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hoodrat
January 21st, 2011, 15:26
... when talking about mashed potatoes someone says, "but the skin is the best part!" and you nod furiously in agreement without realizing.

... you hear an antiquing friend talk about a 'restoration project' and have to catch yourself before recommending he buy emu oil.

... you go to grab some things from the store and stop at least once to look at a random object because "it looks like i might be able to tension/retain the skin better with that."

... you see cocoa butter in your girlfriend's bathroom and instinctively become suspicious of whose glans she's dekeratinizing.

... you see someone on TV and you wonder, "... are they cut or uncut?"

... you use CI-x as a universal unit of measure.

... Al Michaels says Houston's secondary doesn't have reliable coverage and you feel sorry for them.

... when sleeping your wife/hubby asks you to rollover and you say, "I'm working on it! Sheesh!"

... someone asks you why you need one tube of pipe insulation and you respond with, "working on a project to 'insulate my pipe'" -- and then try to contain your chortles when you realize you're actually telling the truth.

Started this thread over on Tally's forum. There are/were many other great ones posted by others, but I don't want to take credit for their hilarious jokes. One I loved though was "... you have an entire drawer in the dresser dedicated to your penis."

So have at it guys!

Dasher
January 21st, 2011, 16:18
...when someone introduces himself as Ric, you refuse to shake hands with him.
...when someone says they're going for a stretch, you wonder if they're doing manual tugging.

Mincan
January 21st, 2011, 18:17
...whenever you see a woman you get an intuitive feeling of disgust that she has or has yet to make the decision to cut a male's foreskin off.

admin
January 21st, 2011, 20:17
Started this thread over on Tally's forum.

Brilliant. I hope you figure out how to post a link here to that thread.

-Ron

hoodrat
January 21st, 2011, 22:43
Brilliant. I hope you figure out how to post a link here to that thread.

-Ron

EDIT: On second thought, I'll just assume that wasn't an insult and just post the link ...

http://www.restoringforeskin.org/forum/you-might-be-restorerintactivist-if

admin
January 22nd, 2011, 15:06
EDIT: On second thought, I'll just assume that wasn't an insult and just post the link ...

http://www.restoringforeskin.org/forum/you-might-be-restorerintactivist-if

Wow, I guess I need to be careful. There are spies everywhere trying to read insults into stuff. :)

Cheers,
-Ron

z726
January 22nd, 2011, 19:03
though of course it only works for those of us who have an account at that site.

admin
January 22nd, 2011, 21:32
though of course it only works for those of us who have an account at that site.

Who wouldn't have an account there? EVERYBODY - sign up at the other forum! You never know when you might need it.

wifeandmama
January 22nd, 2011, 22:59
...whenever you see a woman you get an intuitive feeling of disgust that she has or has yet to make the decision to cut a male's foreskin off.

I am a woman and did not fall into that category at all. Nor did many of my friends, both online and offline.

Mincan
January 22nd, 2011, 23:53
I am a woman and did not fall into that category at all. Nor did many of my friends, both online and offline.

It's a bit of dark humour, maybe a little too dark? I don't feel that way IRL. I know that even those that have didn't do so out of malice. Sorry if my sense of humour isn't appreciated.

wifeandmama
January 23rd, 2011, 06:26
It's a bit of dark humour, maybe a little too dark? I don't feel that way IRL. I know that even those that have didn't do so out of malice. Sorry if my sense of humour isn't appreciated.

No offense taken. It just seemed like such an out-of-place one-liner, compared to the other ones in this thread.

Mincan
January 23rd, 2011, 09:20
No offense taken. It just seemed like such an out-of-place one-liner, compared to the other ones in this thread.

Well I wanted mine to stand out! :P

wifeandmama
January 23rd, 2011, 15:26
... if you hear that a guy's nickname is "Stretch" and you wonder if it's for reasons other than his height.

hoodrat
January 23rd, 2011, 21:55
Wow, I guess I need to be careful. There are spies everywhere trying to read insults into stuff. :)

Cheers,
-Ron

i thought you were implying i was too stupid to copy and paste a link. i didn't realize you said that because only members can view the other forum. just a misunderstanding!

