Graphic design by Hugh at The Intactivism ShopWhile Penn and I may not share the same use of the English language (he can get away with swearing after all; I would be quickly removed from my professional career), we do share similar views on the importance of the prepuce organ and granting all human beings their genital integrity and basic human rights. In other words: Leave the babies' penises alone!
In this latest "Penn Says" video he discusses the purely absurd 'argument' that a baby boy must have his foreskin amputated so that his pecker matches his circumcised father's. It is difficult for me to decide which of the pro-cutting arguments is the most radically insane, but this one certainly comes near the top of the list.
Since when do infant penises in any way resemble an adult man's penis?! And post-puberty, how often do adult sons and their fathers sit around and compare penises?! If they do, they have a MUCH bigger issue that they need to deal with...
Think about it -- how often do girls and their mothers compare breasts? Labia? Clitoris size/shape?! About as often as fathers and sons compare penises. This is I-N-S-A-N-E.
And, if for some reason you find that you must explain to your son why he is intact (and therefor bigger/longer) than his non-consenting-chopped-penis-father, you can use the great line that my long time friend and mentor, Dr. Joel Wells, shared with me: "This is what they did to me [cut off 1/3 of my penis when I was a baby and could not defend myself]! Aren't you glad we did not do that to you?"
I guarantee you every single intact son will thank you for leaving his most sensitive member alone!
Another idea a colleague recently mentioned -- if a father must make attempts to have his penis match his infant son's in order to feel better about his own penis, how about restoration?
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