Links to Recommended Web Sites
Our policy is to provide links to informative, factually correct non-commercial web
sites whose content focuses on foreskin restoration and/or circumcision. We do not
provide links to any profit-oriented web sites. Suggestions for links should be
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our links are divided into the following categories:
Other Foreskin Restoration sites
Information About the Foreskin
Information About Circumcision and Activism
The National Organization of Restoring Men -
The home page of our parent organization. More information
about foreskin restoration is available here. NORM has chapters throughout
the United States and abroad. A list of locations is available from the above
link, and new ones are being added as they are formed. Several have their own
websites or message boards:
NORM-Phoenix - NORM of Phoenix,
Arizona. Detailed foreskin restoration site, including instructions for various
methods and devices.
NORM Wisconsin - NORM group in southern
Wisconsin, currently holding monthly meetings in Janesville.
- NORM group in southern Louisiana
NORM of Memphis, Tennessee.
- NORM of Nashville, Tennessee.
- NORM of Minneapolis, MN meetup group. Discusses the subject of improving sex through
NC_Norm - NORM of North Carolina
Austin Norm -
NORM of Austin, Texas.
NORM of Dallas, Texas.
NORM of New York City (also on Facebook).
NORM Kansas City
Metro - NORM of the Kansas City, Missouri metro area.
- NORM-UK (aka 15 Square)
- NORM of the United Kingdom (also on
- NORM-South Africa
- National Organization of Restoring Men, South Africa
Follow NORM on Twitter, at
@restoringmen, for meeting
announcements, as well as occasional news about foreskin restoration and
other related topics.
Other Foreskin Restoration sites
For a list of interactive sites where you can discuss foreskin restoration with
others, see our Message Boards page.
NORM - Restoration Devices
- list of foreskin restoration techniques and devices.
Foreskin Restoration: A resource for techniques,
advice, and information - visual guide to a method of using T-tape strips and cross
taping. Includes a section where restorers may post about their experiences.
Dave's Restoration Files - More information on homemade restoration devices,
manual techniques, tape, o-rings, etc.
[site is down as of May 2010; link goes to archived copy]
Manual Methods of Foreskin
Restoration - instructions on techniques of tugging the skin by hand, without the
aid of any tape or device.
Foreskin Restoration Methods and Devices - another good starting point for how to use
various techniques including cross-taping, manual methods (including variations of those
at the previous link), t-tape, and t-tape strips. Includes illustrations or photos of the
Reddit - methods -
foreskin_restoration - One of the more up-to-date collection of links to various
methods and devices, including homemade devices and do-it-yourself methods posted to
the site's message board in the past.
The-Penis.com: Foreskin restoration
- good summary of what foreskin restoration is, and how to do it using various methods, plus
answers to questions frequently asked by beginners, and one man's experience with restoring.
Contains photos showing various stages of his progress, as well as demonstrations of how to
use weights and the t-tape method.
Restaurándome - un blog sobre
la restauración del prepucio - blog with information in Spanish about
foreskin restoration. Includes instructions on various methods and devices, as well as intactivism. Can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.
- German translations of online articles about foreskin restoration.
French-language site discussing circumcision and foreskin restoration, with
instructions on how to use the T-tape method.
Nouvelle peau : Restauration du
prépuce - Another French site about foreskin restoration, including
the author's personal experience restoring, with a journal and photos of
his progress. Includes descriptions and photos of several techniques,
including tape methods, o-rings, and tapeless devices available for purchase
online. There is also information on the treatment of phimosis due to a
tight foreskin, aimed at preventing any unnecessary circumcisions that might
otherwise be recommended as the solution.
крайней плоти - Russian article on foreskin restoration, from a urology
website, presented as a list of frequently asked questions on the subject.
Non-surgical restoration is explained in detail, with a brief mention
of surgical restoration (no English version is available).
Foreskin Restoration Information -
links to devices available, as well as books and videos on the subject of foreskin
restoration and circumcision.
The following sites contain personal accounts of men who have restored or are
restoring their foreskins. Note that many others have documented their efforts
on various forums devoted to the subject, linked at our
Message Boards page.
