From: WindingHighway on
One of the many benefits of circumcision is that circumcised boys and
men never need to worry about paraphimosis, the situation in which the
retracted foreskin gets stuck behind the head of the penis and
strangles the latter, depriving it of blood and and oxygen. If the
situation is not corrected (which often means urgent medical
intervention), the head of the penis turns gangrenous and drops off.

Photographs of this dreadful condition can be seen on google, but be
sure to turn the "safe search" function off, as these hideous
foreskinned organs are deemed unsuitable for viewing by the young, the
sqeamish, or the innocent. See:

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=paraphimosis&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

Paraphimosis should not be confused with phimosis, a different malady
in which the foreskin will not retract at all. This condition is not
so dire from a medical point of view, but it is probably more
disgusting as the foreskin traps foul stenches that cannot be washed
away.

Circumcision probably arose in prehistoric times as a response to
phimosis and paraphimosis. Surgery, however primitive, cured these
foreskin problems -- and the result, a handsome penis unecumbered by
an ugly, smelly prepuce was widely seen as a great improvement on the
original. In time, many societies institutionalized circumcision and
in some cases their gods (seeing that Circumcision was Good) endorsed
it also.

From: R. Steve Walz on
WindingHighway wrote:
>
> One of the many benefits of circumcision is that circumcised boys and
> men never need to worry about paraphimosis, the situation in which the
> retracted foreskin gets stuck behind the head of the penis and
> strangles the latter, depriving it of blood and and oxygen.
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You mean the condition that is never significant or dangerous if
handled by parents knowledgeable about foreskins, and that at most
requires progressive releasing of the adhesion and slight stretching
of the prepuce, and which is virtually unheard of in foreskin-savvy
cultures and societies. Usually it requires no treatment of any kind,
and the adhesion of the foreskin is gradually released by the incipient
erection reflex as the boy grows.


> If the
> situation is not corrected (which often means urgent medical
> intervention), the head of the penis turns gangrenous and drops off.
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That would require not only extreme ignorance, but criminal parental
neglect, probably involving hard drugs.


> Paraphimosis should not be confused with phimosis, a different malady
> in which the foreskin will not retract at all. This condition is not
> so dire from a medical point of view, but it is probably more
> disgusting as the foreskin traps foul stenches that cannot be washed
> away.
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This takes only the slightest release efforts when done early in
life.


> Circumcision probably arose in prehistoric times as a response to
> phimosis and paraphimosis.
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If that were true it would have arisen in every culture, when actually
it is ONLY found in a tiny minority of them!


> Surgery, however primitive, cured these
> foreskin problems -- and the result, a handsome penis unecumbered by
> an ugly, smelly prepuce was widely seen as a great improvement on the
> original.
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That is merely your insanity showing, you were abused as a child by
an abuser with a smelly dirty foreskin that you were forced to suck,
and he lived in a trailer, which is why you hate people who live in
trailers.


> In time, many societies institutionalized circumcision and
> in some cases their gods (seeing that Circumcision was Good) endorsed
> it also.
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Only the Abrahamic religions, widely knon for their abuse of children
and women and their cruelty and viciousness.
Steve