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    Default Circumcision in Japan

    So i've been reading The Manga Sutra, and there's a bit where one of the male characters gets a circumcision. Apparently, people are surprised he hadn't already; one could draw from this that circumcision is The Thing To Do in Japan. And apparently, it's so The Thing To Do that the book didn't supply any statistics on the procedure, like it does on damn near everything else that goes on in the book. So i gotta ask, just how prevelant is circumcision in Japan? What do they figure it does? For those men who haven't been circumcised, why not?

    And what's this "phimosis" that's so prevelant in the book? Is it painful or deadly or what? Does just about every uncircumcised male really have it? Do *i* have it??

    Hell, i don't even know what a circumcised penis looks like, and Katsu Aki didn't do me any favors by not drawing any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinball View Post
    So i've been reading The Manga Sutra, and there's a bit where one of the male characters gets a circumcision. Apparently, people are surprised he hadn't already; one could draw from this that circumcision is The Thing To Do in Japan. And apparently, it's so The Thing To Do that the book didn't supply any statistics on the procedure, like it does on damn near everything else that goes on in the book. So i gotta ask, just how prevelant is circumcision in Japan? What do they figure it does? For those men who haven't been circumcised, why not?

    And what's this "phimosis" that's so prevelant in the book? Is it painful or deadly or what? Does just about every uncircumcised male really have it? Do *i* have it??

    Hell, i don't even know what a circumcised penis looks like, and Katsu Aki didn't do me any favors by not drawing any.
    Well if you've never seen one I'm sure Google can help. :P

    Phimosis is where the skin of the foreskin can't be pulled back. I had a friend in my school years get this corrected and I just recall him making a big deal out of it, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinball View Post
    Hell, i don't even know what a circumcised penis looks like, and Katsu Aki didn't do me any favors by not drawing any.
    Not old enough to rent porn yet, huh. It wasn't until I started renting porn
    that I saw my first uncircumcised one. (I'm Jewish.)

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    For those men who haven't been circumcised, why not?
    Imho, I think the question these days is "Why?". I don't think it's really needed in today's world. Just keep the thing clean and you won't run into many problems.
    We have enough evidence now to show that circumcision really doesn't do much to prevent future diseases, and by circumcising your kid now, you're robbing him of a better sex life later.

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    Japan is just very bad on keeping statistics period unless it involves the economy somehow. It's not like America where there is a census for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanfan View Post
    We have enough evidence now to show that circumcision really doesn't do much to prevent future diseases
    I thought it was the other way round and evidence suggested it did help with sexual health.
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    Default I suppose it depends on which study you want to believe

    http://www.circs.org/library/collins/index.html

    http://www.cirp.org/library/psych/cansever/

    http://www.circumcision.org/cht.htm

    http://www.circs.org/library/laumann/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinball View Post
    For those men who haven't been circumcised, why not?
    I would not want to be an adult man and have to go through a circumcision.

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    It is stadard procedure at many hopitals (in the US.) not sure why
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    Quote Originally Posted by section 8 View Post
    It is stadard procedure at many hopitals (in the US.) not sure why
    nowadays, you have to make to request to do it or not. as to why it's still done, well, to question the medical community about it, who's symbol still includes the symbolic snake... ;)

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    I thought it was the other way round and evidence suggested it did help with sexual health.
    The studies involving circumcision and STD's have been conflicting at best--but some of the recent stuff I read is that there's no evidence that having it done actually helps you. The only health advantage in getting circumsisied is that it will decrease the rate of Urinary Tract Infections. I've heard that your chances of getting penile cancer is reduced too, but the odds of you contracting that are pretty astronomical anyway--and it's easy to forget that circumcision itself is a surgical procedure that carries risks of it's own.

    Whether or not being circumcised affects the sensitivity of the glans is up to debate and probably up to each individual person, but the foreskin being removed is itself sensitive and rich with nerves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisH View Post
    Not old enough to rent porn yet, huh. It wasn't until I started renting porn
    that I saw my first uncircumcised one. (I'm Jewish.)
    I've seen some, actually ... but after reading the Wikipedia articles and studying the pictures they have, i realized i can't tell the difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberoo View Post
    I would not want to be an adult man and have to go through a circumcision.
    Ah, it's just a piece of piss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam63 View Post
    Ah, it's just a piece of piss.
    You bastard, I just choked on hot coffee reading that. For a comedian your timing sucked on that one.

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