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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 female genital mutilation?

Just as with male circumcision, there's a lot of myth and misinformation about female circumcision (also called female genital mutilation, female genital cutting, etc.). Intactivists know that cutting the healthy genitals of ANY child is wrong. But even some...

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Do You Know: About foreskin restoration?

This is the fifth in a series of informational essays by Marilyn Milos, RN, founder of the National Organization of Circumcision Resource Centers and a pioneer in the movement to end the forced circumcision of boys in the United States. The urge to seek what has been...

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Do You Know: About circumcision pain relief?

Do you know there is no safe and effective anesthetic for circumcising a newborn baby? In its February 2016 issue, Pediatrics published a study that found babies suffer pain from common medical procedures, such as heel pricks, and that the effects of the pain can last...

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Do You Know: That Africa is the new market for circumcision?

Relying on unethically and unscientifically designed studies, and erroneous and biased assumptions about Africans' sexual behavior, U.S. researchers have been selling African countries a bill of goods about circumcision for more than a decade now. The claim that male...

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Do You Know: About the “Tipping Point?”

What's a tipping point? The phenomenon is well-researched and documented in sociological literature, but it was popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book by the same name. "The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a...

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Do You Know: About penis rejuvenation?

As more and more men learn about sensitivity loss from circumcision and aging, they look for ways to feel more. Various products purporting to meet this need and improve sexual sensation have entered the market. Now, without making any product endorsements or claims...

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Do You Know: About foreskin restoration?

Do You Know: About foreskin restoration?

The urge to seek what has been lost is all too human. And, the more personal the loss, the greater the desire to recover it. That's why it should come as no surprise that more and more circumcised men want to restore their foreskins. The foreskin (prepuce) is a unique...

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Do You Know: Foreskin Ballooning is Normal?

Every week, Intact America receives at least a couple of inquiries from mothers or fathers concerned about the "ballooning" (or puffing up) of their young son's foreskin when he urinates. Some have consulted a doctor, and have been told that the boy "needs to be...

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Do You Know: About foreskin trafficking?

Trafficking in human organs is a crime that occurs in three broad categories, according to the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN GIFT): First, there are cases where traffickers force or deceive the victims into giving up an organ. Second,...

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Do You Know: About phimosis?

One of the most frequently misdiagnosed conditions of the foreskin is phimosis. The reason for this misunderstanding is because the very paper that ended circumcision in England in 1949, recognizing that the attachment of the foreskin to the glans at birth is normal,...

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