ok so what about the issues with uncircumcised, adhesions, dirt, cancer. Hey most kids in the US are circumcised in the hospital my boys were, no big deal.
The ear piercing is stupid, but most little girls want them pierced. We waited until 5th grade. I remember lying to get mine pierced, saying it was ok with my mom. Hey, my grandma from Russia had hers pierced with a needle and a potato, just because my mom objected meant nothing to me.
Considering that I can think of at least 2 girls that pierced their own ears (or, rather, each other’s) with a paper clip they heated with a lighter to sterilize it, going to a tattoo piercing place with a guy who knows how to do needles and meet cleanliness standards is not bad.
My mother flat out refused to let me get my ears pierced. In my first act as a major, I had my ears pierced on my 18th birthday.
Not anymore..approx 35-40% are not having it done and those figures are growing.