2016-11-27

Why Circumcision?

I've already pointed a number of flaws in your Zambian study which you have not answered. I think we can reject that. All it says is that circ does not reduce sexual feeling and its own data do not show that.
All other studies have been discredited for similar reasons.
I think you can refer to the history of the "justification" for circumcision in the US (and Britain). First it was to prevent masturbation (around 1870) then it was to prevent going insane (from excessive masturbation), then it was that women find it more attractive, then it was that it's more hygienic, and now it supposedly prevents STDs including HIV. That simply doesn't make sense. It's obviously a solution in search of a problem. That is one of the many issues with circumcision. When you discover that it doesn't prevent masturbation, that children don't go insane upon being fixated on masturbating all the time, when it's not unhygienic, when it doesn't prevent AIDS, at some point you have to question the process OR determine that it does something else. Is it mere habit? or is it something deeper, does it provide some kind of strange social benefit? Also, what is the psychology of men who have been circumcised and not admitting they regret it? They don't want to hate their parents? They don't want to accept that it's bad (less sensation and higher risk of ED later, etc.) and can't be fixed?
THOSE are the interesting discussions! That it prevents AIDS or has no impact on sexual feeling or function has been discredited as far as research goes, and is sheer nonsense when you look at logic, physiology, the fact that NERVES TRANSMIT FEELING, and the accounts of men (other than you) who got circumcised later in life and describe it like a loss in hearing (can't hear conversations well, loss of appreciation of music and nature, etc.).
The interesting conversation is about why we keep doing it. It may be that it somehow makes America and Britain more competitive as societies, which is also plain to see.

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