Many women in the United States today have never seen an intact penis, and this is one factor that plays into the number of babies still being circumcised - it is the only thing people know. I want to share my story because it does not seem to be a point of view that comes up often.
My husband was circumcised 'high and tight' at birth and he is now restoring his foreskin. It's a frustratingly slow process. He has been restoring for about 2 years now, using the TLC Tugger and cross-taping mostly. He still looks circumcised—that is, if he is not using a tugging device or tape his glans is still not covered as it hopefully will be when he's done.
But the difference in his sexual function has been incredible. Where the skin used to be very tight, now it is all completely movable, and there is enough slack to pull over the glans even when he is erect! He has regained a lot of sensitivity because while he is tugging during the day, the glans is protected for many hours (losing the callusing and regaining this sensitivity). The texture of his penis is now softer, smoother, and looks healthier than before. When he has the protection of a full foreskin all the time it'll be even better.
Masturbation and intercourse also feel much better to him now because of the increased sensitivity and the difference that a gliding mechanism of slack skin makes. But one of the best parts is the difference it's already made for ME. It used to be that after sex I would always be sore. During sex I would feel discomfort and sometimes even pain, especially if it went on too long. I would get more and more dry the longer it lasted, and I would just want it to be over. I'm sure a lot of women know what I'm talking about. Don't get me wrong - sex has always felt good to me, but it was also accompanied by post-sex discomfort, sometimes even into the next day. And I never, ever was able to have an orgasm from intercourse alone. I thought I just wasn't able to.
Now I have intense orgasms through intercourse alone easily, and every single time! I never feel pain of any kind. It's truly amazing! And this is only with a partially restored foreskin, still not anywhere close to being intact. My husband has, just in recent months, started to notice a big difference in his level of sensitivity and enjoyment, but I experienced a huge difference much sooner. After a couple months of restoration I could feel the difference. It's obvious that it's the foreskin that makes the difference for me—I've been with the same man for many years, and nothing has changed except that he now has more slack skin, but it's like being with an entirely different (more exciting!) partner. Giving oral sex is so much easier and more fun for me now as well - he responds more to every touch, and the gliding skin is so much fun to play with!
Ladies: that moving skin is there for a reason—to make sex easy and pleasurable for both partners. I just want to make sure that other women know how much better it is, not just for men, but for their female partners as well!
Circumcised men: know that any amount of foreskin restoration you do may honestly feel like a huge hassle, and progress may be slower than you want it to go. But my husband and I both agree that it has been well worth it. It will improve your sex life dramatically.
New parents-to-be: you are giving your son an unmeasurable gift when he remains intact and fully functional. It is something that will positively impact him for the rest of his life, well into adulthood, and when he is a man, he and his future partner will thank you for it!
Foreskin Restoration (Saving Our Sons)
Beginner's Guide to Foreskin Restoration (Restoring Tally)
NORM.org (National Organization of Restoring Men)
Foreskin Restoration (CIRP)
Foreskin Restoration (Circumstitions)
Sex As Nature Intended It (Kindle book)
The Joy of Uncircumcising (Book)
Painful Sex: How 8 Months of Foreskin Restoration Makes it Better!
Tugging Foreskin: A Painful Sex Turn-Around
CIRCUMserum: Renewal Ointment for Circumcised Men
Partners of Restoring Men [Private Facebook group exclusively for women with male partners who are restoring, have restored, or may choose to restore in the future. To join, submit a group request and PM the Saving Our Sons FB page in response to these items: 1) What is your experience with restoration? and/or 2) In what ways has male circumcision impacted you as a woman?]
Women Affected by Male Circumcision (Facebook page)
Male Circumcision & Women's Sexual Health (Resource page)
To share your story of foreskin restoration, or how circumcision has impacted you, write to SavingSons@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at Saving Our Sons.