The retainer is smaller in diameter then the DTR bell. This slight gap creates more room for skin in between the gripper and Retainer bell making the grip less intense.
The Retainer was designed to be used for less aggressive ways to restore. I also used it to keep the skin forward when I was not using restoring methods.
Retainer has a gap between gripper
DTR bell has no gap between gripper
It is a good idea to make a leash for your retainer. This can simply be done with a piece of string and a safety pin. Just tie one end of the string to the collar above the gripper and the other end onto a safety pin so you can pin it to any article of clothing. This way if the retainer was to ever fall off you won't lose it.
Machined nylon not plastic.
Packing this is an old term used for a method of restoring that uses spacers or packing to extend the length of a device that one is using to restore. This put a slight amount of tension against the glans much like dual tension but on a much less aggressive scale.
The spacers are made from the same machined nylon as the retainer and are approximately 1/4 inch ( 6 - 7 mm ) and 1/2 inch (12-13mm ) thick. A 1/4 inch hole is drilled through the center and its counter sunk so that the screw head fits flush inside.
When adding spacers to a Retainer it extends the length. Some men liken this closer to the "packing method".
Close up of the counter sunk side of the spacer.
2 different thickness gives you 3 different levels.
By stressing the skin for 4 to 8 hours using more aggressive methods such as dual tension using a retainer with a spacer can keep the skin from returning to its relaxed state thus increasing restoring time for that day.
Spacers are available on the parts page as an option for the Retainer.
I was requested to make something to extend the Retainer gradually and this is what I started made.I will have them on the parts page for anyone.
1/4 and 1/2 making 3/4 inch
The retainer uses any DTR gripper and comes with three size screws/wing nuts to be used with weights or spacers shown bellow.
Nylon screws can be used for adding weight or to use optional spacers to extend the length of the Retainer bell so it can be used as a " packing device"
Even though this isn't an aggressive method of restoring I would still remove the device periodically to give the glans a break. Anything that is being pressed against the skin for long periods of time could cause bruising/lack of circulation. Just use your heads folks! This is not a guide.
Even though this isn't an aggressive method of restoring I would still remove it periodically to give the glans/skin a break. Anything that is being pressed against the skin for long periods of time could cause bruising. ??
I only share this info to show you what I used when restoring and not as instructions for how you should restore.
Years ago I was ask to create a device like the DTR but more compact and with less gripping power so that it could be used for Retaining, " The Retainer " was what I came up with.
While I was testing it I found that I could use it for Retaining, Weight, Packing and AIR methods of restoring.
I liked it so much that I used the Retainer just as much as I used the DTR.