When an infant's penis is 'circumcised', this is what is
1. 50 to 80% of the total penile skin system, radically immobilizing the remaining shaft skin. If unfolded and spread out flat, the average adult foreskin measures 15 to 20 square inches, about the size of a postcard.
2. Most of the erogenous nerve tissue on the penis. The foreskin contains between 10,000 and 20,000 specialized erotogenic nerve endings of various types, which can discern slight motion, subtle changes in temperature, and fine gradations in texture. The amputation of this highly-innervated tissue reduces the sensitivity of the penis to that of ordinary skin.
3. The densely innervated Ridged Bands, a specialized, extremely erogenous section of the prepuce located at the juncture of the outer foreskin and inner mucosal tissue.
4. Approximately half of the smooth muscle sheath called the Dartos fascia.
5. Thousands of coiled, fine-touch receptor cells, including Meissner's Corpuscles.
6. An estimated 240 feet of microscopic nerves, including branches of the dorsal nerve.
7. Several feet of blood vessels, including the frenular artery and portions of the dorsal artery, the loss of which interrupts normal blood flow to the shaft and glans of the penis, severely damaging its natural function.
8. Lymphatic vessels, the loss of which interrupts the lymph flow within the body's immune system.
9. The entire immunological defense system of the soft mucosa which produces antibacterial and antiviral proteins such as lysozyme, the same as found in mother's milk, and plasma cells which secrete immunoglobulin antibodies.
10. Ectopic sebaceous glands, which lubricate, moisturize, and regulate a healthy pH balance, thereby maintaining the erotogenic sensitivity of the glans.
11. The apocrine glands, which produce pheromones, nature's powerful, silent, invisible sexual signals/stimulants.
12. Specialized epithelial Langerhans cells, an immune system component.
13. Estrogen receptors - the purpose and value of which are not yet fully understood.
14. The connective synechiae, which fuses the foreskin to the glans while the penis develops during infancy. It is destroyed when the foreskin is torn from the glans during the circumcision operation.
15. The frenulum, the sensitive 'V'-shaped tethering structure at the base of the glans on the underside of the penis, is also usually amputated, severed, or destroyed.
16. The protective covering of the glans, which is actually an internal organ. The foreskin shields the glans from abrasion, drying, and callusing, and protects the glans from dirt and other contaminants.
17. Loss of sexual sensitivity in the glans. The glans of an intact penis is normally a soft, moist, delicate organ, similar in texture to the smooth skin lining the inside of the lips of your mouth. When the foreskin is amputated it no longer provides protection to the glans against abrasion, or even exposure to the air. This causes the glans to dry out - imagine what would happen to your eyeballs if your eyelids were removed. It also causes the skin on the glans to thicken and harden as a protection against abrasion. This 'callousing' effect - known as keratinization - causes any remaining nerves on the glans to become buried under many layers of skin cells, severly reducing the sensitivity of the glans to external stimulation - such as a soft touch. The sensitivity continues to decrease over time, until eventually all sensitivity is lost.
18. 10% to 20% of the penis's circumference, because its double-layered wrapping of loose foreskin is now missing, making the circumcised penis thinner.
19. As much as one inch of the erect penis's length due to scarring, and shrinkage from loss of the mobile, richly-vascularized foreskin.
20. The gliding action of the penis within its foreskin. The foreskin's abundance (15-20 sq.in.) of specialized, self-lubricating skin gives the natural penis its anatomically unique ability to smoothly slide back and forth within itself, thereby permitting non-abrasive intercourse, without drying out the vagina.
21. The deep pink to red to dark purple natural coloration of the glans.
22. There is considerable evidence that a circumcised penis loses its capacity for subtle electromagnetic communication that occurs only during contact between mucous membranes, an interaction which contributes to the sense of the healing power of sexual ecstasy. In other words, circumcision forever diminishes the intensity of both the male and female orgasm and its physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits.
23. Many babies die as a result of circumcision, a fact the circumcision industry obscures and conceals.
Bowing of the penis is one of the more common problems caused by circumcision. Because the baby's penis is so tiny, it is very difficult to amputate the foreskin evenly.
