September 18, 2020
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Adult Circumcision: Things You Have to Know

What is Adult Circumcision?

Adult Circumcision is a surgical procedure of removing the foreskin of a penis. The foreskin is the retractable fold of skin that covers the end of a flaccid penis. When the penis is erect, the foreskin pulls back to reveal the head of the penis. It is possible to circumcise in infancy, teenage life and adulthood. Therefore, circumcision can improve the pleasure of sexual intercourse too. There are several reasons like religious, social, medical, and cultural purposes for carrying out a circumcision.

 

How is An Adult Circumcision Carried Out?

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Adult circumcision is usually carried out on a day patient basis. This means you will gain admission to the hospital on the day of surgery only. Thus, there is no necessity to stay overnight in the hospital. First of all, an anaesthetist will offer you 3 ways for a general anaesthetic to enter your bloodstream. The first way is to make you totally unconscious throughout the entire procedure. The second way is to give you an injection around the groin area to make it numb. The third way is to inject your spine with the anaesthetic and you will not feel any pain below your waist. These choices are available for you, but again all this depends on each individual’s health.

Circumcision is a relatively simple 1-hour procedure. The surgeon will cut the foreskin with a sharp scalpel or surgical scissors just behind the head of the penis. If there is any bleeding, heat (cauterization) can stop it. Likewise, the remaining edges of the penis skin will be sewn using dissolvable stitches.

 

How Long is the Healing Process?

After discharge from the hospital, your recovery starts at home with the doctor’s advice on when you can drive, return to work and have sex. It generally takes at least 10 days for your penis to heal after circumcision. Hence, you will probably need to take at least 1 week off from work to rest and recover completely.

Meanwhile, you should avoid having sex for at least 4 weeks after your circumcision operation. If you need to pleasure your partner, why not try to buy sex toys online, such as vibrators or clitoral massager, and introduce to your partner? It might be a great sexual experience with her too.

 

Things to Take Note After Adult Circumcision

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For 3 or 4 days after your operation, you will likely experience some discomfort and even swelling around the head of your penis. Before leaving the hospital, you will receive some painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen, to help ease the pain. If the pain level goes beyond your tolerance level, please seek help from professional health care.

Applying petroleum jelly (Vaseline) around the tip of your penis will stop it from sticking to your underwear. Wearing light, loose-fitting clothing for 2 or 3 days after your operation will also help to avoid irritation to your penis while it heals beautifully. Certainly, you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort while urinating. If you do experience this pain each time, please seek medical help.

 

Benefits of Adult Circumcision

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  1. Prevents infection and irritation of the penis

    Firstly, Phimosis is a condition that develops when the foreskin doesn’t pull back over the penis. This causes uncomfortable tightness, scarring, inflammation, and even infection. However, circumcision helps prevent this condition. Likewise, Balanitis occurs when the head of the penis becomes inflamed and swollen. It may be the result of an infection or irritation. So, circumcision helps prevent it from occurring again.

  2. Reduced risk of  UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

    An adult male who has gone through circumcision has a lower risk of developing a UTI compared to a male who has the foreskin intact.

  3. Reduced risk of HIV and other STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections)

    An Individual with a circumcised penis has a lower risk of contracting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) during vaginal sex without any barrier protection like a condom. Adult Circumcision also lowers the risk of a person contracting herpes and HPV (Human Papillomavirus) from vaginal intercourse.

 

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