When did you first find out about circumcision?

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When did you first find out about circumcision?

Postby snoman » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:34 am

I was very young - about 3 years old - when I first heard the word 'circumcised'.

My mother had a friend with twins a little younger than I was and they would come over to our house to play on occasion. It wouldn't have been the first time I'd seen them, but one day when we were out in the garden I recall them both saying they needed to pee. I figured I'd join them and was startled when they dropped their pants to their ankles (I think all little kids do this!) and I looked over they were both sporting very sleek looking penises, compared to my own tube of skin. And while I was peeing through my foreskin and spraying the ground all around me, these guys had very straight streams they could direct with ease. I was most impressed.

Later that day I asked my mother why they had different penises and she explained to me that sometimes when boys have a problem 'down there', they have to have an operation and get circumcised. The word stuck in my head from that point on.

You can imagine my enormous surprise when I first went to kindergarten and then school later on, to discover the entire planet apart from myself had had problems 'down there'!
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Re: When did you first find out about circumcision?

Postby Deadheart » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:12 pm

Once again, very similar to you. Growing up at an early age all the boys were circumcised, except me. Not even an exaggeration, in a small private catholic school in the early 90s in America it was standard, almost required it seemed. My earliest memory was peeing with the other boys, noticing theirs looked much different than mine. They all had bare helmets, I had something that looked like an elephant trunk. This was around the time I was 5 years old, and the vivid memory ingrained in my head what I thought all penis should look like and wondering why mine was different. It wasn't until a few years later I mustered up the courage to ask my mother, as I felt more safe asking her rather than my intimidating father, and that is when I learned about "circumcision". She said that while most boys will have ones that look different than mine, that mine was natural and she didn't want to put me through pain as a baby. She explained that one type has foreskin and that I need to clean every time I take a bath (oddly enough, aside from this one conversation I never had any instruction from my parents on how to pee correctly, clean, or that the foreskin could even pull back. Luckily I was a keen kid). To this day I don't know if my father was uncut with short foreskin, or cut loose, but given how unhelpful he was about training me or the one offhanded remark my mother said once about how "circumcised looks nicer, BUT..." leads me to believe he was circumcised. So as a developing young boy, especially from the ages of 5-10, I genuinely believed everyone was circumcised and that even my mother of all people preferred it that way (with some reservations). Not the most healthy thought for a boy's psyche.

I discovered masturbation at a very early age, around 9, and was fascinated yet scared when I discovered I could retract my foreskin. Unless you grew up uncut like me, this experience might sound totally foreign to a guy who has been cut since birth. Retracting the foreskin is actually very counter-intuitive, for a young boy it gives resistance and whatever part of the tip that gets exposed is painfully sensitive. Like many uncut boys in America, I never had guidance and it never surprises me the large amount of men that develop phimosis, simply out of neglect. But being the keen curious boy I was, I would push the limits on how far back I could get the skin in a warm bathtub. It would hurt, and I never knew if it was dangerous or not, but the more of my "helmet" that pushed out the more excited I got. I thought at least then I could be like all the "normal" boys. The sight of my exposed glans became very erotic to me (I remember thinking it looked like an acorn or mushroom), even though it was hyper sensitive, but I made it a point to get used to it not even knowing if that was okay to do or normal. But I never dare ask anyone.

I also discovered porn at a very early age, maybe a few years later at about age 10-11. From a friend's magazine he stole from his father, and also HBO programming (I think "Real Sex"). Seeing the incredibly sexy women featured in those magazines and television shows turned me on like never before, it changed how I looked at women. While I don't consider myself bi or even slightly gay, seeing these sexy women do sexual things with obviously circumcised men with proudly exposed bellends got me excited. It must have been the combination of many things: being young & horny, turned on by the women, the insecurity of my penis vs the admiration & curiosity I had for seeing circumcised. By this age, I became hyper-aware of circumcision and wanted to learn more any opportunity I could. I remember of at least 3 occasions that communal jerkoff masturbation sessions would come up with my friends. In fact the very first time my neighborhood friend would ask me if I was circumcised and I would act like I didn't know or just say "yes" knowing full well I wasn't. One instance we watched porn in his room with light offs, and he would take his dick out while I declined out of embarrassment. He wanted me to see and sure enough he was circumcised, high and tight. He wasn't shy about the fact, and was proud to mention how he likes how his looks and how he has cream to rub on his penis to make the scar fade completely. This only furthered my envy for wishing I was cut too, I agreed his dick looked better than mine, the guys in the videos had better dicks, all I wanted was a nice looking dick too.

