Hello Platypus maff
You have had some good answers from people (EW) and others in the US it has been the intact guys who have been made to feel the most self-conscious being in the minority, but hang on a minute does that mean that the intact ARE the most self-conscious !
Lets look at this from a different angle.
Ever seen a young girl getting into an expensive Italian sport car and heard someone say
" yer well we all know how she got that !"
Irrespective of whether or not it is true, what is the emotion being expressed ( Jealousy ) we cannot stop it we can hide it, so it does not show, but we cannot stop it, because before you can try and stop an emotion it first has to happen !
So how does a young circumcised boy feel the first time he sees an intact penis in a changing room or where-ever. There is this boy with something he does not have. Now if he has someone with him he may ask and he is told he has his foreskin yours has been cut off. (Now hold) at that moment, he has realised that this boy has something which has been taken from him, something which he can never have back he has been denied, and that other boy still has his! at that moment he has to feel a hit of jealousy he has to because it is a basic human emotion.
In the next sentence he will hear " but your better off with out it, it's cleaner!"
now how does he feel--- better! he has something to hang on too, a belief that this circumcision thing makes him superior to that other boy, will he ever challenge that belief NO-way it has given him a bubble of protection from those feelings of jealousy, and with every load of circumcision rubbish he hears he will do the same thing strengthening that protective bubble,
But their is a problem and that problem is that they them-selves know why their doing this, so that bubble is never 100% secure.
That's why they have to try to tease those intact boys, it's the same old story repeated in other aspects of life
E.G. if your the best looking guy by a long way then you do not need to put others around you down about their looks as they are no threat !
It is only when others become a treat, that you need to try and put them down (in their place)
but the circumcised boy have needed to tease WHY ?
because they are not as confident as they try to put over, which means it is they who are the most self-conscious !
some times you have to look deeper into the murky pool of life to get to the truth!
· 9 years ago