Page - Archived copy of an early foreskin restoration website maintained by Gary
Burlingame, who ran an email list for the exchange of information on restoring.
QBMan's Pro-Foreskin Site - An
online restoration journal showing a man's progress using t-tape, with pictures.
Also includes instructions on creating a weight for the t-tape, as well as a page
on the anatomy of the foreskin. [Original site is down as of July 2009; link goes
to an archived copy]
Restoration blog - Online journal spanning 15 months of a restorer's progress.
[Archived copy from 2008; some progress photos are missing]
Blog Velanidi - blog of a man's
progress using a DTR and other methods, along with numerous other topics related to
foreskin restoration and circumcision issues. [all posts are accessible via links at
the right side of the page, archived by month and by category]
Foreskin Restoration Diary -
blog with photos of one man's progress. Photos on the second page show
the use of an cone designed to be held in place with an o-ring.
Lizard Dick: Taming the beast
through foreskin restoration - a somewhat humorous blog following a man's
experience with foreskin restoration using a TLC Tugger.
Foreskin Restoration Diary:
Growing a new prepuce one day at a time - blog describing one man's efforts, with
progress photos demonstrating the multiple o-rings technique.
Restoring Tally: One man's journey through life
- blog written by a man restoring his foreskin and keeping up to date with activist concerns
regarding infant circumcision.
Circonsystem - blog written in French
by a man restoring his foreskin using the T-tape method.
Information About the Foreskin
Foreskin - A non-pornographic website with
numerous clinical photographs of adult foreskin, along with related information
Anatomy and Functions of the Male Foreskin
- description of the foreskin and its function during sexual activity, with photos showing
the anatomy of the foreskin and illustrating its retractability.
Specialized mucosa of the penis and its loss to circumcision -
medical research article on the biology and anatomical details of the
NOCIRC Publications - downloadable
pamphlets (available in HTML or PDF formats), some of which describe the proper
care for the foreskin. Useful for new parents or caregivers unfamiliar with the
intact male anatomy (from the National Organization of Circumcision Information
Foreskin Coverage Index -
page describing variations in coverage of the penis by different amounts of foreskin,
with a series of photos showing several levels of coverage that are possible. Many
restorers have used these pictures as a reference for describing their progress.
Information About Circumcision and Activism
In addition to being informative, some of
the following links are to sites dealing with activism to end
infant circumcision (informally known as "intactivism"). Although
NORM's purpose is to provide support to those restoring their
foreskins, many of us have expressed interest in looking forward
to a day when our organization is no longer needed.
Circumcision Information and Resource Pages
- provides information about all aspects of circumcision, including a reference
library with technical material, medical and historical articles, and statistics.
Also features informational pages with discussions on the rights of the child,
religious issues, and other related issues, as well as links to other resources.
Intact America - organization dedicated to
ending the practice of unnecessary male circumcision in the United States. The
organization has been active in voicing concerns against circumcision to medical
organizations such as the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of
Pediatrics, and has organized petitions to both groups to reconsider any efforts to
promote circumcision. They also maintain a
and can be followed on Twitter.
Genital Autonomy | It's a personal choice -
advocacy organization headquartered in England, working with groups around the world seeking
an end to non-therapeutic genital surgery on children and promoting the human rights of
the child. Can be followed on Facebook
Genital Autonomy America - the USA affiliate of
Genital Autonomy, previously known as NOCIRC, the National Organization of Circumcision
Information Resource Centers. Also maintains a
Facebook page. Website includes much of the content previously hosted at NOCIRC's
site linked below.
NOCIRC - The National Organization of Circumcision
Information Resource Centers - Currently known as Genital Autonomy America, the NOCIRC
site still hosts all of the organizations publications and newsletters throughout its years,
information on previous international symposia on circumcision, and affiliate organizations.
Genital Integrity Awareness Week -
Event website for an annual demonstration in Washington D.C., held to raise public awareness
of the right to genital integrity and to call for extending the legal protection against genital
mutilation to boys and intersex minors.
ARC - Attorneys for the Rights of the Child -
An international network of attorneys and supporters addressing the multi-faceted
issue of genital mutilation of children, particularly the practice of male circumcision.
