View Full Version : Am I doing it right / Getting to grips
November 15th, 2011, 12:16
Hey guys. I've had my TLC-X for about a week, I'm still getting to grips trying to find the right tension for throughout the day. I've found it difficult at work to keep a constant tension using the leg strap. If I go to the toilet the strap can become loose etc, so might have a look at using the band / spring supplied.
Anyway, I wanted to get some information / advice before I go on really, just to make sure it's all ok and that I'm using the device properly / the right skin is being stretched.
Firstly I've noticed a little bit of loose skin here:
But not much elsewhere, but very, very early days.
So getting the tlcx on, I have to push the glans down towards my body to make sure I can get as much skin as possible forward and over the tip of the device. Whilst doing this, I push as much skin over as possible, the when there's decent coverage on the device, I stretch more skin up as I comfortably can towards the tip, I do this using my fingertips with the hand still available.
So the device is now on and from a beginners point of view, I'm pretty happy with the amount of free skin that can cover the device. The only thing is, I've noticed the scrotal skin is obviously bought towards the TLC-x:
Is this in anyway cheating by getting more skin up to the tip of the device? IE Am I deceiving myself by thinking I've got more skin than I thought? I just don't want to be a month or so down the line with a false sense of confidence.
I'm still getting like burning sensations if I've got the tension on too hard using the strap, but is the skin still being stretched sufficiently just on it's own in order to grow?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Take care guys.
November 15th, 2011, 14:02
I just got my TLC-X a couple of days ago and experienced the same experience. Try wearing it with and without the strap until you figure out the inner tension needed. As you, I've tried to get as much skin onto the inner cone. It works much better if you worry less about this and concentrate more on getting your skin around the inner cone evenly. By applying a little pressure on the outer cone just a little once it's on, the skin will even out giving you a uniform grip.
The last thing you don't want to do is hurting yourself and then have to stop restoring temporarly until something mends. That would be a total waste of time and a set back to your restoring plan.
Pls excuse me if this message is in double. I'm a newbie to the site and I may have sent it twice. Good luck and keep on tugging
November 17th, 2011, 13:57
It does take time to become familiar with any technique. As far as I can tell, you are doing fine, although gently squeezing the outer cone on the ventral side would relieve some of the skin folds which are apparent on the picture. Those folds do pinch the skin and cause pain, an important factor to tell you to remove the cone and reapply. It is important to stop as soon as you fell pain. You do not need high tension at first. Any tension will induce mitosis, and as your body becomes accustomed to the device, you will be able to increase the tension. This is a very slow process, and everyone is tempted to start with higher tension than is advisable. At the beginning, I could not wear my TLC for long periods, without it getting uncomfortable. But after two or three weeks, I could keep it for two or three hours, and soon, it felt sufficiently comfortable until the next bathroom call. You are doing fine, take it slowly, but remove the device as soon as it causes pain.
November 18th, 2011, 09:55
Hi guys. Many thanks for the replies. I've taken on board the suggestions with removing any creases / folds in the skin and even the last two days, I've noticed a difference in how much longer I've been able to use the device without any sort of pain or discomfort. It's just the typical male thing to do isn't it, just go in and try the maximum settings straight away.
Another question is, after wearing the TLC-X for 10 hours, would you benefit from just wearing the Your Skincone at night? We went to do some shopping last night and I found that even though with lots of walking it stayed on really well. Even during sleeping, tried it last night and it stayed on all night, where as with the TLC X, I've been waking up and it's been hurting to the point I've had to take it off. Do you think it would still encourage skin growth?
Thanks again for the replies.
All the best.
November 18th, 2011, 13:18
Some important advice: don't hurt yourself. If a device is causing you pain, remove it or reduce the tension.
Using a device at night can be problematic, because you'll get erections at night which will put much more tension on the skin. Leave it off and you'll rest more easily. 10 hours is more than enough to get the skin growing, so just go ahead and use the cone to retain after that if you want.
November 18th, 2011, 22:08
I've opted for the moment to using a TLC zero packer and a my cone to bed. I'm a little scared about using a TLC-X or even a TLC to bed. The packer is relatively comfortable with a my cone and after 5 minutes or so, you don't even realize you have it on. And when you do get that nocturnal erection like all men do, it just falls off without disturbing your sleep.
November 21st, 2012, 15:40
I'm brand new to restoring. I emailed Ron to ask where I could find videos of beginners using the TLC-X. Didn't find the vids but your pics were the perfect instructional guides! I had the same questions about scrotum skin in the soft cone you did. Hopefully, putting on the cone will get easier with practice. Thanks for posting. Very helpful!!
ForeskinnedFinally in NYC
November 21st, 2012, 17:09
This can actually be a mini tutorial for many of us,
November 22nd, 2012, 00:57
I could find videos of beginners using the TLC-X. Didn't find the vids
Here's a beginner applying the strapped Tugger: http://foreskin-restoration.net/forum/showthread.php?t=50
November 22nd, 2012, 09:20
Bumping this to know the topic to come back to it later.
November 24th, 2012, 01:14
As you've read in an earlier thread, I'm brand new to restoration. This is only my third day. Each day I'm able to get more skin around the push cone and there's no discomfort.
However I have a gap between my skin and the silicone cone. There's not a snug fit. Is this because I don't have enough skin yet for a proper fit? Are the bands and springs that come in the baggie for later, after I've been restoring for a while? I don't see Ron using these items in the demos.
Your help will be appreciated....
November 24th, 2012, 17:42
Thanks for your post about even skin distribution rather than amount of skin in the cone during application. Much easier for me to put on my TLCX.
November 24th, 2012, 20:10
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December 3rd, 2012, 06:43
Glad this could be of use to someone. My final aim (other than full restoration) was to give others hope and a full diary to show that it is possible.
Just seeing these pictures from a year ago, compared to putting the TLC-X on now, the difference fairly substantial with how easy it is to put on now and how much I've progressed. Persevere and you will succeed.
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