Here you will find some of the questions we most often get asked. If you have a question that’s not listed here please feel free to contact us.
It takes awhile, anywhere from a few years to a few decades, although the benefits of having additional skin and keeping the glans covered are often noticeable much sooner. The time it takes depends on many factors including how much skin was removed by the circumcision, how consistent one is with the restoration process, the method used, what one’s goals are and likely other factors such as one’s skin type and general health.
The best method is the one that you can use on a consistent basis and that is comfortable for you. All methods that have been around for awhile will work given time, and while many manufacturers and men will make claims about a particular device or method, there have been no scientific studies to back up these claims. It is more important to get started than to worry about using the “fastest” or “best” method. That said, if something is not working for you or you are no longer making progress with a given method or device consider trying a different one.
Foreskin restoration should not hurt or cause any kind of pain. This is not a no pain, no gain kind of activity.
No, the skin gained by foreskin restoration is made of skin cells that are in addition to the ones you start with. So you do not need to be restoring for the rest of your life. Men who have completed their restoration report a loss in length of between 0-10% several years after finishing their restoration, so you may want to grow a little extra before you stop. On the other hand you can start up again at any time!
Though some men have had surgery and been satisfied with the results surgery is not recommended because of the risks involved, the generally poor results, and finally the high cost. See our page on surgical restoration for more information.
Actually many men have found the opposite to be true. As the glans and inner foreskin become more sensitive it allows for higher levels of pleasure and arousal without triggering the ejaculatory reflex.
The Foreskin of the penis is a complex structure composed of inner (mucosal) skin, outer (shaft) skin, and numerous specialized nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. The frenulum, which is on the underside of the glans, is a web of skin that is similar to what connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. This may be anywhere from fully intact to completely removed depending on how you where circumcised. This cannot be restored, nor can the rigid bands which were between the inner and outer foreskin. What can be grown is additional skin which will allow the glans to remain covered and for a natural gliding action to occur during intercourse or masturbation. For a comprehensive list of what was lost and what can be restored see The Lost List. See the two papers on anatomy on the recommended reading page for a more detailed explanation with pictures.
It is composed of several layers of dermis, a single layer muscle (the Dartos muscle), connective tissue, blood vessels, nerves, etc. It therefore takes time to elongate the nerves and connective tissue and add new muscle and layers of dermis, blood vessels, etc.
Time and patience is required to accomplish this process. The structure of the penile shaft and foreskin (prepuce) is one of the few unique structures on a male body. It contracts to just cover you when flaccid and expands (stretches) to cover you when erect. (The only other ‘elastic’ tissues are the eyelids and the various sphincter muscles of the body.)
- someone who’s penis is short when flaccid (and hence “grows” a lot to become erect
- someone who’s penis is long when flaccid (and hence “shows” a lot before becoming erect
- Keep on Tugging
- A system developed to measure on a scale of 1-10 how much foreskin coverage (natural or restored) one has.
From recent scientific research on microbiological tissue expansion, as well as decades of feedback from thousands of restoring men, some basic procedures seem to work best.
Moderate cyclical tension propagates more cells than constant excessive tension. Several factors seem to be involved.
The microbiological studies demonstrate that cyclical tension is more cell productive than constant tension.
Studies of exercising and muscle gain (body building) indicate that exercise every other day produces more muscle than daily exercise.
Rhythmic cycling of the body, sleep and exercise patterns seem to be essential to good health.
Both personal restoration achievements and correspondence from thousands of men over the last ten years attest to the results of cyclical tension (the foreskin under tension for a period of time, and then resting for a period of time) for best results. Constant “24 hours a day” tension does not tend to produce the quickest results.
It appears from all this evidence that a good fast production regime is to apply moderate tension (8-14 oz) for 10-12 hours a day, and then for the remainder of the day use a retainer to keep the glans covered. Five days a week also seems to produce acceptable results. The tension need only be five days a week while awake.
To attempt to restore 24/7 is counter productive for several reasons, including:
1. We all need time to bathe, urinate and enjoy sexual activities.
2. Although we all want instant results, restoration does not happen that way. It took about 20 years to grow enough skin to keep your whole body covered (from birth to adulthood). So it will take some time to permanently lengthen your shaft tissue so that it will keep your glans covered.