I really need to update RestoringTally.com more often. I cannot believe it has been a year since I last posted here. *sigh*
Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RESTORING FORESKIN.org!! I started the foreskin restoration site seven years ago. Time flies.
There are not many places on the Internet for men. I get a warm fuzzy feeling deep inside knowing that RestoringForeskin.org is one place for men to get help about an issue that affects so many. My hope is that this site stays on-line for a long time.
I don't like celebrating my birthday. Never have. I do not like to admit that I am getting older. But I am glad that I am still around.
But the website I founded, RestoringForeskin.org, is special. I don't mind celebrating its birthday. Every year that the site remains up and active means more men who are able to regain some of what they lost when they were circumcised.
I plan on keeping RestoringForeskin.org around for a long time. I have improvements and enhancements that I want to make to the site. Unfortunately, there are only so many hours in a day. I want to move the site to a new, faster server. I also want to make the site more responsive and available to everyone.
More than 2 million people have visited the public side of RestoringForeskin.org in the past 6 years. There have been more than 4 million page views in that time. I am amazed at the number of people who are learning about foreskin restoration. I ardently hope that that the incidence of male infant circumcision is decreasing as more learn about foreskin restoration. Read more . . .
Intact Knoxville and Bloodstained Men hosted an intactivist event against circumcision yesterday in Knoxville, Tennessee. I am happy to say that I participated.
The weather was cold. Two days before the event we were enjoying 70 degree, sunny days. Saturday it was in the low 30s. Fortunately the rain and snow predicted for the area did not hit downtown, where the event was held. Still, the cold weather kept many people away from where we were gathered. Read more . . .
I have been restoring my foreskin for 6 years. In that time I have seen my restored foreskin get longer and longer, and then shorter and shorter as I lost weight. Fortunately, I am seeing my foreskin getting longer and longer again.
But one question that I anticipate is Why am I still restoring after 6 years?
When I started restoring my foreskin I thought that I would be done in 2 years. As it turned out, I was not far from my estimate. After two years of tugging I had full flaccid coverage almost all the time. I was experiencing more sensitivity in my penis than I remember ever having before. And I no longer was irritated by my shorts rubbing against what sensitive bits I had on my penis. Read more . . .
Two days ago the web hosting service for RestoringTally restricted access to the site because the site was overloading the server.
After a bit of investigating I determined that I was getting so much SPAM in a short period that the server processing was more than my shared hosting account could handle. So they shut me down.
The spammers were leaving several comments per minute. Generally I get between 2000 and 4000 SPAM comments each day. Some days are worse than others. And some times are worse than other times. Each comment goes through my SPAM filters and also goes through Mollom, a SPAM filtering service I use to keep SPAM off the site. It work very well. There are days where 1 or 2 SPAM comments may get through and are published. I manually delete them. Read more . . .
It was five years ago that the foreskin restoration website RestoringForeskin.org came on-line. Two weeks before the site's birth the predecessor site RestoreForeskin.org announced that it was shutting down. There was nothing to do but to start a new site. So I did.
It has been a turbulent and enjoyable ride. I and QBMan put in an incredible number of hours those first months to get the website built and running. Not to mention fix all the problems. I still put in a lot of hours maintaining and managing the site. But I also get to meet a lot of great men who are striving to better themselves.
The public face of RestoringForeskin.org has been seen by more than 1.6 million people. There have been more than 3.3 million page views in that time. I am amazed at the number of people who are learning about foreskin restoration. I ardently hope that that the incidence of male infant circumcision is decreasing as more learn about foreskin restoration. Read more . . .
We've all heard this line before- "A circumcised boy won't get infections."
I come to you this morning to discuss the aura of medical authority being used as a smoke screen by supporters of Routine Infant Circumcision. Undoubtedly, we've heard many a reason why circumcision is beneficial. "It's more esthetically pleasing." Parents can usually shrug off an excuse like this if they're unsure about circumcising their son. "It's more hygienic." At this point, some parents may be irked into considering it, but others may still be on the fence because they can teach hygiene. "It prevents infections." Boom. To any parent who hasn't done the proper research, this false promise of better health will win them to the side of circumcision.
I am here to dispel what is probably the most prevalent medical lie. Read more . . .
I am still way too busy to do this post justice. A lot is happening, but I do not have time to report on it even a small fraction of it.
Parents, protect your babies. Support intactivism. The following list includes blogs, articles, and websites of interest to Intactivists that were published in the past month. This is a running tally of the ones I found interesting.
September 6, 2013
Journal of Medical Ethics:Forced circumcision of men (abridged)
The abstract of an ethics article in the Journal of Medical Ethics states, "The forced circumcision of men is a widespread human rights abuse that often accompanies other human rights violations. It occurs in clashes between circumcising and non-circumcising cultures, or when individuals in circumcising cultures reject circumcision. This article documents the forced circumcision of men against their will, shows how evidence of forced circumcision has been downplayed and discounted, and outlines and discusses some measures that could help to reduce its prevalence."
The last month has been hectic for me. That means this month's list of blogs is sparse and late.
Parents, protect your babies. Support intactivism. The following list includes blogs, articles, and websites of interest to Intactivists that were published in the past month. This is a running tally of the ones I found interesting. Read more . . .
After 5 years of tugging my foreskin, I am not yet done. I would have been, and I thought I was done, but I lost 45 pounds since early last year.
The weight loss resulted in a reduction of my fat pad on my abdomen. That means my penis sticks out further. About 1 inch further. With a longer penis, my foreskin cannot cover it the same as before my weight loss. My coverage index went from full flaccid coverage with a bit of overhang, about CI-7 or CI-8, to not quite full flaccid coverage, about a CI-5. With continued tugging, I am back to about CI-6. I have full flaccid coverage most of the time, but my restored foreskin still occasionally spontaneously retracts. More length will fix that. I know because it used to be long enough to not spontaneously retract. Read more . . .
Restoring Tally is just an ordinary guy who had to confront his prostate and circumcision problems. This site chronicles his journey in dealing with these issues. He has had prostate surgery and he is restoring his foreskin.