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new foreskin

How many words about foreskin stretching can one write? Well, a lot apparently. Some of you have written short novels about the topic. But after two years of tugging I figured I don’t have anything left to write about my experiences and am I’m going to put this bad boy to bed.

My goal at the outset was to have a Coverage Index (CI) of 7, I’d say after months of not using the device, my foreskin has relaxed itself at a 6. Big improvement over the CI3 I started with. (Take a look at this foreskin chart for reference (NSFW) )

Just the tip sticks out for the most part and I’m good with that. I might jump back on from time to time over the winter months to add a little length here and there, but the long slog is over. Fascinating to think just how simply growing new foreskin was achieved. Hats off to Ron Low over at TLC Tugger for creating such a device and the encouragement from the community.

I’d say it has been a very positive experience overall. A small thrill at first and uncomfortable at times but I find sex to be much more pleasurable than before, I can last longer, my wife is happier, masturbation is more satisfying and I love having longer foreskin. Good all around I’d say.

Even though I don’t plan on posting anymore, I’d like to address the amount of traffic the blog still receives. It still gets more hits than I think it deserves. Probably looky-looks laughing at the name and checking it out or guys hoping to see my foreskin. If anyone is interested or has questions, there are communities out there, and if you’d like my opinion about something you’re more than welcome to ask. It’s attached to my email, so I’ll know if anyone wants to talk.

But thank you anyone who has taken the time to read, comment or link to the blog. It has been a lot of fun sharing my experiences and growing together.

TLCHamster

I’ve been doing a little reading on another foreskin restoration device called the DTR, and I gotta say I’m starting to see the appeal in a bi-directional tugger. Although I’ve never tried the DTR and it could be a case of the grass being greener and all that, but never-the-less I’m intreged.

The DTR is a bi-directional (NSFW), strapless tugger (no more strapping to your leg) that also breaks down its parts into what is essentially a strapped tugger. And being bi-directional, the maker claims this method produces a more even growth balance of inner and outer foreskin focusing its rubber band tension on the foreskin itself and not spread over the entirety of your shaft. I haven’t noticed anything, but I’ve read that long time tuggers experience the scrotal skin slowly making its way up the base of the shaft meaning you have hair growing where you once didn’t.

One factor to consider is the cost. The TLC Tugger was about $60 when I bought it and last I checked, the DTR will run you about $100. Some people will rationalize this since it’s one guy making them all by hand, which is fine, but I get all squirmy thinking about investing even more into growing out my foreskin. Because, let’s face it, how many devices does one really need in this valiant quest?

I’d love to try the DTR out and give an opinion, but I think I’ll take my wife out for a nice supper instead and stay committed to my first choice. I figured by writing about it, I can bring it to the attention of other men interested in getting started. The TLC Tugger has had some press and attention, but take a look around before you commit to one and I’m sure you’ll be surprised with the variety of options out there.

So, have any of you tried the DTR or both TLC Tugger and the DTR? What did you think? Are there any other devices you feel strongly about? I’d love to hear some opinions.

Mort  Turtleneck

Originally written February, 2012

Today I’m celebrating sixth months of foreskin restoration, if you want to call a passing thought a celebration. But yeah, 6 months into the big stretch and I’m happy to report things are going well.

In a bitter-sweet sort of way, I’ve achieved semi-consistent accumulation of smegma resulting in the head of my penis becoming smoother and having a healthier colour than before.

Sex is more satisfying in ways I didn’t anticipate. As I said before, oral sex, for me, was a ho-hum affair. I appreciated the gesture, but the excitement really came from the act of it all and not so much the actual skin on skin sensations. I had read how much more satisfying things became after shedding some of that calloused skin, which it has, but what really surprised me was what I was feeling further down the shaft past the head.

It was like a whole other world. I felt like my wife was going down on me deeper than ever before, and after looking, I realized she was motoring along at her usual pace. It just felt like she was taking in much more of me. That, in itself has made the last 6 months so much more worth while.

The TLC Tugger has held up exceptionally well. The strap has gotten a little stretched out, but still useable and the silicone part of the device doesn’t show any signs of wear. I’ve also noticed it’s not giving me as much hassle as before. There’s a lot less pinching and it stays on most of the day. I’m guessing this is all due to wearing experience and longer foreskin length to grip to.

I haven’t measured over the last few months for the same reasons I’ve stated before. It’s tough to get an accurate measurement when dealing with millimetres and multiple factors changing the final measurement. I do have some data and pictures from before I started and a few weeks in, so I am able to go back and compare, but I’ll be missing out on the minute changes happening week to week. I can live with that.

While I haven’t officially measured myself yet, I have noticed a definite lengthening during my day-to-day. Especially when, not sure what to call it…milking my dick…?

Other men will understand what I mean. After you’ve peed or came, you pull your foreskin back, then squeeze and slide your hand toward the tip clearing out your urethra and keeping your underwear from getting sticky later on. I think of it as milking anyway.

