I may not be the best person to write about this, simply because I’m Jewish and I know how important it is to our people that men be circumcised. I’ve had sex with men who were and weren’t circumcised. I never heard any of them tell me it was less pleasurable because they didn’t have a foreskin. All the males functioned quite normally.
The only man I slept with who wasn’t circumcised ended up getting a yeast infection precisely because he wasn’t circumcised. Yeast grows in warm, dark spots. Women get yeast infections rather easily. The circumcised men that I’ve slept with have NEVER gotten a yeast infection. It was physically impossible.
Yeast infections are common in women. Every woman has a balance in her vagina. Sometimes, due to diet, stress, or other variables, the yeast will build up. Normally, we just use an over the counter cream for a few days to reset the balance. Men who have a foreskin are very susceptible to yeast and they don’t get to use a simple cream to get rid of it. They actually have to take internal medicine for it.
What really annoys me is that MRA’s compare taking off a flap of extra skin to Female Genital Mutilation whereby the clitoris, inner and outer labia are cut and the opening of the vagina sewn up so that only a small hole remains for urine. It’s so fucking annoying they’re that ignorant of human anatomy that they think it’s the same. It’s NOT the same thing.
There’s a lot of research on the subject. Scientists say the rampant HIV in Africa is correlated by lack of the practice. The CDC agrees that the practice prevents many health risks and the costs associated with those risks is 10 times higher than normal. There is a study that claims appx. 117 male babies die from circumcision each year. When critiqued, it doesn’t stand up to academic scrutiny. The CDC says the complication rate from circumcision is 0.2% and is easily remedied.
Now I don’t mind the campaign to get rid of it. I think parents are always going to have the ultimate decision. I do know one man who did get circumcised when he was in his 20’s. I admit it’s quite odd when men say they’ve somehow missed out on good sex because they lack a foreskin.
There are benefits to getting circumcised. The APA agrees with me but the CPA doesn’t. The website circinfo.net has gathered all the updated scientific literature on the subject and states that getting circumcised is a ‘surgical vaccine’ that protects against quite serious diseases. They claim women have benefits from having intercourse with a circed partner preventing:
- cervical cancer
- genital herpes
- bacterial vaginosis (formerly termed “gardnerella”)
- possibly Chlamydia (that can cause pelvic inflammatory disease
- ectopic pregnancy
- other infections
Quite honestly I think it’s just an issue that MRA’s can attach themselves to in order to claim they are oppressed. If I was to have a male child I would circumcise him, not only because I’m Jewish but because of my actual experience with watching a guy get an infection and suffering because of it.
What are your thoughts?
I know this post is being brigaded today (6/14/14) by MRA’s and a fuckwit antisemite called ‘Thoushaltbemocked on AMR. If you don’t like what I said go complain about it on your thread. You won’t be allowed to muck up my comment section with your bullshit. Trying to explain my religion to me also gets a good laugh, especially when you post links to Chabad. Now go back to the depths where you came from. Also, if AMR people are here too, Hi! Looks like you’re part of the brigade and won’t be entertained. Go find other feminists to hound.
You know what’s funny? When I wrote the above paragraph I thought the only place that linked this article was MR. Then I find out some anti-Semitic fuckwit over at AMR posted it too. Haven’t had enough yet eh? Come on cowards at AMR, explain how antisemites behave. There’s at least 8 of you who think you can pull your Jew hatred out on me. You don’t like Jewish laws? Shall I call Moshe rabbeinu for you?
Oh I know skeptics! Religion-BAD! Right? Go spread your hatred elsewhere.