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Does this word bother you?

post #1 of 51
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Uncircumsiced.

I call it intact.. Saying "uncircumsiced" makes me feel like there's something undone about it.. Like Circumcision is the norm.
post #2 of 51
Yeah, "uncircumcised" isn't really accurate. I always say intact. "Uncircumcising" would be restoring, right?
post #3 of 51
I hate it, and i find it somewhat sad when parents get angry that their children are not considered "intact" becuase they have circed. If you wanted your child whole, all you had to do was say "no thanks" when asked if you wanted a piece taken off their penis.
post #4 of 51
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I hate it, and i find it somewhat sad when parents get angry that their children are not considered "intact" becuase they have circed. If you wanted your child whole, all you had to do was say "no thanks" when asked if you wanted a piece taken off their penis.
: I know a mama that is offended by the word "intact" because it makes it sound like her circumcised sons are missing something. :
post #5 of 51
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Originally Posted by sandals View Post
I hate it, and i find it somewhat sad when parents get angry that their children are not considered "intact" becuase they have circed. If you wanted your child whole, all you had to do was say "no thanks" when asked if you wanted a piece taken off their penis.
THANK YOU!!! At the hospital, I gave the nurse who was admitting me the look of 1000 Deaths by DAGGERS when she asked if we were going to circumsice.

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Originally Posted by gemelos View Post
: I know a mama that is offended by the word "intact" because it makes it sound like her circumcised sons are missing something. :
Well, THEY ARE! I refuse to sugarcoat these things for parents who made decisions that weren't in the (medical, scientific, moral) right. :

Have you explained to her that THEY ARE?
post #6 of 51
Yup, a few days ago DP took DS to the pedi's for a yeast infection. I wasn't going (didn't feel well at ALL) so I made him repeat back to me what I told him to tell the pedi. LOL And he used the word "uncircumcised". I was like "don't use THAT word, it makes it sound like that circ'd is the "normal" way. Plus "un" makes it negative, like they were circ'd first, and THEN they were intact.

I do also believe that using "intact" ruffles feathers. I guess the people that circ don't want to hear it in a positive connotation because then that means the circ'd is that negative one.
post #7 of 51
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Originally Posted by urchin_grey View Post
Yup, a few days ago DP took DS to the pedi's for a yeast infection. I wasn't going (didn't feel well at ALL) so I made him repeat back to me what I told him to tell the pedi. LOL And he used the word "uncircumcised". I was like "don't use THAT word, it makes it sound like that circ'd is the "normal" way. Plus "un" makes it negative, like they were circ'd first, and THEN they were intact.

I do also believe that using "intact" ruffles feathers. I guess the people that circ don't want to hear it in a positive connotation because then that means the circ'd is that negative one.
Eeeh. oh well.. They made the decision, after all.
post #8 of 51
Did you know that in autopsy reports, intact men are listed as uncircumcised?
post #9 of 51
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Originally Posted by Fyrestorm View Post
Did you know that in autopsy reports, intact men are listed as uncircumcised?
Ugh......
post #10 of 51
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Originally Posted by Fyrestorm View Post
Did you know that in autopsy reports, intact men are listed as uncircumcised?
Hmm, I bet they aren't listed like that in other countries. :
post #11 of 51
And, while we're at it, the medical term for a woman who has had a complete hysterectomy is "Female castrate". Baybee
post #12 of 51
Niiiiiice.

Yes, "uncircumcised" bothers me. I always use "intact" now, thanks to this forum. AND, on a somewhat related note, because of a recent thread, I always spell out "Circumcision" instead of using "circ'! Others pointed out that shortening it can remove the impact of the word, especially since you don't say the part that means "CUT!" (-cision) "Circ" sounds too cutesy for such a horrible act.
post #13 of 51
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Originally Posted by Lula's Mom View Post
Niiiiiice.

Yes, "uncircumcised" bothers me. I always use "intact" now, thanks to this forum. AND, on a somewhat related note, because of a recent thread, I always spell out "Circumcision" instead of using "circ'! Others pointed out that shortening it can remove the impact of the word, especially since you don't say the part that means "CUT!" (-cision) "Circ" sounds too cutesy for such a horrible act.
Thanks! I never thought of it like that.

Now I'm off to edit all of my posts....
post #14 of 51
I had never thought of it that way either. These people will make you think!
post #15 of 51
I never use it...I mean - do we women talk about our uncircumcised vaginas?

I use the word intact.
post #16 of 51
I've always said uncircumcised without even thinking about it. Thanks for bringing it up- my boys will be known as "intact" from now on!
post #17 of 51
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Originally Posted by blsilva View Post
I've always said uncircumcised without even thinking about it. Thanks for bringing it up- my boys will be known as "intact" from now on!
Mine too.
post #18 of 51
I always spell out and say circumcision and always (as far as I can remember) refer to whole men as either whole, intact or natural.
post #19 of 51
It bother me because it sounds stupid when it is said. Intact sounds better and normal, is uncircumcised even a real word, or is it made up?
post #20 of 51
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Originally Posted by Fyrestorm View Post
I always spell out and say circumcision and always (as far as I can remember) refer to whole men as either whole, intact or natural.
Yeah.... I am going to referto DS as "natarally intact".

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Originally Posted by ilovemy2ds View Post
It bother me because it sounds stupid when it is said. Intact sounds better and normal, is uncircumcised even a real word, or is it made up?
I dunno... Sounds stinky to me.
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