Going a little out of chronological order, but staying on the same topic: Another instance of masturbating with other friends while watching porn and probably the third it came up, was the only time I participated in. I was with two other of my best friends, and I felt like I almost had to since it seemed so common and no big deal. By this age I made it a point to conceal my foreskin at all times, always wear the foreskin back, so when we masturbated if they were to catch a glance they would think I'm "normal" and circumcised like them. It was an interesting experience, I learned to let go off my anxiety over size seeing as we all where about the same, but I could not shake off the erotic nature of them being circumcised (like everyone else) and shame that I wasn't. I hated how I had to pull my foreskin out of the way to do anything. I like how it looked and felt having my knob exposed, and by this age I realized all girls did too.

I would say from the time I was 13 to 18, which would be middle school to high school (I should mention I went to public school) in the States, I became hyper aware of the cut/uncut debate and the kids were ruthless. Even in popular media its a topic that is the end of punchlines. You would have thought you were a freak if you weren't circumcised. All the negative stereotypes you hear about foreskin seemed to be magnified tenfold during these years. Playing sports where showers were required was a very self-conscious experience. If boys found out someone had a gross dick rumors would spread and nicknames would stick. Even girls as they became more sexually aware and mature, humiliated guys with foreskin and said really hurtful things about their opinion on foreskin. Honestly, in these years I didn't hear one positive thing about being uncircumcised. Health class made things worse, the woman teacher (in her 50's I would assume) would state how beneficial circumcision was, how its done to prevent diseases and for good health/hygiene & should be done early as possible, and all the anatomical diagrams/pictures in the book featured circumcised model of a penis. Foreskin was merely a footnote. I remember in the class this sparked a debate among the high school kids, both the boys and girls, and when it came up if I was cut or not I said "I'm cut" out of shame. God bless the few honest brave boys who said they weren't, because they caught shit for it. The boys would laugh, and the girls who were outspoken enough and not shy said how uncircumcised is weird and honestly circumcised looks better, or was "normal". Being uncircumcised is "abnormal" and "weird", ugly, gross, etc. I passed up opportunities having sex all throughout high school because I was embarrassed with my status, and it was ingrained in my head all women prefer circumcised, its just a matter if they are too shy or not to speak up.

I had sex for the first time around 19, and I remember how nervous I was for a woman to see my dick. Despite not being able to get hard right away out of nerves, I am grateful I had a very understanding girlfriend that didn't seem to care and said mine was pretty. I always made sure to keep the foreskin back, but this just reaffirmed in mind that "pretty" is one with a fully exposed glans and the skin out of the way. I went on to have other sexual experiences with few more women, and while they weren't bothered by me being uncut, all it took was for one girlfriend to confirm what I had known all along. The thing that my past girlfriends were thinking in their heads but were too polite to share. With one of my girlfriends I brought the topic up somehow, forget why, and she said "Yeah, I prefer circumcised because I don't know.... I think it looks prettier". Followed with "But I still like yours!". Great. Just what I needed to hear just when I started to feel okay with being uncut and the internet had started to make me feel more reassured about having foreskin.

At this point in my life, early 20's, the thought and desire to actually get circumcised became a real consideration. From the time I first learned about circumcision at the age of 5, I always realised how much it would hurt, how its not just "skin" or getting rid of a hangnail. If it wasn't for the pain and recovery period of getting it done, I would have had it done in a blink in an eye much sooner. Reading the anti-circ "intactivist" propaganda certainty didn't help with me second-guessing it. I truly believe if it was less of a daunting scary procedure, all uncut men would voluntarily have it done. That was the only thing that kept me back for years, fear. After all, my foreskin had a vein running through it right?! Well let me tell you, the procedure isn't bad at all, and recovery period is definitely manageable. Afterwards I was beating myself over the head about how much I put it off because of expectations of how bad it would be.

