Italy is known for a lot of things: Pasta. Wine. Frescos. And beautiful, foreskin-clad penises immortalized in marble statues.
I’m currently on an eight day hiking tour of northern Italy. We started our trip in Florence, and have ventured to the surrounding villages and cities. And everywhere we go, there are countless statues of nude, intact men – flaunting their foreskin for all the world to see. It is nothing short of spectacular.
As a side note, I prefer saying intact instead of uncut or uncircumcised because such language validates male genital mutilation as normal and acceptable. And besides, saying uncut is like describing someone who is full as unhungry. In changing the debate around male circumcision, our language can be a powerful tool.
My love of foreskin developed during my formative university years, when I went to school just outside New York City. Much to my delight, I realized that sex with intact men was easier. If I was bottoming, the foreskin worked as a sleeve; the mechanics felt more fluid and pleasurable. And, it’s fun to nibble. Over time, I began to fall in love with the aesthetic of intact men. It’s beautiful to observe the penis in its natural form.
If you’ve ever spent any amount of time on Himeros.tv, an erotic website that I launched that empowers gay and bisexual men to have better sex, you may have noticed that we are heavily foreskinned. In fact, most of the models with whom we work are intact – and I’m tempted to put together a foreskin playlist. This is partially a reflection of my personal appreciation for foreskin – but it’s also an effort to normalize intact men in American-made erotica.
Being submersed in Italian art has certainly rekindled my appreciation for foreskin. I’m tempted to put together an album of beautifully intact Italian statues. But being in Italy, and being surrounded in foreskin, is also an important reminder that people shouldn’t make decisions about our genitals for us – even if those people are well-intentioned parents.
So, as they say in Italy, saluti to our intact brothers.
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