During the neonatal period, an intact penis is actually easier to keep clean than that of a circumcised penis. The foreskin is adhered to the glans of the penis, just like fingernails are adhered to the fingers. The foreskin protects the glans, while at the same time, allows for urine to flow out. For the circumcised infant, parents have to use extra caution and spend time carefully keeping the wound clean during diaper changes. The wound will come in contact with urine and feces. As for intact males, all that is required is for you to clean what is seen. Do not retract the foreskin; clean it like you would a finger. The adhered foreskin gradually separates as the boy grows older, usually by the time he reaches puberty. When your son’s foreskin becomes fully retractable, you can simply teach him how to retract, rinse, and replace the foreskin in it’s natural state. My foreskin fully retracted by the time I was thirteen years old, and I have never had problems cleaning it or keeping it clean.
I have never understood the [It’s cleaner to be circumcised] argument from the opposing side. Circumcised men and intact men have to keep their penises clean, just as the rest of their body. It’s no harder to clean an intact penis than a circumcised one. Throughout the day, I guarantee you that my intact penis is not producing cheese like it’s going out of style. The [it’s cleaner to be circumcised] myth is what most American’s who do not do their research believe. I have never had problems keeping my intact penis clean. It’s simple to keep clean, it’s fast to keep clean. Let’s face it, anyone who does not practice good hygiene, whether it’s under their armpits, their hair, their feet, their cut or intact genitals, they will stink. Having a foreskin does not equate to dirty genitals!
For those who believe circumcision is necessary because it’s ‘better hygiene’, then maybe they should consider…finding a surgical way to keep the anus clean, have their child’s ears cut off to prevent build up of wax, stitch their child’s toes together to prevent toe jam, sew shut their child’s belly button to prevent lint build up, and so forth.