Male circumcision has proven health benefits. But it almost certainly causes some pain for the infant receiving it. It's really a six-of-one, half dozen of the other situation as to whether you have your male child circumcised. Circumcised males enjoy very, very, very happy sex lives without a thought to the long lost foreskin and its surrounding secretions. And I don't begrudge anyone their foreskin. May you and your children be covered in good health for all your lives.
Why am I even on this idiotic topic, you could rightly ask? Unless you're a urologist, what kind of person would waste so much time over something as unimportant as a foreskin?
There are a group of obsessed foreskin advocates who feel the need to swarm and harangue anyone who might publicly express the idea that male circumcision is not a major issue.
They have websites and they are on a mission. I believe they prefer the term "Intactivists" although, I think they could probably take ownership of the more popular term "dickhead" and they would have to spend less time explaining what they are all about.
And let me make this clear, I don't think they're dickheads because they are opposed to circumcision, they have every right to be and they have every right to advocate against it.
But as anyone who has been circumcised can attest, it does not interfere with the ability to have amazing orgasms. It is nothing like female circumcision, a euphemism for clitorectomy, which has no scientifically established health advantage and is solely for the purpose of reducing female sexual pleasure.
And if you spend all your time obsessing about foreskins and forming Foreskin Action Committees or whatever, it strikes me as not just a waste of time, but indicative of problems that transcend the physiological. These people give the term "special interest" a whole new meaning.
I will not be responding to any of the comments on this post, as tempted as I may be, so go ahead, have your say, because I already know this will rub some of you the wrong way.