Thursday, November 19, 2015


Saving Our Sons Benefit

To donate an item:
Email a quality photo, its value, and your name/your shop's URL to
New items will be added through Dec 1. All donors agree to ship items no later than Dec 10.

To give in lieu of the auction:

Saving Our Sons
P.O. Box 1302
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

How a Reverse Auction Works:

Bid items start high and are randomly reduced at various intervals. Click the item you are interested in, comment with "Following" under the item on Facebook to follow an auction item. Comment with "Bidding" to indicate that you will donate the current bid amount, and win the listed item. Follow through by donating the listed amount with the PayPal tab, or email to make arrangements for mailing, and the auction host will end that auction item with a comment - "WON!" The first individual to donate the standing bid amount wins the item. There is no waiting, yet you never know who will win an item at the listed amount, or how much time will be left. 

Thank you for your generosity and support as we end the atrocity of forced genital cutting,
and work toward a future of genital autonomy for all. 

Each will be clickable with description to bid once auction is live.

Rare, custom Lorelei woven wrap conversion one-size, adjustable Honeybuns diaper with snaps.
Fits babies 12-35+ pounds. Only ONE other Lorelei conversion diaper in this print exists in the world.

Intactivist PUL one-size, adjustable Honeybuns diaper with snaps.
Fits babies 12-35+ pounds

'Mom & Tot' matching hazelwood necklaces
(winner may select sizes needed)

"Intact - Don't Retract" genital autonomy pillow & baby blanket set
(winner may select custom reverse side pattern/color for blanket)

Custom made baby Boobie Beanie
(winner may select shades)

1 Year Print Subscription to Holistic Parenting Magazine

1 Year Digital Subscription to Holistic Parenting Magazine

Set of 4 100% Natural Wool Dryer Balls
From Cora Lynne Naturals

One Wood Burned Hard Wood Teething Ring

Monarchs Tote, Travel Mug & Journal
From artist and graphic designer, Douglas Carlton Wright of

Lansinoh Nursing/Pumping Mother's Set
*Four 5oz mOmma BPS/BPA-free bottles with NaturalWave nipples for nursing babies
*Peace Love Momma Milk bracelet
*I Made Milk! bracelet
*Breast pads and Lanolin samples
*$5 in Lansinoh coupons
*Breastfeeding tips booklet and nursing journal
From Lansinoh

Custom made hat from Diadem Alley
(winner may choose from any of the hat creations at Diadem Alley's page)

Four-ounce tin of Garden Goodness Salve
This salve is perfect for diaper rashes, bug bites, cuts, burns, etc.

Keep Calm and Keep Him Intact
heather-green shirt from Made By Momma
Fits as a Women's Size Small
Back of Shirt:
+Boys are Not Born Broken bracelet
+Don't Welcome Him to Life With a Knife bracelet
(winner may switch bracelets upon request)
Value: $27+shipping

Genital Integrity Awareness Week (GIAW) 2015 Commemorative Wine Glass
(winner may select from 20oz or 8oz size)
+Boys Are Not Born Broken bracelet
Value: $20+shipping
From Intact Tennessee

*Baby Comfy Nose Nasal Aspirator
*2.5 ounce jar of Calmoseptine (best ointment for redness/rash)
Value: $21+shipping

Sparkling Silver Bow
From Liddie Boutique
"The Sparkling Silver Bow features a perfect pair of sheer metallic silver ribbon with a floral paisley print made with metallic silver thread, and an overlay of interconnected circular floral design silver lace with the look of fine embroidery. Both ribbons are wire-edged and connect to a plastic barrette with a metal clasp via a silver-and-navy stripe grosgrain ribbon."

