Poll: How did you learn you were cut?

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  1. Snozzle

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    I was going to make this for cut guys only, and a poll, but it got so complicated the poll time-outed, so let's make it text, and all-comers.

    How did you learn you were circumcised or intact, and did the way you learn have any effect on the way you feel about it now? EG, told by parents, found out at summercamp, books/internet/TV? Learning that way sucked/was OK/was the best way for me....

    (Me, I'd been told some other kids had been cut, by my parents, but they didn't prepare me for my the other kids' reaction when they found out I wasn't...)
     
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    I remember when I was about 9, which was coincidentally about the time when I started puberty, I was watching some prime-time show with my mom and my grandparents, and in this show was a couple where the woman was Jewish and the man was not, and they were arguing over whether their newborn son would have a "briss". I asked my mom what a briss was, and she told me that when boys were born they had some extra skin on their penis, and that these days (I was born in 1979, which I think was about the peak of routine medical circumcision in the US) usually it was cut off medically, but that it was part of a religious ceremony for Jews. She didn't tell me whether or not I was, but I couldn't see where there was much of any "extra skin" so before long I figured out that I was circumcised. It never bothered me until years later when I met some friends who uncut, and I have to admit I was a bit jealous, but mainly probably because I had learned that there were a lot of sensitive nerve endings in the foreskin. As it turns out, I had a fairly "loose" circumcision, still have most of the frenulum, so I guess I got the best of both worlds, as far as that goes...

    But it still strikes me as a bit odd, that circumcision became the standard accepted practice at one point in this country, given the level of antiseptic conditions we have. If I have a son, I will probably opt not to have him circumcised, because I just see no good reason for it. I'd rather let him live his life with all of his anatomy intact...
     
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    I found out very young... I saw my father by accident... and well, he looked different to me. I was at a curious age... and my family being fairly liberal it was explained to me when I asked.

    That's how I discovered I was uncut. I also discovered that it was my mother's dislike for the idea that someone would take a knife to her young boy's pee pee that made sure I wasn't done.
     
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    I can remember going in to get cut, I was 2 and a half, I remember the nurse reading out hte list of people and saying what they were there for, and the other children laughing, what my father said to me when I woke in the hospital, I remember that one event and the little details around it, more clearly than anything else for the next 2 years of my life.

    I was so young I still bathed with my brother, and he asked whether it still went up, all in all it was a pretty wierd time, I can remember pulling the scab from the scar... <argh! - the things you do as a child!>
     
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    hi im inuk circumcision is rare but i was done aged 3 cause i had problems-i first realised i waas different when at school and saw other lads intact.i was instantly jelous but am fine about it now-i asked my mother why iwas different and she exlpained the procedure to me.i didnt realise i was diferent till then as my dad is cut to so thought we all looked like that
     
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    I can honestly say that I can't remember the discussion at all! That may well be because it happened at such a young age.

    Like wkd1808, I'm in the UK. At secondary school there were only three lads out of eighty of us who were circumcised. One of these was my oldest childhood friend, who I'd gone through my entire schooling with. Not only that but he lived across the road from me and was five weeks younger than me, so we had played together since ... well, before I remember! He was circumcised, I wasn't. We must have had "the conversation" at such a young age when we both noticed that the other was "different" that I just always remember knowing about circumcised cocks but can't remember the exact moment of enlightenment. He and I often peed together when we were playing, sometimes in the garden, alongside the house or against the fence and had the usual height and distance peeing competitions that you have at that age. I always remember being most impressed by the force with which he could pee, which I associated with his circumcision.

    I think that my early exposure to a cut cock must be one of the reasons that I find the whole subject so fascinating and why I'm always curious as to whether someone is or isn't cut and, if so, how tightly. :redface:
     
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    when I was about 13 Y.O, I recall visiting (with my mum) my Aunt who had just had a baby boy.
    My baby cousin had obviously just been circumcised and was lying on a blanket on the floor in his birthday suit. I recall being horified at the site of his penis swelled and bloodied and on the drive home recalling my mothers conversation to the effect "how can someone do such a thing to a baby".
    Circumcision isnt something the hospital system does in this country, so my relatives must have sort to do the operation by someone.
    It oviously traumatised me ,because I think its wrong to do it to someone without their concent, especially baby's.
     
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    I was about 11 and I had heard of circumcision being done for Jewish infants and I figured that was it...my mom handed me my baby book which I didn't even know I had and inside was the hospital bill for the birth and the stay and...the circumcision. I had to look it up in an encyclopedia (remember those before the internet?) and was kind of upset that I didn't have a choice in the whole matter and that it was the accepted norm.
     
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    How did I learn that I was not circumcised? I believe it was on an ABC afterschool special called Pablo's Unexpected Snipping it included songs and dances and audience participation.


    Okay, the truth is; I never gave it a lot of thought growing up. Somewhere along the line it must have been told to me and explained since I had an older brother who had been circumcised (things went a bit bad for him; so the next 4 boys were left in one piece). There were a few other boys my age who were also uncircumcised at the local swimming places and school locker rooms after gym class so I didn't feel odd (at least not about that). I was 20 or there abouts when someone first made a comment directly to me and it was along the lines of how he'd heard about these things but had never seen one. I just looked at him like he was an alien--and maybe he was. At any rate that's the first time it registered with me that (at least for the time frame I grew up in) being left intact was not the usual for males in the U.S.
     
