Yes - the health benefits have been proven over 1000s of years.   1 vote - 100 %
No - I'd rather risk various diseases, but retain my "freedom".   0 votes - 0 %
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you can pry my... by MillMan (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 01:32:28 PM EST

When I'm imprisoned as an enemy combatant, will you blog about it?

...penis out of Oprah's ass with your cold, clammy by debacle (4.00 / 4) #2 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 04:02:29 PM EST


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Aye.. by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 3) #3 Tue Feb 13, 2007 at 01:16:30 AM EST
That's the thing I used to really hate about school - the constant dick inspections.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

Another upstanding British public school alumnus by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Feb 13, 2007 at 05:05:57 AM EST
I see.

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Strikingly implausible by Alan Crowe (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Feb 14, 2007 at 08:29:34 AM EST

The article said that only uncircumcised men get cancer of the penis. The fact was presented as uncontroversial.

This worried me two ways.

  1. Perhaps I would get this uniquely emasculating cancer.
  2. How little science knows
The second concern requires a little amplification. It is strikingly implausible that the foreskin causes cancer. It is just a flap of skin. So there must be a causal chain and other links that could be broken and which would also eliminate penile cancer. Indeed one usually thinks as cancer originating inside a cell at the level of molecular biology. It is very hard to imagine a mechanism for which a foreskin is necessary. This limiting of possibilities surely makes the causal chain a promising target for research, and yet the article gave no indication of alternative prophylaxis's based on such research.

I Googled and found pages denying the link that I had found so worryingly implausible.

I don't really know what to make of this. Well actually I think that I do. Apparently penis cancer is rarer than breast cancer which itself is too rare to worry about (I'm a man!) So I'll just forget all about it. (Except that it strikes me as another case of using a rare illness to scare people - since it is rare there will be a lack of solid information)