I think this first post is so cool because one thing that keeps me forever curious reading about your lives is the states some of you intactivists with intact males live in and their ages (I check signatures and member info in the "location:" blank). I _sincerely_ don't know why, but it gives me a real sense of satisfaction/happiness knowing for example, there's 10-year-old intact boy born in Buffalo and running around with a foreskin there.
Another thing that makes me thirsty for knowledge... yet, I've been afraid to start a thread about (and _not_ that I'm attempting threadjacking here, seriously!), is the colour/ethnic background of the members of this community. Using the U.S. for example, it's well known that Hispanic-Americans are more likely intact than any population. It's been _thought_ that African-Americans are shortly behind Hispanic-Americans (though it doesn't feel like from my experiences) and Asian-Americans have had a historically lower circ rate. I wonder if the intact/circ'd thing has anything to do with whether your Irish-American or Italian-American or Swedish-American.
Since the home countries like Ireland, Italy and Sweden never practice MGM (male genital mutilation) in the first place, when they migrated to the U.S. generations ago, you'd THINK their "intactness" would be passed on from generation to generation. Sometimes this has happened... but that "It's the American way" (to be circumcised; ugh!) and scare tactics from U.S. doctors long ago (some adding in the STUPID stops-masturbation bulls**t!) seemed to have completely broken that peaceful chain. We're trying to start a new one.
If it helps any, I'm Canadian and my background is Irish/Scottish/British and Swedish.