** proof of counselors certificate on page 14****edit with back story**update (painful truth about circumcision)
****Here's my original post to help you ladies get the whole story, and understand a little better!**
the painful truth about circumcision **update**
February 4 at 1:41 AM
I circumcised both my sons, and I've cried about it for almost 16 years. Every time they go to the bathroom, i cry. When i think of their future wives, i cry. I kept their foreskin in a Jar for them, so when they're older and write an article about how violated they feel, and how their whole life is ruined, they can hold the jar and feel a little bit reconnected. My dh was circumcised as well. He battles depression, body image issues, and will sometimes just sit alone in the dark, holding his penis while crying. He can't even make love with me in the light. He's so ashamed that his little buddy is missing his top hat. I've tried knitting my dh and my sons little foreskin hats, but it's just not the same. I've tried making faux foreskin out of bologna, fruit rollups, and plastic, but it's just not the same. Ladies, please stop the circumcision madness. Only the one with a penis should get to decide, that's why as women we need to force people to stop. Don't believe the mom's that say they're doing what they feel is best, it's not true. They only want to keep it legal so their husbands and sons don't look like deranged ant eaters. Please, if my painful story can save only one little piece of foreskin, then it is worth the embarrassment of sharing my painful decisions.
Thank you to the supportive ladies on here! I took some advice and made counseling appointments for us. I was a little upset that the receptionist started laughing when i told her what we needed to be seen for, but I've come to expect that kind of ignorance. I'll be printing some anti circ pamphlets for her. To answer some questions, i circumcised my son's without my husband's knowledge. I knew how he felt, but i was so afraid of having to change ant eater diapers, that i mutilated them. I'd give anything to have their turtles have a shell again. To preserve their foreskin, i dried it out like jerky, a food dehydrator works great for this! For the women saying that my dh is weird for crying and hugging his penis, this is actually very therapeutic for him. He can now look at bananas and sausage without curling up into the fetal position. I'll let you know how the therapy works.