Focus: They do what ...? Byways of the charity world - Norm UK

Mathew Little

"Are you missing something?" asks the website of Norm UK. The foreskin, according to Britain's only anti-male circumcision charity, is not just a useless piece of skin - it plays a vital role in sexual pleasure and protecting the body against disease.

Religion is not the only reason it is sacrificed - there are darker forces at work. "Purloined baby foreskins" are sold to bioresearch laboratories and pharmaceutical companies that require human flesh as raw research material, the charity claims.

For the unsheathed, the charity offers hope. The Joy of Uncircumcising, the "foreskin restoration bible", says this involves stretching the remaining skin to encourage the production of new skin cells. It takes time and dedication, warns Norm, and doesn't exactly sound a joyous experience, but it can be done.

Norm offers support groups merchandise such as a cushion bearing its logo, which is undoubtedly the most graphic one to be found in the voluntary sector. To become a full member, go to

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners


Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Managing risk at outdoor events

Managing risk at outdoor events

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Voluntary and community events are increasingly popular, especially around this time of year.

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now