Friday, December 22, 2006

Circumcision Sure Can Kill a Conversation

Conversation with three colleagues - Kay, Steve, and Eric - on the way back from a Starbucks run.

Steve thinks our UPS guy is hot. "Oh. My. God. Did you see UPS Guy today?"

UPS Guy is big and muscular, and, in my opinion, slightly scary looking. He doesn't smile. He has a big face and a shiny shaved head.

I replied, "You know we don't have the same taste in men. Remember - you liked Neck Guy on that show."

"What show?"

"The sewing one."

"Right. Project Runway. Whatever. That guy is totally hot."

"Anyway, we don't have the same taste in men."

Steve rolled his eyes at my lack of taste. "So UPS Guy. Of course he had on his little brown shorts, but he also had on the cutest Santa hat!"

Kay said, "You know, I've just never gotten into the bald guy thing. I don't see the appeal."

And I said, "I never did, until I dated this big bald British guy. Except for not being circumcised, he was totally hot."

Brief and shocked pause.

Steve and Eric don't know what to do with this. Kay, who has told me that her mother described to her how she once put a rubber band on a guy's penis and it was too tight and he panicked and it got stuck, is not remotely fazed.

Kay makes a face. "Not circumcised?"

"Yah. Ick."

Steve, who can't believe I've said this, also can't contain his curiosity. I know from his blog that he has slept with women, but that was years and years ago. "Wow! You women can tell?"

Kay and I look at him. "Of course you can tell."

"Huh! Women are much more sensitive than I'd have imagined!"

"Sensiti...? Oh! No, no, not... Heh. I mean. Um. Just, you know. When you. And. Yeah. You know. Um."

We keep walking, eyes forward, totally avoiding looking at each other.

"Way to make things awkward, Lis."



  1. 80% of the world's men are natural/intact. What a bizarre sadistic thought that someone should have normal body parts amputated to suit your aesthetic sense.

  2. CIRCUMCISION IS VERY BENEFICIAL, its cleaner and several research bodies have concluded that circumcised men have less risk of contracting STD's such as AIDS-HIV or herpes.

    Uncircumcised penises are difficult to keep clean, and more prone to infections and penile cancer, studies have shown.
    A circumcised penis is naturally clean and virtually free from urinary infection. You will not have to worry again with careful washing of your penis.

    Is it NOT true that the AAP (American Academy of Paediatrics) does not recommend circumcision. They simply say they leave the decision to parents. But recently, and specially after the recent studies by the US National Institutes of Health, the AAP has been discussing if it may be necessary to change their policy and recommend circumcision to all newborns as they used to do, so in the future we may see that the AAP advocates again circumcision.
    Have a look at:

    About STD's:

    As I said, several studies carried out by prestigious research bodies have concluded that uncircumcised penises are more prone to infections and contraction of STD's, including AIDS-HIV. Circumcised men have been proved to be up to seven times less likely to be infected than those who are uncircumcised. Have a look at this site:

    As for women, studies also show that circumcision also protects female partners from AIDS-HIV and other STD's. Browse this article:

    About sensitivity of a circumcised penis:

    No medical or physiological study has proved that circumcision reduces sensitivity, opposed to common belief. It is completely FALSE that circumcision reduces penis sensitivity. The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) confirms this on their web site; have a look at:

    Circumcision is an easy and nowadays *painless* procedure, which has many benefits, and virtually no risks.
    Circumcision is NOT an amputation. Circumcision is NOT comparable at all to female circumcision, which is something completely different.

    Circumcision rates are INCREASING nowadays, both in the United States and overseas. Many African and South American countries with little circumcision tradition are starting to promote the procedure to help to reduce the AIDS-HIV infection rates.

    Finally, this site has a lot of useful and *unbiased* information. Make sure you have a good look:

  3. Circumcsion is very harmful. Every mammal on earth has evolved a foreskin. Look at the wonders of the natural male anatomy (20 min video):

    No national health organization in the world recommends routine infant circumcision. The RACP, for example, says: "After extensive review of the literature the RACP reaffirms that there is no medical indication for routine neonatal circumcision."

    80% of the world is intact, with no special health, hygiene, or social problems.

    Circumcision is a $400 Million-per-year industry in the US, so there are going to be slimeballs fighting for the status quo as infants gain the right to self-determination, but make no mistake; male circ is no more beneficial than female circ, and will be outlawed.

  4. The comments on this post are high-larious.

    clearly the spam bots are missing the joke.

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