Top 20 of 2020


It's been quite the year of challenges, and we have dearly missed seeing you all in person. First our early 2020 expos were postponed, and then Genital Integrity Awareness Week was put on hold, followed by the need to delay our next SOS Odyssey (traveling pro-intact rallies across the nation), and so many more expos, fairs, community baby showers, and the hundreds of events we host booths at in a typical year. We miss you! And we miss the in-person baby-saving! 

But through the challenges, we have persevered and looked for new ways we could meet people where they are at, get materials into the hands of as many families expecting babies as possible this year, and continue the life-change going forward. We know that despite the hiccups of 2020 -- and sometimes even because of them -- thousands more families have been reached, and babies have been born this year who will remain happily intact for a lifetime. Cycles are breaking. Minds are changing. Hearts are opening. And we're becoming an intact nation once again. Thank YOU for being a part of this important work we do. 

We cannot wait until we can serve together again side by side in person - at the expos and on the streets! 'Till then, we have gathered the Top 20 Most Read items at Saving Our Sons during 2020. Check out those you missed, share your favorites, and pass on the love we pray comes through in our intact advocacy and education. 💜 If you'd like to write for SavingSons, or contribute a piece that you've previously written, email SavingSons@gmail.com with a copy or link to your article. We welcome new voices in the movement, and value a diverse range of collaboration for the cause. 

Year-end family photos on this page were shared with Saving Our Sons in celebration of an intact future!
If you have a photo you'd like to share for future use with pro-intact messages, graphics, or articles, email SavingSons@gmail.com or via Messenger to the Saving Our Sons page. 

Top 20 of 2020

20. Why Intact Men Have Bigger Peniseshttp://www.savingsons.org/2010/01/why-intact-men-have-bigger-penises.html

19. Circumcision to Reduce Men's Sexual Pleasurehttp://www.savingsons.org/2012/07/circumcision-to-reduce-mens-sexual.html

18. Saturday Evening Post December 1981 Circumcision Publicationhttp://www.savingsons.org/2008/08/saturday-evening-post-december-1981.html

17. Foreskin Restorationhttp://www.savingsons.org/2009/10/foreskin-restoration.html

16. Rosemary Romberg (with love and respect for a dear friend and fellow baby-saver taken too soon): http://www.savingsons.org/2020/02/rosemary-romberg.html

15. Do Not Retract Information Pack - Medical Professionals for Genital Autonomy: http://www.savingsons.org/2015/07/retracting-clinician-information-pack.html

14. How to Put a Condom on an Intact Penishttp://www.savingsons.org/2017/09/how-to-put-condom-on-intact-penis.html

13. Ear Drum Rupture During Circumcisionhttp://www.savingsons.org/2017/08/ear-drum-rupture-during-circumcision.html

12. Fine Touch Pressure Thresholds of the Human Penis: Intact and Circumcisedhttp://www.savingsons.org/2014/06/fine-touch-pressure-thresholds-of-human.html

11. My Son Committed Suicide Due to Circumcisionhttp://www.savingsons.org/2019/04/my-son-committed-suicide-due-to.html

10. If This Stained Circumstraint Could Talkhttp://www.savingsons.org/2012/06/if-this-stained-circumstraint-could.html

9. The Plastibell Liehttp://www.savingsons.org/2012/03/plastibell-lie.html

8. Frail and Broken: Painful Memories of My Son's Circumcisionhttp://www.savingsons.org/2014/01/frail-and-broken-painful-memories-of-my.html

7. Painful Sex: How 8 Months of Foreskin Restoration Makes it Betterhttp://www.savingsons.org/2012/09/painful-sex-how-8-months-of-foreskin.html

6. Intact or Circumcised: A Significant Difference in the Adult Penishttp://www.savingsons.org/2011/08/intact-or-circumcised-significant.html

5. U.S. Hospital Circumcision Rates by Statehttp://www.savingsons.org/2012/11/us-hospital-circumcision-rates-by-state.html

