Two and a half years ago, Jeremy and Allison decided that if Allison gave birth to a boy, that they would not have him circumcised. This led to a heated discussion one night at O'Connor's with Jeremy defending their decision. I don't remember everything about the discussion because I think that this was the night that Jamie and I ended the evening almost coming to blows arguing about Big Fat Greek Wedding.
A few months later, Sebastian was born and, true to their word, they left him uncut.
Over the past couple of years, I haven't thought much about the topic. That is, until I watched Penn and Teller: Bullshit on Showtime last week. I have been convinced. Circumcision is barbaric, unnecessary, and stupid. There is no proof either way that an uncircumcised penis leads to a higher chance of contracting HIV. The surgery itself is incredibly painful. Sex is not as good for either the male or the female with a circumcised penis. And contrary to popular belief, an uncircumcised penis does not lead to more urinary tract infections.
I also learned that some men who have been circumcised have been able to naturally bring their foreskin back. Interesting ...
Should I believe two comedians (one of whom can't even be bothered to open his fucking mouth) on this topic? I'm not sure but all you have to do is watch a poor infant have his penis cut and you might change your mind on the subject.
People in Vermont are smart.
If you have Showtime On Demand, I highly recommend watching this episode.
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