Circumcision-- What Is It... Really?
I have seen several threads started here just in the last couple days since my “defection” from another prominent PE forum that spurred me to write a couple posts based on my own little area of interest. Please do not think I am trying to be some kind of sexpert or guru or anything. If what I say makes any sense to you at all, I urge you to do some web searches and find out more about this subject. My writing style is pretty blue collar, like me. I’m not going to start spouting a bunch of medical terms and studies. To be honest, I’m not smart enough to memorize all the references and medical jargon and regurgitate it at will. If you want that, it’s only a “google” away. My best quality as a contributor to a forum is to take info and make connections between it and come out with a bigger picture. Circumcision is an ice berg… there is alot of info about it floating below the surface of common knowledge.
As PEers, our primary goal is the improvement of the sexual organ. Circumcision is an issue that we have to address at some point, whether we want to or not. As circumcision is the surgical altering of our sexual organ, I think it is a subject intrinsic to PE and should be addressed without all the controversy and angst. If you find yourself becoming angry or upset about this subject, you need to ask yourself why you feel this way. If you don’t want to pursue this avenue of thought, I urge you to ignore any posts by kong with the word “circumcision” in it. This info has bruised egos, threw men into depression and infuriated them. I’m not sure why, because it doesn’t bother me that much, but some men seem to have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo, or feel like I’m trying to put them down or something. If you have a fragile self-image or a bloated ego, please read no further. I’d rather not be attacked again for my ideas.
Circumcision— what is it… really?
Circumcision has been around for all of recorded history. In earliest times, it was performed on slaves and conquered foes as a way to oppress and mark them as inferior. It was used as a tool of control, to reduce the sexual interest and enjoyment of their “cattle” humans. It has evolved since then, as cultures met and mingled, becoming a mark of godly covenant in one culture, a rite of passage in another, and a medical necessity in nomadic desert tribes where water for cleansing was not readily available. Some few enlightened cultures like the ancient Greeks and Romans recognized it for what it was and outlawed the practice, protecting the genital integrity of males much as we protect the genital integrity of females in our modern American culture.
The basic purpose of circumcision is to reduce the size of the penis and diminish the capacity for sexual stimulation and desire.
While some of you may already know this, I’m sure there are quite a few young men saying, “I thought it was just to make it cleaner!”
I know it is a hard pill to swallow. I have experienced the “kill the messenger for the message” phenomenom over this. I fully expect some of you to go after me hard about this, and others to deny it [ “MY penis is very sensitive. Nothing wrong with me!”] but like the popular TV show used to say, “The truth is out there.” If you have been circumcised, your penis is damaged and you have lost a large degree of sexual stimulation.
Circumcision was not widely practiced in the US before the late 1800’s. At the start of the Industrial Revolution, here in the United States, a religious mania swept through the country. As industrialization changed the way we lived, there was a great upwelling of anxiety and fear. Children left for the cities where there were jobs. Husbands left the fields to work in the factories. Life as they knew it was being altered. In such an era of change, comfort was sought in religion, and the culprit of this widespread unease became the pastor’s old favorite: sexual sinfulness… and in particular, maturbation. Although it may sound absurd to us now, that’s how we all ended up with circumcised dicks in this modern 21st century America. Fear from the Industrial Revolution creating a religious mania, which lead as usual to sexual repression. Masturbation was touted as a great evil, draining the vitality of men, leading them to insanity, wickedness, and physical illness. Hungry for solace and comfort in that drastically changing time, people readily accepted the answer of religion. What, they pleaded, can we do about all this sexual sinfulness and masturbation?
Up stepped one Dr. Kellogg and his associates. Yes, Dr. Kellogg, creator of Kellogg’s corn flakes. The answer to all this sexual sinfulness, he and his consorts assured the american public, was circumcision. Not only did it reduce the size of that wicked and insidious organ, it basically removed most of the parts that made sex feel so good. What followed was a foreskin holocaust. Circumcision was practiced widespread. The service was offered by doctors, travelling salesmen and even barbers. Babies, boys and girls, were strapped down and sexually mutilated for the crime of touching their naughty parts. Boys in that era were circumcised. Girls had their clitoris melted off with acid. They picked no bones about it. They knew that circumcision was strictly a method of reducing sexual pleasure and desire, and that’s how they advertised it, and that’s why people had it done. It was the “in” thing. If circumcision was not your thing, you could order a wide assortment of pleasure reducing devices out of catalogs. Restraints to keep your hands from wandering “down south”, collars with sharp pointed objects on the inside to be placed on the penis, chastity belts, chastity underwear… I hope you’re getting the picture.
One other thing about circumcision was discovered at that time, too.
Circumcision was a profitable business.
To understand what something is, you have to know the truth about it. Today I kind of described the history of circumcision here in the US and the motives of its genesis. When the tradition of circumcision was born here in the United States, it wasn’t about hygiene or preventative medicine — these lies were created and perpetuated later to keep the profitable business of circumcision going— it was about sexual repression and penile reduction. Our “tradition” of genital mutilation is an anachronistic hold-over from that period of religious mania and fear, and every time I read a thread about someone not being able to “get it up” or “having a hard time keeping a good hard on” it makes me just want to scream out the truth. You’ve been damaged! We’ve been scammed, and it’s high time we, as a gender, do something about it!