Why I Decided to Restore

Growing up as a child of the 70’s & 80’s, I thought I was normal by having a circumcised penis.  Every male I knew was circumcised.  I didn’t even see an uncircumcised penis until I was into my 20’s, and that came via a European porn film.  Because I grew up in a fairly mainstream household, and was generally just exposed to mainstream media, I never thought twice about being circumcised.  That’s just the way it was.  It wasn’t until the advent of the Internet and access to a world of information did I realize that circumcision was not only unnecessary, but completely wrong on every level.

Now that I had learned this information, I still didn’t think there was anything that could be done.  And frankly I didn’t really care at the time.  I mean, I knew it was wrong, but I had lived my whole life this way and had not experienced any real problems or complications in my life as a result.  So I just went on with my life knowing that this is just the way it was and I was one of the millions of circumcision victims that this country produced.

In the late 90’s, I heard of some guy, a friend of a friend, who was attempting to restore his foreskin.  At that point in time there was still not a lot going on in the world of foreskin restoration.  The tools were clunky and primitive.  It involved a lot of tape and a lot of time, and to me that sounded like nothing that I wanted any part of.  It took me at least another 10 years until I ever revisited the thought of foreskin restoration.

Once I got a ways into my 30’s, I began to notice something different when I had sex.  More and more frequently, my penis would be chafed and red after sex, and would sometimes take a few days to fully recover.  In addition to that, I noticed that sensitivity in my penis had decreased noticeably.  This prompted me to research foreskin restoration once again.  It had been quite a bit of time since I last looked, so I had to believe that the technology had improved.  And sure enough, it had.  There was now a wealth of information out there, as well as several different types of devices designed to complete the task.

After several hours of research, I learned that foreskin restoration would virtually eliminate all of the chafing, as well as restore a great amount of the sensitivity that was lost by the original circumcision.  And not only that, it was something that could be done cheaply, and relatively easily.  Well, by relatively, I mean, wearing a skin stretching device on your penis for hours every day, for somewhere around two years or so.  But in all reality it’s something that is do-able for most men out there.

So, I have decided to do it, and I am going to blog my progress here.  Stay tuned for updated and monthly photos of my restoration project.  My hope is that I will inspire other circumcised men to do the same, and to help them realize that this isn’t just some pipe dream.  It can be done, and people do it every day.