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Why are most Americans circumsized and most British are not circumsized?

I am british and uncircumsized. and guys in my class think its really wierd to be circumsized and all the guys i know are uncircumsized. but why is it the otehr way around in America ? and how is it bad and unclean when its the way god or whoever made you?

Asked By: Haydz - 8/1/2009
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Circumcision has been known for millennia to prevent various diseases although the exact mechanism was not known until modern science was able to prove things. That is why circumcision is normal for many tribes and peoples around the world including much of Africa, Australian Aborigines, Polynesian peoples, etc. The... More
Answered By: cirkdone - 8/1/2009
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Its a cultural thing
Answered By: CherryCupcake - 8/1/2009
 
well cuz it prevents STDs an its eiser to clean apperently none of them can see tht which is y they think its wrong and its not really bad
Answered By: Lilkid - 8/1/2009
 
mabey most americans are Jewish lol. i never knew that most americans were curcumsised.XD
Answered By: Conor M - 8/1/2009
 
Haydz it isn't the other way around in america. I think you have been mis lead by those your age, or others. Today there are more that had their boys circumcised, that are restoring their penis foreskin. I am uncircumcised, and love the feel and way it looks compared to having it look like its been pared back, scared... More
Answered By: mandm68 - 8/1/2009
 
Ahh circumcision. God order the Israelites to be circumcised to set them apart from the rest of humanity. This is where the clean unclean statement came from (thus the Jews were deemed clean and the rest of humanity unclean. They also could not eat fish unless they had fins and scales (no catfish). The Old... More
Answered By: jhnny_greene - 8/1/2009
 
Probably because there's a lot of Jews in America. They're all weirdos!!! Uncircumcision in my book is normal. I think circumcision is weird because it's cut off!!! But whatever. Americans are incredibly stupid. That's all.
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Answered By: Justin - 8/1/2009
 
Culture-
Answered By: Jason - 8/1/2009
 
Well Haydz. The British are more intelligent then Americans, you see. Americans believe a circumcised penis is cleaner, and looks nicer.
Answered By: Alex - 8/1/2009
 
My guess is that it has something to do with our health care systems... More
Answered By: Mr.noitall - 8/1/2009
 
It became more common for Americans to be circumcised after WWII, and the propaganda promulgated by the medical profession as to the so-called benefits--mainly to the doctors' bank accounts... More
Answered By: e w - 8/1/2009
 
It was a really stupid fad here in the US- primarily caused by a huge influx of jewish doctors during the pogroms of germany-- where suspected jews were made to drop their pants in the street to prove whether they were cut or not-- and only jews at that time were circumcised. So by saying circumcised was hygenic, and... More
Answered By: zackbarrett - 8/1/2009
 
"cirkdone" is obviously a pro circumcision nut (of which there are many in the US) so don't listen to his intellegent sounding argument that basically amounts to complete nonsense. No doctors or pediatricians (even in the US) claim that circumcision is necessary or that the potential benefits outweight the risks. The... More
Answered By: Wesley A - 8/1/2009
 
In America it's become part of their culture. I don't know why. I think they just decided it was good, so that was all people knew, and then they chose to do it etc... More
Answered By: H5 - 8/1/2009
 
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