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I DID NOT CONSENT Circumcision Photo Project

Make a Bold Statement About Circumcision –  Get on the Wall !

Join the fight against circumcision and genital cutting

Nothing tells our story more powerfully than by men taking a bold stance against what was done to them. Here’s your chance to make a statement against circumcision. Submit your “I DID NOT CONSENT” picture to us. Take your high-resolution picture by holding your baby picture next to your face, as seen below. Your facial expression should be one of sadness. We are looking for circumcised males. We think it is so powerful that we are continuing to accept these photo submissions for use in future updates with this ongoing effort.

To improve the chances of your picture being selected in our campaign, consider the following suggestions:

  • Take the picture with your camera set for high resolution.
  • Take the picture with adequate lighting and avoid shadows
  • Take the picture against a empty white or light colored wall
  • Wear clothing that depicts your profession, for example – policeman, fireman, military, business suit, medical, construction worker, student, athlete.
  • Be a circumcised male.

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    I agree that Intaction may use such photographs of me for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content. I authorize Intaction, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically.
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Photos courtesy of Intact America www.intactamerica.org
Graphic Design by Intaction

6 Responses to "I DID NOT CONSENT Circumcision Photo Project"

  • Marc
    December 31, 2014 - 2:21 pm Reply

    Only in my 30s did I learn about the healthy tissue that was surgically removed from me at birth for no reason, and the natural functions it has such as acting as a natural lubrican. I did not consent, and would never have consented to that.

  • Eddy
    February 8, 2014 - 4:59 pm Reply

    I truly envy you Ladies. You are Federally protected from female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States, I am not. You have all your bits, I do not. I wonder what it is like to be able to feel everything while I struggled to feel anything.

    And yet, you can sit there, typing, with a straight face, extolling the benefits of male genital mutilation.

    Remember that these are only words and my words at that. They cannot harm you. They cannot change your way of life. These words of mine cannot make you angry unless you choose to be angry or angered by them. I am not here to tell you your business. I am not here to shame you. I really cannot, unless you choose to feel shamed. Honestly. Think about it. Again, these are just words. This is my point of view. This what I live with every day as an adult.

    I was taught from the thrid day of life that I have no dominion over my own body. Since I was born male, my prepuce was automatically seperated, cut and removed from my body. I don’t remember it per se, at least not like I remember my commute to work today, or that first crush in middle school, or that snail I tried to eat while I played in the garden alongside my mother. But I see the physical scar every day. An annular scar, quite pronounced around the penile shaft with the remainder of the skin forward from that scar looks like it was burned where my prepuce was fused to my glans. It is ugly. Of course, you may feel genitalia is ugly regardless and of course beauty is subjective, but this appendage I am left with is truly ugly. Mutilated ugly. Violated ugly. Forever altered to conform to societal norms in these United States ugly.

    Ugly is refusing to question this odd tradition. Ugly is bull headed. Ugly is both ignorant and ignorance.

    All I want to do is spare this child, maybe even your child from circumcision, a cosmetic procedure that I was subjected to as a neonate simply but for the mere fact that a box was checked on a consent form.

    Here are few items to ponder. You can question them all you want but their validity remains unchanged.

    1) Every mammal on this Earth, both male and female, has a foreskin.
    2) Roughly 80% of the worlds men are living today, as I type, with their whole foreskin, just as they were born.
    3) Ladies, you too have a foreskin, called the clitoral hood.
    4) Female Circumcision was perfectly leagal to practic in the United States until 1997, just 16 years ago. (see HR 941 from the 104th congress)

  • Alfred Schram
    October 16, 2013 - 4:35 am Reply

    Although you are looking for men younger than 40 (I am 83), I still wanted to share my photos. I was 4 or 5 years old when I was circumcised, and the picture was taken when I was 5. I was born and raised in Belgium. In the 1930’s, circumcision was still the cure for masturbation, and doctors were telling that masturbation is the cause for mental illnesses. I have been restoring for the last six years.

