I'm getting CIRCUMCISED.

  • nhnelson

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    Feb 10, 2009 5:09 AM GMT
    Hey Everyone,
    So, here's the thing: I went into the doctor about a month ago because I was having some sexual woes, mostly pain during sex (unimportant) and it turns out I've got phimosis. Unfortunate. So, he told me I could get circumcised or try and stretch the skin on my own. I'm into quick fixes so, I figured I'd just get the circumcision. The operation is a week and a half away, and I'm getting more and more nervous with each passing day. Since the operation was a month away anyway, I decided I might try stretching the skin for kicks. I have been, and it's actually coming along quite nicely. Now I'm scheduled to have this surgery soon, and I'm A) petrified of the pain it's going to cause and B) afraid I'll miss my foreskin. What do you guys think? Would you go through with it? How do you feel about being cut/uncut?

    UPDATE!
    Thanks to everyone who gave me their insight on this topic, it's really helped a lot. So, after much consideration (and a personal revelation), I've decided to at least postpone the surgery. I feel like, if the stretching can work, I definitely need more time to explore that part of my body before I cut it off altogether. Thanks again, everyone! You've helped me greatly!
  • Delivis

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    Feb 10, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    If surgery is unneccesary, don't do it.
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    Feb 10, 2009 7:10 AM GMT
    You should post before and after pictures icon_lol.gif
  • dfrourke

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    Feb 10, 2009 7:11 AM GMT
    ouch!

    - David icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 10, 2009 7:21 AM GMT
    icon_eek.gif Don't do it! If the skin is stretching, thats all you need. Keep the skin. I lost mine and want it back. Circumcision is barbaric.
  • EricLA

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    Feb 10, 2009 7:23 AM GMT
    I got circumcized when I was 5 or so. I still remember. Hurt like hell. Walked at 90 degrees for a couple of days.

    If your having doubts, put it off, especially if you're having success at the stretching and think you may miss the foreskin. You won't ever get it back if it's snipped.
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    Feb 10, 2009 7:32 AM GMT
    If you keep yourself clean, there is no reason to be circumcised. Unless your religion proscribes it.
    Whatever you choose, good luck.
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    Feb 10, 2009 7:44 AM GMT
    EricLA said

    If your having doubts, put it off, especially if you're having success at the stretching and think you may miss the foreskin. You won't ever get it back if it's snipped.



    Yea, what he said. If you're having success at stretching, then keep on doing that and postpone the surgery. If not, then go through with the surgery at a later date.
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    Feb 10, 2009 8:17 AM GMT
    I am partially circumcised .. that is the foreskin still covers the glan most of the time so it looks uncut - but the frenulum is severed so it can pull all the way back. I think you can get circumcised and not have to remove all the foreskin -- I don't know if this is possible in your case. Anyway yeah, why not give the stretching a chance?

    I don't care if other guys are uncut or not.
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    Feb 10, 2009 8:26 AM GMT
    it dont matter to me if guy cut or uncut as long he clean
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    Feb 10, 2009 8:41 AM GMT
    I'm circumcised and have never had any problems with it, but I don't know any different. There's one thing you need to remember though: You can never get it back. I'm not such a fan of foreskins, but if I were you, I'd be stretching it like a bastard!
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    Feb 10, 2009 10:48 AM GMT
    I was circumcised as an adult and the pain really was minimal, was told to take a mixture of codeine and paracetamol, I did for about two days because I thought I should, but wasn't in any pain or discomfort, so I stopped.

    Make sure you body is properly hydrated and your will recover really quickly, make sure too they use a kind of superglue rather than dissolving stitches and don't look at the pretty boys on RJ for a few days while you recover. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 10, 2009 11:08 AM GMT

    it looks better when it's cut, more fun to deal with it as I see it ... I dunno what u could miss in the foreskin. but at the end it's up to you, I assume that you've seen and played with cut dicks before .. so think about what you really want .
  • jimgovoni

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    Feb 10, 2009 11:25 AM GMT
    If you keep yourself clean, there is no reason to be circumcised. Unless your religion proscribes it.
    Whatever you choose, good luck.


