What are some unethical life hacks? [NSFW] (self.AskReddit)

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10607 comments submitted at 03:18:37 on Mar 26, 2014 by Kasplodger

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  • Dawnstorm420
  • 4 Points
  • 05:47:40, 26 March

I'm a woman but I'm very pro foreskin and my son isn't circumcised, should you really pull it back when you pee? (Not now obviously his is still fused)

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  • Norse_of_60
  • 8 Points
  • 06:52:30, 26 March

No.

Source: foreskin owner for over 40 years.

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  • hamisgood
  • 0 Points
  • 05:58:01, 26 March

Yep. Sometimes takes time to stretch it out to allow it to pull back, but it is important to keep it clean under there.

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  • Vik1ng
  • 3 Points
  • 09:21:15, 26 March

We are not talking about taking a bath or showering. When you pee it's not like the pee somehow goes up into you foreskin.

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  • maTTyFL
  • -15 Points
  • 06:00:16, 26 March

I am so glad I'm circumcised

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  • Butthole__Pleasures
  • 0 Points
  • 06:12:54, 26 March

I'm glad you are, too...

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  • nykse
  • -4 Points
  • 06:01:34, 26 March

I think it's good that you let the child decide for himself, but being " very pro" foreskin is a bit odd as a mother. I like being uncircumcised, my brother decided to get cut at 15 (ouch). If he wants to get it cut for aesthetic or whatever other reason, I'd hope you wouldn't interfere

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  • Dawnstorm420
  • 16 Points
  • 06:02:44, 26 March

I should restate that as pro infants not having surgery. Haha if he ever wanted to be cut it would be like any other body modification at 18 :)

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  • chrisd93
  • -3 Points
  • 06:13:12, 26 March

Not necessarily. I don't know how inclined I would to cut off a portion of my genitals after they have fully developed.

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  • khelektinmir
  • 10 Points
  • 06:35:16, 26 March

So let's just cut off a piece of genitalia for no reason because cutting it off for no reason LATER would hurt. Please think about what you've said.

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  • chrisd93
  • -5 Points
  • 06:58:53, 26 March

Are you a man?

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  • khelektinmir
  • 4 Points
  • 07:07:42, 26 March

What difference does my answer make?

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  • chrisd93
  • -7 Points
  • 07:18:46, 26 March

It might offer a different perspective on how you view the procedure. All I was saying originally is, in American and many modern cultures, circumcision is an extremely common practice. Now from personal experience, there is no significant downside to being circumsized, whereas being uncircumsized you may face ridicule and/or hygiene issues.

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  • khelektinmir
  • 8 Points
  • 07:30:28, 26 March

Maybe just do a little research on which "modern cultures" you are talking about. Circumcision is very popular in America and in predominantly-Muslim countries. Something like 1/4 of all males worldwide (and probably even less than that) are circumcised. Most of Europe doesn't do it, nor most of Asia, and most of South America.

If you haven't grown up with a foreskin, you're not the most qualified to say ("from personal experience") that there is no significant downside to being circumcised. A child may be born with any deformity and learn to live with it regardless, and report "no significant downside". That doesn't mean that life with a foreskin wouldn't be better in some ways, such as in regard to sexual pleasure.

The thought of ridicule is puzzling. I wonder if you would really like to be with a girl/boyfriend who ridicules you for not having mutilated (or whatever less-strong word you want to use) your body. As far as hygiene, you have an asshole and that is so much more unhygienic than a foreskin if you don't wash well. Cleaning under your foreskin is quick and second-nature if you've never known another way. A female with a clitoris has to clean under her clitoral hood to prevent the build-up of the same smegma that might grow under a foreskin, and it is not a big deal at all.

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  • CharlestonChewbacca
  • 4 Points
  • 08:22:17, 26 March

The only hygiene issues faced by uncircumcised men happen if you don't shower for the days, in which case a circumcised man would have the same problem. Who is ridiculed for being uncircumcised? I've never heard of this. Grow up.

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  • Vik1ng
  • 5 Points
  • 09:15:20, 26 March

> All I was saying originally is, in American and many modern cultures, circumcision is an extremely common practice.

Africa and the middle east count as modern now?

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  • Dawnstorm420
  • 2 Points
  • 06:16:30, 26 March

Huh?

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  • heart-cooks-brain
  • -3 Points
  • 06:27:13, 26 March

A baby will heal quicker than an adult.

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  • Dawnstorm420
  • 7 Points
  • 06:34:50, 26 March

That's actually false. Heals in the same time, and it won't interfere with breastfeeding. Also 90% chance he won't want or need to be circed as an adult. ALSO adults get actual pain killers. Babies get shock.

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  • durtysox
  • 10 Points
  • 07:10:08, 26 March

Yeah, they do not give the children any anesthesia. It does hurt. It hurts as much as you'd expect. The kid is never okay after. They're either red-faced and screaming like hell or white-faced with shock and unresponsive.

In Europe, this operation is not typically performed on infants and they find it really fucking weird that we do this to babies, especially that we do it without any painkillers. It's not even religious. Jews circumcise for God, but there's a ceremony and it's this tiny piece off the tip of the foreskin. Theres still plenty of foreskin left on the penis. Surgical circumcision of infants in America cores the fuckin' thing like an apple. It's brutal.

The reason we started doing this, in this country, is that the man who invented the sterile surgical operating theater, and doing demonstrations nationwide, was also promoting infant circumcision as a preventative for masturbation. Previous to Dr. Kellogg's campaign, it was not a common procedure. It's falling out of favor as the culture wakes up to our dismal birth industry, particularly as Fathers become more involved in infant care. Dads in hospitals nowadays have a much bigger role than 30 years ago. They tend to ask relevant questions and be very protective of their kids. I'm glad I lived to see this generation of Fathers.

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  • Dawnstorm420
  • 4 Points
  • 07:31:08, 26 March

<3 I think I love you internet stranger. Exactly how I feel.

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  • Vik1ng
  • 1 Points
  • 09:22:41, 26 March

Then don't get it fucking done when it's not worth it to you at that age?

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  • CharlestonChewbacca
  • -2 Points
  • 08:17:47, 26 March

Yes. You run the risk of infection if you don't.