2011 - Ron Low and family featured in season 2 premiere of
Strange Sex on The Learning Channel
Foreskin restoration and intactivism literally get their 15 minutes of
2011 - Heeb Magazine covers proposed San Francisco
circumcision ban - cites TLC Tugger
Tugging is referred to in the article as "restoring to
factory settings" which unfortunately is a
2010 - Houston Press covers the TLC Tugger Foreskin-Friendly
Song, Poetry, and Video Contest
They show a TLC logo T-shirt and point out that it's never
too late to think about next year's contest. Marilyn Milos
posts a rebuttal.
2010 - CafeMom's The Stir calls the TLC Tugger one of 5 Odd
Inventions for Better Sex
Unfortunately the image they show is from the patent
application of the Tug-Ahoy, a competing
2009 - Foreskin Restoration features prominently in nationwide
Jay Thomas Home Grown Song Contest
Jay Thomas, host of a daily program on Sirius
/ XM Radio Stars Too, interviews
Ron Low about circumcision and foreskin restoration.
Then a few days later, Jay plays Ron's entry Grow
it back Again for his Home Grown Song Contest. The
song is not voted the winner, but thousands are forced to
confront the brutality and harm of male infant genital
mutilation in the song's lyrics.
2009 - Foreskin Restoration featured in COVER STORY of the New
York Observer, including a picture of the TLC-X device on the
"With fewer circumcisions being performed, and a cadre of New York men hell-bent on restoring their own foreskins, you may be surprised what you unwrap on your next date, ladies!"
See link for full article (2200 words). TLC Tugger and Ron Low are mentioned, along with Intact America, Jim Bigelow, Georganne Chapin, Dean Pisani, and the 30th anniversary march on Washington DC.
October 2008 -
TLC Tugger cited in DETAILS Magazine article - Gimme Some Skin
See page 127 of the NOVEMBER issue which hit news stands
September 30, 2008. Author Elisa Ludwig probes all sides
of the circumcision debate and discovers Foreskin
Restoration. She interviews men using the TLC Tugger and
TLC-X to get back a measure of what was taken from them. Surgical
reconstruction is mentioned, but rightfully relegated to a
mere curiosity. For the overwhelming majority of
circumcision victims, non-surgical
tissue expansion is the best way forward.
August 2008 - TLC-X Tugger
demonstrated on the Howard Stern Show
TLC Tugger founder Ron Low participates in the Prettiest
Penis Contest for the on-air bachelor party of Star Trek's
George Takei. George will finally marry his long time
partner Brad Altman now that California's Supreme Court has
ruled in favor of equal marriage rights. Congratulations
George and Brad. The Stern gang was still a little puzzled
about foreskin restoration when the time allotted for their
contest had lapsed, but staffer Artie Lange and guest George
Takei did both request foreskin restoration cones.
2007 - TLC Tugger cited in TIME interview on Foreskin Restoration
In The Great Uncircumcision Debate
Time Magazine reporter JENINNE LEE-ST. JOHN gets to the bottom
of the foreskin restoration issue. To quote Ron Low in the
article: "Foreskin feels really good."
2007 - TLC Tugger presents Foreskin Restoration Speech to
Ron Low was delighted to be on the agenda
32, the 32nd annual Chicago Regional gathering of American
Mensa. Ron spoke for an hour with a lighthearted but
slide show entitled Foreskin Restoration for Fun and
Profit. (YouTube video coming soon).
2007 - TLC Tugger cited in
COVER STORY of Houston Press article on foreskin restoration
TLC Tugger users and Ron Low are quoted in a 4-page
story on foreskin restoration in Houston's premier culture
weekly, The Houston Press. Link to the article with a tiny
or read it from the TLC
Archives if it's no longer on the paper's web site.
