Other Foreskin Restoration Resources
There is a great deal of information available about foreskin restoration. When I started this web site, it was one of two I knew of. Today there are dozens.
What follows is the most comprehensive list I've been able to assemble. If you are familiar with other resources that are not listed here, please let me know by sending e-mail to me.
Web-Based Personal Diaries
The following sites feature personal accounts of peoples' experiences with foreskin restoration. I strongly encourage you to visit these sites to learn more about how this has worked for others, and what their trials and tribulations have been in the process:
Other Resources Online
Restoration chat channel. On the EFnet IRC network, you'll find the #restore channel. A bot or two, and some regular users, normally are parked in the channel (if not, hang out awhile and you'll typically run across some chatty and helpful guys). I regularly participate in the channel. Use your own IRC client, or if you have one that's configured to support it, try clicking #restore and see if that works. (Details on using IRC links on the web can be found at http://www.mirc.co.uk/mirclink.html.) Make sure you are using EFnet IRC servers. (If you don't know what EFnet is, ask your ISP, or a friend experienced with IRC chat systems.)
Circumcision Information Resource Centre. This site, located in MontrČal, is available in French and English. The main page is http://www.infocirc.org/ (which is in French, just click the link near the top of the page to visit the English version of the site). A great deal of information is available here about a wide range of circumcision and restoration related issues.
The "original" foreskin restoration web resource. I have a lot of information here, but I strongly suggest you also visit the original web resource for restoration information. The site has information as well as pictures showing some of the other restoration techniques we don't cover here, so you can see what this all looks like. It's all at http://www.eskimo.com/~gburlin/restore/.
Foreskin restoration mailing list. There is not currently a newsgroup available for restoration, but the next best thing (a mailing list) is. An information sheet about it can be read by opening http://www.eskimo.com/~gburlin/restore/rest.html. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT MY MAILING LIST! I DO NOT HOST IT, SO DO NOT SEND QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LIST TO MY ATTENTION. THANKS!
Geoffrey Falk's Circumcision Information and Resource Pages (CIRP). Another web site with a variety of information about circumcision, as well as foreskin restoration. Located at http://www.cirp.org/CIRP/.
American Bodycrafters manufactures the P.U.D. (penis uncircumcising device), a combination weight and penis extension that you can use for restoration efforts. Their home page is at http://www.tfa2.com/abi. I've never used one, but I've heard many reports of great satisfaction with this device.
The book. If you're interested in foreskin restoration, or about circumcision and its history in general, the Bible for us is a book you may be interested in, entitled The Joy of Uncircumcising, Restore Your Birthright and Maximize Sexual Pleasure. It's written by Jim Bigelow, Ph.D., and is published by Hourglass Book Publishing, P. O. Box 171, Aptos, CA, 95001. Its ISBN (handy for ordering it from your local bookseller) is 0-9630482-1-X. If you click that link, you'll be swept off to the web site of Book Stacks Unlimited, an online bookstore where you can order a copy conveniently. You can also find it at many bookstores . This book covers a great deal of territory, including the history and methodology of the circumcision practice, and all the various popular methods of restoration. A real "must have" resource for anyone considering or undertaking foreskin restoration.
Finding other offline sources. There are other "offline" resources available, but I'll leave it to some of the web sites mentioned above for details. In particular, the restoration section of the CIRP site has some contact places to write for information on support groups and the like. In addition, the resource section in the back of the Joy book has a lot of information too (another reason to buy a copy).
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