Circumcision Not Recommended
It’s a deplorable fact that the majority of American men and women—including physicians—have only seldom, if ever, seen or touched a penis in its original, intact state.1 So it’s not at all surprising that some should look upon it as strange, or perhaps even peculiar. But in actuality, the intact penis with its foreskin is the natural one—the one which Nature wisely intended. It’s the circumcised, denuded penis that is peculiar—the “adulterated” one.
The foreskin evolved for a purpose: like the eyelid, it protects, moisturizes, and glides; like the lips, it is laden with fine-touch nerve endings; and like the nose, it is strange looking if you’ve not seen one before.
CAUTION: Never forcibly retract (pull back) his foreskin or allow anyone else to do so! It is painful, and can lead to infections and adhesions. Stay with your boy during all medical examinations, and state that his foreskin should not be retracted. Your son should be the first and only person to retract his foreskin.
This information has been reviewed by our panel of experts and other trusted advisors, however, it is not a substitute for professional medical, legal, or spiritual advice.
- Bollinger D. The Penis-Care Information Gap: Preventing Improper Care of Intact Boys. Thymos, 2008;1(2), 205-219. ↩