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 . . .
I was saddened to learn that a friend's baby died. Jennifer is a Facebook friend. She is a fellow intactivist and we are both passionate about fighting for genital integrity. I have never met her. As Intactivists we are members of a close-knit community who fight against male infant circumcision and therein lies our bond.
Jennifer lost her baby after 36 weeks of gestation. It may be another week or two before the baby is delivered as a stillbirth. That short time will give Jen a chance to say goodbye to the baby she carried for so long. One of the greatest losses suffered by a parent is the loss of a child.
Many of us in that Facebook community are showing our support by burning a candle. The candle is for Jennifer and her baby that died in the womb. The candle sheds light when in a dark place. With our many candles burning brightly, we wish to let Jen know she is not alone.
Please join me in a moment of silence as we think of those who have lost a loved one.
I often wondered why oral sex seemed to drive other guys crazy. In porn, guys seemingly shoot across the room from oral sex. Our male culture, and pornography, tells us that blow jobs are one of the best parts of sex.
Not for me. Whenever I was fortunate enough to get a blow job, my penis would go limp after about a minute. I never felt enough stimulation to stay hard, let alone to orgasm or even ejaculate. I never understood the fascination with blow jobs. I attributed all the blow jobs in porn to acting and being just another facet of erotic fantasy.
I resigned myself to never having mind blowing oral sex.
Then I learned what circumcision does to men. I was circumcised when I was a baby and I never thought about it until recently. Being circumcised was normal to me. I never associated the irritation from rubbing against my underwear with my lack of a foreskin. I never knew that my glans was a mucous membrane and was supposed to be glossy and supple, with a pinkish-purple color. I never knew that circumcision removed the most sensitive parts of the penis. I never knew that what was left after circumcision gradually became less sensitive as the exposed tissue toughened up from rubbing against my clothing. Read more . . .
table 23 is a comedy troupe based out of the Tri-Cities, east of Vancouver, British Columbia.
table23 has a music video of their Foreskin song. The Foreskin song is a humorous take on a sensitive issue: the male genitalia. As table23 says, "Body Image is an important topic for young people. So why not sing a song about it?!" Canada stopped routine infant circumcision years ago, unlike the United States where most of the sexually active men are circumcised and have no idea of the value of the foreskin. The song shows the acceptance of foreskin among Canadians.
Vocalist Russ Brummer belts out, "My foreskin has magical powers" in a very convincing manner. The woman in the video looks suitably impressed by the power of his foreskin. 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 . . .
It is refreshing to encounter a professional writer who is willing to take foreskin restoration seriously. Author Laura Novak did a good job of capturing my thoughts and experiences. I am pleased that so much of what I told her was featured in the article.
As the article notes, I am very happy with the improvements to my sex life and my life in general from restoring my foreskin. Restoring is truly one of the best things I have ever done for myself.
The article tries to be balanced by presenting different viewpoints. Unfortunately, the article interviews a mohel, who performs circumcision as part of a Jewish religious rite. I wish authors would not play the religion card in these articles. It muddies the waters and fosters the idea that circumcision is allowable for religious reasons. I and most other males in the United States were not circumcised for religious reasons. I was raised in a Catholic family. Catholics and Christians are not required to circumcise their infant males, according to the New Testament. Read more . . .
Trying my best to make lemonade out of the lemons that have been handed to me has been challenging. As a 25-year-old woman I feel that I’ve had sex with more than my fair share of men. I stopped counting after 50 (but not much more than that), hence the metaphor above. Most of my experiences can be attributed to a lack of self-respect and the inability to tell someone "NO." I did gain control over my life as I got older though. The last 5-6 years of my life have been more "stable."
In making the "lemonade" out of my life, I have observed several alarming trends among nearly all of the circumcised males I have had intercourse with. I have also noticed a great difference between circumcised men and intact men regarding sexual experience and satisfaction. Overall I have found that vaginal intercourse with intact men was more pleasant and satisfying. Read more . . .
Men restoring their foreskin often wonder how women will react to their foreskin. Most men in the United States who are sexually active are circumcised. That means most women who are sexually active in the US are used to circumcised men.
But, there are some lucky guys out there who have their whole sex organ, that is, they are intact, uncut, and uncircumcised. Women who have encountered these intact, uncut, and uncircumcised men have been favorably impressed. Some of them are so taken with sex with a man having an intact penis that they blogged about it. Below are links to those blogs.
One thing to consider is that foreskins come in all sizes. Likewise, circumcisions come in all styles. I was tightly circumcised. When erect, the skin on my shaft was tight. My penis resembled a broomstick with a knob on the end. Every woman I was with was often sore after sex. And, I always had to use lube. Many guys who have a loose circumcision say they never encounter these problems. Fortunately, foreskin restoration gave me enough slack skin that my partner no longer gets sore from sex and I do not have to use lube. Read more . . .
On both of the restoration communities where I am a member, people are questioning if foreskin restoration is worth it.
The short answer is YES!
I am not yet finished restoring, but I have reached my main goal. I have full flaccid coverage with some overhang, most of the time. Restoring my foreskin has been worth every tug and every minute spent tugging. I just wish I knew about it years ago. Read more . . .
I'm new to this forum and thought I would introduce myself. I'm a 25 (almost 26) year old woman, and definitely consider myself an intactivist.
I used to be one of those girls that thought an intact penis was kinda strange, and that I would probably circumcise my sons because it had been done to basically every penis I had seen. I discovered the TLC Tugger website a little over a year ago when I was doing some research on phimosis. I am a very curious and open-minded person and decided to look around some more. I was shocked to find the real differences between an intact penis and a circumcised one!
I was in a relationship at the time, and had been having sexual issues for quite a while. My partner was of average size and was very caring, but something just never felt quite "right" about our sex life. In fact, sex had been a frustrating part of my life for some time, as it had always been a little bit painful and awkward for me. There were times when I liked it, but it was never quite what I envisioned it to be. 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.