- Sep 2014
From what I have been told it is VERY painful. My best friend from HS did not circumcise her son...it was a earthy phase she was going through at the time in the 80's. Her son ended up getting it done when he was 12 due to multiple infections. He also did not keep the skin pushed back and it over grew around the urethral opening. This whole thing was new to her and she was never instructed on how to teach him to care for it. He howled in pained during his recovery and she felt awful for putting him through that at 12. I worked with a young guy in our sales department back in the day and he had to get it done at 28 years old...same thing, infections. He missed an entire week of work due to this procedure. Said it was the most painful thing he could ever imagine.Speaking as someone who was circumcised, I'm rather glad that the procedure was performed well-before I developed the capacity for long-term memory.