Decisions, decisions…

So I stumbled onto this device yesterday called a Senslip, and I’m not sure what to think.  It’s like a fake foreskin sleeve that you put on your penis.  The purpose of it is to enable dekeratinization of the glans and restore sensitivity.  However, their intent with the device is for you to pretty much wear one of these things forever.  Because if you don’t then the keratinization will return, and also, during the times that you don’t have one on, the head of your penis will be SUPER sensitive to the point where unless you are actively engaging in sex, it will be rather annoying.

One thing that sort of turned me off is that they don’t really promote or embrace the idea of restoration, they simply say it is too long and difficult, and that you should just wear one of these things forever instead.  I get it, a lifelong customer is always better than a temporary one.  But they are missing out on a market by not selling these to restorers as well.  They could market them as a shortcut to sensitivity.

I considered trying one out, because it would dekeratinize me until my foreskin was restored enough to take over the job of covering my glans on its own.  A shortcut that would be similar to the retainer devices I have mentioned in previous posts.  But my concern is that if I got one of these, then I would be “hooked” on them until my foreskin got long enough to do the job on its own.  And I don’t know if I want that.  I feel like it’s just one more device I would have to mess with, one more thing I have to clean and put on.  I kind of want to just wait until my foreskin is able to do the job on its own.  I like the idea of my penis being natural even if it is circumcised.  The whole idea of wearing my DTR, and then taking it off and putting the Senslip on and then switching back and forth all day long sounds a bit daunting to me.  Plus, it is made of latex, and I don’t want my dick smelling like latex all the time.  I imagine that would be a turn-off.

But then I ask myself, what if the sensation that I’m missing out on is so great that, had I known, I would have bought one of these things a long time ago because it would have been worth all the fuss?  But then another part of me thinks, well, I’ve gone this long without experiencing it, what’s another year or so?  I’ll still get to enjoy the increased sensation for the rest of my life once I’m restored, so dicking around with a fake foreskin in the meantime isn’t really worth the trouble.

I think if I wasn’t restoring, then I would probably go down this route, because at least then I wouldn’t have to switch back and forth all day.

I also have considered buying one just to see what it feels like so that I can speak about it from personal experience instead of speculation.  I still may.  The jury is still out.

And on a totally unrelated note, I have now read multiple accounts from men who have restored their foreskins in a fraction of the time that seems normal.  Everything I have read says that the average is 2-3 years.  Some have taken as many as 7!  But if you are diligent, and you were fortunate enough to not have a really tight cut, then 2 years is normal.  But lately I have heard about people who have restored full flaccid coverage in as little as 6 or 7 months.  Frankly I am baffled by this.  It just doesn’t seem physically possible.  Even 12 to 18 months seems somewhat plausible, but 6 or 7?!  I just don’t get it.  I understand how skin growth works, and it’s not an overnight process.  I hope to meet someone someday who has restored this quickly and can show me and prove to me that they did it in 7 months.

When I first read an account of this, I just laughed it off.  I thought they were just embellishing and exaggerating to sound cool or something.  But I have now read several independent accounts that say similar things, albeit they are still in the small minority.  But needless to say, my curiosity is piqued, because if there is something I can be doing to speed up the process, then I am all for it.  Because even though the process I am going through is entirely endurable, I would be lying if I said I didn’t want it to go quicker.  And not because the process sucks, but simply because I want to be enjoying the benefits of a restored foreskin that much sooner.

Also, I have been reading a bit more on the forums, and there are lots of people out there who desire to keep going until they have full coverage while erect.  Normally, with most natural intact penises, you are fully covered when flaccid, and then the foreskin retracts as it erects.  I know there are some exceptions out there, but that’s how it normally works for the vast majority.  So I’m not sure what the additional benefits are by continuing to keep restoring so that the foreskin covers the full erect penis.  I mean, the two main functions of a foreskin are to keep the glans covered while flaccid, and to provide a linear gliding mechanism during sex, both of which are fully effective if you restore to the point of flaccid coverage.

So if you were to keep going, then what would happen?  Would the gliding sensation be improved?  Would the extra foreskin enhance or detract from the sensation on the head of the penis?  Who knows.  I would like to talk to someone who has gone this far and ask them if it’s better.

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Let’s Get The Ball Rolling

So I am coming to the realization that there isn’t much to report these days.  Everything is going well.  I continue to put the device on every day, or almost every day, and my foreskin continues to grow.  I can see it and feel it every day.  The process is working just like it is supposed to.  And my progress is almost exactly the same as the progress photos on the DTR website.  Right now I have completed 5 months, and the skin is bunched up right at the coronal ridge, and it’s a safe bet that in the next few months it will be up and over the ridge just like the guy on the DTR site.

