To a USA young man surprised that intactivism exists | consa's Blog
A growing number of North American women of child bearing age find routine infant circumcision disgusting and sexually weird. That's simply a fact. And such women are not afraid of saying what they think on the internet. A result is that you often can't get away with being pro-circ, or saying that circ doesn't matter, on the internet. This recently happened to you. I am writing to you because these women did not take the time to explain things dispassionately to you.
The brothers, boyfriends, and husbands of most adult American and Canadian women were circumcised at birth last century without local anesthesia. This fact disgusts a lot of women.
Do men remember their infant circumcisions? Rarely, maybe never. Does this lack of memory make circ less evil? No; read on to see why. Does circ detract from male sexual pleasure? Yes, simply because the parts of the male body sacrificed to circ are incredibly rich in nerves. Do many circed men have acceptable adult sex lives? Yes. Do some men have serious sexual problems because they were circumcised as infants? Yes, and American research has not been honest about this possibility. Are there circumcised men who are quite content with their sex lives when they are 20-30, and who are miserable at 50-60? Yes. Think of a circumcised penis as being like a whiteboard marker whose cap has been lost. Over time, it dries up.
Are there women who have slept with both kinds of men, noticed that intact partners are more fun, and are willing to share that conclusion on the internet? Yes. Are there women who have been intimate only with circed men, but have nevertheless concluded that intercourse with circed men is not all that intercourse can and should be? Yes. This category includes women who are chronically sore after intercourse, women whose lubrication is not as ample as they would like, and women who simply climax erratically. Are there young American women who complain that a lot of their sexual experiences have been too rough: too hard, too fast, too deep? Yes. Have some women in this situation concluded that circumcised penises are to blame? Yes.
The deep reason why millions of American parents continue to circumcise their baby boys is that to them, the natural penis looks weird. They fear that an intact boy will be mocked in the locker room, and rejected in the bedroom when he begins his sex life. I lived this fear until I met my wife in my late 30s. I was 34 when I read for the first time that the obsession of American parents and obstetrics to make the penis bald was simply a major mistake. I later discovered that this mistake was sexual as well as medical. American sex education and prenatal classes, and the information on human sexuality available in your typical mall bookstore, is not at all honest about the content of this post. And the reason for that is the common sense evident one: if what I say is correct, American routine circumcision is a medical mistake and sexual disaster of the first order.
Are there American parents who have circumcised one or more sons, then have been shattered to learn what I write above? Yes. Do some of these parents find it difficult to forgive themselves and move on? Yes. Are there women who circed their baby boys, then became major anti-circumcision advocates years later? Yes. Marilyn Milos and Rosemary Romberg are cases in point.
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An AA woman tells it like it is, posted October 29th, 2014
Guest Post: A woman's passionate defence of the intact penis, posted October 28th, 2014
Reply to Hanna Rosin's defence of circumcision, posted October 7th, 2014, 1 comment
More on why I disagree with radical feminism, posted September 9th, 2014, 1 comment
Mallory Millet airs the dirty linen about her tyrannical sister Kate, posted September 9th, 2014, 1 comment
Feminists and non-feminists are poles apart, posted September 6th, 2014
Meet Sabrina Dacos, posted September 1st, 2014, 2 comments
Reply to an American male puzzled by penis shame and conformity, posted August 31st, 2014
Guest Post by an Angry Intactivist American Male, posted August 28th, 2014
Comment I made in the blog of a sex positive British women., posted August 27th, 2014
Guest Post by an Intactivist Mother, posted August 23rd, 2014, 4 comments
Letter to an American woman who got into a bitter verbal fight with several intactivists., posted August 18th, 2014
Reply to an American woman who said she preferred sex with circumcised men, posted August 17th, 2014, 1 comment
Infant circumcision and Chinese footbinding, posted August 11th, 2014
Comment left in an Australian blog, posted August 4th, 2014
My discovery of Herb Goldberg, posted June 28th, 2014, 1 comment
Letter to a middle aged Jewish woman who opposes bris and RIC, posted June 27th, 2014, 1 comment
Letter to an American mother curious about how men feel about RIC, posted May 21st, 2014
Comment left in a Jewish blog, posted May 13th, 2014, 1 comment
Chris Hitchens on circumcision, posted April 27th, 2014, 3 comments
Reflections on the Disintegration of Detroit, posted March 12th, 2014
Anne McDermott wrongly despises intactivism, posted February 10th, 2014, 2 comments
Reply to Michael Schulson in The Daily Beast, posted February 2nd, 2014, 1 comment
My Reply to Scientific American, posted January 23rd, 2014
To Vessa here in EP, posted January 16th, 2014, 1 comment
Comment explaining why the meta-study Morris & Krueger (2013) is simply wrong, posted January 8th, 2014
Letter to a Jewish scientist very angry about his bris, posted January 7th, 2014
Comment left in the blog of a USA woman made very angry by circumcision, posted January 3rd, 2014
A comment I left years ago in a blog for intactivist mothers, posted December 5th, 2013
My explanation and critique of gender feminism, posted December 1st, 2013, 1 comment
My comment on the blog of a young gynecologist, posted November 1st, 2013, 4 comments
An important passage in Glick (2005), with my comments added, posted October 25th, 2013
Comment left in the blog of a law professor, posted October 23rd, 2013
To an American mother who revealed that she has decided to circumcise her son., posted October 9th, 2013
To a medical student whose Mom is a maternity ward nurse, posted October 6th, 2013
How to resist the rise of the underclass, posted August 31st, 2013
Among western societies, the USA has the highest %age of kids growing up in single parent homes., posted August 28th, 2013
The sweeping income tax reform I advocate, posted August 2nd, 2013
Guest post: an antifeminist manifesto, posted July 25th, 2013
Comment addressed to Jews who have abandoned the haredi lifestyle, posted July 21st, 2013
Circumcision and HIV, posted July 15th, 2013, 4 comments
Letter to a Jewish single woman who is a body acceptance activist., posted July 15th, 2013
A young mother writes very bluntly of the sexual advantages of intact men, posted July 13th, 2013, 3 comments
I wrote the following in support of the forthcoming documentary "American Secret", posted July 7th, 2013
Letter to a mohel, posted July 6th, 2013
Letter to a British feminist woman, posted July 4th, 2013, 1 comment
Letter to an American woman with intact husbands., posted June 28th, 2013
The decline and fall of an American industrial giant, my first serious employer, posted June 26th, 2013, 1 comment
Feminism and RIC, posted June 23rd, 2013
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