On One Hand

November 17, 2005

My List

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I need:

lots of medical tape

thin elastic straps

suspender clips (or some other kind of clip)

empty pill tube or film canister

6 months to a year of patience

people who will push me when I lose motivation

talking to a doctor might help

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53 Comments »

  1. I use the TLC tugger. It works wonderfully. I never could stand the tape.

    Comment by strangedivine — November 17, 2005 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

    • This is a decision you won’t regret, by the way.

      Comment by strangedivine — November 17, 2005 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

      • how well has it worked for you? I don’t want this to take a long time. I mean, I know it will, but I’m hoping I have serious progress by March.

        Comment by ononehand — November 17, 2005 @ 6:18 pm

    • I read that tape is faster, and I don’t want to spend any money on this.

      Comment by ononehand — November 17, 2005 @ 6:19 pm | Reply

      • I only spent money on the outer cone and constructed the rest of the device myself. I’m going to explain everything in my journal.

        Comment by strangedivine — November 18, 2005 @ 3:56 am

    • I’ve been meaning to ask – how long have you been using it, how frequently, etc. I’m considering buying one.

      Comment by ukelijah — November 18, 2005 @ 3:14 am | Reply

      • Well, I just use the outer cone that I bought from Ron Low along with my own inner cone that I made by filling a mould with hot glue. When it hardened, I covered it with a layer of tape over which goes plastic wrap. It’s ugly as Hell, but exactly like a TLC Tugger but with different materials. I use suspender straps with it and the whole contraption works just fine. I’m going to post an in-depth foreskin restoration entry in my journal soon, so look out.

        I’ve been using the device going on two years, but I experimented with techniques before that, but I wasn’t very dedicated then. I use it every day. When I’m out and about, I usually just pin the hook of the inner cone to the side of my boxers, in order to give me a mild constant tug. I can wear it everywhere. When I have to pee, with a smooth motion I reach into my fly and pop it off. Since it is attached to my shorts, it just hangs there. I refasten it if no one is looking but if I can’t, I leave it hanging–no problem.

        When I’m home I use the strap and pretty strong tension.

        Comment by strangedivine — November 18, 2005 @ 3:54 am

      • I’m not sure how the cones work. It doesn’t seem that they’d adhere that strongly. I’ll have to read more about them.

        How has it gone for you? After two years have you gotten anywhere? Ugh – I wish I’d started when I was 17.

        Comment by ononehand — November 18, 2005 @ 3:57 am

      • The cones adhere very strongly. You see, the strap pulls outward on the inner cone, which presses the outer cone (from beneath a layer of skin. It rarely detaches without my direct intervention.

        It is going very well for me. My boyfriend, who is uncut, thought that I was as well until I told him otherwise. I’m going to post pictures in my entry.

        Comment by strangedivine — November 18, 2005 @ 4:03 am

      • Yea I’m still not sure if I get it. Maybe the pictures will help. Who is Ron Low?

        Comment by ononehand — November 18, 2005 @ 4:14 am

      • Ron Low is the TLC Tugger guy. I’ve run into him in communities before.

        Comment by strangedivine — November 18, 2005 @ 4:16 am

      • will he give away his stuff for free if I sleep with him?

        kidding….

        there is no way in hell I am going to splurge 150 on a damn cone. I still think I’m doing the tape.

        Comment by ononehand — November 18, 2005 @ 4:25 am

      • No, but I’ll make you one like mine if you sleep with me. :p

        Just buy the outer cone. It costs $8, though I paid less since I got it on EBay.

        Comment by strangedivine — November 18, 2005 @ 4:53 am

      • oh, man, that’s pretty cheap.

        And sure I’ll sleep with you if you’re ever in town.

        Does it give you a pound of pressure? That’s the ideal tug, I hear, and I don’t want to waste time on devices that offer less.

        Comment by ononehand — November 18, 2005 @ 4:58 am

      • Once you get the outer cone, you can make an inner cone as per my instructions, and the only other thing you’ll need is a strap.

        Here’s mine.

        I’m not sure how much pressure it provides. You can adjust it as you like, though. I can make the tension so high that it causes pain. So I think you’d be able to get as much tension with it as you could possibly want.

        Comment by strangedivine — November 18, 2005 @ 5:06 am

      • That makes sense. I wasn’t visualizing it properly before, I guess. I didn’t realize the tension is coming from the strap. What do you attach the strap to?