Christmas Necklace
Value: $12+shipping

Frozen themed Stocking
Value: $20+shipping T-shirt 
(winner may select from men's sizes S, M, L)
+His Body, His Choice band (adult or child size)
+Don't Welcome Him to Life with a Knife band
(winner may switch band styles upon request)
Value: $16+shipping

Saving Our Sons T-shirt 
(winner may select from men's sizes S, M, L)
+His Body, His Choice band (adult or child size)
+Don't Welcome Him to Life with a Knife band
+No Medical Excuse for Genital Abuse band
(winner may switch band styles upon request)
Value: $19+shipping

Doctors Opposing Circumcision t-shirt
Unisex Medium (fits like a men's small or women's medium)
+No Medical Excuse for Genital Abuse band
+Education, Not Amputation band
(winner may switch band styles upon request)
Value" $16+shipping

Your Baby, Your Way
by Jennifer Margulis
+Set of intact care cards
+Do Not Circumcise / Do Not Retract baby band
(excellent gift for expecting mom)
Value: $23+shipping

Reclaiming My Birth Rights
by Dr. Adrienne Carmack (urologist)
+set of Congratulations! intact info cards
+Trust Birth band
+Do Not Circumcise / Do Not Retract baby band
(excellent gift for birth advocate, doula, midwife, CBE)
Value: $25+shipping

Circumcision Exposed
by Billy Ray Boyd
+Genital Autonomy lanyard
+set of Lost/Found intact info cards
+His Body, His Choice bracelet
(winner may change cards and bracelet style by request)
Value: $26+shipping


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Much of today's scientific literature 'untrue' says Lancet Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Richard Horton

Editor's Preface

This observation is one that applies to a fair amount of 'research' that has been twisted to support unnecessary and detrimental genital cutting - especially HIV studies conducted in Africa and the resulting push to circumcise "as a vaccine against AIDS."

By F. William Engdahl
for NSNBC International:

A shocking admission by the editor of the world’s most respected medical journal, The Lancet, has been virtually ignored by the mainstream media. Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of The Lancet recently published a statement declaring that a shocking amount of published research is unreliable at best, if not completely false, as in, fraudulent.

Horton declared, “Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

To state the point in other words, Horton states bluntly that major pharmaceutical companies falsify or manipulate tests on the health, safety and effectiveness of their various drugs by taking samples too small to be statistically meaningful or hiring test labs or scientists where the lab or scientist has blatant conflicts of interest such as pleasing the drug company to get further grants. At least half of all such tests are worthless or worse he claims. As the drugs have a major effect on the health of millions of consumers, the manipulation amounts to criminal dereliction and malfeasance. 

The drug industry-sponsored studies Horton refers to develop commercial drugs or vaccines to supposedly help people, used to train medical staff, to educate medical students and more.

Horton wrote his shocking comments after attending a symposium on the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research at the Wellcome Trust in London. He noted the confidentiality or “Chatham House” rules where attendees are forbidden to name names: “’A lot of what is published is incorrect.’ I’m not allowed to say who made this remark because we were asked to observe Chatham House rules. We were also asked not to take photographs of slides.”

Other voices 

Dr. Marcia Angell is a physician and was longtime Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), considered to be another one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. Angell stated, “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.”

Harvey Marcovitch, who has studied and written about the corruption of medical tests and publication in medical journals, writes, “studies showing positive outcomes for a drug or device under consideration are more likely to be published than ‘negative’ studies; editors are partly to blame for this but so are commercial sponsors, whose methodologically well-conducted studies with unfavorable results tended not to see the light of day…”

At the University of British Columbia’s Neural Dynamics Research Group in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Dr Lucija Tomljenovic obtained documents that showed that, “vaccine manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and health authorities have known about multiple dangers associated with vaccines but chose to withhold them from the public. This is scientific fraud, and their complicity suggests that this practice continues to this day.”

Lancet’s Dr. Horton concludes, “Those who have the power to act seem to think somebody else should act first. And every positive action (eg, funding well-powered replications) has a counter-argument (science will become less creative). The good news is that science is beginning to take some of its worst failings very seriously. The bad news is that nobody is ready to take the first step to clean up the system.

