Why do Humans get circumcised?

No other Animals get Circumcised so why do we?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Because animals don't wear clothes and live in  protected environments. Just as we don't need fur anymore, we don't exactly need a foreskin for the reasons why animals do still need it. Obviously it might have been nice to have a little hoody when we were caveman running around naked during the ice age. But the reality is that we are always in protected and heated environments. We don't need it anymore for that reason. And you're supposed to have the foreskin completely pulled back anyhow whenever you use your penis either sexually or when you pee or have to clean it. So it's become rather unnecessary. On top of that, our crotch is always covered under layers of clothes or blankets (or diapers!) creating an unnatural environment. The penis is unable to breath and together with the artificially hot and moist environment underneath the foreskin, it creates the perfect breeding ground for germs and viruses. Due to our own advancements as humans, not only has the foreskin become unnecessary, it has also become a liability and incredibly unhealthy. Besides major hygiene issues and issues resulting from that (like urinary tract infections), uncircumcised men are also twice as likely to catch STDs and the HIV virus. Did you know that penile cancer, which is caused by the HPV virus, occurs almost solely in uncircumcised men. So by removing the foreskin you simply guarantee the penis will function properly while removing all the potential health issues it creates. It's really not that big a deal and  it 's easy to get done. So that is why men get circumcised and animals don't.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Jesus Christian, do you really want to know?

    Here goes, go ask thy animals, for you said it yourself, comparison is everything that leads to truth.

    Then you might know about trying to corral the unicorn.

  • 8 years ago

    It's a group-conformity ritual left over from a barbaric, tribal age.

  • 8 years ago

    For religious reasons but mostly it is just a useless custom although it does add some health benefit such as permitting ones genitals to be more easily washed and maintain hygiene better.

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  • 8 years ago

    The Rabbi takes the cut-off foreskins and sews them into a wallet. If you rub the wallet gently it becomes a suitcase. Very handy for a nomadic people.

  • Tropos
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Allow the late Christopher Hitchens to answer your question.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq_gmiJtJLA

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The magical Jewish scrolls say so and apparently it is cleaner. This part baffles me.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    For poor reasons at best.

    @SupaStar: I'm really disappointed with you, imagine if people had that attitude towards the female genitalia?

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Because they're not happy being created in God's image, and have to make changes to suit their own egotistical desires.

  • 8 years ago

    Hygiene. Other animals don't think much about that.

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