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Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 19:08:07


Rikku
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What's the deal with Americans and high rates of circumsion, could someone with a greater cultural grasp explain it to me. Its bizarre
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 19:16:48

daliso
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i was grown up to believe that all muslims circumcise, so that means all murican's are lowkey muslims
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 19:23:05


Zephyrum
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Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 19:34:12


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Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 20:10:36


Japanball
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Reason one: Tradition. Many Americans do it because it was done to them/their husband, or due to religion.
Reason two: Health. Some people believe that circumcision has benefits towards health
Reason three: Sexual activity. It is widely said that circumcision increases the chance of sex.
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 20:17:12


{Canidae} Kretoma 
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So that is why they love oil and Saudi Barbaria.
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 20:24:39


Japanball
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They love oil because it's a useful resource
They love Saudi Arabia because it provides them with oil
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 20:26:16


Wadeop
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Luckily though circumcision rates are lowering
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 20:26:58


{Canidae} Kretoma 
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Only useful if you are circumcised. ;)
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 21:49:20


Strategery
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1. It is really really weird to look at an uncircumcised penis. It looks disgusting and barbaric. Sure, you can argue that cutting up pieces of your body is barbaric but when all your life you have been looking at your own penis and thinking it is normal and everybody around you is also cut up then it looks normal. You cut your nails and hair don't you? Why? Isn't long hair more natural?

2. There is a significant Jewish population in the United States. 2% in fact. Now consider your options. You can choose to not get your child circumcised and it will have the opportunity to marry 98% of the population or you can have your child circumcised and it will have the opportunity to marry 100% of the population. I am sure that Jews nowadays are a lot more lax about it but they weren't in the past and that is how the tradition started. Why would you needlessly limit the options of your son? There are costs to not circumcising.

3. There were many studies in the early 20th century that claimed that there were benefits to circumcision.
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 21:54:40


Wadeop
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1. Europeans have managed to handle it so why can't we.

2.america isn't majority jewish soooo

3.smallpox and polio were around back then. the early 20th century wasn't the best time for medicine.

Edited 11/6/2018 22:01:52
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 22:41:37


Onoma94 
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Should cats be circumsized? [SERIOUS QUESTION]
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 23:07:53


Tito 
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the fuck i just read
Americans and Circumcision: 11/6/2018 23:31:18


Cata Cauda
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Reason three: Sexual activity. It is widely said that circumcision increases the chance of sex.

If there is one thing I learned from US-American media, then that sex and sexual activity is bad, and that you should feel ashamed for having genitals. Its a taboo, and no one is allowed to mention in public, let alone show it. On the other gore is totally okay-ish.
So why is more heretic behaviour the goal?

1. It is really really weird to look at an uncircumcised penis. It looks disgusting and barbaric. Sure, you can argue that cutting up pieces of your body is barbaric but when all your life you have been looking at your own penis and thinking it is normal and everybody around you is also cut up then it looks normal. You cut your nails and hair don't you? Why? Isn't long hair more natural?

No, its not. Cutting your penis is different to your hair, and nails, because those are not living tissue (excluding the root, of course). Cutting your skin is not desireable. There is reason why it hurts, when done without anasthetica. Not to mention that long hair or nails can get in the way for many activities. The are often cut for practical reasons. Cutting your penis is not practical. About the question, which one loooks "weird" thats up to debate. You cant argue about fashion and beauty.

2. There is a significant Jewish population in the United States. 2% in fact. Now consider your options. You can choose to not get your child circumcised and it will have the opportunity to marry 98% of the population or you can have your child circumcised and it will have the opportunity to marry 100% of the population. I am sure that Jews nowadays are a lot more lax about it but they weren't in the past and that is how the tradition started. Why would you needlessly limit the options of your son? There are costs to not circumcising.

That cant be a reason. US-Americans arent well known for their tolerance towards minorities in recent histories. Just look at how you treated/treated blacks.

Edited 11/6/2018 23:35:56
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 00:14:10


Alexander OK!
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All of you are mostly wrong. The main reason is because it was big like 90 years ago and since then dads always have their kids circumcised because they want their kid's member to look like theirs. The only other factor might be the looking weird thing, but that's only secondary to the main one

Source: I am a circumcised American
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 00:32:58


Wadeop
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man i didn't know dads were that petty back then.
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 00:37:49


𝔟𝔲𝔣𝔣𝔞𝔩𝔬 
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Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 08:25:03


Cowboy 
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Most circumcisions are decided by the parents. I was circumcised as a baby.
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 08:37:58

daliso
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Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 15:05:38


King C******* V 
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And what’s wrong with being Muslim?
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 16:54:58


Zero2
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Hi guys I am zero2

Reason one: Tradition. Many Americans do it because it was done to them/their husband, or due to religion.

I can attest to that as an American. It is a part of our culture, and people do it to their male children for a mix of cultural and religious reasons.
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 17:14:28

daliso
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"And what’s wrong with being Muslim?"

Who said there's sth wrong with being muslim?

trump supporter
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 18:33:40


Japanball
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"that means you are muslim"
I'd hardly say that everyone in South Korea, Israel or Angola is a Muslim
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 19:54:17


Cowboy 
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I grew up in a very traditional Christian family. Today I'm an atheist.
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 20:23:08


Tito 
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that makes two of us, wanna be my buddy
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 22:41:57


RainB00ts
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Secular procedure performed on infants for "health" reasons; circumcision was once advocated as a form of regulating sexual impulses but since that was debunked it just stuck around for aesthetic reasons. All the arguments that support circumcision for health reasons are easily refutable and routine infant circumcision isn't recommended by any pediatricians. It's still performed because health providers profit off of convincing every male newborn to get the procedure, and parents have it performed because they think it looks good and the father is probably circumcised. The effects of strapping down an infant and cutting its genitals are not well understood to be harmless, there is a serious case to be made for keeping the foreskin to promote normal sexual function, and forcing body-altering procedures on unwilling subjects is a violation of human rights. Circumcision should be illegal.
Americans and Circumcision: 11/7/2018 22:50:33


RainB00ts
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They really try to sell circumcision as a solution to every problem that you could have with your penis; I wasn't circumcised at birth because my parents didn't want me to be but I was eventually circumcised for phimosis, which is preventable.
Americans and Circumcision: 11/8/2018 00:40:40


Жұқтыру
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americans dumb question over next question
Americans and Circumcision: 11/8/2018 01:08:13


celticfringe 
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i just removed my own foreskin guys......



......At least the I have coverage for the ER!
Americans and Circumcision: 11/8/2018 02:26:41


Cowboy 
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Well performing your own circumcision is the cheapest route.
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