My DH is uncirc'd, he was born in Germany, his mother is British his dad is American. He says that his mother didn't even know what circ was when he was born.
My brother and father are from here and they are not circed either.
It was pretty easy for me to feel normal with not circ'ing my sons
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He was a month preemie. I wonder sometimes whether his mama would have cut him if he were born full term. His elder brother is cut. His two younger brothers are intact, but there is a 4 year difference between he and his younger brother and a 10 year difference between he and his youngest brother.
At any rate, I'm very happy he has a normal penis. I would never have considered circumsizing my son, so I feel we've avoided issues about that because it's always been a "given" what we'd do.
At least then it would be his choice as an informed adult.
I've never seen an intact male IRL, my "baby daddy" is the only person I"ve had intercourse with...when I "hooked up" with people in my younger years they were all circ'd....
I think it is getting a lot more common to leave babies intact, so when our children are adults it won't seem out of place!!
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oldest boy is cut, the youngest two are not...
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He's talked about restoring, and we even bought a tugger...but he doesn't use it. Honestly, I don't think he likes to try, since it is a CONSTANT reminder of what he is missing.
not that you asked about siblings but both my bro's are intact too my mom is a very anti-circ midwife and I just got lucky and married someone who was not circ'd so it was never an issue when our 3 boys were born.
Anyhow, my child father isn't. I'm not sure why-most of the guys his age (mid 50's) I've been with have been circumsized.
I don't care either way.
Oh, I have a daughter, but I would not have had a son circumsized.
My husband is circumcised. In fact, I've never seen an adult intact penis (in real life - I have seen pictures of them).
Luckily, once I showed my Dh what I learned about circ, he said that he couldn't believe guys would "pull the 'our son needs to look like me' BS!" That made me very happy to hear! He was adopted, so he doesn't blame his parents for it (and his parents don't seem so keen on it after I showed them articles and resources as to why we weren't cutting our son).
I'd never even thought about it until ds was about 3 weeks old and I was talking to an American friend - who asked me if we'd had him circed.
That's when I started looking into it (my immediate was reaction was - why in the world would we do that?), and I've been an intactivist ever since.
DH is the only man I've been with, so I can't compare first hand experiences. But when I compare my experience of sex with my friends' experiences (all my friends I can 'talk sex' with are American and have circ'ed husbands) - I am very, very thankful that I was lucky enough to marry an intact Brit (DH is great for many other reasons as well!).
I have been with one intact person. There is definitely a difference.
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