As the penis grows, the skin tightens more in the area where the most foreskin was removed, causing the penis to pull to one side. Because there is less tension, the cartilage inside the penile shaft grows longer on the opposite side, and ultimately the penis develops a bowing characteristic.
Another common problem is pubic hair growing well up onto the penile shaft. A normal penis does not have hair growing on the shaft. Because circumcision removes from 50 to 80% of the skin which normally covers the penis, the baby's penis is left virtually skinless. As the penis grows from childhood through to adulthood, skin is pulled from the base of the penis onto the shaft. Foreskin tissue is different than the skin found on the scrotum. The prepuce is extremely thin and smooth. The skin tissue on the scrotum contains hair follicles, and so the skin which grows to cover the denuded penile shaft ends up with a substantial amount of hair in it. Obviously a hairy shaft is rough and causes abrasion inside the vagina during intercourse.
The circumcisors within the medical profession offer various
and sundry lies in order to promote circumcision, and they
denounce any ill-effects. But one only has to look at what is
happening in society to see the effects of male circumcision.
The facts cannot be hidden by the lies.|
First, the vast majority of circumcised men are NOT AWARE of the PHENOMENAL LOSS their bodies have been subjected to. This is not the same as saying that the vast majority of circumcised men do not have problems with their circumcised penises. In fact, quite the contrary is true. 20/20 News (ABC TV) featured a special segment in their March 20th, 1998 telecast. They reported the current statistics that over 18 million men in the United States suffer from impotence, and that tens of millions of other men suffer from various other sexual dysfunction. The facts clearly indicate that millions of men are indeed experiencing sexual problems because of their circumcisions. The problem is that men do not talk publicly about these problems - except of course to their doctors, who are busy denying that any problem exists.
Such overwhelming numbers of sexual dysfunction are unique to North America. Statistics from European countries where circumcision is virtually non-existent are minuscule in comparison.
Comparisons of statistics for violent crime, especially rape and other violence directed towards women, reveal the same lopsided proportions when evaluating crime in North America compared to European nations.
Divorce rates in North America have exploded over the past 20 years and incompatibility (ie: problems in the bedroom) heads the list of reasons given. Certainly it is much easier to get a divorce than it was 20 years ago. Prior to that, people stuck it out (amicably or not) primarily because of the stigma associated with divorce. So the ease of getting a divorce accounts for the rise in the number of divorces - but doesn't answer why so many people are seeking a divorce. While this might sound sexist, the majority of divorces are the direct result of the males seeking out new female sexual partners. And they're seeking those partners because sex is not satisfying with their current partner - and they blame that current partner for the problem. In reality, it is the male who has the problem: his lack of a foreskin results in an inability to fully sexually bond with his mate, the inability to become aroused as he gets older because of the keratinization of his penis, and because the sexual orgasm pleasure center in his brain has atrophied he is unable to ever be fully satisfied in his sexual couplings.
The inability of his body to feel sexual satisfaction leads to compulsive sexual behavior. One example of this behavior is the insatiable consumption of pornography in North America. Tens of millions of the American population are sex addicts, and more than 520 chapters of Sex Addicts Anonymous have been founded in the United States and Canada. This is indicative of the serious and significant neuropsychological problems which result from circumcision. Despite the staggering odds of contracting aids or some other sexual disease, millions of men make use of the services of prostitutes every year. The need to fill that unsatisfied sexual craving within the brain is extremely powerful. It's like an itch that can't be scratched, and it overrides normal, rational thought. Even Presidents are not immune to this fundamental psychophysical need.
When the drug Viagra was introduced to the American public, sales went ballistic. In less than a month, over 900,000 prescriptions for the drug were issued. Sales are expected to exceed 1 BILLION dollars this first year in the U.S. alone. Obviously there are a LOT of men out there who are experiencing serious sexual functionality problems. (Unfortunately, Viagra will only provide the man with an erection - it will not increase the sensitivity of his penis, nor will it restore any of the amputated erogenous nerve tissue.)
And still the doctors claim "there is no problem with circumcision".
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