Frequently asked questions
FAQ: Is foreskin restoration really mentioned in ancient
A: Yes. For
example when Paul says in 1 Corinthians 7:18:
"Is any man called being circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised."
He is saying that the state of your genitals has nothing to
do with salvation; that circ means nothing, so don't fixate on your genitals for spiritual
reasons. If you were cut when you found Christ, don't worry that you should become uncut. UN-cut?
These words give a glimpse into ancient culture. It is possible - even without a Your-Skin Cone - for a
circumcised man to retain his skin over the glans by simply
pulling it forward and tying a loop of twine around the tip of
the skin tube. Spacers could have been fashioned from clay to
add weight and tension.
There can be no doubt that foreskin restoration was quite
common. Many ancient writings refer to "epispasm"
which naive translators sometimes describe as some sort of
mysterious painful surgery, but which was obviously just rolling
the skin forward and keeping it that way - as with a Your-Skin
Cone or TLC Packer.
In Maccabees, the Hebrews are chided about an ancient
practice by Jews who were in Greek-controlled territory - 1
"Let him not pull over the foreskin" (that is, roll the
skin over the glans as with the Your-Skin Cone).
That section is about Jews who were thought to have disgraced their faith by restoring to pass in Greek
culture. The public Gymnasium was a place where men gathered nude.
They exercised and also conducted important business and social networking.
Jews could not appear there with their glans exposed because it was thought to be comically
vulgar. Even parents would use twine to hold a boy's foreskin forward
from an early age, so that many grew to be adult Jews who could pass for
It is now thought that the story of Abraham existed for
hundreds of years (from the J authors) without circumcision in
it. Circumcision was added to the covenant by the P
authors. It is also known that the modern extreme version
of circumcision was introduced by the priestly class when - as
described in the book of Maccabees - men would pull the
remaining foreskin over the glans to look and feel intact.
The priestly class found that threatening and ordered that
circumcision remove more of the foreskin. Before that
time, only the ring of skin already forward of the tip of an
infant's glans was cut off. Since that time, the infant
foreskin is torn from the glans and peeled back so that at least
half of all the penile skin can be amputated.
(source: Marked in Your Flesh, by Leonard Glick)