Forget Everything You Think You Know About Circumcision

Forget Everything You Think You Know About Circumcision

Just for a moment.Imagine a piece of your body. A piece that serves as protector of one of your most vulnerable and sensitive private places. It maintains optimal pH balance, warmth, cleanliness, and sensitivity of that vulnerable place. It is rich with membranes that are your body’s first line of defense against bacteria and infection. It’s the most sensitized part of the most pleasurable part of your body, and made up of tens of thousands of nerve receptors that can detect the slightest touch or change in temperature. This piece allows for comfortable and intensely pleasurable intimacy, whether alone or with a partner, without the need of added lubrication. This piece of your body evolved over millions of years, and every other mammal of your sex on earth has one.

Now imagine that piece of you is missing. Three feet of veins, arteries, and capillaries gone. Two-hundred-forty feet of nerves, and more than 20,000 nerve endings, taken away from you. Muscles, glands, mucous membranes, and other tissue – destroyed. Without protection, that vulnerable part of your body dries out and keratinizes. You become more susceptible to infection. Intimacy is affected, since you can’t feel as much. The sensations your partner’s body was designed and eager to experience during lovemaking are affected.

Your arms and legs strapped down to a board, this piece of you was forcefully separated from that incredibly vulnerable part of your body and then cut from you, when you were days old … likely without any anesthesia. You screamed until your body went into shock and entered a coma-like state to cope with the pain. Your open wound was then exposed to urine and feces, and you felt post-traumatic stress effects for days, weeks, months, or longer.

If you were lucky, you may feel you were only left with a physical scar. If you’re one of the unlucky ones, you could suffer from one of numerous other problems. InfectionErectile dysfunction.  Psychological effectsGangreneDisfigurementAmputation.

Death.

Because, by having this piece of you, you could get teased in the locker room as a teenager. Because someone told your parents it would be easiercleaner, healthier, safer. Because, without this piece of you, an area of your body may more closely resemble the same area on your father’s body. Because by not having this part of your body, you are said to be closer to God.

But you’ve done your research, and you know the truth.

You know that if you needed a foreskin, you’d be born with one.

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12 thoughts on “Forget Everything You Think You Know About Circumcision

  1. when my son was born 21 years ago i left him intact as nature intended and i didn’t even know then what i know now, as this was before the internet and the gruesome, graphic videos of genital cutting that are available now. there was hardly even a book that mentioned or showed a picture of an intact, normal penis. every day of my life i’m thankful and grateful (as is my son) that i protected him from the knife and the greedy hands of the people who continue to profit from cutting and harming our babies. shame on these “doctors” , who took an oath to do no harm.

    • Same here Lo. My 1st was born in 1998 and there was no way I knew of to learn about it one way or another, I just knew no one would be doing surgery on my newborn unless it was to save his life. I had another in 2010 and also didn’t circumcise him. Soon after I actually started to learn more about the procedure and have become a huge advocate of leaving our children intact, I’m so glad common sense told me hell no! This practice is barbaric and should be illegal.

  2. Beautifully said. I knew next to nothing about circumcision when my son was born in 1983. But my instincts told me to protect my darling boy, and I did. And he’s grateful I made that decision to leave him as nature intended.

  3. Peace on Earth begins at birth, for the love of God, bring your WHOLE baby home! No wound, no scar, no trauma, no stress, just love and coos and all the best ;)

    Thank you for writing this piece <3

  4. My husband made this great point “Why would you spend months growing something in your body to then turn around and say, “no I don’t think I need this bit here” and chop it off?!

  5. Who decided to have this done anyway? Who WAS the first educated person (because it would have had to be in order to cut that exact skin around the edge of the peni) that took some kind of a flint knife or other such sharp, non-sterile object and mutilate a baby? Was it a spiteful thing? Was someone jealous? Was that first baby born bigger than daddy ever was? Was it something to try and look more beautiful? Now that this is stuck in society, I can’t believe the backlash I have from my own family members about why I should have it gotten done, hands down 100% no arguments. When I brought up pain and memories, it was the same doctor schpeal “babies won’t remember it or feel it”. Have we all been so indoctrinated in this to believe medicine just because they know a bunch of fancy, latin-based words?

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