Ask O’s All-Stars: Should You Circumcize?
So episode 4 of Oprah’s All Stars has a lesbian couple asking the panel (Suze Orman, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and moderator Gayle King) if they should circumcize their (soon to be born) son. Thank you Oprah, for getting the pregnant lesbians on the show- you are doing great with the lesbo representation! Having awkwardly-out Suze Orman there added an element of ridiculousness, as she squealed when Dr. Oz asked her to hold his demo penis/sock puppet. Add to that oft-accused lesbian Gayle King’s repeated and irrelevant insistence that cut cocks “look better” and it was a bit of a circus.
I have no opinion on whether Gayle and Oprah are lovers or not, but I do have an opinion on circumcision. I think our bodies are created perfectly and that all of our parts are there for a reason. Our medical establishment has a habit of thinking that they are improving nature’s design. For example doctors used to prophylactically remove appendixes and tonsils with cavalier abandon. But it turns out that both of these organs likely serve immunological functions.
Similarly the foreskin has a purpose, which is protecting the extremely sensitive head of the penis. Circumcised men lose sensation in this area from the constant friction of rubbing against things. Pleasure is good, and I want my children to have full access to the pleasures of the body.
The current medical argument for circumcision is that germs can get trapped between the foreskin and the penis and thus pass infections on to sexual partners. But if men wash themselves that solves that problem. Teaching basic hygiene seems like a better idea that genital surgery as a form of prevention.
Some people opt for circumcision as part of their religion. I respect that, and I believe the religious purpose of it is a symbol of sacrifice. It’s a symbol of a covenant with god, and giving up some pleasure probably is a good symbol of obedience to a higher authority. No doubt religious scholars have lots to say on the meaning of circumcision, so please look into that if you want more info.
A lot of circumcised men have a lot to say about it too. Try googling male circumcision and you’ll get a raging debate.
If in doubt, leave it for your son to decide. He can always do it later if it’s important to him. Meanwhile, he can have full enjoyment of his penis.