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Routine Infant Circumcision Is Grounded In A Cynical View Of Human Nature

American parents circumcise their boys thinking to protect them from taunting, ridicule and bullying by circumcised peers, and from rejection by women in the bedroom. They also think they are protecting their sons from the worst consequences of any eventual irresponsible sexual behaviour. In other words, parents who circumcise assume that other boys are arrogant bullies, that young women are hopelessly shallow and conformist, and that their son will grow up to be a manwhore. I decline to think so negatively of my fellow humans.

It is done at birth so that a man will never know what it's like to have a foreskin. So that he has no memory of the brutality of the surgery. Most of all, so that the surgery can be imposed on him by force, for his alleged own good and that of his sex partners. There is a great fear that young men will refuse to part with their foreskins, no matter the supposed benefits, because the foreskin plays a crucial role in the pleasure derived from erection, ************, foreplay, and penetrative sex. So they must be shorn of their foreskins regardless of their consent. The trauma of genital surgery without consent will be bitterly resented... unless the surgery is carried out at the very start of life. This cynically takes advantage of the newborn's physical weakness and mental cluelessness.
consa consa 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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I am sorry I hurt my son's phyche.

To make a boy grow up circumcised in a society that does not circumcise can be acutely embarrassing. It is not clear that the typical circumcised American male is emotional damaged goods. As for thoughtful research investigating that point, don't hold your breath. But it is quite possible that your son is physically and emotionally OK. Although I am grimly anti-circumcision, I freely grant that most circumcised boys and men are OK, especially before age 50. Circumcision is evil, not because it damages MOST or ALL men, but because it damages SOME men, in ways that often take several decades to become evident.

OK I feel better, and yes his 2 sons are circumcised too.
Thanks for the encouragement, I think he's fine! but I'm predudiced. He's my only kid.

An opponent of routine circumcision nce wrote: "the greatest evil of circumcision is that it produces future circumcisers." Circumcision is like a genetic mutation passed from father to son. My father wanted me circumcised badly, but I am pleased to report that my mother won that battle. Here in New Zealand, most families gradually abandoned circumcision without fuss, mainly because doctors were free to advice against it. Most American doctors east of the Rockies act like they are not free to follow their own professional consciences. If your foreskin grew back as a result of efforts on your part, congratulations on marching up a long hill. If it grew back spontaneously, you are the first case of that sort I have ever encountered. You should tell your story in a forum that specialises in anti-circ issues, anonymously. In the 1930s, middle class Protestants born in urban maternity wards were done "without discussion." But many boys born into rural, working class, and Roman Catholic families were not. I grew up surrounded by circumcised boys. I never suspected that they were psychologically damaged by that fact. But some wise and observant women have gently disagreed with me. Maybe I have more to learn here.

Unfortunately ALL things that happen to one during one's life are recorded - both in the physical body and the psyche... They may not be conscious, but they are always there; and can surface at any time due to an appropriate trigger, unless hunted down, exposed and dealt with effectively.<br />
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Little did I think at the time my son was born that his circumcision (without my permission) would cause him to be ABSOLUTELY ADAMANT against all Advice and pleading, that his sons would also be "done", BECAUSE HE WAS!!!<br />
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I was circumcised because I was born in the 1930s; it was done as a matter of course then, no arguments allowed. Interestingly enough, my foreskin now - at eighty years old - has grown again, and can sometimes totally cover my penis glans. (Now that I don't really need it!)... well, I suppose there must be SOME reason for it doing that...