Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Confessions of an Intact Teen
"So I've heard of circumcision before. Something about cutting the penis skin. Sounds horrible. But today Guggie showed me a video of it on youtube:
It made me sick to my stomach. I can't believe the doctor did that to a baby. I can't believe people like that are allowed to walk free after torturing a baby on their most sensitive spot. Why did the dad just sit there? Why didn't the dad hit the doctor, push him away, grab his baby and run?
I wish they could make a machine where they take the doctor's mind and put him in a baby getting tortured and make the doctor feel it and remember it forever.
Guggie shared with me some of the reasons parents make their boys go through this.
She said that parents are afraid their boys will be teased if they have penis skin. Who will tease them? And why? No one has ever teased me about it. And if they did, it wouldn't bother me. When you get teased by someone, you have to show it doesn't bother you or that person will keep teasing you.
She said that parents think circumcision stops infections. Are they insane? Penis skin stops infections. If you didn't have skin, you'd get all kinds of infections! I've never had an infection. But you know what happened to me when I was 10 years old? I was playing on a playground and slipped down a wet slide backwards. I landed facedown at the bottom. The ground was covered in rocks there from someone who had dumped a pile at the bottom of the slide. I scratched up my legs and stomach and tore my penis skin. It was hanging almost from a strand. The doctor made sure it was clean and sealed it with glue. Do you know what he said to me? He said, "If you were missing your foreskin, you would be having cosmetic surgery right now." My penis skin saved me from surgery!
Guggie said the last, biggest reason parents do this to their children is so that the son looks like the dad. What dad would want his son to get his penis chopped up like that? When I have babies, I will kill anyone who tries to do this to my sons. No one will cut my babies! Dads are supposed to protect their babies. Dads are strong and watch over their families. They are supposed to be brave and stop the bad guys. Not stand there while the baby cries. My dad is circumcised and I am not. I never really knew why or cared until Guggie showed me that video. Now I'm really happy that my dad protected me.
I want parents to know that penis skin is part of the penis! And penis skin protects the penis! It protected mine! To the dads: if anyone ever tells you to cut your son's penis, grab your son and run away! Don't be like the dad in the video."