        It still seems a little cumbersome. How thick is the strap? I suppose it could be smaller than it looks. I’m not sure what holds the second cone down over the first – if the pressure is pulling the bottom cone up, what’s to keep the top cone from sliding up the strap? Is it just friction that holds it to your skin?
        I dunno, I’ll think about it…

        Comment by ononehand — November 18, 2005 @ 5:18 am

      • I attach the strap to my sock or wrap it around my waist and attach it to the rim of my underwear. The strap is not thick. It’s just a slightly modified old pair of men’s pants suspenders.

        The second cone adheres to the skin because it’s made from rubber. Friction is what makes it work.

        Comment by strangedivine — November 18, 2005 @ 5:22 am

      • and you said the under cone is aquarium sealent and plastic wrap?

        So when it’s wrapped around your waist, you basically have your dick up at a 45 degree angle running toward your side, right?

        Your system is looking more appealing, now, I guess. Except that I don’t know when I’d go running around looking for these things. I need something easy to get or I’d never end up doing it. I’m very motivated, in the sense that I really want things and keep coming back to them every now and then, but I lose focus SO easly I really need people to keep egging me on. If nobody bugs the shit out of me I’ll just keep resloving to do this every four months and wishing I’d started four months earlier and had a foreskin by now.

        Comment by ononehand — November 18, 2005 @ 5:36 am

      • Check out my last journal entry.

        Comment by strangedivine — November 18, 2005 @ 6:32 am

      • I’ve made sporadic efforts in the past few years, but only using the annoying and useless tape method. The only gain I got from that was irritation from adhesive and sticky spots on my skin :s

        Have you been using it every day for two years, or just more frequently lately?

        Comment by ukelijah — November 18, 2005 @ 4:03 am

      • I use the cones every day without exception. I skip the strap occasionaly, but that’s rare.

        Comment by strangedivine — November 18, 2005 @ 4:07 am

      • Do you ever have issues with motivation?

        Comment by ukelijah — November 18, 2005 @ 4:10 am

      • No, because I’ve become very unconscious of the whole process. I go for ages without thinking about it directly. Strapping on the device is like putting on pants. Going withought would be the weird thing.

        Comment by strangedivine — November 18, 2005 @ 4:14 am

      • I suspected as much – just a matter of adding it into daily routine. I tend to experience difficulty with modifying my routines, though. Le sigh!

        Comment by ukelijah — November 18, 2005 @ 4:17 am

  2. Wait, I’m confused. What’s going on? It was all going MacGyver well until the doctor part.

    Comment by beatniknight — November 17, 2005 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

    • I’m going to donate sperm.

      Comment by ononehand — November 17, 2005 @ 8:41 pm | Reply

      • Psh. You would.

        Comment by Anonymous — November 17, 2005 @ 9:50 pm

      • That last comment was me, by the way.

        Comment by beatniknight — November 17, 2005 @ 9:52 pm

    • MacGuyver was first idea as well, but then again I had no idea what Pizzuti would want with a selfmade cruise missile.

      Comment by esstmehrobst — November 18, 2005 @ 12:47 pm | Reply

  3. It would be embarrassing if anything were to fall in public.

    Comment by firemaplesong — November 17, 2005 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

    • I considered that. But I could always just say “oh, I guess it fell through my pocket.”

      Besides, I’ve pulled socks out of my jeans in public many times.

      Comment by ononehand — November 17, 2005 @ 6:20 pm | Reply

      • Hey, Matt- I forgot to get your phine number- if you’re not busy, that is.

        Comment by firemaplesong — November 21, 2005 @ 11:31 pm

  4. good luck with this. it sure sounds painful.

    Comment by bradfordneal — November 17, 2005 @ 6:11 pm | Reply

    • there shouldn’t be any pain or it’s an indication that you’re doing damage with too much force. When people gain weight their skin tissue permanently expands (which is why they have to get the skin cut off when they lose weight) – it shouldn’t hurt unless they’re gaining weight so fast (or so much) that the tissue expansion can’t keep up. This is the same concept.

      Comment by ononehand — November 17, 2005 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

  5. I didn’t think anyone would figure anything out from such few clues.

    Comment by ononehand — November 17, 2005 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  6. wait wait wait.
    you’re restoringyourforeskin?

    why?

    …maybe i wouldn’t understand.

    Comment by dreams_denied — November 17, 2005 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

    • woah, how did you actually figure that out. You must’ve known something about it already, right?

