why they do it at an older age is so they understand what the pain of childbirth is like.

I always wondered if a kick to the balls would be sufficient, but whatever.
 
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