Also, my dad, all four brothers, and all four nephews are intact as well!
We're white. Dh is half Polish, half Scots-German. I'm a quarter Italian with some other European tossed in. I grew up in the South, he grew up in the Midwest. We're the non-circ'ing pioneers in our families, though since my grandpa and uncle are immigrants I doubt they are circumcised (unless it was for the army)
Reneé, 34 year old mom to Antonin 8/04 and Arianna 9/06 . (6 weeks) 5/08. Married to Matt since 6/03 . Expecting another sweet little baby April 2015.
Sadly, my brother had his two sons, 8 & 2 cut...only for the reason that they needed to "look like dad" . Irony being....I recently found out from my mother that my father was indeed intact!!!
We broke the cycle of MGM in our family...DH was cut. My father was not, but my brother was.
I have to say that the information on the internet was a BIG help to all of us researching our decision. Of course, I had great midwives and an excellent pediatrician who spoke out against circumcision!
I am in Florida.
Perpetually breastfeeding or pregnant ENFP mom to a lot of kids...wife to a midwestern nice guy...living in tropical paradise...pink cats and homebirths rock!
Originally Posted by KindRedSpirit
Mine is 6.I've seen 2 other intact and one has since had a surgery at 6 or 9 months,leading to (unnessesary)circumcision.(he was retaining water around there or something...)We're in Utah.
Originally Posted by Microsoap
I think this first post is so cool because one thing that keeps me forever curious reading about your lives is the states some of you intactivists with intact males live in and their ages (I check signatures and member info in the "location:" blank). I _sincerely_ don't know why, but it gives me a real sense of satisfaction/happiness knowing for example, there's 10-year-old intact boy born in Buffalo and running around with a foreskin there.
I also know of 9 year old Ray and a little guy who's <1, who are intact. Also, the guy at my local Chinese restaurant is having a boy in a few days who will be intact, if we understood each other correctly.
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Originally Posted by momtoDNJ
Both my boys are intact
almost 3 and 1 yrs old
ETA: DH is 25 and intact, my brothers are 24 and 19 and are intact and my dad is 56 and also intact
Originally Posted by Tinijocaro
If your example refers to my 10 year old in Buffalo- you can be REALLY glad, cause in a six block radius of my village home, there is also 1 year old Ben, 1 year old Grady, 3 year old Andrew, 5 year old Skyler, 2 year old Aiden, and my 6 year old Joey- ALL INTACT. Those are just the ones I know about- I'm sure there are more. How can the circ rate be 90 percent in Buffalo if I've found this many in such a small area in my little town?
Honestly, there's time I actually get down (feeling) and wonder if we're making progress strong enough to turn the tides of the ocean and make genital integrity the strong force it deserves to be and have the OTHER side (you know, the circ'd supporters) so THEY'RE the ones losing steam!
Keep fighting the good fight because EVERY voice counts!
P.S. A lot of smart cookies in Buffalo!!!!!!
Dh is intact and he's 22
love and peace.
: Circumcision can never be undone :
New here, but wanted to chime in!
My perfectly whole ds is 2. We are a white/native american middle class family in rural Eastern Oregon. We're in the minority, but I know probably 10 boys total who are intact.
We are out here!
Both my brothers, all my nephews are circ'ed.
But, a gf's ds is intact, and I suspect her nephews and dh are as well...(her mil was an atypically educated mama 30-odd years ago) but haven't asked. They're here in CO as well. And another gf's (in WA) ds is intact. So ds will at least know a couple of intact buddies... not that it will matter.
PS.. all three families mentioned are caucasian.
It's such a relief to finally trust yourself.
~Traci, wife to DH 4-88. Mom to 3 homebirthed sons, 22,20&17
The Blue Door Farmhouse & traci.mymomentis.biz
My nephew is also intact and he is 19 (his dad had to be circ'ed -- or was told he had to-- at age 19 and said it was the most painful thing he had ever endured and there was NO WAY he would have that done to a newborn!)
I know of many intact boys amongst my dd's friends, they come over to our pool in the summer and run around naked .
When my sister (in NYC) was born in 1970, my mom signed a consent to have her circ'd had she been a boy. They told her it had to be done .
|"I think our family is like a jigsaw puzzle. All the pieces are kinda the same, but we're all different too - and we fit together to make something really nice." - 8 year old DS.|
Originally Posted by Nathan1097
That's a really neat quote, Caloli