Foreskin Restoration
- a growing movement

Then certain of the people ...
built a place of exercise at Jerusalem
according to the customs of the heathen:
And made themselves uncircumcised....

Maccabees 1, 13-15 (KJV) c200 BCE

"After four weeks of keeping my glans covered,
I had about the best sex ever in my whole life,
just about what you'd expect in the back seat of a red '75 Impala,
except it was in bed with someone I've lived with for 22 years."

- Rob Roberts

This will be just a bare outline, because the object of these pages is to make foreskin restoration (uncircumcising) unnecessary.

Foreskin restoration is the attempt to reverse the effects of circumcision. Some important points need to be made:

Surgical restoration has been known to give satisfactory results but it has also produced some disasters. It is expensive. The cosmetic surgeons who do it are mainly concerned with appearance. They tend not to know of the foreskin's function. Many circumcised men are unwilling to subject their penises to a knife again. The main advantage of surgery over tissue expansion is that results are quick.

The kind of restoration favoured by most restoring men is stimulated growth by tension. It differs from stretching, because new skin, muscle and mucosa are caused to grow. The process is like the growth of earlobes under the tension of heavy earrings, or the so-called "stretching" of the lips of tribespeople with introduced discs and other objects.

Man with lenthened earlobes

The technique is recognised in medicine. It is used to grow skin to cover amputation stumps and major surgery such as the separation of conjoined twins. A similar techique was invented by urologist Hugh Hampton Young (1870-1945) of Johns Hopkins University to enlarge the bladder.

Results are slow but much cheaper and more likely to be satisfactory than surgery. Part of the satisfaction comes doing it for yourself. Part comes from taking charge of a part of your life that was stolen from you. A restoring man offers more reasons.

The process generally involves attaching something, such as a cylinder of surgical tape, to the shaft skin and pulling it gently forward, until evenutally it covers the glans full time. This has been known to occur within 18 months, but some men take much longer.

Various aids may used to pull it forward: