Circumcision is unnatural, and it desensitizes the penis head! C’mon people. Why don’t we just cut off our babies’ ears and rip off their eyebrows while we’re at it? Life goes on without those too…

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Citation:

  • Milos MR, Macris DR. Circumcision: male – effects upon human sexuality. In: Human Sexuality: an Encyclopedia Vern L. Bullough and Bonnie Bullough. (eds.) New York: Garland Publishers, 1994:pp. 119-122

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CIRCUMCISION: MALE – EFFECTS UPON HUMAN SEXUALITY

Circumcision, once accepted as the norm in the United States, has become controversial. Technically, circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin that normally covers and protects the head, or glans, of the penis. At birth, the penis is covered with a continuous layer of skin extending from the pubis to the tip of the penis where the foreskin (prepuce) folds inward upon itself, creating a double protective layer of skin over the glans penis. The inner lining of the prepuce is mucous membrane and serves to keep the surface of the glans penis (also mucous membrane) soft, moist, and sensitive. The prepuce is often erroneously referred to as “redundant” tissue, which allows the medical community and society-at-large to consider the foreskin an optional part of the male sex organ and, therefore, to condone its routine removal in a variety of procedures collectively known as “circumcision.”

Circumcision, however, was also a part of religious ritual, including Judaism and Islam as well as others. However, 85 percent of the world’s male population is not circumcised. Circumcision in 1992 was still the most commonly performed surgical procedure in America, where 59 percent of newborn males underwent this operation. Circumcision reached its peak of 85 to 90 percent during the 1960s and 1970s. The surgery, usually performed on baby boys within the first few days of life, is often considered “routine.” The most popular methods, the Gomcoclamp and the Plastibell procedures, differ somewhat in technique and instrumentation but the effects on the penis and the baby are basically the same. Most of the American circumcisions are not done for religious reasons, but rather, for hygienic ones. Continue reading

[VIDEO] “A typology of rap videos and an attempt to construct THE MOST GENERIC RAP VIDEO out of many. Musical genres are always heavily codified and rap seems to be one of the most extreme ones, each video has similar if not identical subjects, the same light, the same cars, the same girls, the same dance moves etc. Through their likeness they seem to be almost ‘classic’, just as classic theater or opera.”

Music by Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor – 04 – IV.

Commissioned by Grok Institute for the “En Avant” show.

Capt. Robert Semrau found not guilty of murder

Capt. Robert Semrau, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the 2008 death of a wounded Afghan insurgent, leaves his military trial in Gatineau, Que. on July 17, 2010. PATRICK DOYLE/THE CANADIAN PRESS

But military panel finds him guilty of disgraceful conduct in shooting of wounded, unarmed Taliban fighter

Richard J. Brennan

July 19, 2010

GATINEAU—Capt. Robert Semrau is the first soldier in Canadian history to be found guilty of shooting a wounded, unarmed combatant on a battlefield. Continue reading