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 . . .
I have been restoring my foreskin for 21 months. Although that is almost two years, looking back, it does not seem that I have been restoring that long. In those 21 months I have experienced significant changes to my penis and my well-being.
Before restoring my erections stretched my shaft skin tight. Now when I am erect my restored foreskin is movable along my shaft, allowing my glans to slide in and out of my foreskin. When I am flaccid, my restored foreskin covers my glans. On cooler days I have overhang, while on the warmer days I have minimal overhang.
The appearance of my penis has also changed in these past 21 months. Before I started, my penis was the same color and texture as the skin elsewhere on my body. Now, my inner foreskin remnant is a nice pink color. My glans is smooth and glossy. Read more . . .
Recently, I noticed a red spot on my penis. I am restoring my foreskin by manual tugging. Because I spend so much time manipulating my penis by tugging, I am very aware of any changes. The spot was small, about an 1/8 inch (3mm) long on my sulcus next to my corona glans. It did not hurt and was not painful to touch. I only knew it was there because I could see it.
I am not certain, but I think it was the beginning of a skin tear. I primarily use manual tugging method 2. I am focusing on growing more inner foreskin, so I tug between my sulcus and my circuncision scar. The red spot was right at where I grip my inner foreskin near my corona. Read more . . .
It is hard for me to believe, but I have been tugging my foreskin for 18 months. When I started tugging, I thought I would be done by now. I have come a long way, but I still have a bunch more skin to grow.
When I started tugging, my shaft skin was tight when I was erect. My glans and shaft were the same color as the skin on the rest of my body.
Now, 18 months later, I look down and I don't recognize that thing hanging between my legs. It does not look like the dick I had a year and a half ago. Not only are my glans and inner foreskin remnant a nice pink color, they are also smooth and glossy. Even when I am flaccid, my glans normally is smooth and shiny Read more . . .
I am very body aware. I have lifted weights since high school. At one time I had aspirations of being a body builder. I have long practiced yoga. I have studied some of the more philosophical or mystical avenues of life. All this has given me an awareness and understanding of my body. That includes the physical aspects, as well as the mental and emotional aspects. In other words, I believe it important to know yourself. These are the reasons that I am able to notice the more subtle, but important, changes and benefits of restoring.
I remember in my teenage years and when I was in my 20s. I did not like physical contact with others. Even though I was married, I did not like to be touched. It was a struggle to allow my wife to touch me. When she tried running her fingers through my hair I would move my head out of the way. Not only was I physically separated from others, I was emotionally distant. In my mid-thirties I divorced my wife and my emotional and mental well-being was in turmoil. I passed through that phase of my life by becoming more accessible physically and emotionally. As I entered my 50s, my life had settled down again. I was no longer physically and emotionally separate from others. Although, I still had close boundaries. Read more . . .
Before I started restoring my foreskin, my circumcised penis semmed normal. My glans and shaft were the same color as the rest of my skin. I remember that years ago my penis would get irritated from rubbing against my clothes, but that has stopped. The skin on my penis has toughened up (keratinized). There was one spot on my corona that was a different texture and it was easily irritated if I rubbed it wrong.
As I got older, it took me longer and longer to ejaculate from sex. Sex was no longer as satisfying as it used to be and it was taking me longer and longer to climax during sex. My wife thought sex lasted too long. I had no trouble masturbating, but sex gradually became less satisfying. No question about it, my penis was becoming less sensitive as I reached my 40s and got worse the older I got.
Until I learned about foreskin restoration, I never knew that the glans and part of my shaft skin were mucous membranes. That is the same type tissue as under your eyelids. No wonder my penis was irritated from rubbing on my clothes. Over time, the mucous membranes develop a calloused layer or become keratinized. The calloused layer protects the mucous membranes by making the tissue less sensitive to touch.
In an intact man, that is, one who is uncircumcised, the foreskin covers and protects the glans and inner foreskin. These tissues in an intact man remain as mucous membranes and are susceptible to the full range of feelings. 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.