There is no valid or ethical reason to circumcise children, removing a normal body part that the child is born with. Everyone has a right to a whole body, and no body part should be removed for conditions that are not currently present, are minor, or which can be treated with less invasive methods. the fact, is, the conditions that circumcision is claimed to prevent are very rare already, and removing healthy body parts from a child to prevent a disease that does not actually exist at present is deeply wrong. if we were to use this logic, we could remove every body part, since every part can have something go wrong with it. I would say well less than 1% of men will ever need to be circumcised, much less than that probably moe like 0.1%. And then it can be done safely and with full general anesthetics, and the person can make sure they get enough pain relief, and it is far less traumatic, since the adult knows why its being done and is able to cope with it, an infant, cannot cope, all it is to the infant is a brutal assault and attack on it little body. And it truly is, since there is no reason to do it to infants pretty much at all. Nearl y every circumcision of an infant is done to treat no condition whatsoever. There truly is no more need to circumcise boys than there is to do the same to girls.
Despite common belief it is much more painful and hard on the infant to have circumcision done than rather than as an adult. At least an adult can be given general anesthetic more safely and is able to work to assure that they receive sufficient painkillers and to vocalise their needs. An infant is a fully aware and conscious being, and must not be subject to extremely painful practices, and circumcision, even with local anesthetic is extremely painful.
It is very unlikely that a person will ever need circumcision. Again, conditions of the penis are rare,a nd when they usually do occur, can be treated usually without circumcision. UTIs are 5 to 50 times more common in girls than boys, but does anyone propose strapping down girls and slicing of their most sensitive sexual organs? No, we use antibiotics to treat them, The same should be done for boys. UTIs in boys are in fact very rare and are never a good reason to circumcise. The only conditions that may actually require circumcision is penile cancer, frostbite and gangrene, and these are very rare conditions on the foreskin. Circumcised men can still get penile cancer. Penile cancer can much more easily prevented through other lifestyle habits, and usually occurs in elderly men. It has a rate of about 0.1%. Not a good reason to mutilate millions of helpless little children and deprive them of normal sexuality for the rest of their lives. By comparison, 20% of females get beast cancer, do we removed the breasts of every female at birth? It would reduce breast cancer rates by 100%. Again, it is wrong and unethical to remove body parts from children for diseases that dont even exist. Our body is our most sacred posession, and everyone has a right to all of it. Removing parts can seriously effect a person for the rest of their lives. Due to the extreme sensitivity of the foreskin to pleasure sensation, removing the foreskin is like removing a persons taste buds, it deprives them of normal sensations and a part of life they will never be able to appreciate and experience. Needless to say, it can have major and life long effects on a person and even the psychological states they can experience. messing with peoples bodies is literally messing with their minds, you are altering the way they experience life and this is deeply wrong, even sinister and evil. Cirucmcision removes the most densely innervated part of the body, which like taste buds, produce experiences provided by no other part of the body, the foreskin is the most sensitive part of the body, and removing it permenantly and drastically narrow the range of pleasure sensations a man is able to enjoy, denying to them a whole range of beauty, pleasure and enjoyment for the rest of their lives. it isa life long sentance to sensory deprivation. Circumcision removes around 20,000 highly sensitive touch pleasure nerve endings, the most sensitive part of the body.
Cirucmcision truly has serious and life long implications for the persons whose body it is. Circumcision, a of a body part, can deprive a person of normal sensitivity and pleasure for the rest of their life, it is a body part that they will never know and never be able to enjoy. i feel this loss deeply, when I found out that someone had cut off a part of my penis, i was cried and depressed about it for weeks. I was very upset at my parents for letting them do this to me. Even before I learned what had happened, I had a deep sense that I had been mutilated and tortured somehow when I was small infant. I had memories of being strapped down to a plastic board, naked, in a hospital, on by back, as an infant, since my early childhood, long before I knew was circumcision was. I have had deep feelings of betrayal, i knew that something awful had been done to me as an infant.
Circumcision reduces the skin surface area of the penis by 50%, and since pleasure is created by nerve endings, and nerve endings are in skin, this results in a devastating sensory loss. Its very obvious to men who are honest about their loss that they have less sensitivity that they should have. Even a 5% loss of sensitivity is criminal. it is truly wrong and abhorrent to deprive people of pleasure and sensitivity for life.
I know to the permenant sexual damage that is caused by male genital mutilation. I have almost no sensitivity at all, and very little pleasure or joy comes from surface touch sensations. Long before I even knew what circumcision was, I had a very unpleasant experiences, of extreme frustration and confusion, as a result of this. I knew I should be able to experience intense pleasures and joy, their is a very real psychological need for this pleasure and joy. But, in my self pleasure attempts, despite a deep knowing that I should be able to reach some intense high of pleasure, I originally was not able to masturbate at all. I was attempting to do it the way I suppose an intact person would, but of course, by attempting to roll or massage the foreskin, but there was no foreskin left to roll or massage at all. There was an instictive need to do this, and when I couldnt do it, It was very confusing and bewildering psychologically. I really cannot describe the confusion. I do believe males know instinctively when it is right to retract and clean themselves, as well. I remember, as a child, trying to retract a foreskin that wasnt there. Circumcision makes masturbation without an orgasm much more difficult and far less pleasurable. At least for me, an unintact, mutilated man, what little pleasure there is seems to come at the time of orgasm, there is little, at least for me, pleasure coming from surface pleasure. For me it is very difficult to get much of any pleasure at all without an orgasm. The pleasure that comes the entire experience is inadequate, dull and unsatisfying.
