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The US military was another important influence. Around the turn of the last century, circumcision of infants was still rather rare, though circumcision of older boys was gaining in popularity. During World War I, the military led a concerted effort to circumcise soldiers and sailors because it was believed that this would make them less susceptible to venereal disease; military discipline forced men to submit to a procedure they would never have agreed to had it been left to their own decision. Thousands of men were circumcised in their late teens and early 20s. When these men returned home and became fathers, doctors began asking whether they wanted their newborn sons circumcised. Many, remembering the pain that they or their buddies endured from the operation as adults, said yes, thinking it would avoid having to do it later, when the pain was thought to be worse than in infancy. Most babies, however, continued to be born at home and were not circumcised.
I believe that circumcision plays a role in comprising men at birth by emasculating them on a deep psychological level.
Originally posted by Curiousisall
Female Genital Mutilation is a wonderful wonderful thing. I cannot believe how many times I have found myself in a conversation with a male trying to tell me about mutilations in some country they know nothing about. More often then not, I have to listen to some man pick out a culture that practices female circumcision so they can tell me how terrible the women are treated there. There is a big difference between opening the hood and raping someone with a knife. What is popularly called female genital mutilation is actually a procedure that exposes the clitoris more. The results are the following.
-increased sex drive
-mild touches become intensely pleasurable
-orgasms are far easier to achieve and always extremely intense
So while I am listening to men complain that their wives are frigid and women in other countries need to be saved, I enjoy a flight of stairs more than any other female I know.