- Paperback: 242 pages
- Publisher: Hourglass Book Pub; 2 edition (September 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 093406122X
- ISBN-13: 978-0934061223
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,091,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Joy of Uncircumcising!: Exploring Circumcision : History, Myths, Psychology, Restoration, Sexual Pleasure, and Human Rights Paperback – September, 1994
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"Bigelow's book is...an important statement on a theme about which little is usually said, and on which most of us are ignorant."
- British Journal of Urology
About the Author
Jim Bigelow, Ph.D., has led a diverse professional life as a professor, therapist, clergyman and author. He earned his doctorate in psychology at Claremont Graduate School and served as a Professor of Psychology at Whittier College. He has also lectured abroad extensively and pastored several Evangelical churches. Jim founded UNCIRC and has served on the board of directors for NORM. He is the father of two grown children and lives with his wife in California.
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Dr. Bigelow's book is wonderful both in its factual documentation of circumcision and in its personalization of the horror of circumcision. It's a must read for every man that has been circumcised, to realize what he's lost, and for every man that has not been circumcised, to realize how lucky he is. It is also a must read for women. It will help them to understand the hurt that most men in this country have suffered at the hands of the medical establishment and society. It will also help them to realize how lucky they are if they are fortunate enough to have an uncircumcised lover. Just a thought; the crime rate in this country increased almost lock-step with the circumcision rate. Now the circumcision rate is going down and so is the crime rate. I wonder if it's just a coincidence, or if crime is some how related to the violence most males experience just after birth.
August 2017 update (my above review was from last year): He has now found a tape he like even better, Nexcare. It lasts longer and is much less likely to fall off. It's been 2 1/2 years since he started taping and stretching, and he has made great progress. He now sometimes can have complete glans coverage with no tape needed, although he usually is taped. It's sad what men have to do to attempt to get a little back of what was taken from them without their consent and against their will. He is still so happy to have found this option and has thanked me many times for getting him this book.
Another element that makes this book especially powerful is the inclusion of vigniettes relating the personal experiences of dozens of men (and a few women). The second edition of the book includes even more than the first did. The fact that the information is presented in a kindly. manner makes it all the better!
Jim's book describes the history of circumcision, and current reasons it continues. He discusses the natural function of an intact penis compared to a circumcised penis. He also brings up options about reversing circumcision and the benefits of doing so.
Easy and fast book to read.
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I would have prefere to get this book in french , my english is not very good
but anyway , it will be...Read more