What I have left has hardly any erogenous sensitivity at all. I, from the amount of erogenous skin surface I have remaining, and from an understanding of which parts of the intact anatomy are the most sensitive, I have approximately less than 1% of my highly erogenous and heavily nerve laden skin surface remaining. What I have left is not very sensitive and not very much more sensitive than any other part of the body. It is a virtually complete erasure of a mans erogenous specialised touch sensitivity. To say that this is a nearly total sensory castration and loss, that is nearly complete erasure, descruction, and annihilation of specialised touch pleasure sensations and sensitivity of male sexuality, a whole world of intense pleasures, beauty and sensations, even induced emotional and psychological states from this, that I will never know and never be able to enjoy, is an understatement. This is as bad or worse than removing a persons taste buds or sense of smell. Just as removing a sense of smell would completely alter a persons life, really steal a part of their life from them, forever denying to them normal sensations and experience, literally cutting a part of themselves off from being able to experience pleasurable aspects of the world and life, Circumcision removes from men the most pleasurable and enjoyable aspects of life, a very significant part of their life and their pleasure has been stolen from from. It is so awfully sad and tragic. It has caused in me feelings of severe deprivation and loss, and I have often cried about it. Ive had feelings betrayal and hurt from this. The deeply buried trauma that were created from the circumcision event itself, and the shock and emotional trauma that I experienced when i found out that a part of my body had been butchered and destroyed when I was a helpless infant, is very real. I cried and was depressed for some time when I found out what they had done to me when I was too helpless and defenceless to protect and defend myself from this henious and brutal mutilation and torture.
Body parts cannot be amputate simply because they seem non essential. The entire body is an important part of a persons life, since the body parts do not only have a function for maintanence and systemic function of the body, but also, especially with the foreskin, serve a function of providing for sensory input, which is a big part of life as well. It is sensory input which connects us to this world.
People have always asked what function do the male nipples serve. Simply because something doesn't have an apparent function, does this mean we can cut it off. I say the only person who can judge its usefulness and value is the persons whose body it is. They should make all such choices. Has anyone considered that perhaps the male nipples have an pleasure purpose? people assume that certain parts of the body have no function, since they play no systems function for the body. But the sole purpose of all body parts is not only upkeep, but also sensory and pleasurable, and in fact, the body is our basic interface to this world. It is basically like a software program that connects you to the internet. If you delete a part of the program, lets say the part that displays images, you will not be able in that case to see any images. just text.A body part may of a purpose for its owner even for the reason that the owner simply like how it looks. They are the only ones who have the right to decide if a body part is important to them, and no one has a right to take away parts of their body without their consent as an adult, such as when they are a child.
An important part of life is being able to interact with the world, and to feel and sense pleasurures, to see, and to enjoy it. Without eyes you cannot see. Without skin you do not have nerves, and without nerves you cannot feel.It seems odd that there is such an obsessive focus on deleting and removing the erogenous and pleasure parts of the interface program from the childrens bodies. The body is what connects a persons consciousness to this world, deleting a part of it, disconnects a person from this world. It essentially deletes, steals and deprives, a person from a part of their life. It seems like this are trying to mess around with peoples minds, to artificially manipulate people, the experiences they can appreciate, and intrude on the most basic aspects of their lives through removing their bodies most sensitive and pleasurable, intensely erogenous part.
CIrcumcision has other possible harmful effects. The infliction of the severe trauma on the child could disrupt normal neurological and psychological development. Different parts of the body are said to be mapped to different areas of the brain, when one part of the body is removed, the part of the brain that corresponds to it may not be activated or utilised in the same manner. Especially with the foreskin, which is heavily loaded with nerve endings of a sort found nowhere else on the body, removing this permentantly deprives and eliminates certian signals being delivered to the brain and may inhibit or eliminate certian physiological or neurological, and psychological reactions and states. Some have suggested that the removal of the foreskin may remove triggers for certian hormone releases and neurological triggers.
i always say, if an adult wants to have circumcision done, they can always choose to do so as an adult. But it should not tbe done to children who may be easily coerced or may not be able to make a fully informed decision. People always say it is a personal decision, it is, it is only the persons whose body it is to be able to decide to keep this body part, not the parents, not anyone else. its his body, his choice, his rights. I always tell people, I would not circumcise my children not because it is my choice, but because it is not my choice.
Circumcision is a barbaric practice, which steals a persons most sacred birthright and posession, a part of their body, which can never be replaced. It deserves to be safely confined to the history books where it cannot torture, maim, inflict injury and suffering on, and traumatise any more children.