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As you may remember, I posted a few months ago that the Playboy Advisor (their advice column) told a new mom not to circ her child. Well, the responses have come in, and Playboy published several from both pro- and anti-circ readers. You have to read them yourself, and the pro-circ people really give idiotic reasons, but Playboy stays true in their last words:

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We're not arguing against adults being circumcised; we're saying there's no compelling reason to cut an infant. He won't be having sex for years, and a parent can't predict what he or his lovers will prefer.
Again, I am pleased with Playboy's very sensible stance on this, and it is a great bit of exposure for us, given how many men read this.

(If you want to read it yourself, the cover is September with three blond women and a pink theme.)

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I'm not going to buy Playboy but I'd love to read the responses if someone wouldn't mind copying and mailing the page to me! :

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YAY PLAYBOY!!!!

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Hmmm...I wonder if DH got his yet....

I'm sooo lovin' playboy for this! I'm going to encourage DH to re-subscribe. Not that he'll need much encouraging...

And you know, in that short little reply, they really summed it for the pro-circ people:

"IT DOESN'T FREAKIN' MATTER IF SO-AND-SO IS CIRC'ED AND "OK", IT'S STILL NOT OK TO DO IT TO UNCONSENTING BABIES WHO MAY ONE DAY WISH THEIR GENITALS WERE INTACT!"

That's what I got from the reply anyways.
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The september issue for this year is already out?

I have no problem buying playboy--as long as I can find it! This is the most religious town I've ever seen. 2 churches for every person

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I just asked DH to go out and buy a Playboy.

He looked at me and calmly said, "what did you just say?"
I responded with, "Oh it's not for you, it's for me!" :


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Ah, Anna- keep him guessing. That'll keep him very interested!

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i asked dh to buy the issue and you know what he told me? He prefer not to. it is a waste of money!!!!




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I want one, but I have no clue where to get one. I just asked DH and he didn't know either [wow] so now he's curious as to why I asked!
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Remember to give Playboy positive feedback!

I wonder what is Playgirl's stance in this issue? I haven't looked at it over 10 years and at least back then all the men were cut.
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I was wondering about Playgirl too. Huh. Time to do a porn run this morning. DH will be pleased.

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I was wondering about Playgirl too. Huh. Time to do a porn run this morning. DH will be pleased.
I don't think you are allowed to buy porn before noon on Sunday


It's great that a mag like Playboy is taking a stand like this.

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I have bought exactly one copy of Playgirl in my life, it was about 8 years ago. There was at least one intact man in it, although he may have been the only one, and that's why he stands out in my mind. Yeah, that must be it.
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I've read my share of Playgirl (got a free subbie) and DH has a stack of mags in the closet. One day, I dug out the pile and looked through it, just out of curiosity as to the percentage of circ'd vs intact men. I was very pleased to discover that the vast majority of men were intact! It was like one cut man for every five or six intact, even in the American mags. In the British ones, the only cut men I saw were in some of the phone sex ads, which I've seen in the American mags, too, so I"m guessing they use the same ad for both editions and just change the phone number.

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That's fantastic.
We're not porn consumers, but I agree it does reach a pretty wide audience. Maybe some men will read that and at least attempt to get over the "I want my son to look like me" nonsense that so many fathers use as a reason for RIC.
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i PlayBoy.
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Wow.... awesome that a men's mag is supporting the cause. My hubby is happy about it too since we're not going to get our baby boy cut. Time to renew his subscription to support Playboy.
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I want one, but I have no clue where to get one.
Borders sells them. Lots of gas stations do too - I saw them at Sheetz.

Everytime the whole Playboy thing comes up, everyone seems to forget Hustler which took this stance and published a very blatant anti-circ ARTICLE in 1979. Where's the props for them?

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Well this is this month's issue.
Does Hustler still publish even? Perhaps we could request a rerun of their stance, hah!
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Does Hustler still publish even? Perhaps we could request a rerun of their stance, hah!
My husband is sitting next to me, much amused by this thread. Right away he pipes up, "Yes. Of course they (Hustler) still publish."

He says he has seen them while book shopping at Barnes & Noble.
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hahaha, whoops, I am not so up to date, lol :
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Quirky,
I'll mail you out the responses again if you want. I will need you to PM me your addy again though.

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Very cool!
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I didn't know about Hustler publishing that. Very very cool.
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You can buy it for $35. May 1979. They call it mutilation on the cover! Go Hustler! (warning, pictures of magazine covers with scantily clad women!)

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Borders sells them. Lots of gas stations do too - I saw them at Sheetz.

Everytime the whole Playboy thing comes up, everyone seems to forget Hustler which took this stance and published a very blatant anti-circ ARTICLE in 1979. Where's the props for them?
I wasn't born until 1980

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I have a fun OT story to tell. My step-son (15 and intact) is visiting. Hef and his 3 "bunnies" (3 women on the cover of that issue) were at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. the other night to sign/promote his new DVD.

DH thought it would be fun to take his son. So they went, took pictures with Hef and all 4 signed that cover of Playboy (DH refused to buy it for him, he went ahead and bought it himself). I still can't believe it!

I'm in awe : that he got his mag signed! To L... Hef... and so on.

I have a photo gallery of the event, but don't want to share it will all you guys (because I don't know any of you!)

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