Masturbation Deterrent ???
In the late 19th century Dr John Harvey Kellogg (yes, he of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes fame) was a major influence in getting male child circumcision popularised to prevent masturbation, which was seen as an unacceptable and abhorrent practice. An Adventist physician, Kellog advocated the feeding of fiber-based foods to fight masturbation, which he professed to be “an abominable crime”. Religiously driven puritanical perceptions that the sexual pleasure of masturbation was not something to be permitted nor tolerated by the religious despots of that era, had them searching for ways to halt it. Thus it was Kellogg who advocated that if a boy were circumcised it would prevent or decrease his urge to masturbate. He must have known or realised that the foreskin, more specifically, that the acroposthion was the source of unbelievable pleasure and it was indeed this sadist who also advocated the operation be performed without administering an anaesthetic, “as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind, especially if it be connected with the idea of punishment…the soreness which continues for several weeks interrupts the practice (of masturbation)…” As an interesting point of note a survey conducted on male masturbation found that circumcised men masturbated more frequently than uncircumcised men. So yes, it would seem that circumcision was a really successful deterrent to masturbation Mr Kellogg. Next time you munch on his Corn Flakes think of all of the foreskins that have ever been cut off, and still being cut off, because of his perverted and twisted thinking…then go and masturbate, just to spite him.
Victorian era doctors also knew very well that circumcision denudes, desensitizes, and disables the penis. This way of thinking then became accepted as a panacea for many conditions and they were soon claiming that circumcision was a cure for a panoply of ailements and conditions such as: epilepsy, convulsions, paralysis, elephantiasis, tuberculosis, eczema, bed-wetting, hip-joint disease, faecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, wet dreams, hernia, headaches, nervousness, hysteria, poor eyesight, idiocy, mental retardation, and insanity. Yep, that foreskin sure has a lot to answer for…so they blamed the foreskin for all the aliments known to mankind, and then cut it off to ensure a permanent ‘cure’. Surely that argument could not possibly hold true for females…nevertheless, this is what was happening back then. It’s no wonder then that there’s still so much antagonism and hostility in regards to the foreskin because of all of the poisonous, toxic disinformation which was being generated back then about its ‘worthlessness’.
However, it must have eventually registered that masturbation didn’t actually cease just because males had been circumcised. The obsession with circumcision then shifted from masturbation deterrent to that of health promoting ‘reasoning’ with the rationale just simply being altered, and thus circumcision continued relentlessly, marching on unchallendged. The practice seemed to become accepted by all strata of society, gathering momentum to reach epidemic proportions and almost universal acceptance in the major English speaking countries throughout the mid 20th century. In the 1940’s through to the 1960’s circumcision reached universal levels with up to 90% of males being circumcised in the U.S, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. At one stage hospitals just circumcised all boys born involuntarily, without any parental consent whatsoever, as if it was their right to do so. Thankfully the hippie movement of the 1960’s woke people up from the hypnosis of circumcision stupor and the practice was challenged and slowly began to decrease in the English speaking countries. Initially New Zealand reduced its circumcision rate, followed by Australia with Canada only recently beginning its journey to eradicate circumcision. However the U.S remains largely entrenched deep within the circumcisionists’ brainwashing agenda with both men and women being oblivious to the foreskin and the issues involved, and continuing to circumcise neonates regardless.