So the bottom line is, I just keep doing it, and it just keeps working.  And all of the things I said in the beginning about how easy it is, and how painless it is, and how it just plain works like I said it was going to still hold true.  I am 5 months in and there has not been one single instance that has come along and made me question my decision.  And I am completely confident that there is not going to be a situation that arises that will prompt me to deem the project a failure and cause me to quit prematurely.  So if anyone out there was just sort of standing by, waiting to see how it works out with me first, you can be sure at this point that it works great, and everything is doing exactly what it is supposed to.

So come on everyone, let’s make this happen.  If you’re a guy with a circumcised penis, what are you waiting for?  If you’re a woman with a circumcised partner, start hammering your man with the truth.  Tell him that it is your human right to fornicate with a properly functioning penis and that he needs to take action and do something about it.  You deserve better, and eventually he’ll realize he does too.

Knowing what I know now about the sexual functions of a foreskin, I can’t understand for the life of me why anyone would continue to settle for the lame-ass sex that results from a circumcised penis.  And if you are circumcised and you think you are already having rocking sex and don’t think you need to change anything, imagine if your rocking sex could be vastly improved in ways you have never imagined?  You would do whatever it took, wouldn’t you? Well restore your foreskin and that’s exactly what you will get.

Right now I am happy to be “That guy who is restoring his foreskin”, but I really want to be “That guy who started a revolution.”  And I really DON’T want to be “That guy who completely restored his foreskin while everyone else just stood by and watched and then wished theirs was restored too.”  Don’t make me be that guy.  The evidence is overwhelmingly clear.  Let’s get the ball rolling.

My First Taste of Adversity

So this last month has given me my first taste of adversity in my path to a new foreskin.  Once the weather heated up a few things changed.  The first is, you tend to sweat a little more when it’s hot out all the time.  And it’s not like my junk is dripping sweat all day long or anything, but even the slightest increase in sweat can make the gripper not grip as well.  Combine that with the fact that I have been wearing very little clothing over the past month, and that has helped to create more sexual energy with my girlfriend.  And more sexual energy leads to more erections.  And each time I get an erection, even if it’s just a half of one, even if it’s just for a couple minutes while we’re kissing in the kitchen, the DTR has to come off right away or it ends up getting pushed off on its own and it hurts.  A process we affectionately refer to as “boning out of my stretcher.”  And so in order to keep it on for any length of time, I have to constantly wash the device, wash my penis, and hope I don’t get an erection for the next little while.  And frankly, there were more than a handful of days where that just wasn’t practical.

Up to this point, there had been maybe like 3 days total where I didn’t wear it at all.  In this last month alone there were probably about 7-10 days where either I didn’t wear it at all, or wore it for only an hour at most.  That is until I left Phoenix and headed north to cooler temperatures and no girlfriend on my trip.  But since I left on the 1st, I have worn that thing almost nonstop.  I’m making up for lost time I suppose.  And luckily I haven’t noticed any real adverse effects or any kind of reversal of stretchiness or anything like that.  In fact, I can stretch it as much now as I ever have.  So it looks like steady progress is still being made despite the minor setback.  In fact, I’m very close to moving up from the 4” rod to the 5” rod.  Actually I should probably get around to ordering it soon, I could probably switch to it now.

Also, I hosted another educational event this last month, only a few people showed again, but I managed to blow their minds anyway.  Everyone I present to is just totally surprised by what they did not know, and even though it’s only a few people each time, it’s very inspiring and motivating to do this.  And I will keep doing it, and eventually lots of people will come.

And lastly, I will be traveling off and on for the most of the summer, so my updates will be coming from the road.  This will also be another test for me as my routine will be pretty much non-existent during this time.  But the one good thing I have going for me as that most of my travels will be in cooler climates, so the whole sweat issue should not be a factor.  So we’ll see how it goes.

 

Random Thoughts and a Month 3 Update

So this past month I have worked hard to create more awareness for foreskin restoration.  I have conducted group discussions, answered emails, and showed my penis to multiple rooms full of people.  I love the looks and the reactions I get from people.  Many are astonished when they see the device in action.  And without a doubt, the first thing out of everyone’s mouth when they see me put the device on is “WOW!…Does it hurt?”  And the answer is a resounding NO.  It does not hurt, yet so many people continue to ask.  Though I suppose if I were looking at it on someone for the first time, it might look like something that might be painful, but I can assure you that it’s not.  Like I have said before, there are several times throughout the day where I forget it’s even on.  Not only does it not hurt, but usually I can’t even feel it at all.