Terato
January 24th, 2011, 21:23
...whenever you see a woman you get an intuitive feeling of disgust that she has or has yet to make the decision to cut a male's foreskin off.

Uh, dude, not to rain on your hate parade, but men make that decision, too. You know, "A boy should look like his father"? Men insisting that their son match his daddy, sometimes over a mother's complaints or protests? Men insisting that their son be circ'd so that women will blow him when he's grown up, because that's what they've experienced and are too egotistical to realize that that is probably due more to the sheer prevalance of cut penises and not anything else?

Just, really, women have been fucked over by the medical establishment a whole hell of a lot too, and looking at someone with immediate disgust and suspicion is NOT THE WAY TO EDUCATE THEM.

Edit: Realizing that post is more in jest than in all seriousness, so, apologies for my harsh tone, but it did give off a very bad vibe.

Again, apologies. Jumping at shadows today, I guess.

finman
January 25th, 2011, 16:42
you are a girl (intactavist) and say to a man, "Is that a Tugger you are wearing or are you just pleased to see me?"

Mom2IntactBoys
January 14th, 2012, 12:56
You MIGHT be an intactivist if

You cringe when you hear someone say the word, circumvent, circulate, circumference, or ANY word that begins with "circ..."

Your user names and passwords to pay things like credit card bills online involve the word "aardvark" in some form

Your favorite character on Sesame Street is Snuffleupagus :D

You yell at your TV when some stupid character is saying "ewwww" about intact guys :mad:

TopHat
January 14th, 2012, 15:22
You yell at your TV when some stupid character is saying "ewwww" about intact guys :mad:

Guilty!

Actually, call me crazy, but whenever I see something pro-circ on a TV show it usually turns me off of that show completely. I dare you to watch the episode of Married... With Children where Al gets mistakenly circumcised and NOT punch a whole through the screen.

Not-B-Angry
January 14th, 2012, 17:58
I guess I'd better start calling myself Ricky again then!:eek:

Ric(ky)

...when someone introduces himself as Ric, you refuse to shake hands with him.
...when someone says they're going for a stretch, you wonder if they're doing manual tugging.

w.o.f.
January 14th, 2012, 22:06
whenever I see something pro-circ on a TV show it usually turns me off of that show completely.
Same here. I vividly remember first seeing that MWC episode. Other shows forever ruined by procirc messages include South Park (episode "Ike's Wee Wee"; cringe-worthy to a stomach cramp) and How I Met Your Mother.

The worst part is, otherwise very good American shows are prone to come up with a procirc stupidity at any moment, so it's difficult to just relax and enjoy the show -- especially if it's a great one, since any procirc or even just denialist lullaby message completely ruins the entire show for me.

Props to those other shows though, which do the opposite. Although I never quite liked Scrubs, it had a couple of positive, awareness-raising moments.

admin
January 14th, 2012, 22:17
Same here. I vividly remember first seeing that MWC episode. Other shows forever ruined by procirc messages include South Park (episode "Ike's Wee Wee"; cringe-worthy to a stomach cramp) and How I Met Your Mother.

The worst part is, otherwise very good American shows are prone to come up with a procirc stupidity at any moment, so it's difficult to just relax and enjoy the show -- especially if it's a great one, since any procirc or even just denialist lullaby message completely ruins the entire show for me.

Props to those other shows though, which do the opposite. Although I never quite liked Scrubs, it had a couple of positive, awareness-raising moments.

My TiVo keeps catching one. I forget what the sit-com's called (The Good Life ?} but the episode is Circumdecision. The show is 100% lame shit, has an all black cast, and that's about all I remember about it (I don't see anything on it at Circumstitions so I guess I'll keep it next time TiVo gets it and submit it). In the episode, a guy gets circumcised because his girlfriend expresses a preference. But first he asks his friends at work who make all the obligatory stupid jokes about smell and appearance and what women want and deserve.

w.o.f.
January 14th, 2012, 22:52
Circumstitions
The list there is quite good and detailed, but many examples are missing; in particular those half-below-the-radar "denialist lullaby" moments, which to me are even worse than outright procirc messages.

