Foreskin restoration goes way back, even to Bible times. While it has been done for a long time, it has recently become a non-surgical repair procedure for Routine Infant Circumcision (RIC). It is done by stretching the remaining inner and outer skin of the penis to cover the glans, much as the "original equipment" was to do. The benefit of the foreskin can be enjoyed by both the male and his partner. The result of a foreskin is a natural, less abrasive, glide action, as well as increased sensitivity, due to the shedding of the calloused skin of the glans. This keratinization is caused by the glans, an internal organ by design, being subjected to the external elements.
There are a number of non-surgical methods and devices, which can be used for restoration of the foreskin. As indicated above, all of these are based on stretching the remaining penile skin. This procedure isn't weird or perverted, as it's an attempt to regain something that you were born with, which shouldn't have been removed in the first place. The medical groups consider circumcision to be unnecessary for health reasons, at this time. The US being one of the few areas of the world performing routine circumcision for no good reason. ... well $$$!
For those that don't have much of the inner mucosal skin remaining, inner skin would be an area to concentrate on. For those fortunate enough to have most of their original inner skin remaining, outer skin stretch would be the goal.
There are variations of most of the methods.
- T-tape - a method of creating tapes configured to resemble the letter "T". When applied, ½ of the sticky surface will be inside of the skin tube and ½ will be on the outside of the skin tube.
- O-rings - a method of pulling the skin forward and securing with rubber O-rings.
- Tapeless - a method using a device, which is held in place, in some way other than using tape.
- Tugging refers to a method of using some device or attachment, which can be pulled upon with elastic or weights. This method usually stretches, mostly the outer skin, but also, stretches, everything, away from the body.
- Bi-directional stretching devices - This type of device pushes the glans back, tensioning the inner skin, while at the same time pulling out on the outer skin. This type of device can range from "pretty basic" to "fairly high tech".
The Bi-directional device is the preference of this writer, the maker of the CAT II and the CAT II Q, which would fall into this category. More information can be found on any of these methods by doing an Internet search for "foreskin restoration" or the CAT stretcher.
The method you choose, will depend on your individual preferences and life style. You may want to use several different methods or change as you progress.
The CAT II Q
The CAT II Q is a tapeless device, which replaced the CAT II. Enough loose skin will be needed to roll over the glans and a little of the puller (the larger diameter portion) of the device. Once the skin is rolled over the puller by about 3/8", the blue outer cone can be placed over the skin. Once the skin is captured between the puller and the outer cone, the tensioner can be adjusted to create inner and outer tension, by increasing the distance between the puller and pusher. The pusher will be pushing on the glans, while the puller is pulling on the inner and outer skin, creating opposing tensions.
The CAT II Q is the latest of the CAT series of restoration devices, with a Quick tensioning system. While it's the most advanced device of it's type, it still remains the least expensive!