It has been exciting to witness the genuine interest that I have generated for this process, though I am always surprised when I encounter people who digest all of the information regarding foreskin restoration and still don’t see the merit in doing it.  But I just have to remind myself that I didn’t immediately jump on the bandwagon either.  It took me months to actually decide to do it, and then additional weeks before I actually purchased the tool.  So I just have to keep encouraging people, because at this point there are probably dozens of people that are right there on the fence and just need a little push over the edge.

Some people have asked me if I am affiliated with the maker of the device and am getting kickbacks or something since I push this stuff so hard.  I am definitely not affiliated.  I don’t have anything to gain by promoting the device.  I am just super passionate about it because its cheap, its amazing, and its guaranteed to work.  And the more people I meet, I realize that the vast majority of men have simply never heard of the process.  But once they learn a little about it, they are totally on board.  And if anything, I just want to have some other dudes out there that can relate to the amazingness that a restored foreskin brings to their lives.  So I want get people going soon so that they aren’t too far behind me.

As far as progress goes, I have started to get a big bunch of skin that bunches up at the coronal ridge, and I can feel the extra skin when I masturbate, but still not really when I am having sex yet.  I still have a ways to go before it regrows enough to actually go up and over the coronal ridge.  I expect that sometime around month 6 or 7.  So for now I am just continuing to put the thing on as much as possible and try not to think about it so much.  There is definitely no instant gratification here, but there is enough incremental improvements throughout to keep me motivated.

Another thing I hear a lot from people when I tell them about restoration is, “I don’t think I have the patience to do that.”  And my first thought is, it doesn’t require patience.  Like, at all.  It simply  requires that you establish a simple new routine in your life.  To me, something that requires patience is something that requires you to actively tell yourself things like “ok, I can do this, keep calm, be patient, it will be over soon.” etc.  Like as if you’re waiting in a long line for the new iPad or something.  But this doesn’t require you to actively think about anything.  You just put it on and forget about it and go about your day.  Zero patience involved.  New routine, yes.  Commitment, yes.  Patience, no.

Also, I feel like some of these thoughts have already been expressed in previous posts, but they keep coming up again and again when I talk to new people as I go through this process, so I guess I’ll keep expressing them.

I really can’t wait until I’m like year or so into the process and I have a significant amount of regrowth, because then when I show people they will really have something tangible to look at and it will be that much more compelling of a demonstration.

And lastly, I will be hosting another discussion next week regarding restoration, and this time it will be co-ed.  I will send out a Facebook Event notice in the next day or so.

Month 2 down, 22ish more to go…

So today is month two and I have definitely noticed a real, tangible difference.  I have now stopped using the rubber bands entirely, and I always just use the tension screw instead.  And not only that, but when I first got the device, I could only push the 4″rod down about an inch or so at the most, now I can push it all the way down, which tells me that I have stretched the skin by almost two inches.  To clarify, I don’t believe I have actually regrown two inches of new skin, but I have loosened and stretched the skin by quite a bit.  So now the DTR device goes on much easier, and there is a lot more to work with.  And I can visually see a difference as well, most of the time now I can see the skin bunched up at the ridge of my glans and it appears noticeably looser.  But there does not appear to be more skin, just looser skin.  I have read on the forums that in the beginning your skin stretches a bit before it actually regrows, which gives the illusion of rapid progress for beginners.  So all you new people that are just starting out with this, expect at some point for your progress to slow somewhat.  However, know that the progress isn’t really slowing, you are still regrowing skin at the same rate, its just that there is no longer a ton of stretching happening along with the regrowing.  In the end its all the same.  And I can still see the stretch marks that indicate that the process is working.

As for the cone, well, I wish I had better news, but the cone has been a little slow to catch on.  The main problem with it is that I don’t think I have quite enough extra skin yet for it to be super practical and easy to use.  It does work, but it doesn’t stay on real well, and its kind of a pain in the ass to get it on and secured.  And unlike the DTR, it has tested my patience a little bit.  So I have not been consistent with it yet.  But don’t get me wrong, I definitely see potential for it in the near future.  As soon as I have a little more skin to work with, I believe the cone will become easier to use and I will use it more.  Lately I have not been wearing the cone much during the day, but I have been making a consistent effort to sleep with it on.  However, occasionally if I get an erection while I am sleeping, the cone makes it uncomfortable enough that I wake up and yank it off.  Whereas without the cone, I would have slept right through it.  But otherwise, if I don’t get an erection while I sleep, the cone usually stays on all night no matter how much I toss and turn.  Whereas during the day, it never seems to stay on in my pants very well, sometimes just the act of sitting down will make it pop off.  I have looked at the other retaining options to see if something out there might be better and I haven’t really been compelled to try anything else.  They all kind of look the same in terms of how they would work on a penis in the early stages of restoring.  So I’m just going stay with what I have and keep using it, and eventually it will get easier.

