In the United States, over the past 100 years, the genitally altered (circumcised) penis has come to be considered the “normal” penis.
Many Americans have never seen an intact (not circumcised) penis, with its normal foreskin in place. This is not surprising, given the prevalence of foreskin removal in this country: Around three-quarters of adult men have only a scar where their foreskin used to be.
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Sex and genitalia are still taboo topics in many circles. Dating back to its Puritan roots, U.S. culture is still heavily influenced by a morality that discourages open discussion and education about sex and sexual body parts. This is ironic, given the hypersexuality on display in our movies, music, advertising, and (more secretly) a massive pornography industry.
But times are changing. The good news is that if we can get people’s attention and tell them our stories, many will begin to think about the foreskin in a new way. Help us to spread the word! In addition to the information on this website, check out and send your friends and family members to our companion site, The Circumcision Debate, to help them learn what they need to know to get on board.