M. Thomas Frederiksen has graciously agreed to share his story and a poem about it with Just a Snip‘s readers…
As a two day old neonate, I was strapped into a circumstraint, to have my genitals ritually mutilated. This was done by and at the insistence of a doctor. He used me as a thing, a means to his own ends—what ever they may have been. I have feelings abo Continue reading →
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The Danish circumcision debate is moving forward at a fast pace. A recent representative poll shows that a vast majority of the population is in favour of legislation. The idea is to impose an age restriction on circumcision which would allow the adult to make the decision for himself at age 18+.
I was raised in a family that didn’t know how to talk about sex, or our bodies. My parents even used made up words to talk about bathroom behaviors and body parts. Though I was raised in this kind of family, I still had questions, but I had to learn not to ask them. I was very small when I started asking my mom about it. Of course nobody had ever mentioned it, but I knew that I had been “CUT” down there. I actually believed at the time that the doctor had carved the groove behind my glans (what I now know as the sulcus)…I wasn’t sure what had been done, but I knew it had been an act of cutting. I knew I had been hurt. I learned later that I was missing something.
I was in college when I had my first intact partner; it was then that I discovered what, exactly, was taken from me Continue reading →