Hi, my brothers.
Yep, the old boy is back.
To, my brothers whom like me were afraid about being either, circumsised or not. I offer my compassion & understanding. As if things happening to us wern't bad enough, be it the physical, emotional, mental & sexual abuuse that we boys were dealing with.
I was uncircumsised until I was 21 years old, when i had a pee hole problem. Plus like some of you I wasn't much on keeping it clean, as a boy. And it did smell terrable. Plus being deep into masturbation everything smelled including my drawers.
Well, while I was in that orphanage/Home, oh around 10 or 11 years old, one day i was in my secret hiding place, i was jerking off (that's the term that i knew it by), and i must have gotten carried away as that tiny membrame that goes from the penis to the forskin broke (or teared) and i started to bleed, well, i was scared to death that i would beleed, to death, so i warp it up in toilet paper and go to the Brother who ran the infirminary. Pulled it out & showed it to him. He told me that i wasn't going to bleed to death. He wrapped it in some gause & told me not to "pull" on it for a while. He didn't condemn me, he didn't make me feel ashamed, and he told me that on shower night to carefully pull the foreskin back & use soap to keep it clean.
But, i'm sure that the Brother who had to wash our drawers & clothes, told us that we must be trying to give him lockjaw, as our drawers smelled terrable, was sending some of us boys a message.
My son wasn't circumcised until he was 4 years old, because a Air Force pediatrician had told his mom & me that he need to have it done. We talked it over, his mom & I, we gave the ok.
But after we felt that if we had any more boys, that we would leave it up to them if they wanted to be circumcised or not.
My 2 boys (gandsons) aren't. It will be up to them in later years if they need it or not.
" I will take that lost boys hand, and i will lead him from the depths of darkness, into tne sunshine, forever into eternity."
Heal well, my brothers, heal well.
Edited by petercorbett (07/16/10 10:49 AM)
Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.