foreskin restoration

What is foreskin restoration

Let's Talk about foreskin restoration

Dear fellow man, think about the first bleeding wound you have experienced in your life? 

For most of us it was the wound caused by circumcision – cutting away our foreskin, a few days after birth. For some it was done as part of a religious tradition, for others it was done as part of a “medical” procedure. 

But the result is the same – growing up without a foreskin and having our penis stripped naked from this marvelous organ. The majority of circumcised men spend their adult lives without being aware that their penis is not in its natural and complete state, that they lack a significant piece of the genital that is so precious to them. Many of them will say they have an enjoyable and functional sex life. That’s great.

But what if there is more? 

What if we are missing something?

What if the enjoyment of sex could be much deeper, whole and powerful? 

What about the men who were severely hurt by circumcision?

Men that are angry or depressed about being circumcised?

Men that has sex related issues due to circumcision?

Having difficulty with sexual function can be devastating for one’s self image. One can feel very lonely and shameful in this situation because like him, other men feel shameful about their own difficulties too, thus, they don’t speak about it. It’s as if there’s a bond of silence, when there is a lack of a real and open discussion about male sexuality, a discussion that is not the kind that boasts or praise one’s performance in bed, but rather courageously willing to touch the parts where one feels shameful about, guilty or angry, sad or depressed.

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foreskin restoration

In short – Foreskin restoration is a method of growing new skin cells by placing tension on the remaining shaft skin. Over time this tension and new skin cell growth will lead to a lengthening of the shaft skin. Eventually this lengthening of the skin will begin to double over itself and extend beyond the edge of the corona of the glans (head of the penis) and will begin to take on the look and functions of the missing foreskin.

In depth – a journey of personal growth, long and powerful. A path of self-discovery, of connection to one’s sexuality and hence to one’s energy of passion and creation. It involves an immense pleasure and satisfaction alongside moments of frustration, anger and sadness. A puzzle of questions, wonders, lessons of growth out of difficulty. And above all it is a great practice in patience, faith and perseverance. 

Just like how a slow stream of water can carve a path through a rock, so does the restoring man persistently and stubbornly continue his way forward, looking directly at the goal on the horizon, walking his path and discovering how much power he has to continue. 

Then the reward comes and it’s worth it. 

Oh how much it’s worth it!

Foreskin Restoration = Male Empowerment


The foreskin protects the sensitive glans throughout life from adverse conditions, such as the abrasiveness of clothing. Without the foreskin, the glans becomes dry and calloused and desensitized.


The foreskin is a unique structure filled with delicate nerves and a rich blood supply. The foreskin enhances sexual pleasure, especially as it glides over the corona (ridge of the glans) during sexual activity.


The foreskin is a highly nerve-laden structure, containing approximately 10,000 nerve endings. It is this structure that gives the man his most pleasurable sensations. It also helps to retain glans sensitivity. Circumcision removed this structure and over time sensitivity decreases, making it more difficult to achieve satisfactory stimulation.


Much as the way your eyelid lubricates and protects your eye, the foreskin keeps the glans moist and sensitive. This effect is helpful during sexual penetration as the penile shaft glides within its own skin sheath rather than directly, chafing one’s partner. Without the foreskin, many couples need additional lubricants. 

Putting skin under gentle tension has long been known as a method for growing new skin. Plastic surgeons use it all the time to correct damaged skin. The process is known as Tension Induced Cellular Mitosis.

This process also happens naturally in the human body. When someone gets fat their skin expands to allow for the added mass. Body modification enthusiasts use tension induced cellular mitosis to extend their earlobes, lips and expand openings to accommodate large plugs or heavy jewelry. The method is well known, and has been used successfully for thousands of years.Tension + Time = Skin growth.

Foreskin restoration has a lot of variables. How tightly you were cut, what your end goals are, the size of your member, how much time you can dedicate to tugging, genetic predisposition, age. The variables are endless.

For some it may take only a year or two. For others it may take the better part of a decade. Because every circumcision scar is different, and every person is different, your mileage may vary.

Some men may be genetically, physically, or otherwise unable to restore despite their best efforts. Men with this issue however seem to be very rare and are certainly in the minority.

There are stretching methods where you need nothing but your two hands to apply tension to the skin. These methods undoubtedly work, and many who perform them report excellent results. This is called manual tugging methods (such as manual method # 2). This is a good way to start for most restorers in the early stages. The Mantor-Restorer also works great for most beginners.  

In the market today there are numerous devices that you can purchase and wear under clothing.

There are 4 main methods of stretching with devices: 

  1. Stretching by applying Bi directional tension (like the Mantor-Restorer)
  2. Stretching by attaching a weight to the skin
  3. Stretching with air pressure
  4. Stretching with a tugger and a rubber strap (like the Mantor-Tugger)

The first rule of foreskin restoration is, If it hurts you are doing it wrong!

