This is a byway of the circumcision issue. It underlines how reasons given for circumcising may not be what they seem.
According to the Encyclopedia of Psychiatric Disorders,
A circumcision fetishist, or circumfetishist for short, is a person who gets sexual pleasure from the act of circumcision.
Circumfetishism should be distinguished from just eroticising the circumcised penis (accucullophilia), as many women and gay men may do, just from familiarity (and unfamiliarity with the intact version), and then it should be considered in the context of apotemnophilia (the wish to be an amputee) and acrotomophilia (sexual interest in amputees).
Circumfetishism may involve fantasies of power and control, which may be ritualistically acted out. Circumfetishists, like most fetishists, appear to be virtually all men - though being circumcised by a scornful woman is a common circumfetishist fantasy.
(Women may fetishize apparently non-sexual objects, such as large structures, though their attraction seems more like falling in love than a purely sexual involvement - Simpson A. Woman with objects fetish marries Eiffel Tower. The Telegraph, London, June 4, 2010)
Circumfetishist fantasies may be active (sadistic) fantasies of circumcising, or passive (masochistic) fantasies of being circumcised, and the rituals, when they occur, of course involve both.
Until June 2010, the Circlist website linked to a Google discussion group that said
Circumsexuals held the first International Circumsexual Symposium, in Washington, D.C. in June 2005, and another in Las Vegas in May 2010.
Circumfetishist "Ben Winkie" blogs about it. ("Interests: Being masturbated whilst circumcision is being discussed. Watching circumcisions with others. Etc.") and features a Gomco and a Mogen clamp on his avatar.
(The various circumcising devices are often bright and glittering - the kind of thing a jackdaw would use to decorate its nest. They are also attractive to circumcision fetishists.)
ONLINE DISCUSSION GROUPS
© Copyright 2013 CircInfo.net Professor Brian J. Morris.
The extent of circumfetishism among doctors and others who perform infant circumcisions is unknown, but warrants further research.
Based on part of a presentation - 'Evolution of Circumcision Methods: Not "Just a Snip" ' - by Hugh Young at the 11th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy, Berkeley California, 2010, published in Genital Cutting: Protecting Children from Medical, Cultural, and Religious Infringements, Spiringer 2013, pp 69-83, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6407-1_5
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