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God, how horribly primitive.
What you are describing here, & in the rest of that post, is classic 'counter-dependent' psychology. Google it. Then go talk to a professional.
Love, to put it simply, died post-introduction. It was given by my parents at times, other times not. I simply never took it, as I did not understand the point to it.
Well, it is a form of mutilation, but its done when a child is suffering from a severe throat infection (not on the off chance that they may do at some point). However, the tonsils are merely the outer part of lymph nodes in the throat & grow back after the excision of the badly infected portion. It would take a great deal more complex surgery than wrapping a loop of fine wire around the swollen bit & pulling it tight (which is how tonsilectomy is performed) to remove the entire structure. Furthermore, even if you did have a comprehensive tonsilectomy, it would not affect your sense of taste...
But then I want to be the first to say I wish I kept my tonsils and I feel it is a form of mutilation.
Well, as I've already said, I believe you have psychological issues that need addressing, but, obviously, I could be wrong.
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Bunken Drum
That would be assuming all people count sex as important.
I do not. I'm probably one broken protein sequence away from asexual. This crazed sexual behavior of mankind makes no sense to me.
edit on 22-9-2010 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)
edit on 22-9-2010 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)
Btw, according to the Southern Kthuk!ludi Academy Of Gorilla Boning, not only does having regular sex with female gorillas prevent human females from putting a spell on males, but it also helps in maintaining an erection during battle, which is important because, without it, a man could not rape the losers before they are ritually sacrificed.
By the way, there is less risk of cancer. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics
As you went on to say, this is a difficult topic to discuss without becoming impolite. I suspect that, wherever you pulled that research from, they were also being less graphic than might have told the full story.
Okay, just done some research and it's not rare at all.
Different people have different lengths of foreskin, men with shorter foreskin may find that it retracts automatically when they have an erect, men with longer foreskin can still have the head of the penis covered when they achieve an erection.
Yes, & since they are both permanent alterations to the body, we would be completely correct to refer to them as mutilation. That is not to say that the degree of mutilation is the same as dipping people in a 55 gallon drum of boiling oil (as the CIA & MI6 reputedly pay Uzbeki state agents to do to the victims of "extraordinary rendition" [ie kidnapping] on their behalf), but 1 thing thats really beautiful about education is that it teaches us the real meaning of words, thus, despite the trends of the day, we can still express ourselves in terms that, should they choose to get a decent education themselves, anyone can properly understand.
We could consider piercing and tattoos as mutilation if we want to stretch it to your standards.
That is more TOTAL BOLLOCKS.
Originally posted by General.Lee
Originally posted by Echtelion
One of the most repulsive threads I've ever read on this site...
Flames aside, excision should not be used as a tool to point the finger at Muslim people, since it is a practice used only in a few specific countries, and originates from the specific power structure and codes of these places.
Which is in large part dictated by Islam which is tightly integrated with government and legislation, unlike most other religions. Most Muslim countries ENFORCE religious edicts as law. It is an integral part of Islam.
Originally posted by Blarneystoner
It's hardly mutilation.
Many of the benefits include:
~ Prevents Penile Cancer. Virtually eliminates the risk
~ Helps prevent Urinary tract infections
~ Lowers risk of contracting STDs.
~ More Hygienic
The pain of a heart that had to pump blood which had no oxygen in it, but couldn't pump due to the large metal spike through it. The pain of a lung that had the burning of being drowned in it, for which the mind was demanding oxygen in its blood from. The pain of organs unable to accomplish their duties. Once the air was out from that loud scream, it could not come back in to scream again because the blade of a propeller blocked its expansion, and the blood of the punctured body was rushing it. All John saw were the eyes and face which could show this. As the body of this women realized it was drowning, and instantly later realized it had already drowned. When life continues to exist in a body which doesn't realize it can't be alive, the true horror of death is shown.
I dont remember the OP mentioning her sexuality, nor do I recall anybody else revealing that they are bi, so I'm guessing that you have simply made a mistake & that this comment is aimed at me.
I really don't care to know if the OP is bi-sexual or not. Your sexual life experiences really don't matter, nor are they helping. They are merely derailing the topic.
Well, I starred the post by Red_Rose to which the above was a portion of the reply, because she makes a lot of sense. I realise what your position on the subject is, but I'm very curious about this quoted statement.
If somebody's parents made that choice, and they are not happy with it, take it up with them.