A circumfetishist is someone who has a sexual fixation for the circumcised penis, and/or derives sexual gratification from the act of circumcision itself  (see apotemnophilia and acrotomophilia). Often their sexual fantasy involves infants. Circumfetishism often involves fantasies of power and control, which may be ritualistically acted out. Circumfetishists have at least one website and three clubs. The Circlist website links to a discussion group.
The extent of circumfetishism among doctors and others who perform infant circumcisions is unknown.
For those who can stomach it, the comments and behaviours of proponents of circumcision would make a fruitful area of psychological study. They fully bear out Woodmansey's comment that "Something must be done to help the parents who show such an irrational need...." It would seem wholly plausible that inflicting circumcision on a boy provides some circumcisers and onlookers with a sexual thrill. Groups such as the Acorn Society, the Gilgal Society, and the Cutting Club openly admit to a morbid fascination with circumcision to the point of sado-masochistic fetish. These groups advertise that doctors are among their members. There are those on the Internet who discuss the erotic stimulation they experience by watching other males being circumcised, swap fiction about it, and trade in videotapes of actual circumcisions. Furthermore, there are anecdotal accounts of doctors becoming sexually aroused when circumcising boys. Circumcision certainly provides an opportunity not only to handle boys' penises without the condemnation that a sexual assault (in the sense that phrase is normally used) would attract, but also the opportunity to exercise power over another human being, to alter the penis and to control it and the boy's future sexual life.
Mutilating the genitals of others has a deep sexual motive. This motive combined with the urge to control people when, in the nineteenth century, doctors first introduced "medicalised" circumcision in the vain attempt to prevent masturbation.
A Circlist Conversation
Doctor Morris L. Sorrells M.D. discusses the the sexual motives of those who circumcise, the perversion of circumfetish, doing harm to the genitals of others for a sexual thrill.
- Bias -- Other reasons people are pro-circumcision.
- Circlist -- A circumfetish group.
- Gilgal Society -- A circumfetish group.
- Acorn Society -- A circumfetish group.
- Cutting Club -- A circumfetish group.
- Brian J. Morris -- Member of several circumfetish groups.
- Vernon Quaintance -- Member of several circumfetish groups.
- Jake H. Waskett -- Member of several circumfetish groups.
- Circumfetish -- Video describing circumfetishism.
- Circumfetish Blog -- An actual circumfetish blog.
- Circumfetish Awards -- Parody video.
- Non-Therapeutic Circumcision -- Read section 2: Origins of non-therapeutic circumcision. (about circumfetishism)
- Brian Morris & His Circumfetish Push to Cut The World -- Analysis of Brian Morris.
- ↑ Winkie, Ben. "The sight of a true Circumsexual?". The Little Snip. nibblebit. http://thelittlesnip.nibblebit.com/2011/03/12/the-sight-of-a-true-circumsexual/. Retrieved 2011-08-30. Archive: http://circleaks.org/images/b/b9/Thelittlesnip-circumsexual.pdf
- ↑ "Circumsexuals". xTube. http://www.xtube.com/watch.php?v=99FcU_G322_. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
- ↑ Winkie, Ben (2011-03-12). "The sight of a true Circumsexual?". TheLittleSnip. Nibblebit. http://thelittlesnip.nibblebit.com/2011/03/12/the-sight-of-a-true-circumsexual/. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
- ↑ Winkie, Ben (2008-08-04). "Masturbate during a Bris". TheLittleSnip. Nibblebit. http://thelittlesnip.nibblebit.com/2008/10/04/masturbate-during-a-bris/. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
- ↑ Circlist
- ↑ Gilgal Society, Acorn Society, Cutting Club
- ↑ "Frequently Used Expressions". Circumstitions. http://www.circumstitions.com/Glossary2.html. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
- ↑ For a mild introduction to the world of fetish circumcision and the recruitment of teenage boys for such purposes by the Gilgal Society under the guise of "medical advice," see: International Circumcision Information Reference Centre http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~vernon/ICIRC/index.html
- ↑ Woodmansey AC. Circumcision. British Medical Journal 1965;2:419.
- ↑ Foley JM. The unkindest cut of all. Fact 1966;3(4):2-9.(July 1966).
- ↑ Christopher P Price. Male Non-therapeutic circumcision: The Legal and Ethical Issues. In Male and Female Circumcision, Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice (Denniston GC, Hodges FM and Milos MF eds.) New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 1999: 425-454. http://www.cirp.org/library/legal/price2/
- ↑ Moses MJ. The value of circumcision as a hygienic and therapeutic measure. New York Medical Journal 1871;14:368-74.
- ↑ Spratling EJ. Masturbation in the adult. Medical Record 1895;24:442-3.