I thank you for sending me the note, and I apologize for taking so long to give the feedback I promised. The letter is great, but I voted "needs work" and the quote below sums up why. I think it's way too long to be someone's first exposure to intactivism.
|I received it and skimmed it but have been too busy to sit and read the whole thing. What I've read looks wonderful though!
I've been well-received lately with the following short note. This one could be improved by embedding one hyperlink per sentence in support of the claims made, but I think it's the right length for something that somebody hadn't asked for.
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Good luck with your pregnancy and labor.
Circumcision is not endorsed by any national medical association on earth. They have reviewed it and determined that any potential benefits are outweighed by the known risks and drawbacks.
The foreskin includes over half a male's sensual pleasure-receptive nerve endings. It protects the glans and mucosa from drying and abrasion, and it provides an exquisite frictionless rolling/gliding mode of stimulation during intimacy.
The foreskin is exactly as self-cleaning as a vagina or eyelids, and it should be cared for the same way. Sterile urine leaving the body flushes the inside clean, so you only have to wipe the outside. ONLY THE OWNER should ever try to retract a foreskin because you can injure the boy's penis.
The skin is fused to the glans at birth and gradually separates over the course of about 3 - 12 years. The boy's natural curiosity (pulling on it) helps this process along. When HE is old enough and able to retract the skin, you can advise him to rinse the area with clear water.
Every mammal on earth evolved a foreskin before there was surgery, soap, or even running water. The proper care can be summed up as: Leave it alone.
Foreskin feels REALLY good. HIS body, HIS decision.