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This visual aid is very effective in convincing people of what a man loses from infant circumcision.

1. Take a 3"x5" index card or piece of paper.


2. Fold it in half lengthwise.


3. Bring the two ends of the folded card together. Hold them in place with your finger so the card forms a ring.

Hold up the ring to your audience and say:

"This ring represents an average adult male foreskin. Like this ring, the circumference of the average man's erect penis is 5 inches around and the average foreskin length is 1 1/2 inches on the outer foreskin and another 1 1/2 inches on the inner foreskin. The total area of foreskin then on an adult male is equal to this 3x5 card. This is how much skin an adult male loses from being circumcised as an infant. That's almost 36% of his penile shaft skin!"

"Ashley Montagu, in his book The Human Connection, states than an area of skin the size of a quarter contains more than 12 feet of nerves and over 50 nerve endings. This card can fit 15 quarters easily, with room to spare. Infant circumcision robs men of over 240 feet of nerves and over 1,000 nerve endings meant to enhance his and his partner's sexual pleasure."