4. Neonatal Foreskin Used In dōTERRA Researchhttp://www.savingsons.org/2018/12/neonatal-foreskin-used-in-doterra.html

3. Should I Circumcise? The pros and cons of infant circumcisionhttp://www.savingsons.org/2014/12/should-i-circumcise-pros-and-cons-of.html

2. Foreskin and Its 16+ Functionshttp://www.savingsons.org/2015/09/foreskin-and-its-16-functions-not-just.html

#1 Most Read item at SavingSons in 2020: 

Neonatal Circumcision [A video for healthcare professionals] - Gomco circumcision: http://www.savingsons.org/2011/01/neonatal-circumcision-video-for.html


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May the Foreskin Be With You! Star Wars - Intact Style!

By Erin Dutra
Director, Intact Rhode Island



I have to admit, I have never actually watched an entire Star Wars movie, but my husband is an avid Star Wars fan, so naturally our kids are too. Over the past few years of making Star Wars Halloween costumes and planning Star Wars birthday parties, I've grown familiar with the characters and become a little more into it than I ever would have expected. I find some of the characters cute - (have you seen an ewok? Adorable!) -  and I become a little excited when I see a Yoda shirt or R2-D2 lunchbox in the store.

My son was born on Star Wars Weekend (an event I only know because of my husband: "May the 4th be with you!" and "Revenge of the 5th"). So in honor of my son's birthday, I decided to create a fun, pro-intact meme that fit with the Star Wars theme to share on Facebook. My original idea was, "Your little Jedi needs his whole lightsaber" ...and then several other ideas started to surface. Soon, I was cracking myself up with witty slogans - I may not be a true Star Wars fan, but I'm clearly a true nerd!

Once I had a handful of graphics created, I could not choose just one for my son's birthday, so I declared the entire week leading up to May the 4th "Intact Rhode Island's Star Wars WEEK." It has been so much fun seeing the response these graphics (and the accompanying informative links) have received. Over the course of the past week they have reached tens of thousands of individuals on Facebook and Pinterest, and have been shared by hundreds. Clearly, there are a lot of Star Wars fans out there, and many of them support leaving babies intact!

I think it's awesome that so many people, who may not otherwise be interested in learning about the benefits of remaining intact and the detriments of circumcision, will be intrigued by fun Star Wars images popping up in their newsfeed and will discover some important information in the process.









Learn more from Erin and her Star Wars Fun Family at Intact Rhode Island.

If you have an Intact Star Wars themed photo you'd like to share, send to SavingSons@gmail.com and we'll include it here as well. ツ

May the Foreskin Be With You

via SOS' WA chapter, Intact Washington

My face when someone says they are circumcising...
Baby Yoda • IntactBaby.org/research

Baby Yoda via IntactBaby.org

When you tell them to research the foreskin, and then watch them discover the truth about circumcision.
Baby Yoda • IntactBaby.org/research

via SOS' MI chapter, Intact Michigan

"May the FORESKIN be with you!"
~Ginger's little sweetie of Intact Wyoming

Christina's cutie, of Intact Iowa, plays in the May 4th sun in his Rumpkinz May the foreskin be with you cloth custom!

Mandi of Intact Michigan writes,
"I tried snapping a picture while my son was awake, but this little guy is a mover and a shaker, so I had to wait until he passed out. May the foreskin be with you!"

May The Foreskin Be With You T-shirts
Made By Momma tee sported by Jess at Intact Michigan today.
"May the Fourth be with you. And enjoy the Revenge of the Fifth!"

Further Intact Star Wars memes from Kristina of Intact Houston:





2018 Remake via Intact Rhode Island -
Use the foreskin, Luke!
Use the Foreskin, Luke!
Wishing you a Happy 4th!




Why Me?

By J.N.B. © 2018 



Why me?