It almost become muscle memory at this point, but lately I’ve noticed when I pull my foreskin back to the base, I have to go back up a ways and pull again to clear more foreskin out-of-the-way.

Another thing I’ve noticed is sex is different. Before my hard cock would slide in and out, skin-tight. Now I feel my foreskin remains somewhat stationary against her vagina while my dick slides in and out of my foreskin sleeve and her pussy. And having that stationary outer foreskin creates a kind of seal that keeps everything nice and wet. And when I pull out, I can feel my dick come out first and then my foreskin follow a split second after.

And that’s the kind of progress I’m looking for, real world examples.

So, its been a crazy summer. I moved! But that also means I have home renovation projects for miles and besides that, a bunch of other stuff has been going on. So how’s the foreskin regeneration been going? Well, there’s been none. I like to wear shorts and took the summer off.

Fortunately, even though I haven’t posted in a while, that doesn’t mean I didn’t write anything. I wrote up a 6-month check in but have been too busy to proof and edit to post. But last week, on a whim, I took a look at the site after a long while of inactivity and saw that a lot of people have been reading along. So what I’m going to do is dig up that old post, clean it up a bit and put it up as a retrospective, a six month and then a ‘now’ after months of not tugging. After that, we’ll be all caught up, no?

Also now that’s its getting to be pants weather again, I’ll be getting back to the grind and posting my experiences on my goal to grow out to a CI-8 (Coverage Index of 8, 10 being the highest) (NSFW).

Currently in between a CI-4 and CI-5.


I’m a little over a month into The Great Stretch now and while I think I’ve gotten my head around the day-to-day, I still question if I’m doing a lot of things right.

The first two weeks I wore the Tugger I kept the strap flush along my inner thigh simply because that’s where it was lined up when I put it on in the morning. Since I work a desk job, the sitting and standing would cause an issue with tension consistency. Standing would be fine, but sitting would leave the pulley strap too slack.

With a little experimentation (and re-reading the TLC Tugger email confirmation…) I realized it was better to position the point of connection below your knee from the inside of your leg to the outside. By doing that I was able to keep the tension between standing and sitting consistent. Now that might seem incredibly obvious to you as it does to me now, so that got me thinking if there aren’t any other tips I’m not picking up on.

Not only did moving the point of connection to the outside of my leg help with consistent tension, it also reduced the frequency the device would fall off. For the first few weeks that was a bit of an annoyance so it’s nice to see it staying in place for longer periods.  But it’s still far from perfect, I’ll admit, as the Tugger pulls off on average 3 times daily.

I would like it if it didn’t pull off at all, but I’m not about to start taping or getting into any messy powders now. Maybe some readers could provide some helpful tips on how they improved their own TLC Tugger tugging?

I suppose to make this little experiment official I’ll need to weigh in and post some numbers to reference back to when measuring progress. Not totally sure all the angles to measure because when looking for millimeters of growth there are so many factors to take into account. Cold day, stages of arousal, ect. What I’ve decided on for now is to take monthly pictures to chart growth and to keep track of my forced erect coverage (FEC).

What’s that you say?

  • Step 1: Get an erection.
  • Step 2: Push foreskin forward
  • Step 3: Measure the amount of dick head still exposed.
  • Step 4: Chart

So as of May 10, my FEC weighs in at a hefty 27mm exposure. Well that doesn’t give you much of an idea of what I’m working with here, but hopefully this chart I’m linking to (NSFW) will explain things better as they have kindly classified foreskin coverage into categories from CI 1 – CI 10 (CI = Coverage Index). I’d put myself somewhere between CI 3 and CI 4 and I’m hoping to reach CI 7 in the end so there’s full unassisted coverage.

From what I’ve read so far, the first 2 months are full of perceived progress because your skin is getting its elasticity back and what looks like new growth is just what you’ve always had but coming back to its old springy self. Then from there it’s slow going, but persistence eventually pays off.

If anyone reading can share where they started to where they are now and the amount of time and effort it took, I’d love to hear it.

In the meantime, wish me luck!

Today was my first full day with the TLC Tugger. Putting it on in the morning, I got the feeling I was going to be like a woman with a dirty little secret wearing a vibrator out in public, but maybe it’s my vanilla life style that was exaggerating the situation as the day wasn’t such a sexy affair. In fact, it was more peculiar than anything.

Hitting the road on my morning commute I couldn’t help but limp a little as my wiener pulled up and down my pant leg. The sheer sensation of walking with this silly thing strapped to the head of my dick immediately put to mind the image up top. It wasn’t painful, just different. Climbing stairs, picking things off the floor, everything seemed like a new experience. Nothing unwanted, except for going to the bathroom; that was one thing that provided new challenges.

I had to duck into a stall if I was going to get anything done. Slipping the silicone device out from under my foreskin, I had already noticed the head of my penis become a little more tacky and moist. A small difference but never the less motivating.

