As I have grown older, especially as I entered my fifth decade, I began to notice a growing lack of sensitivity in my penis. It has become harder and harder to orgasm. Sometimes the frustration over this has made me lose interest in sex altogether for periods of time.
My wife understands that this has nothing to do with her, as it is a physiological problem of mine. As a man ages, it is quite common for testosterone levels to diminish, which result in not only sexual matters, but other areas of the body as well. A blood test ruled out the low T in my case, so I know that isn't the problem.
Then I started doing the research about the long-term effects of circumcision. The penis has the foreskin built on to it for several reasons, most of which I'll get into later on. My lack of penile sensitivity results from the glans being bare all my life and subject to the wear and tear of clothing. In an intact man, the foreskin protects the glans from this abrasion. The glans is; after all, an internal organ, much the same as the clitoris is.
When a circumcised man's glans is exposed constantly, the body reacts to protect this delicate organ. The body creates a thickened layer of skin on the glans to protect the delicate nerve endings. Keratinization. So the sensitivity that should be there is lost, and worsens with age.
When foreskin restoration and retention of the foreskin over the glans is practiced on a daily basis, eventually this keratinized layer will slough off, revealing a smooth and extremely tender glans. Like it should be. With the foreskin covering the glans constantly, it will become moist from secretions in the foreskin itself.
Think of the clitoris sheltered in it's foreskin hood, soft, delicate, chock full of nerve endings and moist. There you have the natural penis glans, whether uncut or foreskin restored.
There are a number of devices and manual methods to tension what foreskin a man starts out with, on the road to restoration. It is a long slow process, which requires dedication. Skin cannot be forced to lengthen and grow, but it can be persuaded.
My plan involves the use of a tensioning device, and manual tugging as well. I also retain the foreskin over my glans when not tugging or tensioning. This 'retention' keeps the glans covered and no longer abrading inside my Fruit of the Looms.
As I continue to write this blog, I'll share pictures and go into the details of how this really works. My progress, my goals, etc.