The show you're talking about is probably "Til Death", although it doesn't have an all black cast (judging from the images at IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1248318/), never watched it). {mod: YEAH, that was it.}

Mom2IntactBoys
January 15th, 2012, 05:58
I saw the Married With Children episode, pretty maddening. Of course Peggy lists to Marcy all the good things about circumcision, it's cleaner, reduces diseases (all those lies) but one truth, IIRC, that it reduces sensitivity for the man. She wrongly concludes it will make him last longer which is the biggest positive for her and there was something about who cares about his pleasure, and she and Marcy laugh. The show itself is sad, the women denigrate the men, the men denigrate the women.

It is very rare to see circumcision discussed on TV without it being totally pro-circ. On All in the Family, Archie sneaks his infant grandson out to be baptized against the wishes of the baby's parents, he tells Joey something along the lines of, "This won't hurt like that other ting they did to you." When I first saw it as a kid, I didn't even really know what he was talking about it. I had a vague idea...

person_person
January 16th, 2012, 18:58
You wish you could travel back in time and torture john harvey kellogg in the most painful ways possible

asdfjklmeh1
January 16th, 2012, 19:22
You wish you could travel back in time and torture john harvey kellogg in the most painful ways possible

...knowing the sinister story of the inventor of Cornflakes inspires you to start a "boycott of one" on all Kellogg's products.

person_person
January 16th, 2012, 20:15
When you are watching porn and the male is uncut you become insanely jelous

Jeremiah
January 17th, 2012, 02:27
You cringe when you hear someone say the word, circumvent, circulate, circumference, or ANY word that begins with "circ..."

UGH! I get this all the time! I drive myself mad!

w.o.f.
January 17th, 2012, 15:33
When you are watching porn and the male is uncut you become insanely jelous
I don't. But when the guy is mutilated, I cannot jerk off to it, period. Just the utterly disgusting sadness of almost all mutilated guys having to finish themselves off. Ugh.

(I should add that I can hardly jerk off to anything with a dick in it, and most certainly not if it ever shows the guy's face or if he makes any sort of noise at all.)

...knowing the sinister story of the inventor of Cornflakes inspires you to start a "boycott of one" on all Kellogg's products.
Which I have been doing for the past almost ten years, ever since I found out about the mad asshole.

Omerta86
January 17th, 2012, 20:20
(I should add that I can hardly jerk off to anything with a dick in it, and most certainly not if it ever shows the guy's face or if he makes any sort of noise at all.)
So, you'd like a porno with Buster the Manikin in it? XD Sorry, couldn't resist.

...you see a banana being peeled, and suddenly want to hurl.

Eh. I'm anti-circ, but not to the point where it interferes with my daily life. I just think it shouldn't be done. Mainly for... Dun, dun, dun... Religious reasons. I know... Weird right? The Bible(New Testament that is) is actually against circumcision! Not a lot of people know that.

Regener8
January 18th, 2012, 14:47
I have a winter jacket [oakley] with this built in thin, inner-attached spandex glove lining - best quickest way to describe.

someone saw it, dangling [after taking my coat off] and said, 'whats that for? just wear gloves, cut it off!'

I was like, yeeeeah. heh. um, no. its for extra protection

piumadifenice
January 18th, 2012, 22:38
... the word "snip" makes your head explode.

Mom2IntactBoys
January 19th, 2012, 19:15
You might be an inactivist (American woman) if...

You feel jealous of the upcoming generation of females because many of the males of their generation will be intact...

DrBonesaw
January 22nd, 2012, 03:55
You might be an intactivist if you tried giving a circumcision to a banana and wimped out half way through.

person_person
January 22nd, 2012, 22:52
you wish you would win the lottery so you could donate every single dollar to forgen

person_person
January 22nd, 2012, 22:55
You had a hard time figuring out how to masturbate and then you later realized it all makes sense because the most sensative part of your penis was cut off against your will.

person_person
January 22nd, 2012, 22:58
You wonder how doctors who mutilate babies can possibly live with themselves

DrBonesaw
January 23rd, 2012, 01:17
You might be an intactivist if you hate all pro-circumcision shows and refuse to watch them.

frizzen
January 23rd, 2012, 02:01
...if people start to think the pockets in all your pants are bad, and you carry weird looking things in them.

