Read this! You could get hurt!
More than other Tuggers, TLC-X devices give you the power to do real damage if used carelessly, due to the presence of the metal rod. Even if used correctly, Tuggers can cause damage if something unexpected happens. For example, you might be wearing your Tugger while you have a car accident; the tugging wasn’t dangerous until combined with the high energy of moving traffic.
Basically, the TLC-X is a tapeless Tugger, and you could use it exactly like the regular TLC Tugger and ignore its extensible feature. The advantage of adding inner tension after the retaining cone is applied is that the rollover point has then been fixed so the added tension is truly focused on the inner-facing skin in a way that not even our other Tuggers can achieve.
When extending the pushing rod, take it easy. I have found 1/4″ to 1/2″ is plenty. Even at that, like all packing methods it will make temporary impressions in the glans, and you need to judge when these become a problem. Rather than using super long rod extension, consider increasing the starting length of the device with TLC Selects spacer disks. The longer supplied rod will mainly come in handy if you’re using the TLC-X in self-contained elastic tension mode. For strapless modes, greater extensions are necessary, but ideally you would lengthen the pusher with Selects to force a roll-over point further from the glans, apply the retaining cone, and then add the same 1/4″ to 1/2″ rod extension. Note that I’ve made straps optional, but I intend to mostly use the TLC-X with straps or weights myself. A traction rig like the SizeGenetics Extender can also be used as an external tension source.
So to purchase this device you must affirm the declaration below:
I’d like to buy a TLC-X. I understand that tugging penile skin for foreskin restoration is an activity that requires care. I will stop what I’m doing and seek prompt medical attention if any restoring activity gets uncomfortable. I will get medical advice before starting if I have diabetes, Raynaud’s phenomenon, chronic substance abuse, or any condition that might affect normal circulation or pain sensation.
I will use gentle tension, targeting my daytime adjustment so that I can wear the device at least 4 hours comfortably, and any nighttime adjustment so that the device would still be comfortable after 8 hours.
I will try any technique with which I wish to sleep BEFORE getting into bed – while awake and with an erect penis – since I will most certainly have nocturnal erections in my sleep. While sleeping with a pillow under my knees may help keep me on my back, I will take stock of the sorts of mishaps that could occur if I do flop around in my sleep while wearing a device. If I decide to proceed, I will set an alarm every two hours the first few nights so I can check on the state of my penis and device. I will never tug down toward the knee when erections are expected.
I will keep the device clean. I understand the recommended regimen is daily washing with a soft toothbrush and soap followed by thorough rinsing, blowing out any holes, and patting dry. The pusher should stay attached to the rod if the pusher is carried into the shower. There is no reason to force water into the threads of the pusher part. I won’t take the spring, washer, collet, collar, or set screw into the shower.
I understand that the TLC-X has unforgiving metal parts. Tugging handles and rods are set into the silicone parts and tested to resist a pull of 20 pounds, and I know Tugging handles are strongest when the rod is present. Even though I expect to use only about one pound or less, if the handle got twisted or torqued and it ripped out, its anchor piece could damage my penile skin. The end of the metal rod could poke and hurt my leg if I’m not careful. The threaded bottom of the rod is pointed right at my glans when in use. (I’ll use only fingers, and never use tools to tighten the rod.) I will inspect any pusher and rod regularly and request a replacement if anything looks strange, for example if it appears the flat metal plate molded into the pusher is tearing the silicone. Even the tugging straps could hurt me, for example if I have a strap stretched and it suddenly slips the clip could strike my eye.
Even if I do everything perfectly, unforeseen events like slips and falls could put me in special danger while tugging. Also, I won’t leave the small parts of this device laying about where pets or toddlers could swallow them. I realize that the device coming off me while in public could cause me embarrassment and perhaps even disqualify me from certain professions. I will take steps to avoid this, but it is a risk I willingly assume.
While 1000s of men have found foreskin restoration to be very worthwhile, I realize it is not well studied scientifically. Like many things in life, it is something I undertake even in the face of uncertainty because I think the rewards outweigh my general perception of the risks. I will stay in touch with TLC Tugger (http://TLCTugger.com) and the online User Group: (http://ForeskinRestoration.vBulletin.net) to be apprised of any newly identified risks.
I have read every word of the product description at http://TLCTugger.com and viewed the demo videos (new videos will always be announced via Twitter). When I get the Tugger if I am unsure how to proceed I will ask questions via e-mail, the free online forum, or by calling 847 414-1692 (at my expense if necessary) until I am comfortable with the answers, or I will return the device for a refund*.
I am responsible for my own health, and for my decisions about how to tug and what activities to engage in with a Tugger on. Nobody at TLCTugger.com, Inc. is a doctor. This document does not directly affect my legal rights but I am required by TLCTugger.com, Inc. to read, understand, and affirm it if I want to buy and use a TLC-X Tugger device for foreskin restoration.