Mention the word ‘sword’ in a symbolic context and my guess is that the majority of people would make an association with phallus. Correspondingly, most people would regard the term phallus as referring to the male sex organ.
Well, thanks to a recent exchange of emails with my Sensei Betty, I now regard the clit as a phallus. It suffices to say that cock and clit are both made of erectile tissue chock full of nerve endings(the clit beats the glans by a 2:1 ratio). Therefore, men and women both wield swords in sexually symbolic terms.
The sheath of the sword is symbolically considered the yoni or female counterpart. From an anatomical perspective, the sheath is the foreskin surrounding the glans and the hood enveloping the clit. Our sex organs contain a male-female unity just as our sex glands produce male and female sex hormones, testosterone and estrogen. Our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being derives from our inner hormonal and anatomical female-male integrity and balance.
This got me thinking about circumcision and its effect on the male psyche and behavior. Arguments for circumcision include marking a boy's entrance into adulthood, as an aid to hygiene, and as a means of discouraging masturbation or other socially proscribed sexual behaviors, etc. Of course none of these stand to reason. Circumcision is a form of castration of a normal, sensitive, functional part of the male body. No professional medical association in the United States or the rest of the world recommends routine neonatal circumcision.
Surgically removing the foreskin has an effect on penile erogenous sensitivity, is linked to alexithymia (difficulty in identifying and expressing feelings), and predisposes men to experiencing erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation as well as other sexual difficulties.
I find the alexithymia-circumcision link intriguing and perturbing. By removing the foreskin, the yoni/female part of the penis, men can consequently become distanced from their emotional selves, the psychological territory often considered a feminine domain. Circumcision is emotion castration.
This smacks of a cruel conspiracy where men are unknowingly conscripted to eventually succumb to an array of sexual and psychological maladies remedied by a plethora of pharmaceuticals and armies of vulture clinicians enriched by draining men’s life force. The carnage must stop. ‘Bloodstained men’ are victims of sexual violence and mutilation. They are walking amputees.