Why was I one to be strapped to this board, against my will, fighting, struggling to get away.

Why was I one, unable to defend myself, to be subjected to that fierce horror of the blade.

Why am I one who never got to experience all that I was meant to experience -- never to feel in a way I was meant to feel.

Why am I one who must live with the consequences of another's action upon my body.

Why am I one who battles the knowing, and the unknown, all at once.

Why am I one told to let it go. To man up. Told it doesn't matter.

Why this board.

Why this way.

Why me?


-JNB




More Men Speak

If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were an Intact Advocate Alive Today...




Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today - a leader who shared countless wise thoughts, and led a revolution in social change. 

What would he say if he were alive today to witness the treatment of so many newborn babies,
born of all skin colors in the United States?

Would he have thoughts on the continued lies pushed upon African men and women today? Or the myths that surround Black American families -- with pressures to cut their baby boys.

We can only speculate, but his words lend insight.




Photo: Nicholas B. of Saving Our Sons




U.S. Flags with Intact Info Needed for GIAW, Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival


1500 hand-held U.S. flags are needed to pass out during Genital Integrity Awareness Week in Washington D.C. this year. Each flag has 2 patriotic-themed intact information sticker stapled to it (one per side) for awareness raising during this week. This year we will have "Defend HIS Freedom" on one side and "Watch American Circumcision on Netflix" on the other side of each individual flag.

Flags are *very* popular in Washington D.C. during the Cherry Blossom Festival, National Kite Festival, at the U.S. Capitol lawn, and at the White House where we march to on Saturday. We could pass out far more than 200 flags per day, but this is our goal to raise funding for, along with an extra 100 for the GIAW March (1500 total).

Frequently, chaperoned groups who will not allow students to take other intact materials from GIAW leaders will allow them to accept and take home flags (getting intact info into their hands)! It is very important to have enough of these U.S. flags (with stickers attached to each one) for every day during GIAW, and for use during the march.

At Amazon, flags are approximately $29 per set of 100. If you are able to sponsor one full day ($58), or one 1/2 day ($28) worth of flags OR any number of flags, small or large, we THANK YOU for your involvement and support of these pivotal GIAW items! To chip in here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CA3SNG55J4MDU&source=url

Or via mail to:

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

Sponsors will be listed here and at the permanent GIAW site by first name / last initial only, for privacy, or with your business name and link if you'd like to include this. If you would like to cover one specific day, the march, or stickers, please mention this in a note.

GIAW FLAG SPONSORS

MONDAY (GIAW Kick-off, 200 flags):
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TUESDAY (200 flags):
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WEDNESDAY (first day of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 200 flags):
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THURSDAY (200 flags):
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FRIDAY (and the Silent Survivors Stand, 200 flags):
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SATURDAY (and the March to the White House 200 flags):
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WHITE HOUSE (+100 flags):
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SUNDAY (and the GA Clothesline, 200 flags):
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FLAG STICKER SPONSORS
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THANK YOU!!
Intact Info Flags for tourists headed to the U.S. Capitol


Virtually ALL passerbys request a flag or two to take home with them -- until we run out of supplies.

GIAW Intact Info Flags

Kids love to hand out flags during GIAW too!

Group of students takes home flags, bracelets, and cards from the U.S. Capitol during Genital Integrity Awareness Week 2019.

Many tourists stop to talk at the U.S. Capitol and take home a flag and information.

U.S. Flags with intact information attached are the perfect item to take home from a visit to the Capitol during Genital Integrity Awareness Week!

During GIAW at the Capitol we repeatedly hear, "I didn't know that..." while sharing information respectfully and providing materials for tourists to take home with them.

Even if someone is too timid to come up and chat, they can grab a flag with intact info to take along and read on their bus...
GIAW Leaders handing out flags at White House

Watch American Circumcision on Netflix stickers

Defend HIS Freedom stickers

Men at GIAW march to the White House: Shane, Brian, Glen, Andrew

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