Am 27.02.02, Kala Tunu yscrifef: >> And tomorrow, a lengthier opus on "Circumcision". Fear not, o >> squeamish ones; it's not a medical treatise, but an excerpt >> translated from the Hungarian novel "A Körülmetélés". Tame >> stuff (so far). > ouch. i don't want to read this. does anyone here whitness whether it really > hurts when you're an adult? isn't "circumcision of the soul" fair enough? i'm > sure it is. must be so. definitely. > Mathias If I have any say in the matter, the anesthetist _will_ make sure the man is dead to the world for the duration. In answer to your question, yes, it hurts like bloody hell. Suture needles, knives, electrocautery, scissors, clamps, little tweezers with teeth, and a few other friendly looking instruments of torture all play a vital part. [rant] Entirely apart from the barbarity of surgery; anyone who willingly undergoes this (or worse, inflicts this on a child) without PDG medical reason ought to be shot. Or at least sent up for a psych eval! [/rant] Padraic. -- Gwerez dah, chee gwaz vaz, ha leal.