I have not always been against circumcision. I was definitely a
too! That's funny, considering that nowadays, I don't do much of anything the same way my family or friends do it. I just didn't think for myself much before I had children.
I don't really know what the heck I was thinking- I didn't have much of an opinion on it, really! It was the norm, to me. We didn't learn about it in school. I never read anything bad about it in books or magazines until I was in my late 20s. Most pictures or porn that I saw had cut penises.
When I was a kid I saw my dad naked once, and he was intact. But I didn't remember what he looked like or think about it (it was my dad!
) until I came here.
I had an intact boyfriend when I was 19, after several circumcised ones. I thought it was different from what I was used to but not a bad thing. Then I came to know just how much more play
there can be in foreplay
when your partner is intact!
But he had some unusual characteristics: he peed out of two holes, and he had a very distinct raised line running up the underside of his penis. It might just have been a very pronounced raphe, but he and I both assumed it was a mysterious scar from some secret surgery for a different birth defect! He'd never asked his parents about it. In my culturally warped thinking, I thought that this all added up to some reason they were unable
to circumcise him as a baby!
: I never realized it could have been a conscious choice they made to leave him intact, because it's just what's done, right?
Even after I saw my newly-circumcised nephew's sad, bloody penis I didn't question it!
I wish I had been informed when he was born.
I read a magazine article a few years later- I swear it was Maxim, but I can't find any record of it! So maybe it was the Men's Health one. That did it for me.