BRITISH ARISTOCRACY – A BUNCH OF TOSSERS IN QUEEN VIC’S TIME!
Cut it off then they can’t pull it up and down so easily…
SIGN E PETITION https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/111265
“1860s Circumcision as means of curing or preventing masturbation in boys becomes widespread medical dogma in Britain. For the next 100 years (and in the USA 150 years) doctors insist it is a scientifically proven medical fact that the foreskin is harmful to the physical and moral health of males and must be surgically removed before they even become conscious that it wa s ever there.” FGM (removal of visible clitoris and hood type) was also recomended for girls who masturbated (described as nervous excitement) too.
There was no NHS in the 1860s so boys from well off families and those who were in the Workhouse system at the mercy of “well meaning” Doctors were mostly affected.
A bit like the fad for removing tonsils unnecessarily – prevalent in my childhood.