White People: Do Your Part to Protect Babies AND Fight Racism

White People: Do Your Part to Protect Babies AND Fight Racism

There’s a legacy of white control over Black bodies in the United States — a collective historical trauma. Your Whole Baby asks white genital autonomy advocates to please be mindful of this reality, and use these “do’s” and “don’ts” when communicating with Black families.

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"It's like going from seeing in color to seeing in black and white" — Circumcised as an Adult

"It's like going from seeing in color to seeing in black and white" — Circumcised as an Adult

I was intact for the first 15 years of my life, during two of which I was sexually active. I used to have so much sensation, performing four to five times a day. At 17 years old, just a couple of years after being circumcised*, it lessened to once a day. Then, at 20, I started having trouble getting or sustaining an erection. I was diagnosed with erectile dysfunction. It wasn't until I had my second son in my late 20s that I started to look into the effects of circumcision and began to realize why I was having so many issues. Around age 30, I decided to give restoration a try. 

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The Nose Job: A Modern Fable for Boy Parents

The Nose Job: A Modern Fable for Boy Parents

I took my newborn in for a nose job . . . and his pediatrician flipped out on me. Can you believe it?!

I told her that his nose looked different than my husband’s, and I’d like them to look the same. This should avoid any awkward questions when he’s older. The doc looked at me like I was insane and told me that was no reason to perform elective surgery on a neonate.

I told her that the girls would probably like him better when he started dating if he had a nose job…

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She Came THIS Close to Circumcising her Son...

She Came THIS Close to Circumcising her Son...

The first thing I said to my husband was, “If it is a boy I don’t want him circumcised and if it is a girl she can’t get her ears pierced until she asks for them after she starts elementary school.” My husband was fine with the ear piercing but thought if we had a son he should be circumcised. His reasoning was primarily that since he was, so should his son be, and because he felt his son would get made fun of if he stayed whole.

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An Italian Perspective on Circumcision

An Italian Perspective on Circumcision

We don’t have many circumcised people, maybe 1 or 2 percent, and mostly for medical reasons. No partner has ever turned me down for sex due to the appearance of my genitals.

Reading about circumcised genitals made me understand that I was quite lucky with my sexual life. I totally don’t need lubricant. It’s optional; if I want I can use it, but there’s little difference for me. I never keep any lube on hand because is not something I need. If I ever have a son I would never consider circumcision . . .

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