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#1 of 4 Old 07-24-2011, 08:52 AM - Thread Starter
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Just wanted to report that sometimes I feel disheartened by this topic and sometimes I feel like my "intactivism" is not getting us anywhere but then.....

I went to a natural hot springs yesterday in the rural part of my state and saw a couple of intact boys just 7-10 years old. By the way, all natural hot springs in my state, Oregon, are considered "clothing optional". So I didn't just glimpse them while changing .. they were out hanging and strutting and cavorting in the water like little men do.

Have you felt any progress lately?
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#2 of 4 Old 07-24-2011, 05:03 PM
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Our family was at Odiorne State Park in NH recently.  A family was returning from the beach with a number of small children. The 4ish year old boy was buck naked, as you said doing what boys do!  Uncircumcised! 



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I have recently met two new moms, both with intact boys and super awesome moms!  They are very aware of the issue and their kids are not toddlers, they range from 6-10 years old, so they knew that long ago to keep them safe!


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At least there is some hope that things are changing for the better.  I am so glad to hear that!  Until we change the ridiculous attitudes of our society, this barbaric practice  will continue, though.  Thanks for sharing some positivity!

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