Spooner's disdain for circumcision sparked when his mother had him circumcised at age ten. Spooner would grow up to advocate, along with his compatriots at BUFF, a restoration method whereby the skin of the shaft is stretched over the head of the penis and taped in place.
"I too have been an impassioned anti-circumcision advocate ever since that day in 1950 when my mother dragged me—kicking and screaming—to the doctor to have me circumcised. I was 10 years old at the time, so I remember the incident vividly. [...] There is only one sure way to stop circumcision, and that is to make it illegal, period."
– Clifford Spooner (Brief an seinen Freund Toni Lesce, AZ)