I was born in 1976 at a clinic that lacked ample tools and facilities to perform a successful, safe circumcision. As a result, I was left uncut.
My mother didn't schedule a follow-up, but did broach the topic during my childhood, and encouraged male family members to go over my options with me. I have a vivid, terrifying memory of an uncle who'd chosen to be circumcised as an adult explain in gory detail just how excruciating the procedure and recovery were. That did it: I grew to maturity fully intact.
I'm sure at least some of you assume I've therefore spent my life subjected to all forms of ridicule, disease, pestilence, and scorn. But actually, most of what you assume about uncircumcised men is dead wrong. Let me debunk some common misconceptions for you.