Arnon Grunberg


Happy society

A friend alerted me to this article in Ha’aretz: ‘The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday strongly condemned a comic book created by supporters of an anti-circumcision movement in San Francisco, saying it contained "grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes."
The "Monster Mohel" comic book is one of two titles in the "Foreskin Man" comic book series – which was created by the president of the Male Genital Mutilation Bill group and one of the leaders of the anti-circumcision legislation movement, which has succeeded in getting their controversial measure on the November ballot.’

I must say that I don’t get the uproar about male circumcision. A Dutch writer once proclaimed that circumcised men feel 30% less pleasure while getting oral sex than men who are not circumcised.
To the best of my knowledge this writer is not circumcised.

On the other hand, a society where people can introduce a bill to ban male circumcision must be a fairly happy society.

And for those men who are circumcised but want to feel more pleasure while getting oral sex: there is such a thing as foreskin restoration.

Full disclose: I’m circumcised and I don’t shave my balls.
I don’t contemplate foreskin restoration, but I do contemplate shaving my balls, although I don’t want to do the shaving myself.