The discussion continues… Male Circumcision.

Any topic about sexuality will usually produce a debate about Male Circumcision.  My podcast covering the documentary film Are All Men Pedophiles?, is no different.  It all started with a comment asserting that males that were circumcised at birth may develop into pedophiles.  Sounds absurd right?  Yet, there’s people out there in the world that believe this is true.  I often take surveys from men of all stature about the subject.   Forget the common misconceptions about foreskin, the less common is much worse! In spite of what we know about circumcision today, cultures that are new to the procedure get drawn into the folklore,  such as the case with Rwanda and the Invisible Condom myth.  It’s not as if it’s limited to Africa either.  I was speaking with a male friend of mine, he actually believed that unless you’re circumcised, you shoot blanks.   When I asked why he believed this and what data he was using to support his belief, he just rattled off that it was something that he’d heard.  Yikes.  When I responded with a snarky remark that he probably believed that Mountain Dew made you sterile, he agreed, it did!  Then he proceeds to inform me of the yellow #5 (tartrazine) causing everything from shrinking your testicles to affecting birth rates in the U.S.   *headdesk*  Even when you point out the obvious urban legend and the FDA seal of approval, it’s a conspiracy!   I’m well aware that several advocacy groups have called for banning food dyes such as Yellow#5, attributing it to food allergies and alleged underlying causes for ‘hyper-activity’ in small children.    Yet, I haven’t seen a scrap of hard-evidence that it’s magical sterilization ingredient purposely placed by the Federal Government for the purpose of population control.

 

Intact America offers a few of these ‘Myths’, even then there’s much to be analyzed for the evidence to lend to the facts.  To counter, circumcisioninformation.com refers to the anti-circumcision folks as being part of a Cult.

It’s no wonder people just parrot off the highly subjective ‘reasoning’ of advocates on either side.  People tend to side with what they believe to be true, no matter how much data you offer to the contrary.

 The American Academy of Pediatrics  issued this guideline ( Circumcision Policy Statement ):

Male circumcision is a common procedure, generally performed during the newborn period in the United States. In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) formed a multidisciplinary task force of AAP members and other stakeholders to evaluate the recent evidence on male circumcision and update the Academy’s 1999 recommendations in this area. Evaluation of current evidence indicates that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks and that the procedure’s benefits justify access to this procedure for families who choose it. Specific benefits identified included prevention of urinary tract infections, penile cancer, and transmission of some sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has endorsed this statement.

This was the approach my OBGYN and Pediatrician took when addressing at the birthing center where I delivered my son.  In essence, my ex-husband left the decision up to me.  He preferred the circumcision based on all the a-typical reasoning.  He wanted his son to have a penis much like his own.  He personally considered the uncircumcised penis to be ‘ugly’ therefore abhorrent to sexual prowess.   When the pediatrician rattled off the above statement contrarily, I disagreed.  In an era of personal hygiene and advanced knowledge of male anatomy, I didn’t see the risks involved with leaving my infant all-natural.    Even one of the largest studies conducted in the U.S. wasn’t very convincing.

 Based on our findings, a complication can be expected in 1 out every 476 circumcisions. Six urinary tract infections can be prevented for every complication endured and almost 2 complications can be expected for every case of penile cancer prevented.

 

Why you ask?  It just seemed like a statistical certainty.  Besides, I’ve had a urinary tract infection more than once in my life-time and removing parts of my Vagina wasn’t offered as a preventative measure.    The infection is treated as if more severe in infants because of the side-effects and symptoms.  See:  Urinary Tract Infection in small children vs. Adults.   Still, you can root out the cause and treat it.  My son would learn to walk and play outside, that also carries a risk.  I hadn’t considered cutting off his legs to prevent it.

So why did I ultimately choose the procedure for my child?  Aesthetics.  Pure and simple.  This alone makes me a horrible mother, and a genital mutilator!  Oh my!  I’ve had these conversations with my son, he doesn’t regret my decision nor do I.  Still, other people feel quite passionately about the subject.  It’s as if their whole world has been forever changed as they mourn that little piece of skin.  Maybe THAT’s what causes sexual deviance.  Not the actual procedure but the mind-fucking people do to themselves.

What I find most fascinating about those types is that they are usually the first to criticize a Vagina in its natural state.  As if the character of a Vagina is a constant and cloned from the ultimate perfect specimen.    Just like the penis has a character, so too does the Vagina!  Imagine that?  Hypocrites.    I’m bi-sexual, I do it too.  Just like there’s ugly people among the population, there’s ugly vagina and penis.

