Re: Male Virginity EXPLANATION - fixed quotes

J.E.Hawcroft (
2 Nov 1995 15:39:36 GMT

I've come into this debate pretty late I know, so my apologies if I'm
reiterationg something that has already been said, but...
I thought that circumcision was invented by the Jewish peoples who were
led out of Egypt by Moses, and who eventually ended up in Israel (I
think). There wouuld be a good explanation for this - it is very easy to
get infections under the foreskin if you don't wash enough and if you
were tramping about in the desert for forty years you might well not be
ideally hygenic. You might feel justified in lopping off your infant
son's foreskin in order to spare pain and embarrassment later.
Regards, Jennie