Sexually Transmitted Infections and Male... →
Robert S. Van Howe of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, reviews studies to determine the effects of male circumcision on various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, and human papillomavirus are not significantly impacted by circumcision. Intact men appear to be of greater risk for...
Genital Autonomy: The Midwife’s Tale →
A video interview of Midwife Mary Cronk M.B.E. She tells of her experiences as a midwife from the mid nineteen fifties when male circumcision was much more common in the United Kingdom.
Never Leave the Playground A great video of a man who found the fountain of youth: stay active to the best of your abilities.
I don't Know Why I was Circumcised: Chad's Story →
Chad tells of how he never thought of his circumcision until he was about to be a father of a son. He then wondered what his foreskin would have looked like if he had not been circumcised. He knew, absolutely, that his son was going to be born whole and remain that way. His son was going to remain intact with his whole penis. There was no need for a circumcision.
A pitch reel for American Secret, a movie/documentary seeking to inform and educate Americans about the harm of male infant circumcision.
Anonymous asked: This is very interesting. When the the skin is warm though (from warm weather or sweating or what have you), what happens with the restored skin? Does it still tightly cover the glans or is it loose skin? Thanks for the info; I'm considering restoration, I wanted some tips on what the final result might be before I commit to doing it
Woman craves FORESKIN--> Foreskin is Great! →
human-rights-for-children-too: As with most American women, I lived in fear of the foreskin. OK, “fear” is a bit intense since I didn’t even know that foreskin existed until college. I knew some men were circumcised and some were not, but up until I saw a photo of an uncircumcised penis, did I really understand what the word “circumcision” really meant. I never asked, I didn’t care, and because...
Circumcision Blog: His Body, His Choice →
A woman tells of growing up with a brother and how she first saw a penis. She describes seeing her first intact penis. By that time, she knew in her heart that male infant circumcision was wrong. Before her first son was born, she knew he was going to remain whole and intact.
Pediatrics: Cultural Bias in the AAP’s 2012... →
European doctors respond to the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision in a new article published in Pediatrics: “The … claimed health benefits, including protection against HIV/AIDS, genital herpes, genital warts, and penile cancer, are questionable, weak, and likely to have little public health relevance in a Western context, and they do not represent compelling...
My Foreskin Restoration: The First Time →
restoringjay: I think it’s appropriate that my first post should describe the first time I experienced something amazing. Last night I was all set to go to sleep but I was thinking of putting my bottle nipple retainer on for the night. I reached down to my penis and my skin rolled over my glans, I pulled it backwards and forwards several times to both fantasize and visualize what it will be...
Foreskin Restoration Inspiration: Active Protest →
Foreskin restoration rocks. It is also empowering. I am taking control over my body to undo something that was done against me. As an intactivist, I also want to make sure that others are not subjected to circumcision like I was. foreskinrestorationinspiration: While reading a post from an intactivist that protested a Clinton fundraiser, it occurred to me that men who restore can be just as...
Ripe-Tomato.org: Cock-ups happen →
Infections, penile necrosis, degloving, and urinary retention are some of the complications of male infant circumcision. This blog post shows a few pictures of what can go wrong when baby boys are circumcised. The risk of complications from infant circumcision is real. Parents should be informed of the risks and possible complications.
Circumcision does NOT prevent HIV
i-am-disfigured: Barefoot Intactivist commented on thenewage.co.za. Circumcision does NOT prevent HIV. In fact, a 2009 study by USAID showed that in 10 of 18 countries with data available, circumcised men were MORE likely to have HIV. The clinic is not being opened to ‘save lives,’ it is being opened to cash checks. Specifically, from the US Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,...
Anonymous asked: I saw someone ask about the foreskin staying over the glans without a rigid band, I was wondering if or how the foreskin could stay over an erect penis without the rigid band?
airmanotter asked: Can cross taping help start out foreskin restoration along with manual tugging?
Anonymous asked: I have a question. Without the ridged band, what keeps the restored skin in place over the glans? I'm obviously not an expert in this field but without that piece of the puzzle it would seem that the restored skin wouldn't stay in place and the glans wouldn't become moist and sensitive like an intact penis. Without the ridged band, does the restored forskin look and function the...
I'm Going Slightly Mad...: Confirmation bias →
intact101: whiteppldotjpeg: I don’t understand why people jump through hoops to defend infant circumcision. Under what circumstance are cutting up a healthy baby’s penis ok? It is NEVER acceptable when the owner of the penis cannot consent, no matter what the parents are misled to believe, and when there are better ways to treat any problems present. They defend it because they have no...
Ritual Circumcision: Ban Metzitzah b’peh →
Metzitzah b’peh is an Orthodox Jewish circumcision rite where the mohel uses oral suction on the baby’s freshly circumcised penis. Because many mohels have herpes, they pass the herpes virus to the baby. Some babies have died from the complications of having herpes at such a young age. Other babies just get very sick. New York City wants the parents to be informed of the risk of the...