ARC is a non-profit organization founded to secure equal protection for, and broaden
judicial and public recognition of, children’s legal and human rights to bodily
integrity and self-determination.
Your Whole Baby - non-profit organization's
site with an extensive library of information for expectant parents, activists, healthcare
providers, etc., with a large collection of links to articles, essays, books, videos, legal
resources, activist resources, and general information regarding the foreskin and
circumcision. Includes a network of state chapters, each with its own Facebook page and
discussion group (California's page
and its discussion group
require membership for access).
The Whole Network - activist
site with links to Facebook pages for groups across the USA (including
California) and elsewhere
dedicated to preventing circumcision in their communities. Also has
discussion forums as well as a vast collection of links to informative
sites and other activist groups.
The Intact Network - another
site with a collection of Facebook pages, as well as links to various
intactivist websites, blogs, and articles. Includes Facebook pages and
discussion groups for each state in USA, including
group requires membership).
Saving Our Sons - volunteers and educators striving to
empower parents and make life better for babies (and the children and men they become), through
intactivism and efforts to provide parents with information on the subject. Also has a
Other Facebook pages for online groups:
Circumcision Resource Center - A
non-profit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public
and professionals about the practice of circumcision. The Center is a valuable
source of circumcision information for parents and children's advocates,
childbirth educators and allied professionals, medical, physicians, and all others
who wish to learn more.
Droit au Corps - French website
discussing circumcision from an ethical perspective (the title refers to the
rights of a person to his or her own body). Includes news, information on
activist events, and information about problems caused by circumcision. Also
has a YouTube channel.
Circumcision 911!! (???? 119!!) - website with
information on circumcision in South Korea. The site is available in both Korean and
Intact Denmark – Forening mod børneomskæring -
Danish site whose name translates to "Association Against Child Circumcision." Discusses
intactivism in general as well as the circumcision debate in Denmark. The site is mostly in
Danish, but a few videos are in English.
مركز معلومات إنهاء الختان الروتيني للأطفال الذكو - an
Arabic blog whose title roughly translates to "Center for Information to End
Routine Circumcision of Boys." Contains information about the penis and foreskin, as
well as a detailed discussion critical of circumcision.
Catholics Against Circumcision -
Site explaining Catholic viewpoints on circumcision, for the purpose of educating those
unaware of Christian teaching and perspective on the matter.
Little Images - Protecting His Children - Christian organization committed
to treating children with dignity and love, rejecting circumcision as a form of abuse toward
those created in God's image. Includes blog entries written by parents and links to a collection
of news articles.
The Many Jews Who Oppose Circumcision - list of links for those among
the Jewish community questioning or opposed to circumcision as a religious
rite. Hosted by The Whole Network.
NOHARMM - The National Organization to Halt
the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males, a non-profit, educational and
direct-action men's network organized against circumcision of healthy male infants
Circumcision Videos - documentaries
and other commentary showing a critical view of circumcision.
Global Survey of Circumcision Harm -
Site containing the published results of a 2011-2012 survey described as "a
grassroots, all-volunteer effort to provide an online self-report and documentation
method for any male who considered himself harmed by childhood genital cutting
imposed on him without his informed consent." The survey was conducted by NORM
co-founder Tim Hammond, and later published in the
International Journal of
Circumcision - An organization of physicians and others who recognize
that no one has the right to forcibly remove sexual body parts from another
individual, and that doctors should have no role in this painful, unnecessary
procedure inflicted on the newborn.
Not Circumcised? Lucky Stiff! - a collection
of articles critical of circumcision, along with a page full of ideas for activism.
This site has printable handouts, index cards, and bumper stickers useful for
spreading its message.
In Memory of the Sexually Mutilated
Child - Possibly the most powerful source of information about the damage caused
by circumcision available on the internet. Be forewarned that there are some
extremely graphic and disturbing images at this site.
The Intactivism Pages - From New Zealand,
an excellent site concerning the work of abolishing involuntary genital modification.
Included are news articles, photographs, and other illustrations covering a range of
issues related to the damage caused by circumcision.
Mothers Against Circumcision - A
non-profit organization for parents opposed to circumcision.