INTACT

My name is Trish Causey, and I have been an activist since I was 13 years old. I have championed many causes over the years, and the cause that has my main focus is Intactivism, which seeks to end genital mutilation of children.

I am writing a book based on conversations with adult men who are intact — who were not mutilated via circumcision as children. The book is to be called INTACT: Men As They Were Born to Be.

I posted a survey on my blog that covered 30 distinct areas of life physically, emotionally, and psychologically to learn first-hand the benefits of being normal, natural, and intact. Unfortunately for men in the U.S., other Anglophone countries, and areas influenced by American culture, routine genital mutilation still occurs thousands of times every single day. For Americans, a travesty of justice perpetrated on half the population soon after they are born; boys are mutilated routinely, and yet, female genital mutilation is illegal in the U.S.

While the pain of non-consensual genital mutilation is an important factor as to why this practice needs to end, the other issues surrounding this issue are equally important:

  • Human rights,
  • Ethics,
  • Body autonomy,
  • Self-determination,
  • Emotional and psychological harm,
  • Risk of complications,
  • Immediate and long-term health issues.

INTACT: Men As They Were Born to Be is a compilation of the data collected from my survey that was answered by men from all over the world. In collating the data, I have seen trends based on location and age that offer insight into how we can approach the genital mutilation debate here in the U.S. and abroad.

INTACT: Men As They Were Born to Be will feature special interviews with celebrities, intactivists, physicians, urologists, and psychologists who are all intactivists and support the cause. To help end the stigma of being intact, the book will feature artistic nudes to demystify the myths that perpetuate male genital mutilation on infants.

INTACT: Men As They Were Born to Be will be a 10″ x 10″ glossy hardbound book printed in the USA. A cross between a coffee-table art-book and an activist art-project, INTACT: Men As They Were Born to Be will available in major retail outlets as well as in ebook and mobile format.

This book cannot get printed without the financial support of people like you who also acknowledge the human rights of children to remain un-mutilated and allowed to keep their bodies whole, just as they were born to be. Donations of any amount can be made directly:

 

 

 

 

FROM THE INTACT MEN

"Thank you for your continued support and dedication to this controversial topic, Trish. What you do is greatly appreciated, and I will always admire your hard work on the subject."
~ Jer, 35, USA

"Thank you for your continued support and dedication to this controversial topic, Trish. What you do is greatly appreciated, and I will always admire your hard work on the subject."
~ Jer, 35, USA

"Thank you for your continued support and dedication to this controversial topic, Trish. What you do is greatly appreciated, and I will always admire your hard work on the subject."
~ Jer, 35, USA

"I hope this book brings more awareness and acceptance."
~ YogiTommy, 32, Sri Lanka

"I hope this book brings more awareness and acceptance."
~ YogiTommy, 32, Sri Lanka

"I hope this book brings more awareness and acceptance."
~ YogiTommy, 32, Sri Lanka

"Thank you, Trish, for giving this 26-year-old guy the opportunity to share his truth on a topic that isn't so talked about."
~ Joseph A., 26, USA

"Thank you, Trish, for giving this 26-year-old guy the opportunity to share his truth on a topic that isn't so talked about."
~ Joseph A., 26, USA

"Thank you, Trish, for giving this 26-year-old guy the opportunity to share his truth on a topic that isn't so talked about."
~ Joseph A., 26, USA

"Interesting survey one doesn't see often."
~ CE, 46, Germany/Sweden

"Interesting survey one doesn't see often."
~ CE, 46, Germany/Sweden

"Interesting survey one doesn't see often."
~ CE, 46, Germany/Sweden

"God bless you!"
~ Sean D., 21, USA

"God bless you!"
~ Sean D., 21, USA

"God bless you!"
~ Sean D., 21, USA

"Thanks for taking the time to explore this issue."
~ Alex L., 35, France

"Thanks for taking the time to explore this issue."
~ Alex L., 35, France

"Thanks for taking the time to explore this issue."
~ Alex L., 35, France

"Thank you for the opportunity to share my views. Good luck with your project."
~ Steve P., 48, England/Australia

"Thank you for the opportunity to share my views. Good luck with your project."
~ Steve P., 48, England/Australia

"Thank you for the opportunity to share my views. Good luck with your project."
~ Steve P., 48, England/Australia

"Thanks for doing this!"
~ Quan Z., 35, USA

"Thanks for doing this!"
~ Quan Z., 35, USA

"Thanks for doing this!"
~ Quan Z., 35, USA

"Glad you are taking on this project, Trish. There needs to be more information and education done on this topic. Good on you!"
~ Evan W., 45, Canada

"Glad you are taking on this project, Trish. There needs to be more information and education done on this topic. Good on you!"
~ Evan W., 45, Canada

