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Secrets and Nightmares of the Teenage Circumcision Circuit

In South Africa thousands of boys are initiated into manhood each year, but all too often they lose far more than they gain.


Getting Hooked on the Weird and Wonderful World of Body Suspension

Plastic Perceptions

An eating disorder survivor, a hotshot surgeon and a young mother rethink their positions on cosmetic surgery.

The Intact-ivists

A diverse group of men who are opposed to circumcision share a common, if unorthodox, mission—to restore their foreskins.

Disappearing Ink

A tattoo-covered doctor helps ex-cons remove their most scarring legacies.

Last of the Furriers

Decades removed from its gaudy heyday, one of the world’s preeminent tailors continues crafting coats for New York’s dwindling class of fur-lovers.