An blogger questions the circumcision campaign in Africa.
Circumcision seems like more of an unwise leap of faith than a genuine HIV transmission prevention strategy.
Of course, male to female transmission, which is far more common in African countries, will not be reduced by male circumcision; it may even be increased.”
Van Howe and Storms put it succinctly: “It is not hard to see that circumcision is either inadequate (otherwise there would be no need for the continued use of condoms) or redundant (as condoms provide nearly complete protection).” It is not hard to see, but the calls for tens of millions of men (and perhaps even more babies) to be circumcised to reduce HIV keep coming in.
Recent news includes the German company using foreskin from male infant circumcisions for developing products. The German company says the foreskins are donated. I do not think so. Not one of those baby boys voluntarily gave their foreskin to that company. I am sure those boys would have preferred to keep all of their penis and not be circumcised.
Judith talks about the role of foreskin during sex. Sex with an intact man is how sex was intended to be. It is the most pleasurable way to have sex, for both the man and his partner. Circumcised men are too often like a pile driver, thrusting in and pulling almost all the way out, over and over again until the woman is sore from the pounding and the reduction in her lubrication. Intact men have no need to pound away, and their foreskin helps hold in her natural juices. Everyone is happier when the man is intact (or has restored his foreskin).
A man who gave himself a circumcision lost a court appeal in Canada for circumcising his son at home. The man was convicted of aggravated assault for circumcising his four-year old son on the kitchen floor. He had previously been convicted of criminal negligence for causing bodily harm for the 2007 circumcision crime.
if the doctor who circumcised me removed all of my frenulum will restoration still be effective or will the difference not be as significant?
It is possible to restore, even if almost all of your frenulum was removed. Many guys who think that they have no frenulum notice that they do indeed have one after they have been restoring for a while.
I say restore your foreskin. You can only improve what you have. I notice that it is those who suffered the most damage are the ones who notice the biggest difference.
A mommy blogger writes, “Circumcision (male or female), piercing, sexual assignment (or reassignment) surgery… none of it is okay when performed on an infant or child. It’s not YOUR body, and these are not your choices to make.”
An analysis of the recent propaganda piece by Rwandan Minister of Health Agnes Binagwahois where she writes of “an opportunity to lay the foundation for an AIDS-free generation” by promoting male circumcision. Unfortunately, the Rwandan minister plans on universal male circumcision, targeting a rate of 50% male infant circumcision for 2012.
A student posts her research paper about male infant circumcision. In her paper, she notes that Americans are one of the few cultural groups that will make the decision on whether they will electively circumcise their newborn sons. She concludes, “Circumcision should not be performed on infants unless there is a medical need.” She predicts that the end of non-therapeutic male circumcision is near by relying on the fact that fewer parents are opting for the unnecessary surgery on their baby boys.
Christopher Hitchens was very outspoken about male infant circumcision. He considered circumcision mutilation of the sex organ, and he was correct. Hitchens recent passing is a loss as he was a widely heard intactivist.