Friday Nibbles: Uncensored Sleeping Beauty Trailer, Porn Store Man on Fire, Circumcision Debates, Match.com Sued Over Rape

by Violet Blue on April 15, 2011

  • In a truly shallow article that omits the health benefits of uncircumcised peen, CNN looks at the American Academy of Pediatrics as they prepare to update its policy statement on circumcision, and debate rages about infant circumcision: Should teens make circumcision decision? (CNN.com)

{ 11 comments }

1 doll April 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I have to support Englands comment about being grossed out by too much foreskin. It was one of the reasons I pulled out on a relationship, I just couldn’t bear the look of it.

What I have also noticed is that uncircumcised men have a much harder time cumming wearing condoms so often finish off by hand which I also got to find very boring so I have happily gone back to a cut man who can finish off with me.

2 Sophie@HMSlatex April 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Someone might have been reading Kawabata, before browsing Kink’s website. ;)
It’s a beautiful and weird story, if you haven’t read it.

3 James April 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm

As a bi male, it seems to me that younger guys are more likely to be uncircumsized

4 J April 16, 2011 at 10:40 am

I know I wish i wasnt circumcised, fortunately, I suspect advances in regenerative medcine will make it quite readily reversible in the near future, compared to getting fingertips to regrow, a foreskin should be easy.

5 R April 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Anecdotally, I know that more than one partner has told me that I’m the first uncircumcised man she’s ever slept with. But, of course, that relates to circumcision rates back when my cohort was wee babies; my impression is that they have been dropping since then.

6 violet April 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm

@tim1724 – these numbers are fascinating. Can you share the source link? I’m violet at tinynibbles.com if you want to share them discreetly.

My generalizations about Americans and circumcision come from working with a national sex crisis hotline (also email) and sex ed nonprofit for the past ten years – whose students are professional educators, such as nurses and Planned Parenthood workers. So I’m aware that I’m reflecting domestic questions and attitudes, not necessarily practices.

It would not surprise me to see circumcision numbers drop over time. When my co-teachers present the circumcision talk, the students are always deeply affected when they realize what circumcision is, and does.

Matthew – :D

7 tim1724 April 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Violet: Keep in mind that circumcision rates on the west coast, in California in particular, have been much, much lower than much of the US for decades. So we don’t tend to see as much pro-circumcision propaganda as the rest of the country. Recently circumcision rates in much of the country have been dropping, but they’re still really high in certain areas, such as the midwest. When talking to people from outside California, I’ve been surprised at the amount of “eew, you aren’t circumcised” responses, or at least I was before I looked up the numbers.

A quick Google search got me the numbers for 2005. Nationwide circumcision rate is 56%. West coast is only 31%, whereas in the south it’s 56%, northeast is 65%, and the midwest has a whopping 75% of its baby boys circumcised.

8 England April 15, 2011 at 10:46 am

Being uncut; which is what I am, I see very little issues with it. Unless you’re one of those guys who have alot of foreskin, then I can understand why some women would be grossed out. But if there’s one thing I love about being uncut is how much pleasure we feel when we have intercourse. At the same time…it’s also hell, since we can also end up on the….short side. There’s also the whole cleaning process…won’t go into detail, you get the picture.

9 Matthew April 15, 2011 at 2:34 am

Actually, I found the article more balanced than I’d have expected from CNN. But I’ve got my own angle on it; I reckon it’s related to the lack of adoption of the metric system. Once you folk in the US figure out how to correctly and accurately measure things, I suspect the realisation that guys don’t need bits of them lopping off at birth will follow.

10 violet April 15, 2011 at 1:43 am

I don’t know if I’m now really realizing how anti-foreskin my culture is, or if it’s as slanted if an article as I think it is. When Thomas and I co-teach sex ed, we present the known positives of being uncircimcised and the concerns people have about cut vs. uncut. To try and give balanced points in the sex information. That’s what journalists should be doing, right? We get so many questions (from Americans – our SFSI hotline and students are majority American) about how to give pleasure to uncut penises. The US is really in the dark about uncut cock.

But I kept waiting for CNN to balance out the anti-foreskin POV with some reasons that people would want to be uncut. There are many.

11 Mathew April 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

Because in the UK (and I suspect most other countries) we generally only circumcise as and when for specific medical reasons, I remain utterly baffled by the prevalence – and debate thereon – in the US.

As to the man on fire… there are too many obvious gags waiting to be made, but I rather suspect it’s too soon. Although I do wonder how long it will take for some so-called-journalist to put a brimstone angle on it and label it just desserts…

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