Reapplying the Tugger has become a bit of a race. For some reason I keep getting an erection whenever I try and get the damn thing on. I’m sure it’s only temporary and once the thrill of sandwiching my foreskin between two layers of rubber wears off, I’m sure I’ll be able to slap this thing on without thinking twice about it. Haha, did I already mention my vanilla life? Maybe I’m just now discovering an unknown kink for rubber? Only time will tell, but I have a feeling it’s just my teenage like libido. Doesn’t take much to get me going as I’ve already illustrated.

There was one point in the day where the Tugger did pull off. After sitting at my desk for an extended period I got up for a walk and could feel the Tugger pulling free of my foreskin’s doughy grasp. I panicked a bit imagining the outer rubber piece tumbling out the bottom of my pant leg so I ducked into the bathroom relieved to find that with the Tugger still attached to the leg band, it would be next to impossible for the outer cone to separate from the device.

With my first day in the bag, I’d have to say it wasn’t that bad. It was slightly painful at times because I’m still getting used to putting it on comfortably and as soon as the boners subside I’ll be able to take my time a little more to make sure it’s secure and comfortable. But as of this writing, so far so good.

After placing my order for the TLC Tugger, I realized, like all packages shipping to me, I addressed it for my office. Worried about what the package my disclose about it contents I waited for day 8, the day of estimated arrival. After not showing up, I was on pins and needles whenever I heard the mail being delivered to our office, but I think I played it cool, only jumping to help a handful of times.

Then today, 13 days after placing my order, I saw a package on my desk. It must have arrived while I was out. Cold sweats. I gave it a quick look over and put it away in my bag. It’s not that foreskin restoration should be an embarrassing topic, but both you and I know that it’s pretty fringe. And certainly not something I want to explain to a handful of my coworkers.

Fortunately, the guys/guy at TLC Tugger were kind enough to omit the company name from the package. The description did include a listing of the contents.

  • 2 x Silicone Cones
  • 2 x Elastic Straps

If you’re really paranoid, that’s your heads up. Might be cause for suspicion, but personally, the most offensive part of the package was the use of comic sans. Ron might know a thing or two about a thing or two, but between the choice of font and his website, he sure doesn’t have a sense of design.

Opening the envelope, I found exactly what was listed and only what was listed. Two silicone cones and 2 elastic straps. Fair, but a little underwhelming. A note of thanks or url pointing you to information resources would have helped, but as a two person operation, I can understand keeping things stripped down. And I suppose the email he sends after placing an order covers that, but spending $60 on two elastic straps and a small rubber thing might make you do a double take.

TLC Tugger contents

So how is it? Well, it was fairly simple to put on and I couldn’t really notice much of anything. The silicone was surprisingly soft and flexible. Feels very secure while wearing it. Definitely not going anywhere. But now that I’m in my second hour of what I expect to be a few years of tugging, I’d have to say, it’s uncomfortable. It feels like a constant pinch happening. I’ll think I got a little ambitious putting it on the first time so I’ll have to readjust before bed.

Everything starts with a first step. This is the first of many on the long road to an even longer foreskin.

It's not this bad, but you get the idea

About a month ago I saw a link on Twitter to a story The Onion’s A.V. Club did on Ron Low‘s foreskin restoration device, the TLC Tugger. Yeah, a foreskin restoration device. I was put off and laughed at first, but the more I read, the more I could relate, and by the end, I was surprised to find myself genuinely interested in what he was proposing.

I honestly thought about what I had read for a few days. One night I ended up talking to my wife about it and she had the same first reaction I think we all had, but finally said It’s worth a shot, what do you have to lose?

So with her blessing, I went to the TLC Tugger website (try and look beyond the design. I know its a mess) and out of all the foreskin restoration options, I eventually decided on the classic TLC Tugger kit. I provided my measurements with my order for a comfortable fit and, with shipping, my order came to $60CAD.

Which brings me to the point in which I start a blog about my dick and the currently inadequate foreskin. I wanted a way to be anonymously public about it. To put my time into documenting my progress and hopefully answer any questions other men have had about foreskin restoration. I have no idea what I’m doing, but I think it will be a fun experiment, that if successful, will provide a much more satisfying sex life and healthy wiener.

If I can speak openly here, the sex isn’t bad, but it could be better. See, what happens with a circumcised penis is through years and years of having an exposed head rubbing against your underwear and being in the open air is it forms a calloused skin. Not like your grandma’s cracked heal, but enough in that it looses most of its sensitivity. No matter how much I say I like a nice BJ, if I was honest with myself I would say I can’t feel much of anything. I can feel the warmth and some pressure being applied, but it’s all a very dull experience in both senses of the word. It’s still enjoyable, but I’ve never come from getting head; not even close. It’s just part of foreplay.

From what I understand, the TLC Tugger works basically like those earrings people put in their earlobes to stretch them out. After about a week, they are able to put in a bigger gage because the skin isn’t as taught. Or to put it another way, it’s like braces for your dick. But more embarrassing and harder to explain.

Hopefully by the end of this experiment, in one to three years, I’ll have a foreskin long enough to cover the head of my dick, I’ll love blow jobs even more and we’ll all have learned a thing or two in the process.

I’m expecting my package in the mail next week. Wish me luck.