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I’m 24 and expecting a boy.

Hi, I’m expecting a healthy a boy but I am currently on my own. The father has left as they do and doesn’t want anything to do with him. At the last scan they mentioned circumcision. What’s the norm these days as it’ll be easier for him to fit in. I myself prefer uncircumcised and that is the norm by far in my age group I’m just not too sure about the babies now.

What have you done with your son/s?

Father is uncircumcised.

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Not all just leave. Why at a scan would they mention circumcision, that's weird.

I have four boys. All curcumcised. Dont care what anyone says!

 Well I feel sorry for them.
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 I dont. They r happy
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 We circumcised our son and if we have another boy he will be circumcised as well
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 Same here !
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 ^You should be jailed. Would you circumcise your daughter????
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 ^what an idiotic response
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 ^Bet you are a child mutilator
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 No. I choose not to mutilate children's penises. Those who choose circumcision for boys when not medically required are no better than paedophiles.
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 I have girls so this wasn't an issue for me. If I had a boy though I wouldn't do it.
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My son was born prematurely and had pretty bad jaundice so they refused to do it. I was very happy about that because Hubby wanted him done but I didn't. We separated not long after and he talked about getting him done. I slapped him with court orders banning him from doing it

 You go Mum xx
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 It's a shame to reach that point but I totally get it 😊😊
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Teach your child from young to wash properly and care for himself. Instill it in him and when he is older there is no issue. Lazy parenting in my opinion to have it done

I'm a hooker and the guys that are cut have a much harder time achieving an orgasm, they also hate condoms more than the uncut guys.

 What is your preference if you don’t mind me asking x
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 I’m not the op of this comment but I’m mid 30s and highly prefer uncircumcised, my husband and our son is uncircumcised. If you are wanting to know I have had a few circumcised penises but I can only thing of 3. So not many in my age group were circumcised and it’s been on the decline since then. If I was in your position again I’ll leave him intact
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 Because of what i do i would rather uncut so i don't have to work as hard.
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 I don’t believe this to be true at alp
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 I have been with thousands of men, on average it’s true.
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 Thousands? Go you. The ones I have and haven’t there is no difference. But obviously you would know better
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We don't have any strong opinions about circumcision so when I had my boy last year I looked up the stats in Australia and he could be like the majority of his peers. Uncircumcised is the way to go, then results were something like 79% uncircumcised. Hope that helps x

 Is that Australia wife or in newborns?
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 Australia wide for babies born 2017 and increasing since.
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 Where do the stats come from out of interest?
We got our son done but how would anyone know this ?

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 Medicare claims
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https://www.bupa.com.au/health-and-wellness/health-information/az-health-information/facts-about-male-circumcision

Read up on how the procedure is done, then make up your own mind. I'd just leave it, if he wants it done later he can get it done then. Can't put it back once it's removed.

2 boys and uncircumcised. Sounds painful.

 Agreed. Uncircumcised any day lol
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We didn't circumcise our 2 sons, didn't even discuss it, but I understand other parents doing what they think is right. However I don't think 'fitting in' is a good reason to do it.

I feel for you, I don’t know what the situation is for you but men should never leave their pregnant partner.

I have a 12 month old boy which I left intact. I found that circumcision has near come to a stop unless it’s needed. It’s been less common for the last 30+ years. I’m in my early 30s and mostly had uncircumcised partners.

My husband needed to be circumcised as an adult so we have decided that if we have a boy he will be circumcised

 Were you with him when he had it done? If so, what are your thoughts on before and after? What does he prefer?
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 Yes we had been together for six years when he needed to have it done. He had issues with his foreskin and he used to have trouble getting it up and having sex. I’ve got to admit it is so much better since he had surgery. We have such a better sex life and he’s so much happier now. He wishes he had been done when he was born
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Circumcision is not necessary unless there are medical issues. When you think about it, it's cosmetic surgery

I far prefer a circumcised guy and am lucky my husband chose to have it done before we met. But I would never have it done to any boys I have. Performing cosmetic surgery on a child is just weird and wrong IMO. Let him choose whether to have part of his penis cut off when he's old enough!