History of Circumcision
Male genital mutilation is a traditional procedure of a number of nationalities and religious denominations. In medicine, it’s known as circumcision. It refers to one of the most ancient kinds of surgical interventions. Circumcision is especially widespread in Judaism and Islam, but recently it has been popularized in other faiths.
From historical sources, it is known that circumcision was an important ceremony, which meant the boy’s preparedness to become a man, cleansing of sins of the flesh and obedience to supreme forces. In Judaism, the tradition of circumcision is performed no later than 9 days after the boy’s birth; in Muslims, this procedure is performed until the moment when the boy turns 13 years old.
Has Circumcision an Impact on Male Potency?
According to statistics and numerous research studies, the procedure of circumcision doesn’t have any diverse effect on male libido and potency. All circumcised men confirm it, because potency depends upon the endocrine profile, mood and relations with a sexual partner to a greater extent.
Besides, experts claim that circumcision performed by a specialist can’t harm male sexual drive. Problems may happen if the surgery is maintained by a person without proficient knowledge of human anatomy. The risk is inherent in damaging nerve terminals, which are situated under the penis foreskin. As a result, the penis may fully lose its sensibility. The situation may become more complicated with necrosis of penis tissues. In general, most circumcised men have no issue with their erection and the duration of coitus.
Influence on Sexual Satisfaction
As for sexual satisfaction, different men have different points of view. For instance, Canadian findings have shown that only 2% of the pollees experienced dimming sensations; at the same time, headcount in Korea has shown a reverse result.
The only safe guess if that circumcision elongates sexual intercourse. Penis balanus of a circumcised man is less sensitive. For some person, this is the key reason why they choose the procedure. The penis foreside hardens without a foreskin that significantly put off the happy ending.
Recovery of Male Health after Circumcision
After circumcision surgery, for patients it’s very important to follow some rules in order to out complications and reoperation:
- Avoid sexual contacts and masturbation with erection provided for 2-4 weeks to prevent suture line disruption;
- Avoid increased exercises, cycling, visiting sauna and swimming;
- Keep your genitals clean;
- Treat your suture with prescribed antiseptic solution;
- At the first signs of erection, it’s necessary to take a cool shower or put a cold compress on the genitals for 1-2 minutes;
- Take painkillers to reduce pain;
- Use prescribed medications to reduce itching and burning.
First Coitus after Circumcision
The first sex after the surgery should be a safer sex even with a regular sexual partner. The thing is that there may be microtraumas on the penis skin, that’s why it won’t be useless to use condoms. In time, after removal of sutures, balanus skin will harden and become less sensitive for infections. From this time, it’s possible to use barrier contraception only.
In the case when a patient experiences fright before the first sexual intercourse after circumcision, it’s recommended to relax, drink some alcohol or to take some medications for steady erection. Among them are PDE5 inhibitors like Viagra and Cialis are considered to be the most efficient ones. When fears decrease, any medications of this kind will be useful only when there are problems with erection.
What are Health Benefits of Male Genital Mutilation?
Most experts consider that most circumcision benefits are too exaggerated. At the same time, they mark some utilities in a number of treatment settings:
- Circumcision decreases 10 times the risk of cystitis and pyelonephritis;
- Circumcision substantially stems the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, such as AIDS, genital herpes, syphilis, etc.;
- If the surgery is done at an early age, it practically exclude the onset of penis oncological diseases;
- Human papilloma virus (HPV) is rarely passed from circumcised persons;
- Circumcision makes penis hygiene much easier.