    Not true! He's describing a problem that may become more serious. I'd try the stretching route first. If you are getting circumcised consult with more than one MD. Preferably those experienced in ADULT circumcision, it makes a big difference, no pun intended. The issue you have with your foreskin has nothing to do with cleanliness, it's how you were born. Just my 2 cents.
    Jim
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Feb 10, 2009 11:32 AM GMT
    Do everything you can to avoid being cut - try steroid cream, or even a Y or Z plasty to widen the tip of the foreskin. There are plenty of other alternatives to sort out a phimotic foreskin other than circumcision. Heck, its rather Medieval Quakery - chopping something off rather than trying to sort out the problem.

    I am in the opposite situation to you at the moment - I am looking for ways of getting my foreskin back! I miss my foreskin and hate being cut. So Im getting it back. Boo ya!
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    Feb 10, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    I agree with what most of the posters have said --

    (a) get a second opinion with a doctor (presumably a urologist) who not only has experience with adult circumcisions, but also with phimosis and what alternatives to surgery there may be (and their rate of success). You may also want to examine the doctor's "predisposition" to circumcision and whether or not he can be objective (ie. some men of a certain generation and/or culture may not appreciate your need to want to keep your foreskin);

    and (b) if you have ANY doubts, postpone the surgery. Don't feel pressured to get it unless you are aware of all of the facts and YOU have decided this is the best decision foe YOU.

    Best of luck! Let us know what you decide.
  • junknemesis

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    Feb 10, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    There is normally no medical benefit to being cut. Like someone said if the skin streaching is doing the job, go with that. Heck maybe you and a BF can have some fun with it. Doing a permenant solution to such a problem that can be treated with a simple excercise (that, like I said could be fun in the right hands) is jumping the gun.

    I don't know what it's like to be uncut, cince I was cut shortly after birth. (the thing that REALLY bugs me is that I didn't even live in a religious family!!!)

    I hate not having choices in things. icon_razz.gif

    Don't get the operation done unless there's a serious complication that requires it. Which I doubt there will be. (That's my two bits worth)
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 10, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
    I'm in pain just thinking about it
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    Feb 10, 2009 3:22 PM GMT
    I wouldn't worry about pain being an issue. That's what good drugs are for.

    A few years back, I dealt with what many advanced lifters do: hemorrhoid surgery. It sucked. It hurt. It hurt like you wouldn't believe (I had it tightened, as well as removed the hemorrhoids.) Never believe a doctor when he says you might experience some mild discomfort. It REALLY hurt. There are more nerve endings per inch in your bottom than anywhere else. Nonetheless, I'm really glad I did the surgery. It fixed all the problems.

    I've had root canals done that were 100% painless.

    If you want the advantages of circumcision, then, don't let a little fear keep you from doing it.

    It gets down to a personal choice that you're the only one who can make.

    Lot of things in life aren't without a bit of pain, be it athletic endeavor, relationships, or surgery.

    My friend, Sagi Kalev of Dallas, has a saying: pain is the feeling of weakness leaving your body.

    Lots of gay folks remain dysfunctional across many parts of their lives because they don't understand how to walk into, through, and beyond, uncomfortable situations...whatever they might be.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Feb 10, 2009 3:43 PM GMT
    Do not do it if the skin is stretching for you. I know someone that had it done and if he could undo it, he would. Keep stretching, and if it is working cancel the surgery. You can always have the surgery further down the road if you need to, but it can not be undone.

    Mike
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Feb 10, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    If you want the advantages of circumcision, then, don't let a little fear keep you from doing it.


    There are also disadvantages.
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    Feb 10, 2009 3:47 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phimosis#Treatment_of_phimosis
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Feb 10, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    Good link and I agree, there are many many disadvantages of circumcision. The foreskin is there for a reason, and its such a shame so many people have been brain washed into thinking its dirty and just a mere "flap" of skin.
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    Feb 10, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
    Don't do it
    I went with the stretching and I couldn't be happier
    Besides foreskin is a lot more fun
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Feb 10, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    Agreed!icon_cool.gificon_cool.gif