2007 - TLC Tugger cited in Chicago Tribune article on
circumcision and foreskin restoration
piece covering both sides of the issue, with an admonishment
for parents to think long and hard before taking their son's
right to decide, plus the good news for men - that restoration
is available. (It ran in several Tribune company
papers, but read
it from the TLC archives if the above Tribune link has
December 2006 - TLC Tugger
launches 1st pro-intact audio podcast series: Circumspect
For episode 1,
Ron Low and his father discuss how on earth Ron fell victim to
amputation of normal healthy tissue in 20th century
Subscribe to the whole Circumspect series through iTunes.com.
Just search the iTunes store for "circumcision" or
"foreskin" and then sort the result by price.
The FREE podasts will pop top the top.
August 2006 -
Toronto Life Magazine Covers Restoration
TLC Tugger is cited in this mainstream publication on the
first page of an in-depth 5-page look at restorers.
January 2006 - TLC Tugger cited in BBC3 documentary - Circumcise Me?
The BBC3 documentary series Mischief
covers a variety of topics in a fun and irreverent
Me? is the title of their investigation into the merits
of intactness. The "programme" premiered on the digital channel BBC Three
(available on Sky, Cable and Freeview) on Thursday, January
5th at 10:30pm. Watch for other showings.
January 2006 - TLC Tugger
granted US Trademarks for Your-Skin® and TLC Tugger®
Official trademark registrations 3049638 and 3049639
grant exclusive use of these marks for "penile enhancement devices that
stretch and restrain the skin over the glans to facilitate elongation and restoration of penile foreskin."
November 2005 - TLC Tugger cited in new book - Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong
Editor Russ Kick's newest defuse-the-illusion volume
includes a chapter on circumcision and restoration written
by Diane Petryk-Bloom. See page 283 or 290
for TLC's 15 minutes of fame.
2005 - TLC Tugger and Your-Skin Cone cited in The Guardian UK
Very clear and human-focused article "Sore
Point" about circumcision, foreskin
restoration, and the good works of NORM-UK in England.
Read it from the TLC archives, or do a
Google on "Guardian UK circumcision" to see if you can still find it
2004 - Wired.com covers Foreskin Restoration
Very well footnoted article brings the intactness gospel to a
very wide audience. Read it from the TLC archives, or do a
Google on "Wired foreskin" to see if you can still find it
- October - December 2003 - RADIO
ADS! For the TLC Tugger®
We believe this is the first time in history foreskin restoration
products have been advertised on the radio. See
and hear the
ads in mp3 format. We bought two weeks on the
"Private Lives" sex-talk program (weeknights) and Howard
Stern's local station breaks (mornings) on WCKG 105.9
FM in Chicago. We also sponsored Q101's Sex-Talk web page for a
month. Recommend a
station for us to try advertising on.
- September 2003 - Your-Skin® Restoration
Cone patent filed
Our simple affordable tapeless device for retaining your own skin over your
glans 24/7. Filing date 9/22/03, Appl No 60/503,815,
covering Your-Skin Cone, Conical Spacer, Cylindrical Spacers, and
molding fixtures. Title: Tapeless device for retaining the foreskin of
a circumcised penis over the glans.
- June 2003 - TLCTugger.com goes online
With the help of the open directory project, the site returns a
high-ranking with Google for "tapeless foreskin restoration,"
"intact penis sensitivity," and "penis cone."
- March 2003 - The Your-Skin® Cone
offered on Ebay
Just to see if anyone would be interested, the cone was offered
in 3 weekly ebay listings. 8 people bid and are told the device is not
- 2002 - Ron uses the
prototype Your-Skin® Cone through a night's sleep
Oxygen-cure silicone is very hard to work with. Mass
production is still out of the question.
- 2001 - Ron goes
tapeless with a prototype TLC Tugger®
The device is very hard to fabricate; many failed
- 2001 - Ron begins
restoring with canister
The daily taping is a spontaneity-killing nightmare, but rapid gains in
sensitivity and a very understanding wife make it worth
- Pro-intact bumper stickers on Ebay
Since 2001, every buyer of these custom bumper stickers has been
offered free pro-intact stickers. Surprisingly few take
advantage of the offer.
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