In a warm climate - Singapore....
I first saw a circumcised penis when I was three years old and growing up in Singapore. My mother belonged to the Eurasian club and was friendly with an Australian woman who had married a Chinese Malaysian - her sons were cut. I remember thinking "how unusual" - I don’t know at the time whether I thought they looked better than mine, but certainly I didn’t think they looked worse. I asked my mother for an explanation and she told me about circumcision. I learned the word when I was three!
We moved to Australia shortly afterward, and like the other Aussie guys here, I found myself in a very distinct minority at school (early to mid seventies). And I got teased mercilessly by the other kids. It seemed as though the whole world except me was cut. Knowing that girls would be much more used to the circumcised penis was my biggest anxiety - which was compounded a bit when I finally managed to get a girl into bed some years later. My foreskin was the subject of much negative comment by my first three partners.
I was cut at 23 and revised last year - couldn’t be tighter and happier.
JR - Singapore then, Australia now
And a colder one - Canada....
Growing up in Toronto in the 1970s, I almost never saw a foreskin. Like all of my friends, I had been routinely circumcised. The circumcision rate here must have been close to 90%, and those very few who were uncut no doubt took pains to conceal their status. The only boys in my secondary school who were uncut were a group of Hungarian immigrants and all but one of them made sure their penises were never observed. The first foreskin I ever saw was on one of these Hungarians. It was in the showers after Physical Education class. I was 13; I thought it looked extremely weird but Gabor, its owner, was a pretty weird kid to begin with and his odd-looking cock was just another eccentricity which I didn’t question.
The first time I heard circumcision mentioned was the following summer. I was camping with some other boys. A cousin of mine, who was a few years older than the rest of us, was with us. After a swim in the lake, one of my friends asked him whether or not he was circumcised. My cousin had a weird circumcision: the skin was removed on one side of his cock, but not on the other. My cousin said that the doctor had tried to 'compromise between cleanliness and pleasure'. He pulled the skin forward over his glans and I saw that he had considerably more of it than I or anyone else had.
The following year I began attending the down-town YMCA. There the foreskin rate was higher, but not by much. I used to ask the uncircumcised boys where they were born. Almost all of them came from Europe or French Canada. Only one said that he was born in Toronto. I was extremely bewildered as to how he could have been born in Toronto and not be circumcised.
Foreskins were perceived by me and my peers as 'barbarous'. The boys who had them were not 'civilized' or 'modern'. A friend of mine said that these guys were not yet 'finished'. This is how we perceived them, and this was the language we used.
Brad - Canada
Forty shades of green (with envy)?....
I’m not sure when I figured out what circumcision was, but I do remember when I was around 11 and in an Irish boarding school, three of us comparing cocks. One was the son of an English doctor; he was a routine infant circumcision. The second guy had recently been cut because of 'a problem' and then there was me, uncut. I knew then that I wanted to get circumcised - the cut cocks looked beautiful compared with mine. But it was about 25 years before I did anything about it. It’s now been about 3 months since my second circumcision, and I’m thinking I may go for a third one to get as tight a cut as I want.
Paul - Republic of Ireland
In the mid-West USA....
Born in 1958, I grew up uncut in a very cut society. My father was not circumcised until he was 19 years old, then getting circumcised by the Navy. When I came along, he argued with the doctor to make sure that I would not be circuncised. The doctor who delivered me was very pro-circumcision, as most US docs were in 1958, but I kept my skinhood. Tht said, the doctor did "run a tool under it" (according to my mother) so that I could be skinned back and washed from day one. My mom and dad made a rather big issue of the importance of skinning it back and washing it. Unfortunately, my father died when I was four. So, discussion of this and other sex topics fell to my mother. Even well into my teens I was asked if I 'washed good down there'. Very embarrassing for a teen boy, especially when it’s your mom asking.
All of this early attention to my penis and foreskin is what taught me to masturbate and I’ve been doing it ever since. I regularly had 'dry runs' as a boy, which were just as pleasurable as the orgasms I had once I entered puberty and could actually 'shoot my load'. Also because of this early attention, I became very interested in other boys’ 'dinkies', as we called them.