But… But… Sin Jones, doesn’t that make you a hypocrite too?  YES, it does but mostly I’m a REALIST.  At least I’m honest about it.   I figured I’d give my son a fighting chance with the ladies.  Let’s face it, most women think the thing is the ugliest part of a man’s anatomy, even if she doesn’t spend a whole lot of time squatting over a mirror.    I’ve been with men that have never had a woman just stare at their member like it was the most beautiful thing she’d seen, it actually makes them uncomfortable like it’s a shameful abnormality that should be hidden under the cover of darkness.     I don’t pity those types, I revel in their excitement.   I’m a fan, all shapes, sizes, colors, circumcised or not.   I’ll admit though, I actually prefer the cut.    It may have even played a role in my decision for my child subconsciously, I can be honest about that too.

To even call it mutilation is bullshit if you ask me.   Altering it slightly isn’t the same thing as say, smashing it with a hammer or severing it from the body.   See the difference there?

If you’re one of these types still crying over your lost foreskin, tell me why?

Are you really traumatized or are you creating your own trauma?

Sin Jones

10 responses to “The discussion continues… Male Circumcision.

  1. Think about it. a majority of circumcised men are so obsessed with surgically altering their own son’s penis that they will start fights those who oppose them.

    Why would you rather sexually assault an infant to find his penis attractive unless you were somehow gaining some sort of sick pedophilic pleasure from it?

    Why can’t you just allow your son to decide for himself as an adult to destroy a highly sensitive, erogenous, functional, and healthy body part from himself?

    It certainly seems that there is a great deal of sado-pedophilia among circumcised men.

    • Perhaps you might offer me something more than your opinion to lend evidence to the existence of a “great-deal of sado-pedophilia among circumcised men”.

      I don’t believe my ex-husband was obsessed with it, otherwise he wouldn’t have left the decision to me. He would have been more adamant that his decision would be carried out. He was basically just faced with a choice to make, and he made it.

      Are you a Mother? I also had to clean and pamper his ass, and I suppose that stems from sick pedophilic pleasure? Perhaps your mind is sick? You seem to be focused on that aspect of my blog post when so many other aspects could be addressed.

    • http://www.a-parents-decision.co.uk/thought-2-page-2.html

      “Unfortunately, although initially this sounds fair enough, it is fatally flawed for several reasons. At what age is your son old enough to decide for himself? Is eight years old enough? Quite a burden for an eight year old I would have thought. How about twelve years old? By twelve years old your son has already gone through most of his formative childhood years. During that time he has had to put up with all the problems of not being circumcised.

      He has almost certainly looked enviously at his lucky circumcised friends and wished his willy was like theirs. Now you ask him if he would like to go into hospital and have bits cut off his penis. Not surprisingly, most twelve year olds are going to decline your kind offer. Even though they would almost certainly have preferred it, if they had been circumcised as a baby. By now it is too late. Your son will be condemned to putting up with his foreskin, probably for the rest of his life.

      Of course, all this assumes that you as a parent, ever get around to having this embarrassing discussion with your son. Many parents, precisely because they are so embarrassed, keep putting off the dreaded day longer and longer. The longer they put it off, the older their son gets, and the more difficult the conversation will be. Eventually, they realise they have just left it too late and it never gets mentioned at all.”

      • I asked my son if he had any recollection of the procedure – he doesn’t. I asked him if he would have preferred that I opted out and allowed him to make that decision for himself – nope.

        I even asked him if he had any friends that weren’t snipped and if they talk about it. He does, he also says that they have penis envy. Peer-to-peer review, lol.

  2. and yes, you are most certainly a sado-pedophile as well.

    But what can you expect? a sheeplike monster who makes no apology for her domination over those who depend on her for protection.

    You are not only a mother, but a rapist who decided her own desires supercede her child’s right to an unmolested body.

  3. (Sorry if this is a double post, something went wrong the first time)
    Both my brother and I were circumcised as a combination of aesthetics and hygienic beliefs. I don’t feel traumatized and I don’t think my parents were obsessed with penis mutilation. If and when I have sons I think I’ll do the same thing, but will probably have to consult the spouse, although they might agree.

    But seriously, when did this “trauma from circumcision” start? No one from my generation nor any generation before complained about it from what I know.

    • Seems to be a phenomena that started more aggressively as a ‘movement’ in the last 5 years. Previously, it wasn’t really a thing. Now, it’s about trauma, mutilation and the like. I find it interesting that it peaked right about the time that the U.S. became more widely aware of female circumcision carried out in Africa. Once this hit the public conscience, men were more vocal about their own ‘mutilations’.

      Comparing removal of foreskin to female genital mutilation is absurd.

      Not only is the clit removed, but the vagina is sewn up. All against the girl’s will in most cases, forced upon her by her family. To say it’s the ‘same’ is like saying men know how it feels to give birth when they pass a kidney stone.

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