i know we've started joking around a bit, but i am a wee bit uncomfortable with feeding into the notion that intact men (or women) on the whole, stink more than their mutilated counterparts.
i feel kind of weird being this direct about it, but in the interest of intactivism i'll go ahead and talk about something most people find too personal (& embarassing, vulgar, distasteful- is there a discussion topic more mortifying than genital stink?
what is not being said- and i'll say it plain- is that some people smell 'better' (less, whatever) than others to most people. who here with a varied sexual history has not smelled women (presumably all intact, i'll make that cultural assumption for this argument) that smell better or worse than others?
some of it is hygiene, some genetics, some hormonal, some diet. to those of us with very sensitive noses, the differences can be extraordinary. it may be judgmental, but some people just smell more appealling than others.
some guys' circ'd penises stink (ball sweat can be killer, too). is it not unlikely that some of the guys whose penises would smell unpleasant regardless are running around intact, & would smell just as wicked circ'd, but they don't know that? (imagine getting circ'd to 'take care of' this issue & finding out it didn't make a difference! is his disappointed wife going to go back to her pro-circing messageboard buddies that talked her into insisting on it & tell 'em, 'no dice, his **** still stinks'? no, she's gonna suck it up & pretend it helped.)
not to be too crude about it, but the stinkiest men i've smelled were far nastier in scent (even with good hygiene) than either the two intact penises i met (
fresh as daisies!) or any woman.
i HOPE that this has not violated any ua stuff; i think it is very, very important to not let timidity issues preclude open & honest discussion of this without smirking. there are hundreds of perfectly unsexual moderated boards for mommies on the web where ignorant women who have never seen an intact penis in their lives feel free to daintily wrinkle their noses at the thought of a foreskin & say 'ew'. we need the freedom to come out & admit, "some circ'd penises are 'ew', too. 'ew' has nothing to do with foreskin." because it doesn't. circumcizing to reduce odor, when something like drinking more water & less coke could be the simple answer, is ridiculous.