I'll stop here and maybe some other time I'll mention more of my adulthood experiences, after my circumcision. On the surface my story seems like a negative one, that I enjoy being circumcised only to shake off the shame, but that is largely untrue. While there is a huge benefit I am more confident and no longer have anxiety about my dick, if I am to honestly assess the merits of having foreskin vs circumcised I MUCH prefer being the way I am now. It is a huge improvement in many ways, it is not merely a cosmetic procedure. So cut guys at birth, fret not you haven't missed out on anything. For guys like me, better late than never. I guess my high-school teacher was right all along, the sooner the better. I used to resent her but now I realise it was only out of my insecurity. Accepting the truth is the key to contentment, whether its in favor of foreskin or being without.

If you read all this, what is wrong with you :lol: Kidding! I appreciate this community! Happy to share.
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Re: When did you first find out about circumcision?

Postby snoman » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:42 am

I think we might be twins mate.
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Re: When did you first find out about circumcision?

Postby snoman » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:01 am

My upbringing pretty much echoes Deadhearts.

I wrote a piece about an occasion I had with my best friend in elementary school where we played doctor with a girl who was in our class. I won't post it. I think anatomical exploration between children is quite normal, but I understand that the age this happened at (about 8 or so) can make it inappropriate. If anyone is interested in reading it, I can send it via PM.
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Re: When did you first find out about circumcision?

Postby savenger » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:08 pm

When I was 11, my mother asked me if I wanted to get circumcised (since I assumed it involved needles and I really don't like needles) I said no. Now I'm reconsidering. I've been seeing both sides of the argument and it as long as it's a drastic death defying difference then I have no problem doing it. I would think thought I would feel it still be there, I compare it to having a hat on for a long time and taking it off and feeling like its still there.
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Re: When did you first find out about circumcision?

Postby andreamegina » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:37 am

savenger wrote:When I was 11, my mother asked me if I wanted to get circumcised (since I assumed it involved needles and I really don't like needles) I said no. Now I'm reconsidering. I've been seeing both sides of the argument and it as long as it's a drastic death defying difference then I have no problem doing it. I would think thought I would feel it still be there, I compare it to having a hat on for a long time and taking it off and feeling like its still there.


aww lol. i've known a few guys who said no when they were younger because they were scared. i honestly feel like the younger you are the better. the needle will likely not be fun, but after that i doubt you'll feel anything. that's true u might have some kind of ghost sensation...i don't know anything about that. i just know that most women prefer circumcised. deadheart's story was kinda hot to me. i actually used to be one of those girls in school who made fun of the uncut boys. it's funny that you mention wearing a hat because there was a "school spirit" day where we were supposed to wear funny hats and i remember making fun of a guy we knew was uncircumcised and asking him if he was gonna wear his funny had on his dick and stuff like that. haha i haven't thought of that in a long time, but i bet he has. actually it was rumored that he was going to get circumcised over summer vacation but i don't know if that happened or not. also he turned out to be gay, which didn't really surprise me
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Re: When did you first find out about circumcision?

Postby Deadheart » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:37 am

I'm always interested in hearing how girls first find out about circumcision. Whether from firsthand experience, being taught by parents or teachers, through pictures and how they came to form a preference.

About girl's teasing boys, I'm sure every uncut boy has some encounter or story ingrained in their mind lol. Seems like such a common shared experience people mention when talking about this fetish. I know that's how my interest in uncut humiliation stemmed from.
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Re: When did you first find out about circumcision?

Postby snoman » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:09 am

Deadheart wrote:I'm always interested in hearing how girls first find out about circumcision. Whether from firsthand experience, being taught by parents or teachers, through pictures and how they came to form a preference.

About girl's teasing boys, I'm sure every uncut boy has some encounter or story ingrained in their mind lol. Seems like such a common shared experience people mention when talking about this fetish. I know that's how my interest in uncut humiliation stemmed from.


