About 81 per cent of American men between the ages of 14 and 59 are circumcised but that doesn’t necessarily mean they know what’s involved in the process.
The video is brought to us by BriaAndChrissy – the geniuses behind lesbians touching a penis for the first time and gay men touching a vagina for the first time – and shows four men learning exactly what goes on during a circumcision.
In the clip – titled Men React To A Circumcision! – the young men are sat down in front of a laptop and informed that they are about to watch a baby boy have his foreskin lopped off.
Surprisingly, the men are relatively unfazed with the news and one reacts by slouching his shoulders and shutting his eyes, while another says that he doesn’t think it’s going to be disgusting.
Before starting the video, the filmmakers ask each of the guys how they feel about circumcision, with all of them revealing that they are circumcised themselves and that they’d circumcise their own sons.
One man explains:
If I had a kid right now, yes I would circumcise him. I feel like circumcision makes sense for sanitary purposes.
However, the guys quickly change their tune once the video starts up and the doctors begin to surround the tiny baby boy on the screen, which thankfully we don’t see.
However, as it goes on, the poor lads’ discomfort becomes obvious, especially as the doctors begin to prepare the baby’s ‘area’ with antiseptic, with one of the men remarking on how it makes the baby’s nether regions look like ‘Chinese food’.
As the scissors come out, the young men begin to freak out, clapping hands over their mouths and squirming in their chairs.
One guy tugging on his own shoulders for comfort says ‘Oh my gosh! Okay, okay, he’s, like, cutting it now’.
Another cries ‘Ooooh no! No! No! No! Don’t do that! Please don’t do that! Agh!’, covering his open mouth with his hand while another man shields his eyes from the sight on the screen.
After watching the video, the men all seem to have changed their minds at least ever so slightly, with one calling the operation ‘barbaric’ and vowing never to circumcise his own son, while the least freaked out guy says he would be sure to do ‘a hell of a lot of research’ before doing it to his own child.
Lets hope BriaAndChrissy never release the ‘uncut’ version of the video.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.