...if people wonder about your knee injury.

...if you ever thought about getting a kilt so you could answer 'the question' with whichever restoring device.

w.o.f.
January 23rd, 2012, 05:31
You might be an intactivist if you hate all pro-circumcision shows and refuse to watch them.
I'd say at that point there is no question that you're an intactivist.

wifeandmama
February 2nd, 2012, 08:50
You might be an inactivist (American woman) if...

You feel jealous of the upcoming generation of females because many of the males of their generation will be intact...

Yeah, that.

asdfjklmeh1
February 3rd, 2012, 12:39
...you are a layman who knows the total anatomically correct terminology for the features of the genitals, and their corresponding structures in the opposite sex.

Bonus points if in more than one language.

Crunchie
February 13th, 2012, 10:08
... you see someone on TV and you wonder, "... are they cut or uncut

Oh man, I used to do this all the time, especially with people I passed in the street despite being in a predominantly uncut country. I suppose I still do this to some extent, particularly when I see/meet an American or a Muslim - I can't help but wonder (sorry, guys - it's the truth!)

You MIGHT be an intactivist if

You cringe when you hear someone say the word, circumvent, circulate, circumference, or ANY word that begins with "circ..."



Whenever I read or mishear the word "circumstances" I always double-take.

Also, to get in on all this old chat about TV shows, I remember seeing an episode of Desperate Housewives that involved one of the housewives getting her (grand)son circumcised behind her partner's back. I saw it so long ago and from what I remember, the situation was portrayed so that you were meant to side with the husband rather than the wife (at least, that's what I did). However, this portrayal focussed more on how the husband felt constantly cuckolded and undermined by his wife and on his role as a father rather than about the outrage of the circumcision itself, so the show wasn't exactly anti-circ.

I found the wikipedia summary for the episode's storyline for those that care: (Season 4, Episode 7)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Can%27t_Judge_a_Book_By_Its_Cover_%28Desperate _Housewives%29

Bree is shocked to hear that Orson does not want to get baby Benjamin circumcised. He reveals how traumatic it was when he was circumcised since it happened when he was five years old. Bree sneaks the baby out to the doctor and finds that Orson has written to all the doctors in town to forbid them to perform the procedure. Bree seizes the invitation to a bris to ask the mohel to perform the circumcision. She has to pretend to be Jewish so that the mohel will perform the circumcision. The mohel tells her that they are entering a covenant and she vows to raise the baby as a Jew. Orson is angry when he finds out she went behind his back and she admits that since Benjamin is related to her by blood, she felt her wishes were more important. He wants to know if she considers him to be the baby’s father since he does not just want to be a glorified babysitter.

Mom2IntactBoys
February 14th, 2012, 04:14
Oh man, I used to do this all the time, especially with people I passed in the street despite being in a predominantly uncut country. I suppose I still do this to some extent, particularly when I see/meet an American or a Muslim - I can't help but wonder (sorry, guys - it's the truth!)



Whenever I read or mishear the word "circumstances" I always double-take.

Also, to get in on all this old chat about TV shows, I remember seeing an episode of Desperate Housewives that involved one of the housewives getting her (grand)son circumcised behind her partner's back. I saw it so long ago and from what I remember, the situation was portrayed so that you were meant to side with the husband rather than the wife (at least, that's what I did). However, this portrayal focussed more on how the husband felt constantly cuckolded and undermined by his wife and on his role as a father rather than about the outrage of the circumcision itself, so the show wasn't exactly anti-circ.

