No Words

You might have read my recent post about our decision to not circumcise our son.

I found a post last night on a intactivist website, and I must say I think it is one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen. After I saw it I needed to just go a hold Wyatt for a bit, thankful knowing that nothing like that would happen to him. Let me say that I know there are plenty of people who circumcise their sons and everything works out o.k. But there are also those out there who are not so lucky. I have seen tons of pictures of different complications and deformities due to circumcisions, but nothing like what a saw last night. The worst part about it is that it is not something medically necessary at all. Most people argue that an uncircumcised boy will be made fun of in the locker room, or that he won’t understand why he looks different from his father. But can you look at this man and explain to me how he doesn’t question why he looks the way he does, or can you imagine that he wasn’t more than a little insecure in the locker room?

Disclaimer: This is a uncensored image of an adult man’s penis. Please use discretion when viewing. It is not porn, it is for education.

Circumcision Harm

Complications are possible and almost always irreversible. Personally, I would not be able to forgive myself if this was my son. There are no words to help make this better. Please help me in educating parents about their choices, and put an end to this horrible practice.

Published in: on April 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm  Comments (4)  
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  1. I’m proud of you for standing up for this issue. I know I should be more outspoken about it as well. I agree with you entirely. Even opinioins aside, the facts are clear – this is not recommended as a routine procedure by the AAP; the risks generally exceed any potential benefits.

  2. I will never understand this whole “locker room” or “different than Dad” argument. What locker rooms are these guys in? And the kid’s going to look like his father because he’s his kid! Is everyone comparing genitals? I’m a woman, but I was never looking at boobs or other body parts in locker rooms and lining them up against mine, nor comparing my parts to my mother’s.

    All that said, I have been with two men (before my husband, long ago šŸ™‚ that were uncircumcised and I didn’t think it looked weird. In actuality I thought it looked far more natural than having the telltale ring of a removed foreskin that you can clearly see on an erect penis (I know, tmi but whatever at this point, right?)

    We had a girl, but if the next one is a boy I’m sure I’ll have to argue my point against circumcision. I feel bad because I don’t want my husband to think he’s not “intact” or he’s deformed, but I would not want my son circumcised. And I’m not a hippie, or otherwise weird.

    Good for you, Anina. I think your son will be happier for it!

    • I don’t think I’m a hippie either! And I don’t know anyone who compared genitals either. And what little boy’s penis looks like an adult’s anyways! I don’t understand it at all.

  3. Yikes! That is horrible šŸ˜¦ But…. just like anything else in life.. all things come with risk.. and i’m sure the likely hood of that happening is very low. Maybe he wasen’t seen by a great doctor. I strongly believe we should all follow our own beliefs and do what we feel is right especially when it comes to our children. Shoot I freak out a bit when I take them for their shots cuz you read this and that… but I had them growing up and was just fine and so far.. soo good my kids are too. Both of my son’s are circumcised and they both came out perfectly fine. Shoot I was more worried about them being in any pain when they had the actual procedure done shortly after being born. But all was fine. Stand your ground and dont let anyone tell you other wise when it comes to your children and your decisions. Just know that the procedure has been done numerous times and things can and do come out just fine too šŸ™‚

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