      Anyway, I’d really like to, and it’s for many reasons. I just realized how gross and wrinkly guys who are circumcized get as they get older because everything is so dry (I mean, imagine what would happen to the inside of your mouth if you cut off your lips and never let your mouth close). I don’t have that problem now, but I don’t want to be 35 and realize that I look like what I’m afraid of. Besides, I think uncut guys look more natural and more…pleasant. It’s like, even when you’re naked, you preserve at least a little bit of modesty. I just think the pros outweigh the cons and I don’t want to procrastinate since I know it takes a long time to do.

      Comment by ononehand — November 17, 2005 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

      • DO you want a restoration buddy dude???

        My ex boyfriend helped me, and now he is in the past Ive given up a bit…and as you’re starting out and Im re-starting, maybr a good idea??

        Light and Peace

        Ant

        Comment by diegoliger — November 17, 2005 @ 9:35 pm

      • lol ok. Do you live anywhere near here (Boulder, Co)? Or would this be a strictly online thing?

        Also, let me know how it went for you. How long did you do it for and how many coverage-index points did you get from it? What technique/device did you use?

        The one thing that discourages me more than anything here is the time frame. When a woman gets pregnant her waist doubles in circumference in 4 months during months 5-9, and her skin manages to stretch. But this process seems to take much longer to double length. I’m hoping there are tricks to it that can speed the process.

        Comment by ononehand — November 17, 2005 @ 9:47 pm

      • Itd have to be an online thing only dude…..

        Im using the film cannister method. I went from having absolutely no loose shaft skin whatsoever to having loose skin bunched up behind my glans in about 12 months.

        Ive also found that due to the tension Im getting longer too.

        I started out using T-tape but that didnt work for me so used manual stretching and then the film cannister…initially with no weights and then with weights. working really well at the moment but Im going to change fromweights to applying tension using bits from a pair of braces (or suspenders as they;re called inthe US (which in the Uk are used on socks!)

        If you want to chat Im on MSN as blue_haired_idiot@hotmail.com

        Try joining the Yahoo! group foreskin restoration group as well. There’s tons of resources on there and lots of useful photographs of progress and devices!

        Ant

        Comment by diegoliger — November 17, 2005 @ 11:16 pm

      • Well I’m glad you’ve made progress, but a YEAR is a long time. I might quit after a few months if I don’t see any changes. We will see.

        Comment by ononehand — November 18, 2005 @ 12:37 am

      • I got the most progress when I was doing it virtually 24/7…I then just did it during the day, so about 12 hours, every day. I made very very rapid progress.

        Its a slow progress mate. Some people have done it in under a year…others have taken several.

        Id go for restoring 74 days a week for as long as possible!!

        Comment by diegoliger — November 18, 2005 @ 1:04 am

      • how many hours a day did you wear it and how many days a year?

        Comment by ononehand — November 18, 2005 @ 12:41 am

      • you really need to stick at it..and if you dont see some initial progress dont let that put you off.

        DO you want to have a foreskin? Y/N
        Are you prepared to work for it? Y/N

        its not an instant thing. just keep reminding yourself that your getting back your birthright and that sex is going to be brilliant with a foreskin….

        Comment by diegoliger — November 18, 2005 @ 1:07 am

      • so, speaking of being more natural… do you trim?

        Comment by bradfordneal — November 17, 2005 @ 9:41 pm

      • that’s sort of unrelated… but yes. While I understand the biological function of protective skin, I don’t see the biological function of being sasquach.

        Comment by ononehand — November 17, 2005 @ 9:50 pm

  7. I hope you don’t mind that I friend you. Your journal is intriguing, as is your interest in the subject of restoration.

    Comment by ukelijah — November 18, 2005 @ 3:13 am | Reply

    • Go right ahead, thanks. I’ll add you back.

      By the way, where are you from? By the way you talk you seem to be from the UK but I can’t really tell where – I just know it’s not here.

      Comment by ononehand — November 18, 2005 @ 3:36 am | Reply

      • I have spent a nice portion of my life in the UK, however I currently call the “great” state of Indiana my temporary point of stopping. My current short-term plan finds me in Birmingham, England within a year and hopefully with permanence.

        Comment by ukelijah — November 18, 2005 @ 3:46 am

  8. Tell me, did you really know what I was talking about or was that just a random comment?

    Comment by ononehand — April 13, 2006 @ 3:46 am | Reply


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