In other news, I am so happy to report that a family member contacted me the other day about restoration.  This pleases me to no end.  I have not hidden my restoration from my family, but I have also not talked about it or promoted it with them as much as I do with my friends.  I told a few select family members and have sort of let the grapevine do its work.  I figured if family members were interested, they would reach out to me, and fortunately they have.  I’m sure at some point I will really start hammering them with info once it gets more comfortable.  But in the meantime, if you are family, and you are reading this, and you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.  I will fill you so full of information it will make your head spin.  And this goes for anyone else for that matter.  I know a lot and am not shy about explaining the process in detail.

And lastly, if you are a male, and you are circumcised, and you are not restoring your foreskin, then what the hell are you waiting for?!?!  Start changing your life TODAY.

A new tool enters the mix

Its time to talk about retaining, but first a little background.  When a penis is circumcised, it changes the glans from an internal organ, to an external.  The glans of the penis is supposed to stay covered all the time by a foreskin.  When it is covered in its natural state, it stays shiny and moist and is able to self lubricate to an extent.  It also stays very sensitive, and provides much of the sensitivity during sex.  When a penis is circumcised, all of that goes away.  The glans becomes hardened and almost calloused in a way.  It no longer is shiny and moist, and it loses a great deal of sensitivity.  There is good news though, through restoration and retaining, most of this can be recovered.

So, when you are restoring, you could just wait until your foreskin is restored enough to cover the glans on its own, and within about 4 to 6 months afterwards, you will regain that sensitivity, shine, and moisture.  Or, you could speed up that part of the process by using some kind of a device to keep the skin stretched down over your glans during the times that you aren’t actively stretching.  Like at night when you are sleeping.  That way, you will at least regain a normally functioning glans long before the skin has actually regrown enough to cover it naturally.  It’s like you’re taking a shortcut for part of the restoration process.

You can really use any number of devices to retain, some people use little o-rings, others use a rubber cone, and I have even read about others using a modified nipple from a baby bottle to function the same way.  Regardless, you can use anything you want as long as it keeps the skin held over the glans all the time, and is comfortable.

I just ordered the rubber cone and will start retaining as soon as it arrives.  I could have started doing this from day one, but for some reason I wanted to just start with the stretching and see how it went first.  But now that I’m a month and a half into it, and am convinced that the process will work, I figured its time to start retaining as well.  So the new routine will be to put the retainer cone on whenever I am not stretching during the day, and also when I go to sleep at night.  I’m curious to see if it will actually stay on while I toss and turn all night, so we’ll see.  But either way, I’m excited to start reaping some of the sensitivity benefits long before the skin is fully restored.  It will certainly help keep me motivated to keep the process going.

Quit dicking around and just get to it

So I talk to a lot of other men out there about my restoration project.  And they express interest, and say they would consider doing it, but that they are taking a “wait and see” approach first to see if I encounter anything along the way that would make it not worth the effort.  In other words, I am the Guinea Pig.  I guess I’m ok with that, but I really don’t see the point.  I have spoken to and read about enough men that have done it successfully, and I fully believe that there is nothing out there that is going to prevent me from achieving my goals here. 

This isn’t some experimental process that some men get lucky with.  It’s been around for quite a while now, and the tools are the best they have ever been.  This process DOES work, and it WILL work with you. It is “tried and true” as they say.  The only thing that varies from man to man is how much time it takes, but from everything I hear, 2 to 2 ½ years is the average.  Some men have taken longer, but that was often due to using older, less effective methods.  One man on the DTR page finished in just over 18 months.  So anything is possible.

By waiting to see how it works out with me first is only selling yourself short.  You too could have a restored foreskin in two years, or you could needlessly wait several months or even years and then start your two year process.  And I say why wait, it’s not like its cost prohibitive, it’s not like it restricts your lifestyle, it’s not like it’s painful.  Just do it, my brothers, JUST DO IT.  Don’t forget that your wives or girlfriends are also suffering from your inaction.  The longer you wait to get started, the longer they (and you) have to wait for the magnificent sex that comes from a restored penis. And that should be motivation enough for anybody to get started sooner rather than later. 

I met the guy who runs the Phoenix NORM chapter this past week, and he is fully restored and said it took him 2 ½ years.  He said the sensations from sex are so much better than he ever imagined they would be, and that the process was so worth it.  It far exceeded his expectations. 

So if you still don’t think you’ll ever want to do it, then don’t.  But if you’re on the fence at all, then quit dicking around and just get to it.  Otherwise I promise you will just kick yourself for waiting.