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.
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.
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.
A common question by those starting foreskin restoration is what is the best way to restore a foreskin? Which one of the numerous methods is best? Is one device better than another? Is a device better than manual tugging or t-taping?
To restore the foreskin, the shaft skin must be stretched and tensioned. There are many methods available to apply tension to the foreskin. Manual tugging is one. Tape is another method that includes T-Taping shown here and the T-Tape Picture Book here. Then there are all the different devices, including the the following:
Before I started restoring my foreskin, my penis was not very sensitive. My glans and shaft were the same color and texture as my arm. That is, my penis looked just like normal skin. Also, it was not particularly sensitive. I lost a lot of sensitivity with 50 years worth of rubbing against my shorts. The rubbing calloused my mucosal membranes. Then, I started restoring my foreskin.
After 2 months of manual tugging, my shaft skin was very wrinkled. I was almost a CI-3 on the coverage index scale. My inner foreskin remnant was starting to bunch up against my corona. With my inner foreskin remnant bunched up and protected, it started getting sensitive.
Unfortunately, as I moved around the bunching of the inner foreskin rolled back and forth against my shorts. The rubbing of the newly sensitive inner foreskin was very irritating. The solution was to pull my growing foreskin forward so that the inner foreskin would stay inside and be protected.
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.