I'm an 18 yr old male and would like to share my experience with circumcision.
My circumcision was done when I was very young, as are most.
I only remember asking my mum about it once, when I was a preteen. All I remember are the words "why?" and "It's just cleaner". Not satisfied with her response, I just walked away..
When I was 13 or very close I remember my mother inviting me to watch a show on television about circ. I declined her offer, I knew very little then about circ but I did no it was not good. I am left wondering whether that show was pro-circ or anti-circ. Maybe it is good I wasn't in the room whilst my mum watched it. Things could have gotten awkward.
When I reached my teenage years, and hence started puberty, I did try to experience masturbation. "Why doesn't this feel good?, What am I suppose to be doing". Were my thoughts. Without a foreskin it is very hard to get any pleasure out of my dry hand and penis. Of course people learn, but the fact remains that many sensitive nerves are removed during circ. Many religions have used circ in the past as a way to oppress sexuality.
You do not OWN your child. So why do you take the decision from your boy to be circ or not? The foreskin can never be replaced.
How can a loving mother allow her child to have it's genitals permanently damaged? It's called ignorance, and denial on the fathers part. "I don't want to be reminded of what I've lost, so I will have my some handicapped just Like i am".
My circ was done in the early 90s. Even then circ was not very common, like it was in the 60s. I feel sorry for the children who get circed in 2011. They will be even more of a minority. Probably below 1% of the population.
Today I am left feeling insecure about my mutilated penis. I will never feel comfortable with it and will always feel a strong resentment towards my mother.
There are many products sold around the world as a way of foreskin restoration, there is a huge amount of guys trying to get some sense of what they lost back.
If you don't want to mutilate and handicap your child or have them hate you. I would recommend against circ.