oh, so something significant happened today
but it’s happened, so you need to contain your judgement
i got circumcised
it’s always bothered me. even when i was in foreskin-rich denmark
made me self-conscious, and made it hard for me to have sex
like, logistically or aesthetically?
i had like a lot of foreskin. enough to make a condom like work its way off
but don’t they say getting circumcised reduces feeling?
yeah. they do, and I expect that
but i mean, my inability to get off was not because there wasn’t enough sensation
it was just because the really sensitive tissue was getting covered up
what did the docs say about pros n cons?
i mean, nothing really. he told me about the surgical risks
rare but horrifying
gangrene, accidental amputation of penis, etc
and it’ll be swollen for a while
it wasn’t that painful tho. like, a lot of fucking needles
but i didn’t feel a thing from the actual cutting
You cant have sex for awhile I expect
no, not for a month or so
what do people say who’ve had the procedure?
like online n stuff
ppl seem generally satisfied if they wanted it
less so if it was like, an emergency
so it’s a good thing!
will your boyfriend notice any difference?
I mean, yeah i should think so
he was anti at first
thought if it wasn’t broke, don’t fix it
but he realized it was important to me
it sounds like it was objectively broke
yeah i guess just not broke like, i didn’t have phimosis
i am concerned i am gonna get super hormonal or something
from not having sex for so long tho
can you fandangle yourself in the meantime?
I guess not, right
not for at least 2 weeks, maybe longer
I wonder if you’ll be like WAY productive
Like, write a novel and learn French and do a million pushups because sex isn’t an option
yeah i locked off all my porn
i need to wait till the bandage is off at least
i have to keep that on for 10 days
will there be scars?
yeah it’s hella wrapped up right now
there may be some scarring, but this dude is the fucking best
which is why it costs $2500 out of pocket
and i had to travel
but i feel like I don’t want to fuck around with this
this is my dick, i want the best
hella prudent, son
yeah i could have had it done locally for like $600
but seriously some of those adult circumcisions look REALLY bad
like railroad track scars
uneven skin, etc
do you get to choose like how much skin they take off?
yeah, i showed my like desired outcome
that was the other big deal about going to a specialist
if you go to a local urologist, they just have the way they do it
and you don’t really get a say
so yeah, i have confidence in this place
is it a circumcision-only clinic?
no, but they do a lot. a couple hundred a year
urologist. does the usual urology stuff too
vasectomy, prostate stuff
all the male employees except for the doctor were gay
and the one who was like prepping me
was using this iodine stuff that’s like orange?
and he’s like, “this’ll have some dye to it, sorta orange, it’ll match your pretty lil hair”
but he actually put me at ease
even tho he was kinda hitting on me
like he talked about his boyfriend
and asked how mine felt, etc
ok that’s nice
he’s one of Our People
he did make the whole thing a lot easier
he also let me take a pic
of the foreskin after the procedure
and offered to put it on a “to-go” container
ew ew ew ew ew ew
I see that you have stopped typing
You had better not be uploading that photo right now
DO NOT send me it now or ever
it’s really not that gross
again: DO NOT upload the photo of the foreskin
I need to die never having seen that
it kind of looks like a thin piece of seitan
nope, I’ll trust you, never wanna see it
but i wanted like some record of it, you know?
not preserved in a jar
that thing served me for 22 years