"Glad you are taking on this project, Trish. There needs to be more information and education done on this topic. Good on you!"
~ Evan W., 45, Canada

"You never cease working, you're very persistent, and you are amazing and inspiring. Thank you so much for being who you are."
~ José R., 39, Puerto Rico/USA

"You never cease working, you're very persistent, and you are amazing and inspiring. Thank you so much for being who you are."
~ José R., 39, Puerto Rico/USA

"You never cease working, you're very persistent, and you are amazing and inspiring. Thank you so much for being who you are."
~ José R., 39, Puerto Rico/USA

"Thank you for doing this. You're doing a wonderful thing to hopefully end this barbaric practice."
~ Ryan R., 36, Canada

"Thank you for doing this. You're doing a wonderful thing to hopefully end this barbaric practice."
~ Ryan R., 36, Canada

"Thank you for doing this. You're doing a wonderful thing to hopefully end this barbaric practice."
~ Ryan R., 36, Canada

"I just want to say thanks to you as a woman who stands by men that are uncircumcised and being vocal for them. I hope you gain many followers of both males and females alike to get rid of the stigma foreskin has on this society."
~ Joe S., 22, USA

"I just want to say thanks to you as a woman who stands by men that are uncircumcised and being vocal for them. I hope you gain many followers of both males and females alike to get rid of the stigma foreskin has on this society."
~ Joe S., 22, USA

"I just want to say thanks to you as a woman who stands by men that are uncircumcised and being vocal for them. I hope you gain many followers of both males and females alike to get rid of the stigma foreskin has on this society."
~ Joe S., 22, USA

"Godspeed to whoever is doing this intactivism. Thank you. Peace."
~ Valkauro, 29, Lithuania/USA

"Godspeed to whoever is doing this intactivism. Thank you. Peace."
~ Valkauro, 29, Lithuania/USA

"Godspeed to whoever is doing this intactivism. Thank you. Peace."
~ Valkauro, 29, Lithuania/USA

"Bless you for the platform you've provided with this project. Because of you, somebody will not feel alone."
~ CJM, 44, Canada

"Bless you for the platform you've provided with this project. Because of you, somebody will not feel alone."
~ CJM, 44, Canada

"Bless you for the platform you've provided with this project. Because of you, somebody will not feel alone."
~ CJM, 44, Canada

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Without these men around the world being willing to share their stores, there would be no book!

‘INTACT’ BOOK SAMPLE

The published book will be in high-resolution, but the book sample is formatted at a slightly lower resolution for quicker loading.

THIS BOOK CONTAINS ARTISTIC NUDES. This sample is NSFW (Not Safe for most Workplaces). Must be 18+ to view this, since you probably live in an area controlled by the Morality Police.

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PRESS INFO

Trish Causey is a dedicated intactivist — an activist for ending non-consensual circumcision of minors. For Trish, being an intactivist is an extension of being a feminist whose ideals are the basic human rights of body autonomy and self-determination.

In the United States and parts of Australia, Canada, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, and elsewhere, boys need a voice to speak up for them, to speak out on the horrors of male genital mutilation, just as feminists speak out against female genital mutilation.

After writing about circumcision over the years on her blog, Trish took the next step and began writing a book about intactivism. Instead of starting with the obvious choice of the immediate damage to infants, Trish began from her point of view as a woman who’d endured the long-term consequences of male circumcision — painful sex with men who were cut as newborns.

Trish chose to talk with adult, intact men about what it is like to be intact: to still have foreskin, to have sex and masturbate with foreskin, and to deal with circ culture on a daily basis and in relationships. She posted a survey on her blog that covered 30 distinct areas of life physically, emotionally, and psychologically to learn first-hand the benefits of being normal, natural, and intact. And man, did they spare no details on how they love their foreskin!

From this, INTACT: Men As They Were Born to Be started to come together — not as a typical paperback book, talking about intactivism from an abstract point of view, but in the full-color format that is part coffee-table art-book, part activist art-project to show the visceral beauty of the male foreskin in all its uncensored, full-color glory.

Trish took the survey responses and phone-conversations’ notes and collated the data into 30 categories, not including demographic information. She has compiled the categories of responses with information on men’s health, sex advice, and — yes — on circumcision: the reasons why it started as a practice, why it continues to affect so many boys today, and why adult circumcision is growing exponentially in certain countries.

INTACT: Men As They Were Born to Be is set for release in January/February 2018. Follow Trish’s blog for upcoming posts about the progress of the book, and join Trish’s mailing list to get notifications on all her projects, performances, and releases.

Contact: press@trishcausey.com

Link: INTACT page

Donate: GoFundMe.com/intact

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