A BEGINNERS Introduction & Pointers to the T-Tape Restoration Method – For Men Curious About NON-Surgical Foreskin Restoration
Foreskin restoration can be achieved by most any circumcised man. The ability to go through a full, successful foreskin restoration, has very minor bearing on how you were circumcised (i.e. how tightly, unevenly, minor problems resulting from the circumcision, etc.) With that being said, there are some medical issues that may preclude you from being successful with restoring – or even preclude you from restoring altogether.
Unfortunately many neo-natal circumcisions (the most common time to circumcise in the US, Australia, Canada, among few others) are “sloppy”, done “lazily”, by inexperienced young doctors, or are simply “botched”. Men who suffered improper and poorly done circumcisions may experience some difficulty restoring, and should therefore consult a doctor whom they trust prior to beginning a restoration regimen.
Non-Surgical Foreskin Restoration – which is the only method of restoration ForeskinRestorationChat (FRC) chooses to deals with (due to often radically poor surgical results – and usually creating a completely un-natural foreskin), will require a tremendous emotional commitment on your part. If you are married or partnered, it requires a commitment of support for you from them as well. So, after you have decided you want to restore, it is critical to speak with your significant other. At FRC, we rarely hear of partners and wives who do not support their partner’s decision and process of restoration. Expect hesitation from your partner, initially anyway. This is the point that you must explain that the decision to restore is not about them, it’s about you and how you feel about yourself either (or both) physically/sexually, and emotionally.
It is not recommended to show a partner newly introduced to Foreskin Restoration photos of restoration devices, photos of restored penises, or any photos relating to restoring for that matter. The goal here is to educate and appeal to your partner’s intellect so that they can become more comfortable with this intensely intimate process.
Some thoughts you may bring up to tell your partner:
– If you were circumcised as a baby, perhaps you feel that a choice about your sexualidentity was taken from you. You had no say, and want to heal negative feelings by restoring your foreskin.
– Many men who restore report that they are doing so as a result of progressively reduced penile sensitivity and sexual pleasure -particularly as a man gets older. You can explain to you partner that most restored men report between a 2 and 3-fold increase in sexual sensitivity and pleasure (some report even much more heightened increases).
As your partner begins noticing differences and more skin on your penis, I would then recommend bringing them to some websites to give them the low-down on the whole process and community that has developed among circumcised men who are restored or restoring.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT SHOWING RESTORATION WEBSITES TO YOUR PARTNER!
Be very careful about the sites that you visit with your partner. Why? Many sites out there on the internet market themselves as “foreskin restoration sites” when in fact they deal primarily with circumcision (normally these types of sites are run by radically and politically motivated anti-circumcision groups). Solution? Visit sites you decide that provide neutral information.
The goal here is to restore your foreskin, not to educate and scare yourself and your partner with anti/pro-circumcision rhetoric. Many sites provide you with MINIMAL foreskin restoration information, in an attempt to inundate you with MUCH MORE of their political agendas. Use your judgement here. FRC has two or three excellent articles on the site, one “Why would a circumcised man want to restore their foreskin?” and “What is Foreskin Restoration” (the latter can be found at EzineArticles.com as well as on the main page of FRC). These articles are good shorts to print off and show your partner, as they deal with reasons circumcised men often choose to restore their foreskin.
Incidentally, it is expected that more than 100,000 men are restoring now, or have finished restoring. NORM (National Organization of Restoring Men – a non-profit organization) hit 50,000+ members several years ago. So your partner should be made aware that you are certainly not the only man on the planet who wants to do this.
Showing your partner photos of restored foreskins/penises, should be broached delicately. Until your partner starts noticing changes in your penis during sex, or even just visually, it might be too much of a shock to show them galleries of restorers’ photos. Particularly if your partner has never experienced or seen an uncircumcised penis. Let them slowly get used to your slowly skin-covering penis first.
NOTES ON USING THE HIGHLY POPULAR “T-TAPE AND TENSION METHOD” TO RESTORE
1) Many men take weeks to adjust to the sensations and discomfort from the surgical grade medical tape and tension on their penis used to stimulate the growth of new skin cells.
2) T-Taping takes a moderate amount of practice to get right. You will invariably cause minor sores on the shaft of your penis as you learn through trial and error how the tape is most comfortably applied to your penile skin. With a little practice, you’ll begin being able to make and apply your t-tapes in under 2-minutes. In “PART II” of this series of articles on Foreskin Restoration, you will learn the DOs and DON’Ts of applying your T-Tapes to your penis to minimize any chance of causing irritation or sore spots on the skin. You will also learn how to make T-Tapes in less than 30-seconds.
3) T-Taping is widely held to be the fastest and most widely used method of restoring your foreskin. If applied properly, as you will learn in the second part of this article, T-Taping is also one of the few methods that can guarantee you get perfectly even tension on both your outer (shaft) skin, and inner (pink, mucosal skin – usually located above a circumcised man’s circumcision scar). This is an optimal state of tension to achieve. Many men using the T-Taping method report between 1.5″ – 2.5″ of new skin growth in 12-months. This type of speedy skin growth requires emotional fortitude, wearing your t-tape and tension strap as often as you can, at least 6 days a week. Your mileage in growth will of course vary. You may develop 0.5″ of skin per year, or even 3″ per year.
It’s important not to place too unrealistic of a goal on your monthly (or annual) progress. Skin can, does, and will grow. Again – consistency in applying tension is key. NOTE: The most current information indicates that cyclical tension on the penile skin (say 12hrs a day, followed by an 8hr or so ‘rest’ period to allow skin cell growth.) is best for faster growth progress as opposed to those who say near 24/7 tension is best. Skin cells will only grow when they have a chance to perform ‘mitosis’ which can only happen when tension is *removed* from the skin so it is at rest.
Now that you have a basic understanding of what the T-Taping Method is, some basic skin cell growth theory, and you’d like to go ahead and start restoring using the T-Tape method, gather up the following materials so you’re ready to start when Part II of this article is released.
– A roll of 3M MicroPore Paper Surgical Tape (2″ – 3″ wide tape)
– Good quality wax paper (Avery Label backings are great as well)
– Ruler (preferably the soft paper ones, or sewing kit measuring tapes)
– Clean, flat, dry, disinfected surface (counter-top, kitchen table, etc.)
– Pair of suspenders for pants (cut one suspender off, leaving only ONE strap remaining)
– Mini sewing kit (a simple $2 kit will be much more than adequate)
– Extra, Extra soft, non-bleached, ultra-absorbent tissue paper
When you acquire all the above materials, you’ll be all ready to get started!
If you simply can’t wait for the second Part of this article, you may visit FRC and from the main page click on the “T-Tape Picture Book”. FRC: http://foreskinrestorationchat.info