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    I was going to remain uncut throughout my life but unfortunately at the age of four I developed...either an infection or something cancerous in my groin area and the doctors gave me a circumcision so that they could operate on me.

    I remember being really depressed afterwards in regards to my new penis.
     
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    my heart goes out to you man... *crying* jp.. but my heart does..
     
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    I first found out that some guys were uncut (up until this point I hadn't seen any uncircumcised penises that I remember) early in the first grade. There was a boy in my class who was uncut, and I remember seeing him one day at the trough urinal that was in our school's restroom and wondering why his penis looked so different from mine and all the other boys'. However, I kept my curiosity to myself and didn't say anything to him or my parents.

    A few years later, my mom and sisters and I were watching some religious movie on television. There was a scene where there was a bris for a Jewish baby (probably somebody like Moses) and my sisters and I were full of questions as to why they were cutting the baby. My mother explained the whole circumcision thing to me and my sisters, including the fact that I had been cut, which at the time was totally embarrassing, as I really didn't appreciate my penis being discussed in front of all the females in my family. It was explained that it was an operation done right after I was born, before I came home from the hospital, that it didn't hurt babies (yeah right), and that it was normal for it to be done because it kept the penis cleaner and prevented illness. I accepted that all at the time, because I was too young to know better — after all, this conversation was had before I had ever had any curiosity about sex and had no idea a penis was for anything other than urination.

    Of course years later as a young adult my opinion about being cut changed. I became fascinated with guys who were uncut and wondered what it was like for them. And then through my research I found out that I quite possibly had lost a lot of sensitivity due to being circumcised. However, I am fortunate, because my circumcision was pretty well done. I have most, if not all, of my frenulum intact, and pretty loose skin, even when I'm hard. I've seen some rather botched circumcisions before, including my boyfriend's (poor guy, has an obvious scalpel nick near the bottom of his glans and really tight skin when he's hard), so I consider myself lucky that mine was pretty well done. Still, I'd prefer that it had been left alone until I was an adult and could decide for myself.
     
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    I learned about "uncut" vs. "cut" in junior high health class when the teacher talked about human sexuality and reproduction. No boys in my class were "uncut," so there were too many questions about it. I did not think much more about it until I went to college and lived in men's residence hall (dorm), where several guys on my floor were "uncut." This sparked my interest and I took a human sexuality course. I learned that I had been "uncut" at birth. With more research, I learned that some men had "restored" the foreskin. I did some restoration exercises for a several years and saw positive results. I am happy with my penis and have not done the exercises in awhile.
     
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    I found out pretty young because I have an older brother and my parents used to give us baths together. He was cut but I wasn't. When I asked my mom why she said after she had already had it done to my brother she saw a kid get it done on tv and said the baby looked like it was in so much pain and crying so hard that she couldn't do it to her next baby which was me. It never bothered me until puberty and I found out that majority of my friends had it done. I felt insecure about it until I was about 15 and had my first sexual experience with a girl and after that it never bothered me again.
     
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    it seems like i can sorta piece my story together with parts of the previous ones

    i was an early teenager when one of my cousins was born...my family was visiting my aunt in the hospital, and happened to be there when the doc came in & said "the baby's doing fine, we just circumcised him, etc etc"...so on the drive home, i said something to my mom along the lines of "so, i thought only jewish people were circumcised" and she said no, so then i asked if i was, and she said yes...that was pretty much that heh

    its odd cuz when i relay the story it just sounds so strange that i wouldnt know...but honestly, at that age, it was pre-internet for me so my access to porn was limited to late-nite cable, skinemax, and the playboy channel...none of which show penetration or even plain male nudity...so basically when i looked down & saw a penis, i figured that's what they all looked like :)
     
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    I clearly remeber at three years old going to a bris for a younger cousin. And I asked both of my parents what that meant and my dad said to me when I can I will show you a picture or an example of what a penis looks like that has not been through a curcumsion or a bris. As Jews we have a bris or cucumsion at seven days old. Your cousin is seven days old today. I do remeber the SCREAMING! They were always honest with me and quite candid about sex therefore never asamed. I am greatful.
     
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    I found out in kindegarten just noticin that a dude in my class when he was at the urinal next to me was different. i didnt think anythin of it except his was different. later in elementary i learned the difference in a human sexuality class.
     
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    I am uncut. I do not recall when I learned that I was different from the majority of my peers; but I suspect that it was in Junior High School when Gym and Gang showers came to be a part of my life. I had no problems, other than being longer than most of my peers and I felt good about that.

    Check out my gallery.
     
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    Circumcision is decreasing and the large hospital in my area stopped doing them in the early 80s from what I am told. Neither me nor my younger brother got cut and I had several uncut friends, but I know how important this issue is in puberty.

    From your pics it looks like your foreskin stays back behind the head. Is that true? Mine covers 100% and has a bit of extra. Maybe I'll get around to posting pics for comparison.
     
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    voyeurcurioso, how did you learn that you were intact?
     
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