Do You Know? is a regular column in our newsletter concerning foreskin, penis, and circumcision information. Each one speaks informatively about a specific topic, including the penis, foreskin, sex, erectile dysfunction, ridged band and frenulum, restoration and rejuvenation, gliding action, UTIs, healthcare, intactivism, foreskin retraction, tissue piracy, and a myriad of other subjects.

“Do You Know?” About Smegma

Smeg​ma  \ ˈsmeg-mə \ : the secretion of a sebaceous gland, specifically: the cheesy matter that collects between the glans penis and the foreskin or around the clitoris and labia minora Yes! That's right. Smegma was recognized by the Ancient Greeks (who had a...

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“Do You Know?” About Planned Giving

By Georganne Chapin, IA Executive Director This past year has made me acutely aware of the fragility of life, all that I'm grateful for — and the type of world I want to secure for the future. In that world, no child will ever be subjected to medically unnecessary...

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Do You Know… About Yeast Infections?

Do You Know… About Yeast Infections?

By Marilyn Milos, RN Our bodies are covered with bacteria. Healthy bacteria protect our bodies and live in balance with yeast that also lives on our tissue. But certain substances we use for hygiene and even recreation can kill the good bacteria. These include:...

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Do You Know… The History of Racism in American Circumcision?

Do You Know… The History of Racism in American Circumcision?

At a time when human dignity is under assault in our nation and institutionally sponsored racial violence is escalating, I want to say that Intact America stands with those fighting for justice. I also want to talk about how racist myths and stigma have been used to...

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Do You Know: Your voice is needed?

Each year, the month of June marks the national celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride in the United States. This year's Pride celebration in New York City is anticipated to be the largest ever, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Despite how far...

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Do You Know: Why intactivists need to speak out, and come out?

Not a week goes by without somebody asking me: “How did you get involved in this cause (intactivism)?” I tell them I cannot abide the injustice that allows doctors and parents to remove an important body part from their infant sons. Similarly, not a week goes by...

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Do You Know: Why intactivists need to speak out, and come out?

Not a week goes by without somebody asking me: “How did you get involved in this cause (intactivism)?” I tell them I cannot abide the injustice that allows doctors and parents to remove an important body part from their infant sons. Similarly, not a week goes by...

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Do You Know: About harvesting foreskins for commercial use?

Sandra Bullock’s appearance on TheEllenShow in May featured – as “comedy” – the loathsome facts about turning infant foreskins into expensive beauty products designed to make their consumers look more youthful. This is the latest in a recurring story – which first...

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