I found the wikipedia summary for the episode's storyline for those that care: (Season 4, Episode 7)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Can%27t_Judge_a_Book_By_Its_Cover_%28Desperate _Housewives%29

Bree is shocked to hear that Orson does not want to get baby Benjamin circumcised. He reveals how traumatic it was when he was circumcised since it happened when he was five years old. Bree sneaks the baby out to the doctor and finds that Orson has written to all the doctors in town to forbid them to perform the procedure. Bree seizes the invitation to a bris to ask the mohel to perform the circumcision. She has to pretend to be Jewish so that the mohel will perform the circumcision. The mohel tells her that they are entering a covenant and she vows to raise the baby as a Jew. Orson is angry when he finds out she went behind his back and she admits that since Benjamin is related to her by blood, she felt her wishes were more important. He wants to know if she considers him to be the baby’s father since he does not just want to be a glorified babysitter.

Interesting (and sad). A couple of things here that go against the norm. Usually on TV, when the father had it done at an older age like 5, or 10, they are the ones pushing to do it in infancy so he "won't remember". Also, I recall that one is never "Invited" to a bris as it's a grave thing to turn down an "invitation". Therefore people are more like "notified" it's going to take place but not actually "invited".

Also it's not necessary to pretend to be Jewish to get a mohel to circumcise. Mohels are willing to circumcise non-Jewish babies, just without the religious ceremony reserved for Jewish babies.

I bet the baby was circumcised in the end right? Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer was opposed to a baby being circumcised. The baby ended up being circumcised though and was "just fine". Usually those episodes turn out that way, baby circumcised and "just fine" (oh what fiction that is!) :(

hastur
February 15th, 2012, 01:28
Oh man, I used to do this all the time, especially with people I passed in the street despite being in a predominantly uncut country. I suppose I still do this to some extent, particularly when I see/meet an American or a Muslim - I can't help but wonder (sorry, guys - it's the truth!)


Living in a tourist trap means the uncut world comes here by the bus load.I can't help but feel envy and depression when a bus stops and northern Europeans get out.Intact bodies being just one of several things they have that I don't....like vacations....

Not-B-Angry
February 19th, 2012, 03:19
You KNOW you're a restorer when you start signing all of your messages with RICKY (even though only your aunts and uncles call you that in real life) just because you know the name Rick sounds like R.I.C. and you don't want to be associated with that kind of trauma!
My name is RickY and I KNOW I'm a restorer (why else would I have a strap pulling my wiener half way down my thigh?)

w.o.f.
February 19th, 2012, 09:24
I suppose I still do this to some extent, particularly when I see/meet an American or a Muslim - I can't help but wonder
Same here. Even when I see Americans, Arabs and Jews on TV, I instinctively look for mental effects of their being mutilated. It often shows. All that barely suppressed resentment becomes so easily visible once you start paying attention. Circumcised men in denial are sad caricatures of the men they could have been.

Also, you might be an intactivist if you're against cutting baby girls.

asdfjklmeh1
February 19th, 2012, 16:47
...the phrase "cut me some slack" makes you cringe.

prouly
July 5th, 2012, 03:51
... you know more about your friend's intact penis than he does.

... you always say things eluding to circumcision/intactivism like "imagine what that banana would be like with only half of it's peel" or "I prefer to leave things intact" ;)

... your watching the biggest looser and think about how much mitosis they must've gone through to get all that extra skin.

... you know a family having another baby, and since you think they will circumcise it if it's a boy, you pray that they have a girl.

... you see a death in the paper/news of a boy, and hope he was circumcised so atleast he wouldn't have to live his entire life like that.

... you see a bulge in someone's pants and wonder if it's a device.

Lyle Croft
July 5th, 2012, 21:18
You wish you were born to the newer generation :|

Cresaiyan
July 5th, 2012, 21:40
...whenever you see a woman you get an intuitive feeling of disgust that she has or has yet to make the decision to cut a male's foreskin off.

Holy crap. I do this instinctivley...

snuffleupagus
February 16th, 2013, 12:08
You envy your dog.


Yes, you consider mitosis when you see all that skin The Biggest Loser, but you also wonder which contestants are intact, and you ENVY those who are.


Forgen is for you what Jesus is for your grandmother.

Mom2IntactBoys
February 17th, 2013, 07:20
You wonder if the guy named Eric that you work with realizes that, among the many acronyms of his name, it also stands for
End Routine Infant Cirumcision ....

