Books

We don’t sell books, but we have compiled this list of our favorites. They would make a great gift for your intactivist friend, or for a friend whose loyalty is challenged by your intactivism. These are alphabetized by author, and include links to Amazon.com. See also our favorite DVDs.

Foreskin: A Closer Look
Foreskin: A Closer Look
by Bud Berkeley

In this sometimes humorous, often erotic, always fascinating book, the founder of the Uncircumcised Society of America takes us on a romp through the history of circumcision.

The Joy of Uncircumcising
The Joy of Uncircumcising
by Jim Bigelow, PhD

Exploring Circumcision : History, Myths, Psychology, Restoration, Sexual Pleasure, and Human Rights (as seen on the Jimmy Fallon show)

Circumcision Exposed: Rethinking a Medical and Cultural Tradition
Circumcision Exposed: Rethinking a Medical and Cultural Tradition
by Billy Ray Boyd

An emotionally literate, culturally sensitive, yet fearless exploration of why the United States is the only country in the world to circumcise a majority of its baby boys for supposedly medical reasons.

Uncut: The Natural History of the Foreskin
Uncut: The Natural History of the Foreskin
by Dr. Sherwin Carlquist

Beautiful intact male photos punctuated by Captain Uncut’s adventures

Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother's Wisdom Triumphs Over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession
Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother’s Wisdom Triumphs Over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession
by Adrienne Carmack MD

Dr. Carmack shares her eye-opening experience as she becomes a mother and issues such as genital integrity, natural childbirth, and breastfeeding have new meaning

As Nature Made Him: The Boy who was Raised as a Girl
As Nature Made Him: The Boy who was Raised as a Girl
by John Colapinto

In 1967, a baby suffered a botched circumcision. His family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine – and a total failure. As Nature Made Him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live again as a male. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man and one family. (David’s twin brother was never never circumcised).

May the Foreskin Be With You: Why Circumcision Makes No Sense and What You Can Do About It
May the Foreskin Be With You: Why Circumcision Makes No Sense and What You Can Do About It
by Alan Cumming

Newborn male circumcision is the most common surgical procedure performed in the U.S. Alan Cumming would like to change that. It’s a common misconception that there are tangible health benefits to male circumcision, but the truth is no medical society in the world recommends it. This invasive procedure carries serious health risks, including infection, hemorrhage, surgical mishap, and death, as well many ethical considerations.

A Surgical Temptation: The Demonization of the Foreskin and the Rise of Circumcision in Britain
A Surgical Temptation: The Demonization of the Foreskin and the Rise of Circumcision in Britain
by Robert Darby

In the eighteenth century, the Western world viewed circumcision as an embarrassing disfigurement peculiar to Jews. A century later, British doctors urged parents to circumcise their sons as a routine precaution against every imaginable sexual dysfunction, from syphilis and phimosis to masturbation and bed-wetting. Thirty years later the procedure again came under hostile scrutiny, culminating in its disappearance during the 1960s.

Circumcision, The Hidden Trauma : How an American Cultural Practice Affects Infants and Ultimately Us All
Circumcision, The Hidden Trauma : How an American Cultural Practice Affects Infants and Ultimately Us All
by Ronald Goldman PhD

Intensive exploration of the unrecognized psychological and social aspects of this increasingly controversial American cultural practice. The book has been endorsed by dozens of professionals in psychology, psychiatry, child development, pediatrics, obstetrics, childbirth education, sociology, and anthropology

Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective
Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective
by Ronald Goldman PhD

Endorsed by five rabbis, Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective is the first critical examination of the growing controversy of male infant circumcision with special attention to contemporary concerns of Jews.

Guide to Getting It On! A Book About the Wonders of Sex
Guide to Getting It On! A Book About the Wonders of Sex
by Paul Joannides

Provocative and comprehensive, includes an homage to intactness, calls the foreskin the male equivalent of the clitoral hood.

Everything you Know about Sex is Wrong
Everything you Know about Sex is Wrong
by Russ Kick

The Disinformation Guide to the Extremes of Human Sexuality (and everything in between) includes an interview with Ron Low

What happened? A guide to help children understand the intact and circumcised penis
What happened? A guide to help children understand the intact and circumcised penis
by Kathleen Legler

With the publication of ‘What happened?’ parents will find it easier to educate their children about the difficult subject matter of circumcision. As the U.S. circumcision rates continue to plummet, many boys may find anatomy differences quite confusing! This publication is designed to empower the intact child and was written to help him understand what happened. Contains illustrations of the intact & circumcised male anatomy.

Genital Autonomy: Protecting Personal Choice
Genital Autonomy: Protecting Personal Choice
by Marilyn F. Milos, George C. Denniston, Frederick M. Hodges

Proceedings of the 2008 NoCirc Symposium in Keele, including an essay by Ron Low

Celebrating Brit Shalom - bloodless Jewish naming ceremony
Celebrating Brit Shalom – bloodless Jewish naming ceremony
by Lisa Braver Moss and Rebecca Wald

Today’s Jewish parents have choices and infant circumcision is one of them. For those who decide not to circumcise, the brit shalom ceremony is an alternative way to welcome a newborn son, give him a Hebrew name, and bring him into the Abrahamic covenant. This book is a comprehensive resource about this important emerging ritual. It provides readers with everything they’ll need to host a brit shalom, whether it’s being officiated by a rabbi or held more informally. Included are three complete ceremonies to choose from along with the sheet music to Songs for Celebrating Brit Shalom, the beautiful music composed to accompany the ceremonies. Part handbook, part Haggadah-style prayer book, part keepsake, this book is a must for Jewish parents who are questioning circumcision and for rabbis eager to meet the ceremonial needs of today’s families.

A Measure of his Grief
A Measure of his Grief
by Lisa Braver Moss

The first novel with a main character wanting to restore his foreskin

Sex as Nature Intended It
Sex as Nature Intended It
by Kristen O’Hara and Jeffrey O’Hara

Info on the intact penis, with details on homology (male/female anatomical counterparts) The WEB SITE is GREAT

Crucial Conversations - Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

Gives you the tools to:

– Prepare for high-stakes situations
– Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
– Make it safe to talk about almost anything
– Be persuasive, not abrasive

The Rape of Innocence: One Woman's Story of Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.A.
The Rape of Innocence: One Woman’s Story of Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.A.
by Patricia Robinett

An autobiographical account of a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant woman who discovered that as a child in Kansas in the 1950s she had been the victim of clitoridectomy.

I Want My Foreskin for Giftmas
I Want My Foreskin for Giftmas
by Carl J. Schutt

Fun and enlightening “picture book” (see and hear it read in a musical YouTube video)

The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning
The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning
by Alicia Silverstone

In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one’s “baby house” in order through nutrient-rocking foods that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester. She advises against genital cutting.

Foreskin Restoration 101: How to Decircumcise For a Better Sex Life
Foreskin Restoration 101: How to Decircumcise For a Better Sex Life
by Dr. Chris West

An introduction to foreskin restoration Circumcision and the foreskin explained Foreskin myths and misconceptions A look into the different methods of restoration including modified taping, cross taping and manual tugging