I really need to update RestoringTally.com more often. I cannot believe it has been a year since I last posted here. *sigh*
Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RESTORING FORESKIN.org!! I started the foreskin restoration site seven years ago. Time flies.
There are not many places on the Internet for men. I get a warm fuzzy feeling deep inside knowing that RestoringForeskin.org is one place for men to get help about an issue that affects so many. My hope is that this site stays on-line for a long time.
I don't like celebrating my birthday. Never have. I do not like to admit that I am getting older. But I am glad that I am still around.
But the website I founded, RestoringForeskin.org, is special. I don't mind celebrating its birthday. Every year that the site remains up and active means more men who are able to regain some of what they lost when they were circumcised.
I plan on keeping RestoringForeskin.org around for a long time. I have improvements and enhancements that I want to make to the site. Unfortunately, there are only so many hours in a day. I want to move the site to a new, faster server. I also want to make the site more responsive and available to everyone.
More than 2 million people have visited the public side of RestoringForeskin.org in the past 6 years. There have been more than 4 million page views in that time. I am amazed at the number of people who are learning about foreskin restoration. I ardently hope that that the incidence of male infant circumcision is decreasing as more learn about foreskin restoration. Read more . . .
It was five years ago that the foreskin restoration website RestoringForeskin.org came on-line. Two weeks before the site's birth the predecessor site RestoreForeskin.org announced that it was shutting down. There was nothing to do but to start a new site. So I did.
It has been a turbulent and enjoyable ride. I and QBMan put in an incredible number of hours those first months to get the website built and running. Not to mention fix all the problems. I still put in a lot of hours maintaining and managing the site. But I also get to meet a lot of great men who are striving to better themselves.
The public face of RestoringForeskin.org has been seen by more than 1.6 million people. There have been more than 3.3 million page views in that time. I am amazed at the number of people who are learning about foreskin restoration. I ardently hope that that the incidence of male infant circumcision is decreasing as more learn about foreskin restoration. Read more . . .
After 5 years of tugging my foreskin, I am not yet done. I would have been, and I thought I was done, but I lost 45 pounds since early last year.
The weight loss resulted in a reduction of my fat pad on my abdomen. That means my penis sticks out further. About 1 inch further. With a longer penis, my foreskin cannot cover it the same as before my weight loss. My coverage index went from full flaccid coverage with a bit of overhang, about CI-7 or CI-8, to not quite full flaccid coverage, about a CI-5. With continued tugging, I am back to about CI-6. I have full flaccid coverage most of the time, but my restored foreskin still occasionally spontaneously retracts. More length will fix that. I know because it used to be long enough to not spontaneously retract. Read more . . .
Four years ago (plus a week) the popular foreskin restoration site RestoreForeskin.org announced that it was shutting down in two weeks. Craig, the site admin, was not responding to anyone's request for information. Nor was he responding to any offers to take over the site. We were about to lose a great resource for restoring men.
I saw the need for a replacement site and quickly got to work. I posted a request for help in building a new site. We had two weeks. If a new site was to be built before RestoreForeskin.org shut down, it would require more than one person. QBMan, a Canadian restorer, stepped up and volunteered. Others volunteered to be beta testers.
We quickly got to work and in two weeks RestoringForeskin.org went live. It took a while longer to get the rough edges worked out. In fact, we are still working on making the site better. Read more . . .
I was recently asked about the scrotum. A man starting to restore his foreskin noticed that his ball sack was hanging lower and he was concerned about it.
A common side effect of male infant circumcision is too much skin is removed. Men end up with tight erections. That is, when erect, their shaft skin is stretched taut. Because there is not enough skin to accommodate the man's erect length, skin from the scrotum is pulled to help cover the shaft during an erection.
Foreskin restoration expands the skin on the shaft. As more shaft skin grows, less skin needs to be borrowed from the scrotum. Eventually, the scrotum will hang naturally because it is not being pulled up the shaft.
Sometimes, men starting to restore their foreskin notice little progress, even though they are are tugging and tugging. What often happens is that the newly grown skin allows the scrotum to return to its natural position. It is only after the scrotum skin stops being pulled up the shaft that restoring progress is seen. Read more . . .
I am running late with reporting my foreskin restoration progress. I had intended to write a 4 year progress report. Yep, four years. I started restoring in August 2008.
My initial progress was fast. Within 18 months my penis was unrecognizable because I had restored so much of my foreskin. I had full flaccid coverage most of the time. With full flaccid coverage I no longer had that irritation of my penis rubbing against my shorts. I had restored the full luster of my glans and inner foreskin remnant such that the mucous membranes were shiny and pink. I also had the gliding motion of the foreskin. The gliding action was a new experience for me and turned out to be the best part of restoring.
My progress slowed after that, mostly on purpose. With full flaccid coverage I had reached a major milestone. I reduced my tugging sessions from one to two hours a day to about 10 to 15 minutes most days. I was happy with my restored foreskin and I was less motivated to get more. Read more . . .
Everyone knows that losing weight is healthy and good for you. Right?
Seven years ago I started my own business. I was a little overweight at that time, and the stress of running my own business and the lack of time to exercise and play ensured that I stayed overweight. I even gained a couple pounds a year over the last five years. I was not satisfied with my sedentary lifestyle and my slowly increasing body girth.
This spring I found Mark's Daily Apple, a website that promotes primal living. I always liked eating low carb and high fat food. I felt full and satisfied eating that way, not at all like when I ate a low fat diet and was always hungry. I first started eating low carb, high fat about 13 years ago when I was on the Atkins Diet. I followed it for a couple years, but I grew lax about following the program. The pounds returned as my eating habits leaned more toward high carb and processed foods.
Reading Mark's Daily Apple inspired me to watch what I ate and to start exercising in earnest. I became better at strictly keeping my carbs low. Controlling my eating habits helped me lose weight and the exercise has made me feel more alive. I have been losing about 1 to 2 pounds a week for several months. Read more . . .
Foreskin restoration takes time and patience. Knowing how much I have grown and recognizing the benefits from restoring motivates me to keep on tugging.
Fortunately, progress is often easily seen. Before I started restoring my foreskin, I had tight erections. Within a week of starting manual tugging, I noticed my skin was more flexible and it was much more mobile. Before restoring I never knew that my shaft skin could move back and forth when I was flaccid.
After a month of restoring I noticed that my shaft skin had lots of wrinkles. Then I noticed that my shaft skin was starting to bunch up behind my corona. The inner foreskin remnant that was inside the folds of skin next to my corona became more sensitive because the tissue was protected from rubbing against my shorts.
At around the four month mark I started masturbating differently. I could not pull my new skin over my glans when erect, but my shaft skin was much more mobile when I was erect. I could move it back and forth, causing it to bump against my corona. That felt good, really good. Eventually my skin grew enough where it would start to roll over my corona when masturbating. That is when I stopped using lube to jerk off.
A few months later I started to get whole body orgasms. I would reach a point where I would feel a flush moving through my body. Then I would get a tingly feeling in my scalp. Instead of just ejaculating like I did before as a circumcised man, my whole body felt the pleasure as I kept stroking my penis with my newly grown skin.
My foreskin restoration milestones are not just limited to my penis. I feel more comfortable in my body. I remember that first time I was walking along and thought to myself, "I feel comfortable down there. I don't feel any irritation from rubbing." Emotionally, I feel more at ease with myself.
As each of these changes occurred, I was freshly motivated to continue tugging to restore my foreskin. Read more . . .
Restoring Tally is just an ordinary guy who had to confront his prostate and circumcision problems. This site chronicles his journey in dealing with these issues. He has had prostate surgery and he is restoring his foreskin.