Foreskin restoration site RestoringForeskin.org is three years old this week. Restoring Foreskin.org is a site dedicated to men who wish to undo the damage and harm caused by their circumcision. The site offers information on foreskin restoration and offers support and encouragement to restorers.
Two years, two weeks, and two days ago, the popular foreskin restoration site RestoreForeskin.org announced that it was shutting down in two weeks. I and many others did not want such a valuable resource to disappear. QBMan volunteered to help me build this site. After two weeks of intensive effort, RestoringForeskin.org was born.
When I decided to start RestoringForeskin.org, I never imagined that it would grow like it has. I also never imagined how much work was required to build it, and the amount of work required to keep it running. I am very thankful to those who have volunteered to help. I really appreciate the site moderators, who keep the site on an even keel, and the site sponsors who ensure the funds to keep RestoringForeskin.org on-line. I thank all of the members for making RestoringForeskin.org the supportive site that it has become. Read more . . .
I started restoring my foreskin 42 months ago. That is three and one-half years. I have not tugged continuously that whole time, though.
I spent the first 52 years of my life never thinking about my circumcision. Like most others of my generation, I was circumcised shortly after birth. Growing up, I was just like everyone else - circumcised. It was my "normal." It was only when I was researching for my scheduled prostate surgery that I learned about circumcision and the problems that it could cause.
I also learned about foreskin restoration. I started manual tugging with method 2 as soon as I read about it on the web. I was driven. When I started tugging, I tugged a lot. And my progress was rapid. Read more . . .
The vast majority of men who are restoring their foreskin cite "lack of sensation" as their main reason for restoring. I'd like to share some of my own story to regain the sensitivity that was lost due to being circumcised as an infant.
If you have ever been having intercourse or receiving oral sex from your partner and it did not feel quite the way you thought it should, it may be due to a loss of sensation on your glans (the "head" of your penis). Many circumcised men suffer from this and don't even realize what's causing it. In fact, men's health forums are usually filled with posts about this problem.
They ask, "Why don't I feel anything during sex?" or "Why can't I tell if I'm inside my partner?"
I knew I had a problem with lack of penile sensitivity as young as 16 years old. By my mid-20s, I would estimate that I'd lost up to 80% of the feeling on my glans. (Although there's no way to accurately measure, that is my best guess.) That is a pretty drastic reduction, but many guys have the same kind of damage from circumcision. Read more . . .
Every year Burning Man is held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. This year's Burning Man starts Monday, August 29 and runs through Labor Day, September 5. Burning Man's Black Rock City is dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance.
Learn how to restore your foreskin using safe, non-surgical techniques. A restored foreskin provides greater sexual pleasure for you and your partner. We'll offer dialogue, support, and a safe container. All are welcome. More info at restoringforeskin.org.
I think it is great that someone restoring his foreskin is giving a class/workshop there. Read more . . .
The Learning Channel's show, Strange Sex, featured Ron Low and foreskin restoration on its Season Premier April 3. The show was again featured on May 15. Ron Low is the maker of the TLC Tugger and other restoring devices.
The show is making an impact as it educates the American public about the male foreskin and how a foreskin is a good thing to have. The show put foreskin restoration in a good light. The producers allowed Ron to tell his story, which is one of improving his sex life by restoring his foreskin. Ron is a dedicated intactivist. He was also able to speak out against infant circumcision. Yea, Ron! Read more . . .
I created two public Google calendars: one for foreskin restoration and another for intactivism. These calendars can be freely copied and posted on other websites.
The Foreskin Restoration Google calendar shows Foreskin Restoration events. The foreskin restoration calendar has events such as NORM meetings and other meet ups that are of interest to those restoring their foreskin.
The Intactivist Google Calendar shows Intactivist events. The intactivism calendar has events such as demonstrations and marches for genital integrity and against infant circumcision. The intactivist calendar also includes notices of local intactivist meetings and other important events, for example, the date San Francisco residents vote on the SF MGM Bill to ban infant circumcision in San Francisco, California. Read more . . .
Two years and two weeks ago, 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.
I saw the need for a replacement site and quickly posted a request for help in building a new site. There was not much time. 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 record time builtRestoringForeskin.org. Read more . . .
So here's my story. I’m 20 years old, and like approximately 60% of boys born in the United States the same year as me, I was circumcised. I assume this was just a regular RIC (routine infant circumcision), most likely taking place within a few hours or days of my birth. The issue of my penile intactness (or lack thereof) has never come up with my parents, not even once, so I’ve always just assumed that there were no unusual or noteworthy circumstances behind it.
Given that the topic never came up with my parents, I didn’t know what circumcision was until I was about 10, which I suppose is a pretty typical age to find that sort of thing out. I learned through a topic on the Off-Topic section of a message board I went on at the time (most people on that site were a little older than me). It was something like “What do you think of circumcision?”, but the topic creator didn’t really explain what circumcision was other than “Personally, I can’t imagine going through life without the tip of my penis.”
Naturally, I assumed this meant cutting off the head - for me, that WAS the tip of my penis. So I looked it up on whatever search engine people used before Google to find out why anyone would ever do that. Lo and behold, I learned what circumcision *actually* was. But, there was one problem. Read more . . .
Two and a half years ago, I started out with tight erections. Before I started restoring my foreskin, my skin was so tight that my erections were rock hard. I felt like I could drive a nail with my penis it was so hard. I thought that was normal.
My skin was taut when I was erect. If my erection subsided even a little bit, I would lose the rock hardness. I felt less of a man with my penis not being hard as a rock. I remember watching porn and occasionally seeing the man apparently lose his erection. At least, I assumed this when I would see his penis bend and flex, even though it looked erect. Little did I know that a normal erection is not rock hard. What I was seeing was a normal penis in operation.
Now, my skin is loose on my shaft when I am erect. It is very mobile as I experience the gliding action of my restored foreskin. When I am fully erect, my penis is stiff, but it is not rock hard like before. My glans is spongy. It is not pulled tight like it used to be. I am learning that I do not need to be rock hard to enjoy an erection. I no longer have that broomstick with a knob on the end described in Sex as Nature Intended It. Read more . . .
I was "circumcised" the day I was born, like most. Next to the words "reason to operate" were the hand written words "live birth". Since when is "live birth" a disease? My mother claims that she does not remember signing a consent form, so I assume they forged her signature.
Like most men, I was not aware of what was missing while growing up. When I noticed the drawings of Greco-Roman nudes and statues, I asked my mother "Why didn't they finish drawing it?" I guess she explained this to me, but I have no audible memory of her words. I was trying to figure out what she was saying, and was thoroughly confused.
When mother told me that I could be drafted one day, I told her I would cut my penis off She replied "You will bleed to death." I hadn't bled to death from the scar they gave me, and could not figure out how they did this. I was glad I did not have to do it again, but was instinctively curious.
When I grew older, in the back of my mind, I was always curious as to what that foreskin thing was all about. I had mixed and confused feelings, but knew that I wish I had been consulted. Assuming my Dad was cut, I was surprised to find out that he was not circumcised when he told me 35 years later. I grew up in a family that did not support nudity as anything good, so much so that when I went to life drawing classes, I was mortified. That mortification was intensified when I first witnessed a "circumcision." 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.