Foreskin Is Easy To Keep Clean

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.

ERIC = End Routine Infant Circumcision

6 thoughts on “Foreskin Is Easy To Keep Clean

  1. I agree with your argument on the”cut is cleaner” but I got my son circumcised for several different reasons. I liked knowing that being cut will reduce the risk of stds and also religion is another reason. But circumcision has its pros and cons, like a cut too tight, risk of infection (pros previously listed) and uncut can have too tight of foreskin, higher risk of infections, and some burn when washing with soap, but the glands are protected, and a infection risking surgery was not preformed. In my opinion the pros n cons of cut and uncut are equal.

  2. Lisa, did you know that the American Cancer Society estimates that 950 women in the US will die this year of cancer that started in their? Now that you know that, are you wiling to cut away those flaps of tissue in order to reduce your risk of cancer? It’s the same choice you made for your son. After all, you’ll still be able to enjoy sex and even become pregnant again, if you desire. Even better, it’ll be a decision you can make for yourself, as an adult, knowing the risks and understanding the pros and cons. Unlike your son, who was never asked nor gave consent for any of his penis to be removed. Just think about it.

  3. Lisa, did you know that the American Cancer Society estimates that 950 women in the US will die this year of cancer that started in their v.u.l.v.a? Now that you know that, are you wiling to cut away those flaps of tissue in order to reduce your risk of cancer? It’s the same choice you made for your son. After all, you’ll still be able to enjoy sex and even become pregnant again, if you desire. Even better, it’ll be a decision you can make for yourself, as an adult, knowing the risks and understanding the pros and cons. Unlike your son, who was never asked nor gave consent for any of his penis to be removed. Just think about it.

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