The TLC Tugger is a tapeless foreskin restoration device invented by Ron Low. The device consists of a silicone 'tugger', retaining cone, and an elastic strap. The silicone tugger is placed against the glans. Skin from the penile shaft or inner skin is then rolled over the tugger. The retaining cone is then used to hold the skin in place. Finally, a strap is attached to the tugger and then tied around the knee in order to induce tension. This tension allows the inner or outer foreskin to grow. A newer version of the TLC Tugger has been created called the TLC Tugger X which includes weights that can be tied to straps to add extra tension allowing for faster growth of the foreskin.
In recent history men restored their foreskins by using manual 'tugging', t-tape, and other devices. There were also more advanced devices made of steel. However, none of the devices were tapeless. Ron Low invented the TLC Tugger, his first tapeless foreskin restoration device which he then marketed. Since 2003, about 9,000 TLC Tuggers have been sold.
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