John Barrat Scapegoat
February 17th, 2013, 07:33
Foregen is for you what Jesus is for your grandmother.

I love that line. May I quote it?

Its so clever on a deeper level as well.

Shows the value change over some generations
- from relying on made up saviour myths ... to
real-life practical issues based on respect and informed
critical decision-making - not hygiene myths.

For the right as a child not to have his or her mind
(heaven and hell) and body (circumcision) intruded
upon.

snuffleupagus
February 17th, 2013, 11:54
I love that line. May I quote it?

Its so clever on a deeper level as well.

Shows the value change over some generations
- from relying on made up saviour myths ... to
real-life practical issues based on respect and informed
critical decision-making - not hygiene myths.

For the right as a child not to have his or her mind
(heaven and hell) and body (circumcision) intruded
upon.

Sure I don't mind if you quote it :).

I hadn't thought of some of your parallels. I wrote it because I was thinking how MY personal feelings for the Jesus figure are quite the opposite (since, according to Christianity, Jesus is the character responsible for imposing the circumcision requirement on the seed of Abraham).

John Barrat Scapegoat
February 17th, 2013, 12:56
Sure I don't mind if you quote it :).

I hadn't thought of some of your parallels. I wrote it because I was thinking how MY personal feelings for the Jesus figure are quite the opposite (since, according to Christianity, Jesus is the character responsible for imposing the circumcision requirement on the seed of Abraham).

Thanks:)

As to Jesus and circumcision - I saw a Bible
quote on some restoration site that said it
wasn't good or bad to have it done.
Cant remember where. On what verse
do you base your info?

Just to be clear - I am an atheist,
so you can say whatever you like:)

snuffleupagus
February 17th, 2013, 15:34
Thanks:)

As to Jesus and circumcision - I saw a Bible
quote on some restoration site that said it
wasn't good or bad to have it done.
Cant remember where. On what verse
do you base your info?

Just to be clear - I am an atheist,
so you can say whatever you like:)

Genesis 17: "Every male among you shall be circumcised ... Whether born in your household or bought with your money, they must be circumcised ... Any uncircumcised male ... will be cut off from his people .."

The guy speaking in Genesis 17 is Jehovah. In the Christian sect I grew up in, I was taught Jesus and Jehovah were the same dude. In fact, the only sect I know of that doesn't believe this is the Jehovah's Witnesses.

So, even though Christianity ended the literal commandment of circumcision in the New Testament (Romans 2:28-29), they mostly all believe that at least at one point, Jesus used to be a foreskin-hungry barbarian that violated baby boys.

John Barrat Scapegoat
February 17th, 2013, 16:54
Genesis 17: "Every male among you shall be circumcised ... Whether born in your household or bought with your money, they must be circumcised ... Any uncircumcised male ... will be cut off from his people .."

The guy speaking in Genesis 17 is Jehovah. In the Christian sect I grew up in, I was taught Jesus and Jehovah were the same dude. In fact, the only sect I know of that doesn't believe this is the Jehovah's Witnesses.

So, even though Christianity ended the literal commandment of circumcision in the New Testament (Romans 2:28-29), they mostly all believe that at least at one point, Jesus used to be a foreskin-hungry barbarian that violated baby boys.

Thanks. I would hate to take this
thread off-topic...but as far as
I'm concerned, its all about
cherry-picking with the bible.
No wonder it has survived so long.

(I dont believe the New Testamant was
any better either for certain reasons).

I also grew up in a sect. My parents
are christian fundamentalists. I saw through
it by 16 or 17. Phew...

John Barrat Scapegoat
February 17th, 2013, 17:22
... you keep on looking for retainers
around the flat that have fallen off.

... you wish you could put the retainer
back on in the middle of traffic on your
bicycle.

... you think everybody would know
what your retainer is for if they saw it.

... you find yourself at dummy sections
in shops.

Comicking45
February 20th, 2013, 09:03
Whenever you hear someone is pregnant without thinking you ask if its a boy or a girl, and if its a boy come up with a way to tell them about circumcision.