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Old May 25th, 2007, 03:38 AM  
Dolphus Raymond
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Join Date: May 18, 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Default Re: circumcision on 3 brothers this fri.... HELP!!!

The only study that has ever been conducted on the matter that I know of did show that. But it was conducted in an area with a 90% circumcision rate. Only 16% of respondents had ever even had sex with an uncircumcised man. There was also a study that said that women preferred sex with uncircumcised men significantly (O'Hara and O'Hara), by about a 6-to-1 margin. Both studies are what I'd call flawed.

Your case does sound pretty severe, though. There's a good chance the steroid cream will work, but if you really don't want to try it, I guess that's your choice. You won't need to be cut no matter what, though. I've heard guys who had your same problem who are fine after they do the steroid cream. I hope you're satisfied with your choice tomorrow, but if I was in your shoes, I wouldn't rush to get snipped quite so fast. Considered a preputioplasty? It's basically like a very partial circumcision, but more like a "haircut". It's also much less likely to go wrong. Here's some info:

http://www.cirp.org/library/treatmen...is/decastella/

I assumed you had the same situation as your brother, so I'm sorry. I can understand your frustration. I'd just hate to see someone go through unnecessary surgery. I think Maxx, if he doesn't have as severe of a case and isn't set on it, should definitely consider alternative treatments. I'm pretty astounded your doctor didn't mention them. Here they are, again:

http://www.cirp.org/library/treatment/phimosis/

In any case, good luck, man. I don't want to be come across as pushy - you're lucky enough to have the choice, and that's something to be thankful for.

Last edited by Dolphus Raymond; May 25th, 2007 at 03:48 AM.
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