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Old 08-18-2003, 09:56 AM   #1
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I'm seriously giving thought to having a circumcision. I'm 18 years old and I've been checking this board for months. I'm just wondering about having circumcisions at an age when you're not a baby (i.e. my age or older). Does it leave a *permenant* scar? How long do the stitches stay in after the procedure?

Any feedback would be most appreciated.

 
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Old 08-18-2003, 01:48 PM   #2
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First, yes the scar is permanent--the appearance and placement depends on the method used for the circumcision and the skill of the doctor. There is an excellent website--NOT a commercial one, or a porno one, concerning erections and such issues--on it, there is a lengthy contribution from an adult man who chose to be circumcised. Check on the web for erection photos--this one is not a sensationalist or vulgar one. I suppose it may be too forward to ask, but: unless you are having significant difficulties, why would you want to have this done?

 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. The reason I'm considering is coz I have tight foreskin and my frenulum's pretty small/tight. That and in the UK, a circumcision is paid for by the National Health Association. I've had problems for years and thought I'd finally get it sorted after I've been stretching for a month with little progress.

 
Old 08-21-2003, 01:58 PM   #4
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Hope you could find that website bud--it's useful, I think, since it has a lengthy section from an adult guy on choosing circumcision. Personally, I'd make a circ the last possible choic--be patient with the stretching if you need to do that--but I wish you all the best of luck.

 
Old 08-21-2003, 08:17 PM   #5
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My teacher told me that being circumcised is not necessarily better. He told that doctors suggest not to.

Do you even know why others get circumcised. If you want to know, it's a commandment from a God. I think it started from Abraham as an agreement between God and men. So now, all Jews must be circumcised. So it's biblical.

Now, when is the right age? Not everyone gets it after they were born. Some get it before they hit puberty. I got circumcised when I was 10, I think.

Do you want to know how men get circumcised before the Western medicine? Basically, the "doctor" get a knife and a hammer, and just smack it. Ouch! After, the men go to river or lake to ease the pain. And they had to wear skirts!

My point is, it's not painful now. What have you got to lose? Or perhaps, what exactly to get from it?

 
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