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    DISCLAIMER
    The following is a listing of commercially available as well as free (make it yourself) restoration devices. Any purchase or use of these items is at the individual's discretion. Neither the author of the Joy of Uncircumcising nor NORM assume any responsibility for their use. All inquiries regarding use, ordering or price should be directed to the individual manufacturer. NORM does not endorse any particular organization, product or individual listed below.

    Think carefully and make an informed evaluation before buying any devices. Often only one weighted or elastic stretching device is necessary to complete the restoration process. Though many men find one device more comfortable or easy to use, and some men find different devices useful at different stages of restoration, this varies from man to man. Do not be persuaded by claims of quicker results or a longer penis; these claims are not substantiated by scientific research.

    Scientific tissue expansion research indicates that in order to grow new tissue one must keep the tissue under tension for consistent periods of time (5-15 hours a day for 5-7 days a week for example). To complete foreskin restoration this must be done for a period that varies from several months to several years. When not wearing a device, keeping the skin forward over the glans with a tape ring or similar means can speed restoration and will protect the glans while your complete your restoration.

    Some of the information presented here is taken from chapter 18 and the resource section of The Joy of Uncircumcising, 2nd edition, with permission of the author.

    This page is updated to reflect the availability of newer devices and techniques as they become available, be sure to check back. You can click here for links to other web sites that have additional restoration information and methods. This page (which is not affiliated with NORM) www.x-mail.net/restore/compare.htm has a very good comparison of the various pros and cons of the most common methods in use.
    Low cost, Non-commercial devices

    Manual Tugging

    This method is a simple way to get started. With this method one pulls the shaft skin forward and holds it there for 10-15 minutes or more , once or twice a day. This can be a good way to stretch out the skin before using other methods or can be a complete restoration method in itself. See Doug's Manual Restoration website. Tape

    Though not a device in itself a good quality tape is essential to many restoration methods. Various tapes and how to remove tape are explained on our FAQ page. The T-Tape Method

    The T-Tape method has been around for quite awhile and works well. A free T-taping guide and supplies are available at: Appolo Technologies Homemade Funnel Tugger

    Made using a cheap plastic funnel this a a simple way to get started. Instructions are here. Homemade Silicon Tugger

    A homemade tapeless tugger similar to the Tug Ahoy listed in the commercial devices section. Click here to read how to make one.

    WARNING: BE SURE TO BUY SILICON CAULK THAT IS FOR AQUARIUMS (safe for fish) OR MEDICAL GRADE SILICON, THIS IS THE ONLY KIND THAT DOES NOT HAVE ADDED CHEMICALS, AND THE ONLY KIND THAT WILL NOT HURT YOUR SKIN. O-rings

    O-rings, such as the black rubber ones found at the hardware or automotive store can be used to hold the foreskin forward. This method generally produces fairly slow growth, however multiple o-ring can speed the process.

    WARNING: MAKE SURE THE O-RING IS SMALL ENOUGH THAT IT IS NOT ABLE TO SLIP BACK PAST THE GLANS. THIS COULD CAUSE DANGEROUS CONSTRICTION OF THE SHAFT. NEVER WEAR AN O-RING WHILE SLEEPING. Baby Bottle Nipple

    Various sizes of baby bottle nipples can be used as "keepers" to keep the skin forward of the glans when not actively restoring.. Buy the clear silicone ones. Usually the rim is trimmed off as well as the nipple so that one can pee through the device. "Musical" and Sockets Devices

    The mouthpieces of a number of the larger brass musical instruments are remarkably well suited for modification to be worn comfortably within the developing foreskin. Tuba, trombone, and Sousaphone are among the mouthpieces suggested. The men who have sent in suggestions for using such a mouthpiece all modified them by grinding away part of the stem, some of the flare of the mouth orifice, or some other unwanted feature. In each case, the design of the original mouthpiece allows for urination while wearing the device. Typically, either a weight or elastic tension is attached to the protruding stem of the device once it is taped in place within the foreskin.

    People have also used metal sockets in a similar fashion, adding weight can be accomplished by adding extension pieces to the socket.

    Care must be taken with either of these methods that the skin that is taped to the outside of the mouthpiece or socket does not get pinched between the device and some outside hard object like a table or whatever else you may accidentally run into during the day. Severe pain and possibly injury could result.

    Commercially Produced Devices

    From the earliest days of the modern-day restoration movement, numbers of men have expressed the desire for ready-made devices and products which do not require design or assembly skills. Some of these devices are described below. NORM does not endorse any device below and all information is provided as a service to help you find the device that works the best for you. Please compare prices, features and talk with other men who are restoring before making a purchase.

    TLC Tugger and the Your-Skin Restoration Cone



    A tapeless device similar to the Tug-Ahoy above. The cone on the right can be bought separately and used as a retainer, similar to o-rings. Low cost, high quality device. Visit the product site at www.TLCTugger.com
    DTR (Dual Tension Restorer)



    The DTR is two foreskin restoration devices in one. It's a tapeless self contained traction device made from nylon that does not require any straps or weights to create tension. It's almost indestructible, easy to clean and very easy to use. It can be set to any tension desired or use an auto tension feature with the use of an elastic band. The device works by creating a dual tension on the skin between the pusher plate and the gripping cone. This helps creating inner foreskin as well as outer.www.foreskinrestore.com
    PUD (Penile Uncircumcising Device)



    American Bodycrafters, Inc., has developed an uncircumcising device of high-quality stainless steel. It has a funnel-shaped chamber which fits over the glans and is worn inside the developing foreskin and a larger, cylinder-shaped body which extends beyond the penis to provide the necessary weight. The device is available in a range of 'cup' sizes for the glans and a variety of overall weights ranging from 10-22 ounces. (NORM recommends that weights above 10-12 ounces should only be worn after some experience with the device). The device is drilled with a generous channel from the bottom of the glans cup out through the tip, so urination through the device is quite easy for most men.

    The advantages of this device are:
    • the high quality of the material,
    • the narrow 'neck' which minimizes lateral expansion, and
    • the variety of sizes and weights to meet individual requirements.

    The disadvantages are:
    • It must be applied and removed daily.
    • It is bulky when added to the length of the penis. The device can be quite visible beneath many styles of clothing, and can hit vulnerable anatomical structures when one moves too quickly or is running.


    I was not aware of the suggested weights. NORM recommends a weight of 2 to 8 ounces and advises against anything over 10 ounces for beginners.

    Being that I am using 18 ounces, I may in fact be hindering my progress, or endangering my genitals/pelvic area.

    I had never actually read these recommendations before and feel that they are important enough to post.

    Wayne Griffiths is the well known restorer who was featured in a recent article. He used a 7 ounce weight 12 hours a day.

    I am considering going back to a ten ounce weight to experiment, and see if my results are reduced or increased.

    The tension seems to put too much pressure on my pelvic region and sends my body into code red anxiety mode. I have already documents my issues, but just wanted to post this for everyone.

    NORM writes: Both personal restoration achievements and correspondence from thousands of men over the last ten years, attest to the results of cyclical tension (the foreskin under tension for a period of time, and then resting for a period of time) for best results. Constant "24 hours a day" tension does not tend to produce the quickest results.

    It appears from all this evidence that a good fast production regime is to apply moderate tension (8-14 oz) for 10-12 hours a day, and then for the remainder of the day, use a retainer to keep the glans covered. Five days a week seems also to be acceptable for results. The tension need only be five days a week while awake.
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