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Circumcision in Real Life and in Slash - Mo's Journal
January 21st, 2007
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Circumcision in Real Life and in Slash

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From:fodirteg
Date:January 21st, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
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A young gay man I know well (longtime family friend since his childhood) made the decision while still in high school -at about 17 or 18 years old- to be circumcised. He made the decision for esthetic purposes, not health, as far as I know.

He was in the awkward position of explaining his elective surgery choice to his friends (why he wouldn't be available for Spring Break fun with the gang.) He was teased a little bit, but not much. Most of his young friends figured it was his business, after all.

I think that their acceptance of that choice made it much easier for him to "come out" to them a few months later.

BTW, he does not regret the choice to be circumcised, even though as an adult it was indeed quite uncomfortable, with an extended recovery time. (If I remember correctly, he had not been a healthy infant, so his parents deferred the proceedure, then never revisited it while he was a baby. His family's insurance did cover it, although it was elective.)
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From:mofic
Date:January 22nd, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
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That's so interesting how it's tied to coming out. I'm glad he's happy with his decision.
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