Parents, protect your babies. Support intactivism. The following list includes blogs, articles, and websites of interest to Intactivists that were published in the past week. This is a running tally of the ones I found interesting.
Childbirth and…The Benefits of Keeping the Penis Intact
More parents are leaving their sons intact by avoiding circumcision of their sons. The article describes the increased health benefits in addition to the unequivocal pleasures of foreskin later in life.
It is refreshing to encounter a professional writer who is willing to take foreskin restoration seriously. Author Laura Novak did a good job of capturing my thoughts and experiences. I am pleased that so much of what I told her was featured in the article.
As the article notes, I am very happy with the improvements to my sex life and my life in general from restoring my foreskin. Restoring is truly one of the best things I have ever done for myself.
The article tries to be balanced by presenting different viewpoints. Unfortunately, the article interviews a mohel, who performs circumcision as part of a Jewish religious rite. I wish authors would not play the religion card in these articles. It muddies the waters and fosters the idea that circumcision is allowable for religious reasons. I and most other males in the United States were not circumcised for religious reasons. I was raised in a Catholic family. Catholics and Christians are not required to circumcise their infant males, according to the New Testament. Read more . . .
Looking for the perfect holiday present for that someone special? How about a book? How about a book celebrating the foreskin?
I Want My Foreskin for Giftmas would be a unique gift. Author Carl J. Schutt wrote a book for adults that is an educational and eye-popping look at how one man searches for what was lost during his circumcision. He even has a sing-along video on YouTube.
The book is illustrated with cut paper and starts out with the verse
The first time I went searching
I looked under a rock
for that little ring of flesh
belonging to my cock.
The book is very colorful and would be great sitting on a coffee table. It is also a great conversation starter for those friends and relatives who are about to give birth and may be thinking of circumcising their newborn boy. Read more . . .
On both of the restoration communities where I am a member, people are questioning if foreskin restoration is worth it.
The short answer is YES!
I am not yet finished restoring, but I have reached my main goal. I have full flaccid coverage with some overhang, most of the time. Restoring my foreskin has been worth every tug and every minute spent tugging. I just wish I knew about it years ago. Read more . . .
Often, foreskin restorers ask if a device is better than t-tape. Sometimes they ask if t-taping is better than manual tugging. I previously addressed the question of what foreskin restoration method is best? Here I will address why I do not think the tugging method is that critical to restoration progress.
There are two aspects to restoring foreskin: the method used to apply tension and the tugging routine for applying that tension.
Methods of applying tension to restore a foreskin include tape, manual tugging, and a multitude of devices. These methods are just different ways of applying tension to your skin to induce mitosis. All methods work. The tugging methods differ in convenience, comfort, and expense.
It is important for the long-term success in restoring a foreskin that the method of applying tension be one that fits into your lifestyle. For me, manual tugging is the way to go. I do not want to mess with a tugging device. Nor do I like the way tugging devices feel under my clothes. Since I need to wear clothes to work, I choose to not wear a device. That is my choice and others will, most assuredly, feel differently. Read more . . .
It does not seem that I have been restoring that long. In these past 24 months I have seen significant changes to both my penis and my well-being.
When I started restoring, I had tight erections. My shaft skin was taut, which made my erections rock hard. Sort of like having a broomstick with a knob on the end. I am a grower and when flaccid, I did not have any skin mobility. Before restoring I never knew it was possible to pull your skin over your glans. My skin was not that flexible and mobile, then.
Now, after two years of tugging, my erections are not covered with tight skin. My skin moves along my shaft and I have that gliding action that I never knew even existed. I do not have full erect coverage, but that is not a big deal for me. The gliding action is a big deal. It adds a lot to my sexual pleasure. Read more . . .
Roland Clark is an inventor with several United States patents for foreskin restoration devices. Roland is a true innovator, working to bring foreskin restorers various kinds of devices for restoring foreskin.
In a few weeks I will have been restoring my foreskin for 2 years. If I had not been keeping track, I would not know how long I had been tugging. Tugging is such a part of my life that I don't really notice it. It is just something I do. I do not dwell on it.
As I get ready to write my 2 year progress report, I have been pondering my restoration efforts. During my two-year journey I have noticed many changes, and not just in the length of my foreskin. These changes are subtle and do not linger because, being subtle, you get used to them almost as fast as you notice them. Read more . . .
Many men restore because two things will happen. First, foreskin restoration will result in a reasonable facsimile of a foreskin. And, second, foreskin restoration will increase sensitivity by allowing the glans and inner foreskin remnant to return to their normal, mucosal state. But it is not all about sensitivity, the foreskin has a gliding action that better stimulates the sensitive bits. The second happens normally as a consequence of the first, but many men want to speed it up. I originally did not want to regain my sensitivity until I had enough skin to protect my newly sensitive glans. But, I regained some sensitivity before I had enough skin. And, it was very irritating having my sensitive glans rubbing against my clothing.
How to start restoring depends upon what is valued more, skin or sensitivity. Read more . . .
Many men, when they start restoring their foreskin, have questions about the frenulum. To answer questions about the frenulum, we must first consider what the frenulum does and how it works.
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The frenulum is a body part that connects the glans penis to the ridged band of the foreskin. The frenulum functions as a tether. It is a relatively inelastic section of tissue extending from the meatus to the ridged band on an intact man. The frenulum is connected to the inner foreskin by a web. The frenulum prevents the intact foreskin from retracting and fully exposing the inner foreskin, like it is on a circumcised man.
To understand how the frenulum works, consider your tongue. The lower portion of your tongue is connected to the floor of your mouth with a frenulum. The bottom medial portion of the tongue is tethered to the floor of the mouth. Without that frenulum, the tongue would be able to move fully back into the throat. With the frenulum tethering the tongue, you cannot swallow your tongue. 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.