Below you will find just a few of the many responses men have sent in to NORM regarding their experiences of foreskin restoration. There are many more in the book “The Joy of Uncircumcising!” which is available here or read NORM co-founder R. Wayne Griffith’s story here.
The point I wanted to make is, having the skin to “play with” adds a definite new dimension. I only wanted to give some example to others that never got the skin up over the glans when erect. Years ago, I would not understand what restoring meant for this particular feeling. Sure it is nice, but the reality is we will never know exactly what the intact person feels, only some portion of it. As the saying goes, your mileage may vary. In my case, the sensations are better. I love being covered all the time when flaccid. I feel that I have my penis is a little blanket to keep the end warm. As well, I don’t feel so damn naked when I step out of the shower! I sometimes wonder when I think of the excuse that fathers make when they agree to have their boys circed, so the boys will look like them. I did the opposite. Stretched and tugged until I got covered, so I will “look” like my little intact son. That will be a story to tell him. (Couple of years work to try to undo some of what must have taken 10 minutes to lop off).
I’ve been tugging now for two and a half years tugging with tapes. I went from a tight circ to almost complete coverage flaccid and significant bunching at the sulcus erect. Now going for almost complete coverage when erect after a break from tugging since Dec. 22. I can not believe the difference in my orgasms, especially when I experience a full body orgasm.
Sensations are significantly better, orgasms more far more intense and full bodied, emotions stronger and I’m just an overall nicer person. All from growing a piece of skin? I would never have believed it had I not restored myself.
This may seem obvious to a lot of people here that missing a very pleasurable and essential part of the human body can be depressing. I could have dealt with being born without it, but knowing that some doctor robbed me of it and that my parents allowed it to happen is what made it difficult. As a youth, I always knew there was something wrong with my genitals, even before I reached puberty. My penis and testicles used the same skin, often times not leaving any room for my testicles, which would retract back into my body. At times, I still have testicular pain in both of my testicles to this day. I thought I was just a freak until I grew older and finally learned the truth.
I can only describe the restoration process as a METAMORPHOSIS of body, mind, heart and soul. The changes to me as a person have been dramatic – I am not the same person as I was when I began this process. I have been given the opportunity to heal probably the largest wound in my life, a wound that up until a few months ago I never knew existed. My intact friend made me aware of my mutilation. Although it took him over a year to get the message through – thank god for his persistence. I was obviously in serious denial and numb to the issue then, only when I finally took to the Internet and came across the anti-circumcision movement and restoration sites did it all hit me. The last few months have been a journey of self-discovery like no other. I have begun to access feelings and parts of myself that are new to me – perhaps they were always there, but I believe that the trauma of the circumcision pushed me into a more mental/intellectual realm to deal with this extreme pain. Only now do I have an inkling of the extent of my feelings that are coming through, and the most exciting part is that it is only the beginning!!!