Corruption of the medical industry worldwide is a huge issue, perhaps more dangerous than the threat of all wars combined. Do we have such hypnosis and blind faith in our doctors simply because of their white coats that we believe they are infallible? And, in turn, do they have such blind faith in the medical journals recommending a given new wonder medicine or vaccine that they rush to give the drugs or vaccines without considering these deeper issues?

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

Friday, October 2, 2015

Circumcision: Please Don't Fail Your Son

By Chelsea (last name withheld at author's request) © 2015

I am in tears as I write this. It is going to be one of the hardest things I have ever done, but I think it is necessary.

Nearly 7 years and 2 months ago I was sitting in a bed listening to the music of the hospital. The humming of the blood pressure monitor, the tweeting of the machines, and the shuffles of nurses' feet. I was terrified and excited. I would soon be bringing my first child into this world. I would finally get to hold my sweet precious baby boy, kiss his little toes, stroke his perfect face, and change his diapers.

I labored without medication for hours. I finally caved and got an epidural to ease the pain as I was transitioning. Not much longer I thought. Who will he look like? I wonder if he will have any hair! So many thoughts raced through my head.

"It's time to push! Your baby is coming!"

No more terrifying words had ever been spoken to me. I pushed and pushed and once I had passed his shoulders, I reached down and pulled my perfect, beautiful, sweet 7lb 7oz boy to my chest just after 1:00am. I held onto him and knew in that moment that I was changed forever.

This tiny little human who I had grown inside my body meant more to me now than anything else in this world. They cleaned him, weighed him, I nursed him, and stared at his precious face in awe.

Then they took him from me.

They told me he would be fine. They said it was best. It's cleaner, it looks better, it's just what everyone does. He won't feel it.

These were just a fraction of the things people, including my own family, had told me that played on repeat in my head - they lied.

After what seemed like forever they brought my baby back to me so that I could nurse him. I sat up in my bed anxious to hold him and take in his sweet smell again. "He slept right through it," the nurse said - she lied.

When she handed him to me my heart dropped. He didn't have the same sweet expression on his face anymore. No, now he was red -- he looked exhausted and sad. What did they do to him? What did I do to him?

I tried to nurse him but he couldn't. He had fought too hard. He was too tired. So I went to change his tiny newborn diaper for the very first time and nothing could have ever prepared me for what followed.

As soon as I opened the little Pampers Swaddler he let out the most horrific scream I've ever heard. I will never forget it. The sound of excruciating pain. Then tears began to stream down my face as I looked at the bloody stump and open wound that was now my baby's penis.

I removed the saturated gauze and placed it in the little pool of blood inside the diaper, and as he screamed in pain I cleaned him the best I could, replaced some new Vaseline laden gauze, and a white diaper that would soon be as crimson as the last. I wrapped him in my arms and I wept. "I'm so sorry," I cried.

But they told me this is normal. They said it would be better this way. They lied to me.

He hadn't slept through the slicing and the crushing, he had gone into shock and passed out from the pain because there is no amount of safe anesthetic that can be used on a baby to numb the pain, but they didn't tell me this.

It's cleaner this way, right? They lied to me again. How could I think that an open bloody wound in a urine and feces filled diaper could possibly be cleaner?

It looks better. How did they know what my boy would want his penis to look like? This wasn't their decision. It wasn't MY decision. That wasn't my body. What right did I have to let them mutilate my son?!

They took him from the safety of my arms and strapped his arms and legs to a board. He cried. He cried because it was cold, he cried because he needed me, he cried as they forced a blunt metal tool into his body to destroy the tissue that held his foreskin to the glans much like a fingernail is attached to a finger, he cried when they crushed his foreskin, and he cried when they began slicing at his body until he finally passed out. He cried for me and I wasn't there. He needed me and I slept. He bled out and I had been the one to hand them the knife.

I didn't do my research, I just trusted what everyone told me. They were wrong.

In less than 12 hours after I brought my perfect baby into this world, I had failed him. I failed my son.

