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Dec. 5th, 2008 | 07:52 pm
posted by: illusio in intactivists

If anyone here is in the San Diego area, there is an art show tomorrow at CSUSM- info here:

http://vpa302.cutupstyle.com/

I will be exhibiting anti-circumcision artwork on the third floor.

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Oct. 30th, 2008 | 05:18 pm
posted by: illusio in intactivists

Hello all,

I'm looking for short statements from our community members regarding how circumcision has affected your life, or the lives of those you love. Brief statements expressing thoughts or feelings would be very welcome- I'm putting together an art exhibit for a final project, and I would be glad to credit you for your quotes should you so desire.

Thank you very much in advance!


(cross-posted, sorry!)

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Apr. 26th, 2008 | 04:53 pm
posted by: activist_x_mama in intactivists

Hello everyone! I am in the process of building a shop on cafepress.com and I thought maybe some of you might like some of my no-circ stuff. I hope to have more designs up soon! :)
http://www.cafepress.com/activist_mama

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Mar. 29th, 2008 | 08:26 pm
posted by: prettylilditty in intactivists

I just watched Penn and Teller's bit on circumcision for the first time. I was wondering if anyone knew what the couple at the end of the flick decided to do.

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Sep. 4th, 2007 | 09:11 pm
posted by: txncowboy in intactivists

I met an UNCUT guy on facebook who has a realy tight foreskin and looking for ways to lossen it up so it can actualy slip back all the way.  Hes been considering circing, but if he can stretch it he thinks that might be better.  I told him to start manualy stretching it then maybe use a wieght device like we use to restore, but if anyone has a specific design for a device that would work well itd be apreciated.

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Aug. 7th, 2007 | 10:42 pm
posted by: prettylilditty in intactivists

Brief history: I have 3 children. Boy, girl, boy. My first son is circ'd, my second one is not.
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So, I am a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in training. In class today the topic of circ came up in reference to it interfering with breastfeeding due to baby being "sleepy" because of the "Motrin." (Please correct me at any time if I am incorrect. I do NOT want to give out false information and am a fairly new "intactivist." However I think its imperative for women to be told the truth about what goes on during a circ, precisely what I was NOT told with my first boy and had I not done research on it for my 2nd boy would probably never have been told.)
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(This turned out more lengthy than I thought, so I put it behind a cut.) Am I way off base here? Am I missing something? Am I misinformed? Please tell me, and send any links you want me to read, or that you feel might be important. Thanks!

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May. 19th, 2007 | 03:26 pm
posted by: muirichinnahali in intactivists

http://luckystiff.org/circumcision/information/Did_Circumcision_Ruin_Your_Sex_Life.pdf
(*warning, there are a few pictures that may be considered graphic*)

a friend of mine recently posted this article from men's health, which i'd never seen before. it was a really good read, and nice to see it coming from a more mainstream magazine (even if it is from '98)!

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May. 4th, 2007 | 03:20 pm
posted by: martyr669 in intactivists

I somehow ended up at this forum (which was refreshing to read most of the responses) and ended up here: http://www.genitalintegrity.net/blouch/

The first story I read, I thought was really good. It brought a fresh perspective.

Many years ago, I witnessed an infant circumcision in person at the invitation of a mutilator. He invited me to attend, to prove to me that there is nothing wrong with mutilating babies. He also decided and told me that he would not do a complete circumcision, just a little dorsal slit, to minimize trauma, damage, injury, and blood loss. “I will cut on the center line. There are no blood vessels there.” (Right.)

I decided to go. White mutilator, black baby, southern USA, 1972 or so. With the first probe under the foreskin the baby screams a blood curdling scream and keeps screaming. With the crushing of the center line of the top of the foreskin with the hemostat the baby’s screaming and thrashing ratchet WAY up (he was restrained by tie-downs, put in place in preparation for this human hurricane they already knew from long experience was coming) and when the clamp comes off and the dorsal cut is made the baby begins to vomit—projectile vomiting—the most violent vomiting I have ever witnessed from any human being. Blood from the baby’s penis spurts everywhere. The vomiting interrupts the screaming and the screaming interrupts the vomiting. The mutilator takes out his sewing kit and starts sewing. With every puncture of the needle a new blood-curdling scream comes rushing out, with every pulling of the thread through the foreskin the baby turns bluer and screams louder and harder and finally, when I think the police are going to arrive, or the baby is going to die, or God is going to strike us all dead on the spot—the baby goes totally silent and completely limp. He passes out, knocked cold by the trauma of the mutilating. [Ed. Some babies dissociate and this may be what Mr. Lewis observed] The mutilator can now work in peace.

He finishes his sewing, cleans up, and we head for the stairs. On the staircase he looks at me and starts to talk. I thought he was going to tell me how he had never seen anything like that in his life, that babies never respond like that, or something at least. Instead, what he revealed with his off-hand question was that this was a normal operation, nothing out of the ordinary here. “Did you have any objection to that?” he asked.

I was momentarily speechless. What I wanted to do in answer to the mutilator’s insane question was kick him in his groin as hard as I could and then ask him, “Did YOU have any objection to THAT?” I supposed he would have objected to my reaction, so I didn’t do it. Also I didn’t want to go to jail; I wanted him to go to jail. So I responded calmly, “I think the baby objected to it.”

I have since learned from a reformed circumciser, who did scores of circumcisions, that he didn’t hear the babies he circumcised screaming. He was so intent on doing his work “correctly” that he literally, as hard as it is to believe, did not hear the screaming. Then, one day—why, he didn’t know—he heard it. He heard the baby and knew what the screaming meant. He was injuring the baby, deeply. He’s never done another one.

The mystery of how people can do this to babies and allow it to be done and think it normal gets deeper for me every day.



It made me happy to know that once he finally heard the baby, he stopped. It's good to know that they're not all getting off on torturing babies.

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Dec. 15th, 2006 | 08:42 am
posted by: txncowboy in intactivists

Also if anyone can get me a link to the most recent studies or if you can get me a copy of the studies please let me know.  I realy want to see what exactly their experimental design was and what exactly their numbers are prior to being crunched through the statistical machine.

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Dec. 15th, 2006 | 08:39 am
posted by: txncowboy in intactivists

Im sure a lota yall have already seen and read this, but if you get a chance to compare the mistakes made in previous studies pointed out by this paper to the more recent studies and see if yall can find anything.
http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/HIV/vanhowe4/
Ill try to find the site I read earlier about condom promotion among cut men in the more recent studies but it being finals week well have to see when I can get around to it.

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