Hey everyone, so I know it’s been a while since my last post. It seems I just woke up one day and decided I needed a break from restoring. I wasn’t sure why, I just realized that I had no desire or motivation to put my DTR on. I think there were a number of factors that went into the decision, but at first I didn’t know what they were. So instead of just feeling guilty about not wanting to wear it all the time, I figured I’d just stop for a while and process the situation and get to the bottom of why this unexpected turn of events.
One thing that was kind of driving me nuts was that the gripper piece on the DTR did not seem to be as grippy as it once was, even after regular washing. This combined with the fact that I was having a hard time getting properly seated on my penis, which exacerbated the fact that the gripper wasn’t working as well. So basically it kept coming off.
But then the times that I could manage to keep it on for any length of time, it would eventually hurt after a while. And so I got to the point where I was playing this constant mental chess game with myself, just trying to see how long I could bear the discomfort before I had to rip the thing off. And I realized that that was wearing on me mentally quite a bit.
So those two factors led to me realizing I needed a break. I knew I didn’t want or need a long one, as I am still committed to the process, but just the same, I could not continue the way I was going. So after a few weeks of not wearing it, I started to look at the restoration forums and the DTR website for possible new information and inspiration.
It was during this research that I also came to the realization that I am not progressing at the same pace as the guy on the DTR website. He was pretty much done in two years. But my 8 month progress is nowhere near where his is in the photo. So I got a little discouraged by that too. Realizing that a two year project was starting to look like a 3+ year project. But I quickly realized that that doesn’t mean anything in the long run and that I wasn’t going to let it stop me. I mean, I was already 8 or 9 months in, and if I had known from day one that it was a 3+ year project and not a two year project, I would have done it just the same. So what difference does it really make? Besides, even though I wasn’t as far along as he was, I have still made notable, real progress and am already enjoying the benefits of even the little bit of extra skin that I have managed to produce.
A while ago I had seen a video clip on the forums that this guy had posted showing an alternative way to put the DTR on. His purpose for doing it this way was so that the DTR could be put on further down the shaft of the penis so that it would avoid the penis being pushed so far into itself. I’m sure that doesn’t make any sense to someone who isn’t using this device, but that’s ok, it’s not important for right now. The the first time I saw this post months ago I didn’t really think much of it and just kind of put it in the back of my mind. But now that I was looking for something different, I thought I would give it a try. And what I discovered was very helpful. Ironically it did nothing for me as far as fitting it further down my penis, but what it did do was guarantee a great, perfectly uniform fit every time and helped it to stay on way better, which was a most pleasant and unexpected surprise. So now I do it this way every time and the frustration of it coming off is pretty much gone. I wish I had been doing it this way from the beginning, but oh well. At least I can pass this new information on to other restorers.
It still gets sore after an hour or so, but right now that is the only downside and after the long break, it is much more mentally tolerable. Right now I feel reinvigorated and much more interested in progressing. Failure is not an option. I look forward to reporting more good news in the weeks and months to come.