FAQ's

People have many questions about foreskin restoration. We will try to answer some of the common questions people have. If you have a question that is not answered below, please send us an email at korydon@earthlink.net

Doesn't it hurt to restore your foreskin?

How long does the restoration process take?

I want to start restoring, where do I start?

Will restoring improve my sex life?

What does a restored penis look like? Will it look the same as an intact penis?

How do I find the Point of Equilibrium (POE)?

What is the best way to restore?

What can I gain from restoring?

Why should I restore?

Is restoring expensive?

Isn't this a "gay" thing?

Doesn't it hurt to restore your foreskin?

Restoring should never hurt. If it does start to hurt, you should find out the cause. Usually, if you readjust your tugging device, or lower the amount of tension will stop the discomfort.

How long does the restoration process take?

The amount of time it takes to restore will vary from man to man. There are many factors like how much skin was left after circumcision, age, skin type and the how well your body responses to restoring. What also must be included is what your idea of being fully restored is. Some men feel that have coverage when flaccid is just fine. Some men what enough coverage so they can remain covered when fully erect. Another important factor is keeping up with a regimen of restoring. I would have to say that the average time is between 2 to 5 years. Some men do it in less than 2 years, and some men have been restoring for more than 5 years.

I want to start restoring, where do I start?

Come to a meeting and our members can help get you started. Learning from our experienced members will help you avoid the trail and errors and frustration from restoring. Having a support group is the best way to successfully restore. If you can't make it to a meeting, please send us an email and we try to help out.

Will restoring improve my sex life?

The results will vary from man to man but most men report a dramatic increase in sensitivity and sexual satisfaction. Their spouse or partners and find improvements in their sex lives as well.

When you have achieved consistent coverage over your glans you will begin to experience heightened sensitivity from the dekeratization process.

What does a restored penis look like? Will it look the same as an intact penis?

Foreskin restoration returns the penis to a near normal appearance. It is difficult to distinguish a restored foreskin from a natural foreskin by its appearance

How do I find the Point of Equilibrium (POE)?

The Point Of Equilibrium (POE) is a point on your shaft skin that when pulled forward puts equal tension on both the inner and outer skin. It usually falls somewhere about or forward of the circumcision scar when you first begin restoration then gradually moves back toward the belly. At one time it was considered of primary importance in determining where to place the center line of a T-Tape. With the introduction of the Pill Tube method and later the tapeless tuggers, it became apparent that the POE was significantly less important than originaly believed. It still is a good idea to try and get the t-tape placed close to the POE but the fine accuracy once prescribed is no longer considered necessary. In fact, some of us once experimented with deliberatly taping off the POE to see if we could replicate one man's experience that doing so would jump start skin growth. Too few men participated in the trial for the results to be meaningful, but if you decide to use t-tapes, keep the concept in mind as a possible way to get off a plateau.

What is the best way to restore?

Come to a meeting and our members can help get you started. Learning from our experienced members will help you avoid the trail and errors and frustration from restoring. Having a support group is the best way to successfully restore. If you can't make it to a meeting, please send us an email and we try to help out.

What can I gain from restoring?

Unfortunately, it isn't possible to to restore your lost natural foreskin. A foreskin contains specialized nerve endings, muscles and blood vessels that cannot be recreated. Restoring cannot bring back the ridged bank neurologic structure that was removed by circumcision. It also cannot restore the frenulum.


Restoration of a foreskin can enhance your sexual experience and improve your personal comfort by using the remaining nerve endings and tissue. Restoring can give you a more natural looking penis which gives you a feeling of wholeness.

Why should I restore?

The idea of restoring your foreskin can seem really strange at first. As you learn about what circumcision has taken from you will recognize the value of restoration. Most men report an increase in sexual and psychological rewards from restoring. You are getting back what someone else has wrongly taken from you.


As a circumcised men gets older, the pleasurable sensation from sexual activities being to diminish from the keratinization. The skin of the unprotected glans becomes thicker over the years, and the never cells become more and more difficult to stimulate. When enough new shaft skin has developed to keep the glans covered, the keratinized layers will begin to shed. This results in an increase in sensitivity.

Is restoring expensive?

Using the manual restore method will cost you nothing. Some of the methods listed on this site use surgical tapes, or devices which will cost some money. There are many methods to restoring, and you should be able to find one that fits in with your budget.

Isn't this a "gay" thing?

Restoring a foreskin helps all circumcised men regardless of sexual orientation. It is the hope that we can all undo the damage caused by circumcision that has taken away so much from all of us.