Circumcision training kit, fake gangrenous feet, fake blood, artificial fat, aged torsos & artificial earwax: the wonderful world of Life/Form trainers


Life/Form's $186 circumcision trainers "include the foreskin, glans penis, frenulum, meatus, and coronal groove" and are "made with our soft, lifelike material, which is pliable, delicate, and realistic to the touch."

More seriously, Life/Form sells a pretty amazing range of anatomical models for training and education, including a 1lb lump of fat (also sold by the ounce and the five-weight); artificial blood by the quart; gangrenous, ulcerated feet; lifelike bedsores; obese, geriatric head/torso mixes; jars of artificial earwax, and much, much more.

Infant Circumcision Trainer, White (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

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  1. It is a privilege as a man to have the majority of your genitals nerve endings removed.

  2. shutz says:

    For the jar of artificial earwax, two of the "Customers who bought this also bought" recommendations are jars of marmite. I don't know what to say to this.

  3. What do you call a bad circumcision?

    A rip-off

  4. Actually I would prefer it be "unpracticed" - as in we DON'T practice this
    barbaric behavior at all.
    I'm proud that my parents decided against circumcision for me. I'm proud
    that I too, decided against circumcision for my two sons (and of course my
    two daughters).

    It's a stupid religious tradition and most of the world doesn't do this to
    their baby boys.

  5. Are you worried that infants are spreading HIV?

    If Grown Men are worried about spreading HIV then it should be their choice
    to do the following:
    1. Wear a Condom.
    2. Avoid practicing unsafe sex.
    3. Decide if they want the tip of their penis cut off.

    Furthermore the spread of AIDS in the poorest parts of Africa isn't going
    to be stopped by circumcising babies in the United States where the
    practice is still used. Most of the rest of the world does NOT circumcise
    their male babies.
    We do it and look for medical justification when we have ways of preventing
    the spread of AIDS/HIV without genital mutilation of innocent baby boys.

    By your argument we should just cut the labia off baby girls because it
    will help reduce the chance of teen pregnancies (yeah I know that's BS but
    it's the same argument - let's mutilate baby genitals in the hopes that it
    prevents some future unwanted outcome that can be prevented by CONDOMS or
    other methods).

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