But how much do you really know about female circumcision? I know I learned quite a bit while researching this, things I didn't even think about.
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All this information is here:
...is a destructive, invasive procedure that is usually performed on girls before puberty. Part or all of the clitoris is surgically removed. This leaves them with reduced or no sexual feeling. Orgasms are sometimes impossible to experience later in life. Many health problems result from the surgery. Originated in Africa, it was, and remains, a cultural, not a religious practice.
Among individuals and groups opposed to the mutilation, it is seen as a method of reducing the sexual response of women in order to make them less likely to become sexually active before marriage or to seek an extra-marital affair after marriage.
The operation is forced on approximately 6,000 girls per day, worldwide -- about one every 15 seconds.
To paint a clearer picture of what people think when they think of female circumcision as it's drawn in more masculine terms.
Paints a very unpleasant picture. I know I just caught a wiff of bad milk.
To get a grasp on the difference between the two practices, imagine if the entire head of the man’s penis were simply lobbed off! Or, after lobbing off the head of the penis, the remaining shaft was shoved between his balls and his scrotum stitched up over it so that it was completely unreachable. Then, years later, imagine a woman whipping out a dull knife, slicing open the now fused flesh of his scrotum, pulling free his bloody rod and then hopping aboard the remains of his dick for a short, self-gratifying ride while he tried to choke down his screams.
They further describe the complications from such a proceedure. Now, if this doesn't get you pissed nothing will.
There is no concrete data as to how many children die from complications related to this procedure, but it is extrapolated that one-third of girls undergoing FGM will die. Some go into shock, others hemorrhage, still others succumb to infection. If they survive all this, then there is the high occurrence of swelling or tissue mutilation that will at some point cause them to have urinary tract or menstrual complications -- which sometimes lead to death. In fact, infibulation (in which the girl is snipped, scraped, shaved, and stitched up so that her private region resembles a fleshy ostrich egg) does at times lead to scar tissues sealing up the vagina so completely that menstrual fluids begin collecting in the womb and vagina. Some times the resultant abdominal swelling and behavior changes are mistaken for early pregnancy and the girl is killed by her outraged relatives.
The tools to do this are generally wielded by someone who's about this experienced and who has about this much equipment at their disposal.
You ready? Here's the mind blower. This practice happens in the United States and many other industrialized nations all the time. Many of these very women have talked about their experiences with it.
The results of the operation were wonderful and I only wish I had known about it sooner.
There's a reason why the information here may seem inconsistant. While everything you've read is true you've been reading about two different things. Female circumcision generally refers to the removal of the womans "hood", the flap of skin that surrounds the clit. Also, this can include portions of the labia as well. What is described above is commonly called female circumcision but in truth is better described as female genital mutilation (FGM).
Female circumcision is an operation not widely known by females - and usually not widely known by doctors who may be called upon to practice it. I had some pain during healing, but that has been minimal. Healing has been rapid.
Many women have found this form of circumcision to enhance their sex lives tremendously. Much of this website is devoted to explaining the positives.
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Obviously, female genital mutilation a terrible and horrific thing. I'm sure we can all agree on that. Female circumcision on the other hand seems to be a possible positive thing for the right people.
So ladies, if your "special showers" aren't doing the trick (yes, I know all too well about "special showers") or your finding it hard to be stimulated you may have a touch too much skin in the nether region. Talk to your doctor and discuss improving your sex life. You never know, you might be the next woman to get circumcised.