I am a pro-intact advocate. That is, I advocate that routine infant circumcision should be stopped and baby boys should keep their intact penis. Only in the United States is it common to routinely circumcise baby boys for non-religious reasons. This practice of routinely circumcising babies must stop.
I never felt strongly about any issue. I was too busy working and having fun. Even now, I am busy building my business and trying to enjoy life in the process. As a middle-class white guy, I never felt oppressed or was placed in a position where I felt society wronged me. Several years ago, I clerked for a criminal court judge. I read court records of the trials of child abusers. I reviewed the evidence showing the abuse. I got incensed at the things people would do to children. But, still, I was not motivated to be an activist for children's rights.
Then I learned about circumcision and how it removes the foreskin so that the glans is fully exposed. I realized that my exposed glans accounted for my penis being irritated from my underwear. The glans and inner foreskin remnant are mucous membranes. They are meant to be protected. Even after my glans keratinized, there was a portion of my corona that was still sensitive. I felt the irritation when that area brushed against my clothing or bed sheets.
I learned about the techniques for separating the foreskin from the glans of infants. The foreskin of an infant is attached to the glans, the same as a fingernail is attached to the finger. During circumcision, the foreskin is forcibly separated from the glans before the foreskin can be cut away. I realized that the scarring near my frenulum was most likely due to the doctor using forcepts or another appliance to separate my foreskin from the glans. That area of my penis always hurt to the touch and looked a lot different than the rest of my penis. Read more . . .
Like many people, I collect links to interesting websites. But the question is, how do I remember the sites that I want to remember?
Well, this site now has a links section, arranged by category. Click a category from the box on the left side of the window and see links relating to that subject. You can leave comments for each link. Let everyone know if you find the link useful or not.
Restoring Tally is just an ordinary guy who had to confront his prostate and circumcision problems. This site chronicles his journey in dealing with these issues. He has had prostate surgery and he is restoring his foreskin.