By Kendra Holliday | May 3, 2015
Flaying, also known colloquially as skinning, is the removal of skin from the body. – Wikipedia
In the United States, it’s often the default to slice off the foreskin of infant boys. You can watch the three most common procedures here – Plastibell, Gomco, and Mogen. Caution: it’s bloody and brutal and the pinned down babies cry, even though they get numbing injections.
The rate has dropped about 10-20% in recent years. I hope it continues to drop.
I gave birth to my daughter in 2000, and I was SO glad she was a girl. My ex-husband’s family was Jewish, and the pressure would have been strong to circumcise for religious tradition reasons.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m fine with penises that have been cut and scarred, but I hardly ever get to play with an uncircumcised dick, so it’s a treat when I do! They’re so slidy and silky…
I work with a lot of men intimately on their sexual dysfunction, and all of them are circumcised. Granted, I have several lovers, and they are all circumcised and functioning fine. I can only think of one man I know at this time who is uncircumcised, and he moved here from Europe in the 8th grade.
He said it was a shock to his system to be in the locker room with all the other boys. He was terrified he would be forced to undergo the procedure!
He likened it to nipple amputation. “Pretend you were in a society where nipple removal was commonplace, and you were a freak if you still had yours!”
A lot of people think an uncut penis looks funny, but it just depends on what you are used to. We see cut penises in almost all the porn out there.
I was curious to read Please Don’t Circumcise Your Baby Boy: The Case Against Male Infant Circumcision, by Roland Hume, a British man who moved to the United States in 2001.
He also experienced culture shock – from our faulty healthcare system, to all the gun-toting mania. But it was the rampant practice of circumcision that shocked him most of all.
I expected his book to be very jerky and ranty, and he does get a little harsh from time to time, but for the most part, he argues his case against circumcision with sensitivity. The ebook is succinct – he doesn’t bog it down with loads of case stories and statistics – just enough to get his point across.
He states, “If there’s just one baby who ends up with their foreskin intact as a result of reading this book, I’ll consider it a success.”
A lot of parents don’t realize they have a choice – hospital staff often assume the procedure will happen, and that they can bill for it and then turn around and sell the foreskins for profit! Foreskins are used for skin grafts and cosmetics testing.
When you slice off the foreskin, you rob the boy of thousands of nerve endings for pleasure and a sheath for protection.
Sometimes the procedure can go terribly wrong – death and maiming – but even when it goes smoothly, there’s no way of knowing if you’ve cursed the boy with a host of life long medical issues – premature ejaculation, lack of sensitivity, maybe even autism!
At the very least, men who are uncut have smoother intercourse experiences and don’t need as much lube, if at all. The whole process of fucking and masturbation is much smoother, silky, natural.
People who are pro-circumcision for health reasons don’t really have a leg to stand on in our country – we have access to bathing on a regular basis. It really is like cutting off our nose to spite our face.
And religious reasons may seem pretty ironclad, but notice how people pick and choose the rules in the ancient Bible to follow and make weak excuses for why.
People who are anti-circumcision are known as “intactivists.” It’s important for people to remain civil about this highly controversial issue. A lot of people get really defensive about it – they allowed their son to be sliced, or they were scalped themselves years ago, and don’t appreciate their penis being judged.
My mom let my brother be circumcised, and later regretted it, so when my other brother was born, she didn’t allow it to happen.
How about you and your loved ones? Do you propose it should be a personal choice for the person who possesses the penis? Say that ten times fast – and then read Roland’s book and think on it some more.