I thought it would be interesting to get some data and facts and figures to do with sex and the body on this site so we’re trying something new with our first mini survey. We ran a survey on a topic we think will spark conversation and debate and we hope you agree (and will share your opinion on it too). So these are the results from our first survey.We ran this little survey between 100 American men and the 100 men in the UK asking two simple questions:
Q1: Are you Circumcised
Q2: Would you Circumcise your child.
Because walls of text are boring here are some of the most interesting data our study:
29% of Circumcised brits would NOT circumcise their child, However only 12% of Circumcised americans would NOT circumcise their child.
87% of Circumcised Americans would circumcise their child. Only 71% Of Circumcised Brits would Circumcise their child
Only 4% of uncircumcised brits WOULD circumcise their child. However 30% of uncircumcised American men would circumcise their children
Naturally we have to assume there are a certain percentage of the survey takers are circumcised for religious reasons and we have to assume that regardless of personal feeling, circumcision is not up for debate when it comes to their child and they are an automatic yes. Unfortunately we did not collect religion in this study but it would be interesting to pull the data and see that too. The US and UK attitudes to circumcision are almost polar opposites. Circumcision in the UK is more of a religious or medical issue whereas Americans tend to do it based on a preference for circumcised males as it is perceived to be cleaner. We thought it was interesting that the number of people that wouldn’t circumcise their child was so high amongst circumcised men.
Interestingly 30% of uncircumcised American men would circumcise their child, is this due to growing pressure in America to be circumcised? We’ve all heard tales of Brits travelling abroad and prospective partners being grossed out or confused because they had a foreskin.
I’ll be leaving the comments open and adding thoughts and opinions into the post that I find interesting. What are your thoughts on circumcision, are you circumcised and would you circumcise your child? Please Like/Share/Comment/Link etc we’d love to get a debate going!