At about age 6, I noticed the infant penises of some of my relatives whom my mother frequently baby-sat. I was always around at diaper changing time to see if their skin covered the head like mine did. After a number of these boys had been displayed to me, I began to think that my skin was abnormally long (IE that a normal foreskin didn’t cover the glans and that was why I was always being asked about cleaning mine. It would be several more years before I knew what circumcision was and thus, between the ages of 6 and 12, I spent lots of time getting other boys to show me their dinkies. All, without exception, had a bare glans. When I finally asked if I had a birth defect, my mother explained that all boys were born with foreskin, but mine hadn’t been removed because it really wasn’t necessary.
To my dismay, I never found another boy who was not circumcised until I was 12 years old, fully 6 years after I had begun to have sex play with other boys and 6 years of checking out boys for their circumcision status. This includes looking for other skinheads at the YMCA, school gym showers, sex play in my playhouse with many friends and cousins. I began to think I was the only boy on the planet who handn’t been circumcisedd! Finally, when I was 12 I found another boy (in the gym showers) who had a foreskin. During the following school years I found a couple more. I made it my goal in life to know who had skin, who didn’t, how tight they were cut, scar type or if uncut and how much foreskin they had. Out of the 350 boys in my school, there were only 6 uncircumcised guys. Of those, only 1 of the 6 was a jock-stud that was attractive, had a good self image, seemed happy and didn’t try to hide his uncut status. Consequently I fell in love with the circumcised cock and wanted to have mine done, but was way too embarrassed to ask.
During this time, I also spent hours looking in health and baby books, National Geographic and anywhere else I might find information on circumcision. I was obsessed. I particularly loved finding it discussed sexually in Playboy or Penthouse, usually by a women saying how much she preferred circumcised cocks. Just looking at the word 'circumcision' in those days would be enough to bring me off with just a couple of strokes to my long foreskin.
During this time, as I mentioned, I was having exploratory sex with many boys - mostly mutual masturbation and blow jobs. A couple guys didn’t like to suck me because my dink smelled bad. I washed it regularly (daily) but that wasn’t enough as the head would become moist almost immediately in those pubescent days.Additionally, whenever I met a new guy to mess around with, I would have to explain why my dick looked 'weird'. All of the guys that I messed around with sexually during those years were beautifully circumcised; some tight, some loose, but all very defintely cut.
It never really occurred to me to keep my skin peeled back as my frenulum was short and tight. When soft, it peeled easily, but when hard the skin opening was a bit too snug. Most of the guys never peeled me back if they could help it, which was fine with me because the skin was tight, the frenulum was short and the head was very sensitive. This worked fine for both hand jobs and blow jobs in these early years. By the time I was 15, I was working on peeling it back when erect and thus stretching out the skin. During one such stretching, rubbing session against an older cousin’s butt, my frenulum ripped and I was out of commission for several weeks. This was actually helpful as I kept my foreskin peeled back during the healing process, which allowed for my frenulum to continue to be separated when healed and therefore it ceased to be tight.
Throughout these years I worshiped the cut cock and wanted one just like all of the other boys. I even knew how tight I wanted to be cut, etc.. But when I went to college (where I had hoped to get circumcised), I found many cut boys who loved a man with foreskin. By this time, I had become quite dominant sexually and it seemed that the circumcised boys who were submissive felt that the stinky foreskin was masculine. To this day, it is the only reason I haven’t been cut.
David - USA
Whilst further east....
I was born on the East Coast of the USA in 1980. I knew my dick was different for as long as I can remember. Every time we pee’d in the school urinals, every shower we took at the health club... on every occasion I knew that my penis was different. When I was about six, my older brother told me why that was... we weren’t circumcised and all the other boys were. We grew up in a mid-sized town, about 70% white boys and 30% black. All, it seemed, had been circumcised as infants. Over the course of the next few years my elder brother taught teach me all about circumcision and foreskins. We both wanted to be circumcised; we were good looking, all-American boys in every way but one.
We would eventually see a couple other uncut boys at schoo; they were European born and when asked, they said they also wished they were circumcised.
We finally talked to our father about it when we were well into our teens; he told us that the doctor had said it was no longer fashionable and that many of our friends would be uncircumcised. Not wanting us to feel odd or that we had been deprived of our foreskins, he and my mother (who we would later find out was a strong pro-circ advocate) left us intact.
