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 email@example.com.
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
NORM-Phoenix - NORM of Phoenix,
Arizona. Detailed foreskin restoration site, including instructions for various
methods and devices.
Pacific Northwest NORM - NORM of Washington, currently holding virtual meetings.
NORM Wisconsin - NORM group in southern
Wisconsin, currently holding monthly meetings in Janesville.
- NORM of Minneapolis, MN meetup group. Discusses the subject of improving sex through
- 15 Square
- formerly known as NORM-UK, 15-Square is a charity in the United Kingdom
dedicated to providing health advice to those with intact foreskins, or
circumcision issues, or to parents or carers of either, with the goals of helping to prevent unnecessary circumcisions and assisting those who have been circumcised.
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 many homemade devices or do-it-yourself methods that have
been 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. [Note: advertising on this page may contain sexual content]
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. The author can be
followed on Twitter, and has a discussion
group on Facebook.
- 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.
The website WikiHow has an article,
translated into several languages, offering simple advice on how to get started
with foreskin restoration. Here are the various translations:
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]
My Restoration - blog showing
one restorer's use of a film cannister and tape as a DIY tugging device.
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.
Beyond Circumcision - blog with
a number of videos reviewing both DIY devices and commercially available ones, as well
as a journal of the author's restoration experience. More device videos are available
on his YouTube
Michael's Foreskin Restoration -
blog describing a man's restoration experience using the T-tape method and a "touch-up"
surgery to create a narrower foreskin opening. Includes details of his progress, how to use
T-tape, and the touch-up surgery, with photos of each.
My PVC Foreskin
Restoration Device - a restorer describes his DIY device made from a section of PVC pipe, similar to a film cannister or pill tube.
Information About the Foreskin
- A non-pornographic website with numerous clinical photographs of adult foreskin,
along with related information and links. [Original site is down as of June 2023; link goes
to an archived copy]
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 Twitter feed.
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 Twitter.
Genital Autonomy America - the former USA affiliate of
Genital Autonomy, previously known as NOCIRC (the National Organization of Circumcision
Information Resource Centers). Website includes much of the content previously hosted at NOCIRC's
site linked below. As of July 1, 2021, Genital Autonomy America has officially merged
with Intact America. The site's
Facebook page is still available to be viewed.
NOCIRC - The National Organization of Circumcision
Information Resource Centers - a former network of local organizations providing information
on intactivism, which eventually became Genital Autonomy America, and is now a part of Intact
America (see links above). The NOCIRC site still hosts all of the organization's publications and
newsletters from throughout its years, as well as information on previous international symposia
on circumcision, and affiliate organizations.
Genital Autonomy Legal Defense & Education Fund
(GALDEF) - organization supporting public outreach and legal action with regard to cases involving bodily integrity and genital autonomy. Their fund is dedicated to
providing assistance with the cost of currrent and future litigation surrounding
circumcision cases. Also maintains a
Facebook page, Twitter account,
and YouTube channel.
ARC - Attorneys for the Rights of the Child -
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. Also maintains a
Facebook page and
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. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
The Whole Network - activist
nonprofit organization dedicated to providing accurate information about circumcision and
proper intact care. Site has a library with a vast collection of links to informative
sites and other activist groups. Maintains a presence on
The Intact Network - another website with a
vast library of information on circucision, as well as links to intactivist websites,
blogs, and news articles. Includes links to Facebook pages and other community discussion
groups, as well as websites on care of the intact penis.
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:
Los Angeles Intactivists -
Activists in the greater Los Angeles, CA area
San Diego Intactivists -
Activists in the greater San Diego, CA area
Activism wherever circumcision may occur throughout the world
Circumcised Men Do Complain -
Group debunking an all-too-common myth that men who were circumcised are fine with it
Bloodstained Men & Their
Friends - group of anti-circumcision protestors named for costumes they wear with red
stains on the crotch of a white jumpsuit. Although such a sight may appear extreme, their
intent is to draw people's attention to the cause, possibly resulting in social media
discussions on the subject.
Circumcision Resource Center - A
non-profit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public
and professionals about the practice of circumcision, run by psychologist
and author Ronald Goldman, PhD. 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. Also
maintains a Facebook
page and Twitter
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.
포경수술 바로알기 연구회 : 네이버 카페 (Overview
of Circumcision) - Korean site with detailed information on circumcision and activism,
with a discussion forum and links to other resources.
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, a collection of links to news articles, a
Facebook page, and
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. Maintains a
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.
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.