  • Aaron Storm
    September 27, 2013 - 8:13 am Reply

    It has come to my attention that I am a victim of genital mutilation, also known as “circumcision”. I was shaken to my core. I felt weak, shaky, and I didn’t feel like eating for a few days. I have been crying more in the last two and a half months than in the rest of my life combined. All my life I thought I was normal, but it turns out I’m missing the most sexually sensitive part of my body. I am not happy about this, as one can imagine. My parents never told me anything regarding this. I am wondering why my family, and perhaps others we know, have been thinking it’s acceptable to remove part of an infants body, especially considering the infant has no say in it. I have no problem with people modifying their own bodies, but when they start doing it to other people…wow, I mean, that’s just wrong. The victims of this atrocity are restrained from all movement of arms and legs. Then the surgeon forcibly yanks the victim’s genitals by ripping, cutting, and pulling the foreskin away. It is something that goes against many things, including the Bible, the Constitution, and basic human rights. Are we really the moral Christians we think we are, or claim to be? Didn’t we read what Paul says about circumcision in Galatians? Didn’t we stop and think that doing something like that to an infant might be wrong? No, we let ourselves become brainwashed by American culture and lies. We have gotten to the point where it’s become some sort of “routine”. Approximately 100 babies die every year from this sick, barbaric practice. Many others have severe complications, the details of which I will not disclose here.

    As I said earlier, I am not happy about this. In fact, you could say I’m angry. Why? I’m angry because:
    1. Part of my body was removed without my consent.
    2. I suffered excruciating pain while the foreskin was cut away.
    3. My parents did nothing to protect me. They wanted me to be circumcised.
    4. A part of my body that was supposed to produce pleasurable sensations experienced excruciating pain.
    5. The two most erogenous parts of my penis – the prepuce and frenulum – were cut off.
    6. My penis has a scar.
    7. A private, sexual body part that should be hidden most of the time is permanently exposed.
    8. I have spent years wondering what was wrong with me.
    9. Both myself and my future wife have been denied the pleasures of natural sex.
    10. Foreskin restoration is time consuming and will never restore the tissues and their nervous system that was taken from me.
    11. I feel shame.
    12. I feel incomplete, damaged, abnormal, inferior, victimised and violated.
    13. There was never any scientific reason to mutilate me in the first place.
    14. I feel my life has been much less than it should have been.
    15. I feel like a failed Victorian medical experiment.
    16. Helpless male babies and young boys are still having their genitals mutilated.

    I pray that my family and relatives will not subject their sons to this brutal, hurtful, unforgivable, sexually limiting, psychologically damaging, and potentially deadly practice.

  • Aaron Ingebrigtsen
    September 20, 2013 - 8:36 am Reply

    I have never experienced anything as bad as Vance’s experience, but I’ve been in pain on a daily basis my entire adult life because of my circumcision. It’s extremely irritating at best. I did NOT consent to having part of my penis amputated for absolutely No medical reason. I have experienced No benefits whatsoever.

  • Vance Austin Neely
    September 12, 2013 - 8:39 pm Reply

    There was no reason to cut my foreskin off.
    I was born in a military hospital in Georgia.
    I am not Christian, but my parents are. Even still, the Bible denounces any body modifications.
    All my botched surgery did was permanently ruin my sex life and give the doctor that cut me an extra pay-check and an erection from feeling empowered.
    Of course this was when I was an infant, but it has given me psychological torment my whole life which hardly anybody understood.
    My botched procedure has given me complications known as penile and scrotal raphe split where the bottom of the scrotum to the upper portion of the shaft is ripped apart.
    I first noticed it slowly ripping apart when I was only four years old; wondering if this was natural, or if it had something to do with the ring around my penis.
    One day it totally ripped open from just sitting down in the bath tub and blood squirted everywhere. It was very painful but I did not yell for help and kept quiet to hide it from my parents.
    This was because we are all taught to not talk about our no-no’s and it is very embarrassing to openly talk about it.
    This was caused by a jagged upheaval (caused from the amputation line) at the base which was irritated by the regular daily wear of undergarments.
    It has grown back with scar tissue that causes numbness/pain when touched, which I have and will live with for the rest of my life.
    I have gone to the urologist in Virginia (where I used to live) and he seriously just laughed in my face and did not give a crap.
    He told me that I had no condition and I was just exaggerating my pain, and to put some baby powder on it.
    What’s done is done. A sensory organ is missing from me, and many other men (and women).

    And on one more note, just to clarify…

    I did not consent to this non-consensual genital mutilation.

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