The Human Foreskin

What Is The Foreskin?

The foreskin is not an optional extra for a man’s body, or an accident. It is an integral, functioning, important component of a man’s penis. An eye does not function properly without an eyelid – and nor does a penis without its foreskin.



Among other things, the foreskin provides:

  • Protection The foreskin fully covers the glans (head) of the flaccid penis, thereby protecting it from damage and harsh rubbing against abrasive agents (underwear, etc.) and maintaining its sensitivity
  • Sexual Sensitivity The foreskin provides direct sexual pleasure in its own right, as it contains the highest concentration of nerve endings on the penis
  • Lubrication The foreskin, with its unique mucous membrane, permanently lubricates the glans, thus improving sensitivity and aiding smoother intercourse
  • Skin-Gliding During Erection The foreskin facilitates the gliding movement of the skin of the penis up and down the penile shaft and over the glans during erection and sexual activity
  • Varied Sexual Sensation The foreskin facilitates direct stimulation of the glans during sexual activity by its interactive contact with the sensitive glans
  • Immunological Defense The foreskin helps clean and protect the glans via the secretion of anti-bacterial agents


What Foregen Is Trying To Give Back To You

The foreskin is at the heart of male sexuality. Foregen’s goal is to help increase sexual sensitivity by restoring the nerve-dense structures that are the foreskin, where up to 80% of the penis’ nerve endings reside.


The following is what our research also plans to restore:

Regenerating and reattaching the foreskin will also increase the sensitivity of the glans, given that it will be covered and protected by a mucous membrane and not exposed to external abrasion. Our procedure would cause dekeratinization, which will remove the layers of cells that had developed to protect the sensitive surface of the glans from outside stimuli, making it more sensitive to touch. Studies confirm the existence of this sensitivity and as a result our planned procedure would provide those benefits and restore it.

The foreskin’s bi-layer tissue - inner and outer foreskin - would also be restored, giving men a greater surface area of skin on their penis (with a large number of nerve endings), part or all of the frenulum, the mucosal lining of the inner foreskin, and thus more pleasure.  This would also serve to help men retain sensitivity as they age, as well as help older men regain sensitivity.

During sex the foreskin would provide a man with the feeling of all the nerve endings as well as a very sensitive glans that is only exposed to touch during sex. Secondly, the presence of a foreskin allows for the abundant skin present along the shaft to glide onto the glans, providing its own stimulation without the need for external lubrication.  The stretching and relaxing of the foreskin and frenulum as the skin of the penis is pushed forward and back during intercourse is also another source of pleasure that is provided by the foreskin. both of which are a major component of the pleasure and ejaculatory response in intact males. Finally, when a man is not sexually active, the foreskin will cover the glans again, protecting it and preserving its sensitive state.

Lastly, Foregen’s planned procedure would help to restore the natural look of the penis, keep the glans in its proper environment, and remove scarring that accompanies circumcision. Foregen’s procedure may also have a significant application for victims of botched circumcisions.


The Foreskin: Regaining Sensitivity, Pleasure, And Function 

Regenerating the foreskin has two main aims:

  • To reverse the harm done by circumcision
  • To bring back the sexual sensitivity, normal function, bodily completeness and psychological well-being of the healthy adult male that wishes to have his foreskin back, allowing the once-circumcised man to function normally in sexual intercourse (and in daily life) as nature intended

No human foreskin has ever been regenerated by medical science. At best, foreskin restoration therapies can stretch the normal shaft skin left after circumcision to mimic the effect of a foreskin (known as “restoring”) but this never replaces the unique properties and functions of the real foreskin with which every baby boy is born.

Foregen is dedicated to changing that. Foregen’s mission is to harness biomedical knowledge on dermal regrowth to the field of genital reconstruction for circumcised men, and to produce a therapy which will bring back the original tissue, function, and structure destroyed at circumcision. Only when true foreskin regeneration is possible can the harms done by circumcision be reversed – and the benefits of being intact regained.