Important Health and Safety Information
PLEASE NOTE: It is crucial that you read and understand the following prior to beginning any process of non-surgical foreskin restoration. If you have any questions or concerns, consult a qualified health care professional.
The material on this page is provided for your information only. It is not, nor should it be construed as, medical advice. Use the information at your own risk. No warranties, expressed or implied, are offered.
Who Should Not Restore
Some people have medical conditions that make non-surgical foreskin restoration by conventional means dangerous. These medical conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Persons who are prone to bleeding or who have any problems related blood circulation;
- Persons with diabetes
- Persons with hypoglycemia
- Persons with peyronies
- Persons who are "keloid formers"
- Those whose immune systems are diminished or are otherwise prone to chronic infections of any type
- Those who have allergic reactions to adhesive chemicals in tape products
If any of these apply to you, you should not begin restoration without a doctor's specific approval, recommendation, and supervision!
In addition, certain types of medications, especially those that affect the circulatory system (i.e., blood flow), may increase the risk for problems with restoration. If you are on a prescription medication for circulatory or heart conditions, you should not begin restoration without a doctor's specific approval, recommendation, and supervision!
If you are in good health, have no known circulatory or other health problems, are not prone to contracting infections, and have no known allergies, you can probably proceed safely. You are still strongly encouraged to visit your doctor.
Not all general practice (or other) physicians are familiar with non-surgical restoration techniques; many are not even aware that it's possible. If your regular physician is unable to assist you, see your urologist, or ask for a referral to one, or another appropriate specialist. Some doctors are, in fact, quite well informed about restoration, and have access to information and resources to help you. If you are in doubt for any reason, search for and locate an informed and understanding physician who can help ensure your safety and productivity with your restoration program.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The methods used in non-surgical foreskin restoration often lead to "microcracking" of the penile skin. In those men who have microcracked skin, unprotected oral, anal, or vaginal sex might increase the possibility of transmitting or acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including AIDS, beyond the incidence found in unprotected sex with uncompromised skin. Please exercise safer sex techniques, regardless of your sexual orientation or sexual behaviors, especially when undertaking non-surgical foreskin restoration.
Over-Aggressive Efforts and Skin Damage
I continue to receive e-mail from men who have experienced torn skin, bleeding and other injuries from being far too aggressive about the amount of tension used in restoration.
I understand the desire to get rapid results, but using too much tension or weight during restoration will only cause injury, and those injuries may result in permanent scarring. If it hurts, or if there is any evidence of skin damage, however minor, stop immediately and do not continue restoration until you have healed completely and know the cause of the injury!
Other Important Considerations
Some other considerations for your health when restoring:
- Circulation. Always be very, very careful about cutting-off circulation! Tape is a part of most restoration methods, and applying it too tightly can cut-off circulation. USE YOUR HEAD! If the skin feels cold to the touch or if it's discolored after you've taped-up, it is too tight and you should remove it immediately!
- Skin sensitivity. Allergic reactions to medical tape (mentioned previously) is your primary sensitivity concern, but other materials used in some restoration methods, such as weights, may also cause skin reactions. For example, don't use lead weights against your skin unless they've been dipped in a latex coating compound. If you're allergic to latex, then don't use even latex-coated weights. Again, USE YOUR HEAD! If you know you're sensitive to something, don't use it! If you don't know if you are, then always monitor things very carefully for skin rashes or other indications, and don't wear a restoration device for more than a short time until you're certain!
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