A Surprise at the Baby Store

14 Sep

 

Like I said in a previous post I did some scouting of the Turkish baby stores.  One day I stumbled upon this and couldn’t help but take a photo.  I’m sure my laughter was quite embarrassing to my husband, but I’d never seen anything like it before.  What are the holes in the front, some sort of fresh air vents?

Circumcision Underwear

Circumcision in Turkey occurs between the ages of 2 and 14, but mostly commonly occurs around the age of eight. Although I do think most people in urban areas of Turkey choose to do the procedure directly following birth. Here is an interesting and slightly disturbing website I stumbled upon when researching Turkish circumcision customs  (I know, I’m a weirdo, but the underwear made me curious).  The web page includes a picture of a well-known circumciser who once performed 2,000 circumcisions in a 24 hour period! If you do the math it hardly seems possible.

Again, I think the very traditional circumcision depicted in the linked page is the exception rather than the rule.  Still it was an entertaining and informative read.  Check it out!   

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2 Responses to “A Surprise at the Baby Store”

  1. aysegul September 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    OH MY GOD !!
    how do you find these things ??

  2. lori October 3, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    It’s hard to imagine doing 2,000 of anything in a 24 hour period…

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