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Circumcision – Pro vs Cons…”Should You Circumcise?” Why Or Why Not?

October 21, 2011

Circumcision – Pro vs Cons…”Should You Circumcise?”

This blog is titled “The Contrarian Mom”…so why not write on one of the most controversial and heated topics among mom’s of little boys – Circumcision.

Yep, I just said that word and it causes all kinds of feelings of uncertainty, fear, anger, what if’s…

–My goal for you is to be more educated than before you got to this post —

Know ALL you can before making a decision. 

My motto: do not be controlled by fear or the unknown.

You probably are asking “why this topic” or “what does she have to prove” or “she is just choosing sides”.

First of all, there is an ABUNDANCE of info on the internet talking about how circumcision is horrible. And how every boy should stay intact because that is the way he was born and it is inhuman to cut anything off the body of a baby.

And there is almost NO info on the online talking about and discussing the Pro’s of circumcision.  Almost none.

I am a mother and I don’t know a single mother that would choose pain for their child. Circumcision can be painful (depending on the procedure) and choosing not to circumcise can be painful.

For those of you who acknowledge there is a God, I have one question for you about circumcision:

“God created sex.  And if sex is suppose to be a beautiful thing, then WHY would God command those in the Old Testament to cut a part of their penis off and totally ruin sex?  Why would God destroy a beautiful thing?”

What if the JOKE is on those who don’t follow the advice of God in Old Testament and don’t circumcise?  From what I can tell, most of the rules in the Old Testament were for the peoples protection, health and hygiene.  It is for their benefit.

After much thought on this topic and talking to MANY new moms about whether or not to circumcise their new born son, I have come to the conclusion that the only way to REALLY know is by talking to men who were intact until adulthood and then had their foreskin removed after having full knowledge what it is like to have a foreskin, wash one, have sex with one, etc.

Here is a website that has exactly that info…  the testimonies are many and may be very helpful for you in this decision of whether or not to circumcise your son.

I Think The Best Opinions Are From The Men Themselves who know both sides…

Men who have been circumcised since birth don’t know what it’s like to have a foreskin.

Those who are not circumcised don’t know what it’s like to not be.

And men who have had both, have the most accurate info of what it’s like to not be circumcised and then to be.

This website: has every topic from Penile Hygeine to Why Are Men Born With Foreskin to Infections.  He has over a 1,000 references and his whole goal is to simple inform.

If you would like more opinions and info about whether or not it would be a good idea to circumcise, go and ask nurses who work in the ICU, nursing home or long term health care.  Have you asked a deployed soldier who didn’t have daily access to a shower, what it was like?  Ask a doctor who takes care of the elderly.  In fact, I know a family practice doctor who is intact and has 4 sons who were all circumcised at birth because he knows first hand the benefits of circumcision. 


I have many friends who both do and who do not circumcise. I love them both equally. And I’m pretty sure God does too.


For the Biblically minded:
“Interestingly, the physical difficulties experienced by the uncircumcised may explain why the word for uncircumcised in Hebrew means “obstruction” or “to impede”, so explaining the Biblical term “uncircumcised heart” when referring to obstructionism.”
2 Comments leave one →
  1. Andi permalink
    October 24, 2011 9:17 pm

    It’s my understand that Christians aren’t required to circumcise, that only a metaphorical circumcision of the heart is warranted. So why I can’t tell you why God would command it in the OT, all I know is it’s not mandated for Christians in the NT.

    Infant circumcision is not kind and I find it odd that someone advocating for natural birth in the book list would promote routine infant circumcision. It seems very unnatural to cut off a functioning body part without medical need/disease.

    I’d also like to offer this: for every one man you find who is happy to have his foreskin removed as an adult, you’ll find one man circumcised as an infant who is unhappy about it. Just search online for painful erection caused by circumcision or those countless men who are trying to restore their foreskin. So it seems the best solution is to leave the babies alone and allow them the choice to get circumcised or stay intact once they reach the age of consent.

    Thanks for allowing me to voice my opinion.

    • theCmom permalink
      December 7, 2018 4:36 pm

      It’s been 7 years since I wrote this post. I now have 5 sons and have talked to many more moms about circumcision.

      You are correct that it is not mandated in the NT. We have the freedom to choose. And there are many very sexually happy circumcised men in this world. It’s a very personal topic and the hospital nurses I have talked with are very vocal about what it’s like to care for an old man with his foreskin intact. The nurses say you can walk into a their hospital room and simply smell whether or not the guy is circumcised.

      Many women argue that it’s so simple to keep clean. These women are correct if we are talking 1st world country, warm running water and personal shower. Before you roll your eyes, how many of you know men who have served in the military…. in sandy regions of this world? Do they have daily access to warm, clean water on a daily basis?

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