This site is a work in progress to educate individuals on the effects of infant circumcision, and to encourage people to speak out about the effects of circumcision on their lives, and the lives of there loved ones.
If anyone has a story to tell please send me an email of your experiences and i will include them on the site (please indicate whether or not you would like to remain anonymous).
Note:I'm not the best writer, and I can become long winded in my wording. But I encourage you the read this article in its entirety. It will offer you a perspective you may not find elsewhere.
I was born and raised in Michigan, in a God fearing Christian home. Circumcised like both my brothers and father I was taught that the uncircumcised penis was a disgusting thing, and that I was lucky not to have to deal with cleaning it. I wasn't until my twenties that I realized I was not better off, but instead marred by a religious practice that was no longer useful for anything. If any penis was disgusting, it was mine, with an continually exposed head and a ugly band of scared skin around the shaft.
Because I was circumcised as an infant it is impossible for me observe all the effects which circumcision has had on my life. How-ever looking back there are a few things which I can see.
First, was when I hit puberty the incredibly sensitive exposed head and skin that would otherwise have been tucked in and protected by the foreskin, created uncomfortable sensations as they rubbed against my underwear. This caused me to always be aware of my genitals, so I would consistently be looking down and trying to keep my penis off the front of my clothes by pushing my butt back. The effect of this action was that I started to develop a slouch which is still apparent to this today.
As I started to get erections the already tight skin around the shaft of the penis had to stretch to accommodate the extra length which my penis protruded. Before long, whenever I was not erect there was area a wrinkled skin below the head. At some level I was aware that a 14 year old male body should not have wrinkles, so I felt ashamed, thinking it had accrued because I had masturbated. (A note to females, the skin will eventually stretch out to the point that there is the same amount of skin, as if the male had not been circumcised. The difference being that instead of neatly folding over the head, the skin will sit as a large ugly wrinkled mass behind the head. This is because circumcision removes an elastic band that is responsible for creating a light squeeze on the shaft and head that slides it in front of the head.
Reaching junior high the physical sensitizations became a problem once again, where I would have to attend gym class, put on gym shorts and run. I could feel cold air uncomfortably hitting the sensitize tissue and I was once again always self-aware and hence self-conscious of my genitals, always being afraid I way get an erection.
I can only speculate as to how this continual stimulation of my genitals increased my arousability around females and on the prominence of unwanted erections stretching the incredibly tight skin, creating even more arousal. But the effect should seem self evident, and God knows young males in this generation don't need more to arouse them around females.
Its worth noting that a circumcised penis looses sensitivity as you reach adult hood, and when this fact is combined with the loss of MANY sexually responsive nerve endings that where removed by the circumcision itself, only a person who is willingly ignorant would not see the that circumcision damages sexual response. The problem is that most people are either circumcised from birth or at a very young ago, so there is no reference point too what is normal, and therefore no perception of damage.
In my twenties, after I had realized the truth about my body, I started to fell incomplete as a man. This pain was only multiplied over when I lost my faith in God, to such a degree that I started to hate my one living parent. Feeling she should have been smart enough not to cut a off a natural part of what I was.
A note to all Christian future-parents: There is nothing which I could hold my parents to in raising me according to Christianity, save one thing. That they physically and sexually marred me before any other decision with respect to my wellbeing, and then had the gall to raise me, demanding respect and obedience. I plead with you, let your children decide this mater. If they make an informed decision and change there mind, then they will have no one to blame but themselves. If you make that decision for them they may vary well grow to hate you. My mother eventual denounced the procedure, witch silenced my hatred toured her, but the damage was already done. I have little desire for a relationship with her.