My life at school was hell on earth because people found out I was uncut. What's a pubescent teen supposed to do when there is a group of girls walking behind him chanting "Anteater, anteater..."?

I hear people talking about school being the best time of their lives. I hated it and couldn't wait to get away.
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Re: When did you first find out about circumcision?

Postby savenger » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:27 am

I was the opposite, I never really wanted to pull it back until I finally did out of hygiene. I only had one real encounter with someone putting me on the spot, it was at lunch during high school and this girl (whom I didn't know and assumed it was a friend of the person sitting at my table) started talking about dicks and she got on the subject on how she thought uncut dicks are dirty and she literally looked me straight in the eyes and asked me straight up "uncircumcised is nasty isn't it? Aren't you glad you were cut?". I was like "Uhhh, yeah, I'm glad". It was really odd considering I've never spoken to this girl before. I'm pretty sure she was Jewish lol. Other than that, I've never really got put on the spot for it or anything, I don't think anyone really knew. Even though I tried to kind of hint at it by saying I'm German haha.

Ever since that day though I got paranoid about it and it kind of made me not want to show girls that. So that's why I've been considering it ever since. Normally I don't brag or anything, but it looks pretty nice covered and uncovered. It feels better pulled back though and when I don't touch for a couple of days that tightness makes it even better, so if I can make it feel like that after a circumcision, I would be cool with it haha.
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Re: When did you first find out about circumcision?

Postby Cufflinks » Tue May 09, 2017 4:05 am

Coming to think of it, my first brush with this was quite early-on in life. My aunt used to be quite adamant when my cousins and I were about Kindergarten age that we retract the foreskin "only a little, not too far" so as not to urinate through it, "to stay clean and be able to aim better" as she used to say (later, she installed one of those silly warning signs on all her toilets to remind men to sit down on every occasion). She did not want us to retract it fully though, and I understand now this was probably out of worry to cause paraphimosis.

Anyway, at that time, she was on some sort of crusade to sort out any possible complications with male appendages around her, it seems, and when I stayed over at their place, she pulled me up for non-compliance on the retraction front. To me, the whole thing seemed pointless, and I shrugged it off. If my cousins went along and did as she said, fine, but I wasn't going to. This incensed her enough to have a word with my mum about it, who also took a mellow view of it though and just let it go, but from then onward, this whole thing that there was a functionality here that required choices really stuck with me. I did try to pull back the skin once or twice on my own, but found it disagreeable and never tried again until I was about 13.

When I was about six, my cousins both had what would probably be called a minimal circumcision, with about 90% glans coverage and a pretty abrupt, perpendicular cut that really looked chopped off, and extremely visible indentations of the stitches all the way around it. They seemed quite uncomfortable with it, and always seemed to pull the skin forward when putting on undies or swim trunks. At the time, I was thinking "there, this is what my aunt would probably have done to me, too if she could." But everyone in the family seemed to agree that this was probably a reasonable and progressive thing to do, and it worried me to see so many bobbing heads by the adults about this. I really thought I'd be next.

In school then, we had swim classes, and I noticed that quite a number of my class mates had this kind of alteration done, too. Some of them had more of the glans showing than my cousins, but none more than about 40%, except one who actually had the glans almost all the way out, with a curiously "manufactured" or folded looking roll of skin encasing the corona. Probably about 90%. I thought at the time "aha, this is what happens when you pull it too far back!" I just thought he had got that stuck there. It was hypnotic to look at though, and I always tried to catch a glimpse of it whenever I could. I imagined it hugely uncomfortable, and it was strange to me that he seemed so oblivious to it, actually quite a cheerful character. When an Iranian and an Egyptian joined our class, there were two more of that kind, and I began to think how visually, this look was clearly superior to mine. And none of them seemed to mind it, even seemed proud of it.

From that point onward, the fascination was on, and I tried to inform myself as best I could. In times without internet, that was pretty hard. I ended up circumcised myself before I could fully figure out the angles on it.
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