Please don't fail yours.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Research circumcision:

Additional stories from parents who are keeping future sons intact:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Speak Truth

"Genital mutilation doesn't happen to just women.
Don't men and women deserve equal justice under law? Speak truth to power."
-Michael Dulin


Penile Probing for Circumcision

To perform male genital cutting (circumcision) on a baby boy or child, the prepuce (foreskin), which is tightly adhered to the glans (head) of the penis for protection, must be probed, separated, and sliced from the glans. This step is necessary for the amputation of the healthy, functioning organ removed in male circumcision. It occurs in a manner similar to the way we would need to probe, separate and slice fingernails from the fingers if they were 'routinely circumcised' from the body.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Adult Intact Penis Care

By Adam Kelling © 2015

"But what if he doesn't take care of it when he's older...?!" asked a shocked relative on my wife's side of the family upon learning that our son would remain intact (not be circumcised). Little did she know that I am also fully able to enjoy all that I came into this world with, and, like countless men the globe over, I have never had these mythical troubles that so many Americans fear. As I light-heartedly assured her that day, intact care among men really is as simple as this:

Adult Intact Penis Care

1) Remove clothes.
2) Step into a warm shower.
3) Rinse your body as you otherwise would.
4) With a quick lift of one hand and light massage of the other, take 10 seconds to move around and rinse your (intact) penis, under warm running water. Do you retract fully? Great. Retract, rinse, replace. Do you have partial coverage, or not retract entirely? No problem. Rinse whatever is moveable. Water only. No soap (as that causes drying and irritation).
5) When you've finished washing your hair, cleansing your arm pits (use soap there), or whatever else you do in the shower, step out. Dry off. Job finished.

That is it.

Trust me, this is a task that virtually any man on the planet can handle -- and will likely succeed in just fine even if no one ever tells him what to do! Your son will as well, I promise.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Should I Circumcise? The Pros and Cons of Infant Circumcision

New to the subject of infant circumcision and the benefits of the prepuce ('foreskin')? The following are resources others have found useful when looking into the subject for the first time. They are meant to be a starting point in a deeper investigation and further research for expecting parents today.

Functions of the Foreskin:

Intact vs. Circumcised: A Significant Difference in the Adult Penis: 

Why did circumcision start as we now know it in the U.S.? Hear from some original doctors on the matter:

Faith Considerations on Circumcision (if this matters to an individual - resources by/for Jews, Christians, and Muslims):

Peer reviewed research (studies published in medical journals):

Are there medical benefits to circumcision? Read national medical statements from around the world:

Physicians' thoughts within the medical field today:

Well researched books written on the subject:

Dr. Ryan McAllister's Georgetown video lecture, Elephant in the Hospital (also included on DVD in the info pack below):

Dr. Christopher Guest's video, Circumcision: The Whole Story:

Intact Care:
Circumcision Care:

The two most common forms of circumcision in North American today: 


Plastibell: [Note that the Plastibell is the type of circumcision most often referred to as a 'no-cutting' or 'no-blood' method.]

Outcome Statistics: Circumcised and Intact:

Men speak on the subject:
Over 250,000 men are restoring some of what was lost to circumcision. It improves sex in a wide variety of ways. Google 'foreskin restoration' and check out any of these resources:

The Real Reason You're Circumcised from College Humor:

8 articles published at Psychology Today:

For those with older sons who were circumcised: 
Public Page: 
Private Discussion Group:
Related items from others with circumcised sons: 

What does this have to do with WOMEN?
Book by same title:

How Male Circumcision Impacts Your Love Life:

Women's Health and Male Circumcision Resource List:

HIV/AIDS and the African Trials: and the HIV resource page:

50 Reasons to Leave it Alone: 

The Info Pack (includes a DVD with several videos and 80 pages of materials) or "Expecting?" New parent packets (materials without the DVDs or full articles):

Informational items:


Email at any time. We have several clinicians who volunteer their time to field questions, and if we're not able to answer, we'll seek out a place to go for further information.

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