I created this site to document my experiences and progress with foreskin restoration. If you're unfamiliar with how it works, there are some helpful links below. See the navigation menu for progress pictures, my t-tape method, and my touch up surgery.
What is lost due to circumcision:
The Ridged Band: A highly eroginous band of stretchy skin at the end of the foreskin
The Frenulum: A highly eroginous band that connects the glans to the shaft. Considered to be the most sensitive part of the penis to fine touch
The Foreskin: A very large amount of tissue (estimates are usually 5 - 15 in2 ). It covers the glans, which protects it from day-to-day rubbing on clothing. It also makes the shaft a mobile sheath that rolls back and forth over the glans, which makes sex and masturbation easier and more fun.
Glans sensitivity: At birth, the foreskin and glans are adhered together. The act of cutting a boy involves using a metal rod to tear apart the foreskin and glans. It leaves the glans raw and painful long after, then calloused and unprotected for life.
Men who choose to get circumcised as adults have significant post-operation discomfort as the still sensitive glans rubs on clothing. After weeks to months, the glans callouses over similar to those of us cut at birth.
Autonomy: For those of us who were cut without consent (the vast majority of cut men). To many of us it is disfiguring to be given scars in place of attractive and fun parts of our sexual anatomy.
Motivations/outcomes of my restoration:
At least partially undo the damage to sexual function that was done. I have felt this benefit. The glans is significantly smoother and more sensitive than it used to be, since it is now protected during day-to-day activities. Rolling motion makes things easier and more fun for both me and and a partner. To have precum under the foreskin, with the whole foreskin surrounding the glans and gently sliding around over it, is an intensely good feeling that I never felt before.
I wanted to not appear circumcised. To not feel like I'm forced represent such a widespread evil with my body. To not have to see a scar and missing parts when I look at myself.
Improvement of mental health
The fact that I was cut at birth is something that has troubled and angered me since I was young. To take a knife to a person's genitals when there is nothing wrong with them and they cannot say no is an obvious, egregious violation of their autonomy. It is genital mutilation.
A procedure I got to tighten the new foreskin opening in absense of a ridged band. Keeps the foreskin in place better and is more visually similar to a natural foreskin
Other helpful resources:
restoringforeskin.org guides and forums
r/foreskin_restoration for discussion of foreskin restoration methods, results, etc
r/restoringdick for NSFW progress photos from men who are regrowing foreskin
r/circumcisiongrief for men to express feelings about having been cut. Often very dark.
Common foreskin restoration methods:
t-tape: I personally have found this to give the fastest progress. It is best for beginners without loose shaft skin to work with, since other devices require some amount of loose skin to work.
TLC Tugger: I used this for many months with some amount of growth. It is a very solid and well-made product. Makes other restoration equipment as well.
DTR: I personally have not tried this device, but many restorers like it
Manual methods: I suppliment t-tape by doing this occasionally. I can't vouch for its effectiveness, but many restorers believe it works well.
Stealth retainers: Retaining product helps keep your shaft skin pulled forward to encourage growth during times when it is inconvenient to apply more tension.