At age 16, me and my 18 year old brother were both circumcised while our father watched. It was the happiest day of my life. My girlfriend really likes it circumcised and says that she wouldn’t want an uncut boyfriend. My brother already had a girlfriend with whom he had been sexually active before his circumcision; he says she was really turned on by it. [Click on the image to enlarge, then use the Back button of your browser to return to this page]
I know they say that there are many uncut guys out there nowadays, but it does not match up with my experience. Any boys both me or my brother have will be cleanly circumcised, all-American boys!
Brad - USA
A female viewpoint....
I have two brothers and I saw their cocks a lot when we were younger as my older brother and I shared the same room with our younger sister up until he was 16, when he moved out. His cock was uncut; I realised this because our cousin was cut and so was our dad and the difference did not go un-noticed.
Mom explained the difference when I asked; I was about 7 years old at the time. My brother was two years older than me and had a long, somewhat nippled foreskin. We called the cuts and uncuts 'mushrooms' and 'triangles' (I’m not sure why !). When I asked my older brother about why he had a foreskin, he always said that he had had the operation when he was a baby but that he had re-grown his foreskin.
When we were younger and played truth and dare with our cousins, we sometimes used to push up my brother’s foreskin for a dare as he was the only one there with one. He usually got at least partially hard and my cousins were always shocked to see his purple head pop out of the tight skin. (We used to think that maybe it couldn’t breath because of the skin over it.) Then one day when we were playing truth and dare he pulled down his pants and his dick looked like a cut one. We were all very surprised and commented about it asking why his triangle had become a mushroom. He said it had been like that when he woke up that morning. We accepted that, but later on when we bent over to get his pants, something fell off it and his foreskin returned. He had had a rubber band holding it up that had fallen off when he bent over. He just looked very embarrassed and said that he had fooled us all! For a while afterwards whenever I saw his dick he had the rubber band on it, even in the bathroom! However one day the game ended when our mother caught him with it on in the bathroom (she used to come in and make sure we were washing ourselves properly like moms will do.) She made him take it off at once and inspected his young penis. Then they went into our bedroom and talked for half an hour; later mom and dad argued about money when he came home.
A week later my brother did not go to school, but was home when I got back. He couldn’t walk properly and just lay in bed. He had been cut. He showed me his dick and it looked awful, all bruised and sore with stitches in it, but he got a week off school which alleviated some of the suffering, I think. But it got better over time and he was soon fine. I saw my brother’s dick often till he was sixteen, and I have to admit it does look better when its done. I wouldn’t discriminate against some poor guy because of his cock, but I prefer a guy to be circumcised. Interestingly when our younger brother appeared on the scene in 1962 he was cut as a baby. His penis didn’t suffer all of that swelling and when he came home from the hospital it practically looked like he had been born that way. He had only a little red circumcision line and a cute pink, bare glans with some loose skin bunched up behind the head.
Lillian - UK
And another, from California....
I’m a teenage girl in California. I’ve only had two boyfriends that have showed me their cocks; both, thankfully, were circumcised. But I didn’t know that at the time. They just looked normal to me, and quite sexy I might add. Both had big, uncovered pink heads that just made me want to kiss them! But my girlfriend is Hispanic and so is her boyfriend. She’s 18 years old and a few months ago she showed me some nude photos of her and her boyfriend. I was shocked to see his soft penis covered in foreskin. It looked really gross to me, but I didn’t want to offend Dora, so I said he was a good looking. I eventually asked her about his foreskin and if she ever wondered about boys and circumcision.
I learned about it health class in the 9th grade, but it was all pretty abstract to me. I knew the word, but I really didn’t get the full meaning. When I saw my first boyfriend’s cock, the word circumcision didn’t even occur to me. I just assumed all boys had a bare head like he did and that all boys were born like that. Somehow, I just didn’t connect the two.
When I brought the subjet up with Dora, she said that most of the Hispanic guys are uncut at least until they get older. She said that she didn’t mind that her boyfriend was uncut, but that she didn’t like to suck it unless he had just washed as it did have a tendency to be smelly. Dora said that she knew of several guys who, at the age of 17 to 25, had decided to get circumcised both to please their girlfriends and to look more like most American boys. I think it’s a good idea and Dora hopes that Louis gets clipped before they get married. She said she would like to have her sons circumcised, if she ever has any. Meanwhile, I’ve asked Dora if she can get Louis to show me his uncut cock in person. I don’t want to have sex with him, but I do want to see what one looks like close up. Then when he circumcised, I want to see it again so I can compare.
Jill - USA
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