Gentle tugging is all that is needed. The skin should remain taut but this should neither be uncomfortable nor should you experience any pain.

If you pull too hard on your skin, to the point where you feel pain, you risk causing yourself injury which can result in stretch marks or scarring. Added scarring could slow your results, and stretch marks will ruin your end result of a natural looking foreskin.

Tug consistently!

Listen to your body!

There are several different ways among the restorers to approach foreskin restoration regarding the intensity of the tension and it’s duration. One approach advocates short sessions of strong tension (similar to manual stretching) as the fastest way to grow skin. Another approach advocates a non-stop gentle stretching almost 7 days a week. 

A third approach is in between, advocates stretching at a moderate intensity for 8-12 hours a day with intervals every 3 hours or so, a short break for 15-30 minutes and then another stretching session of 3 hours. Every day for 6 days a week.

There is no unequivocal answer as to which approach is best and since the restoration process  is a very personal one, it is important that you experiment with as many methods, devices and routines as possible, and that you’ll find the way that works for you. During the process of restoration it can also change depending on the changes you experience in your life routine. 

Normally for good results, It is HIGHLY recommended to combine and mix different methods and vary between them regularly.

The CI index was created so that restorers could define the amount of their current foreskin, at the beginning and throughout the restoration.

The index ranges from level 1 to 10 and contains for each level a brief description and pictures of a representative penis in a flaccid state and erection. 

Foreskin Coverage Index

There’s also the REAL COVERAGE INDEX-RCI index)

The Real Coverage Index, or RCI, was created by a restorer  in response to the Foreskin Coverage Index, which has been criticized for not indicating men’s restoration status. The Foreskin Coverage Index is good for describing the starting point, but, once a man starts restoring, the Foreskin Coverage Index is not adequate.

Real coverage index – RCI

Unless your penis was completely severed, or your penile skin was completely denuded during circumcision, you should be able to restore your foreskin. If you have a penis then there is a method out there for you. The most common method for beginners is manual tugging. Start there.

By and large, if you can pull your shaft skin on top of the glans, you can use a device. 

There’s a very simple method to check if you have enough slack skin for using a device:

First step is to push the glans inside the penile tube with your finger. 

Then grab the skin around the scar with the other hand, and pull forward. Look how far the skin reaches. If it covers at least two-thirds of the glans, you can use a Mantor.

Sadly, no. The restored foreskin will still be missing many of the functions of the natural foreskin. Much of what was removed, like the frenular band, the dartos muscle sheet, and the thousands of specialized nerve endings are lost for good. What is grown is NOT a natural foreskin, but a restored foreskin. Restoring does not and cannot make a man “uncircumcised.” Foreskin restoration cannot completely undo the damage that was done.

However, there are many men who have been circumcised as adults, only to regret it, who have gone on to restore their foreskins. They report that foreskin restoration restores 70 to 80% of what a natural foreskin feels like.

Most beginners will start to see results in their first few weeks. As the skin loosens up suddenly erections are no longer as tight and a more natural sexual experience can be felt for the first time.

Again, your mileage will vary, but the simple answer is VERY different, and much more positive. The closer to the natural rolling/gliding action you get the greater the improved sensation and control.

Until you have experienced the rolling/gliding action for yourself it is very difficult to describe without resorting to the poetic.

What you will eventually experience is an increase in the magnitude of your orgasm. It will travel much further throughout your body and the effect of it will grow. Instead of the experience lasting only a few seconds, it can last for minutes or longer. Many men who restore report a moment when they go from a genital orgasm to a Full Body orgasm.

You will also discover that your control over your orgasm will change. You will be able to experience orgasm WITHOUT ejaculation. As you feel more and more feedback from your partner you will also be better able to time your orgasms with hers.

There are two answers to this.

First, from a process called dekeratinization. As you restore and recover more and more of your glans with your natural skin, the thick callusing will begin to shed. This layer of keratin developed over the end of your penis after circumcision to protect it from daily rubbing and exposure. Once these layers of keratin are shed it frees up the buried nerve ending making the glans of the penis and the remaining inner foreskin much more sensitive.

Second, as you grow more skin the remaining nerve axons branch off, growing along with the new skin. Though this is NOT technically growing new nerve endings, it DOES create a greater surface area over which you can experience pleasurable sensations. The lengthened and dekeratinized inner foreskin becomes much more sensitive and responsive than the glans itself. The act of these two sensitive structures rolling over each other during intercourse is a feeling that cannot be described without the words, exquisite and unbelievable.

If you want to learn more about restoring with the Mantor Restorer, check our Mantor’s method page and find lots of tips and guidelines for a successful restoration journey.

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