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A 22-year-old male asked:

It looks like i will be getting an adult circumcision, will it decrease my sensitivity, increase it, no change? many things online are conflicting

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 22 years experience
Probably not: Most published data show no difference in sensation or function of the penis in circumcised or uncircumcised men. However, this is somewhat difficult to study. The bottom line is that most men who want to be circumcised are happy that they did it, and if your doctor is telling you that you need to have one, the option of not having it done probably has significant disadvantages as well.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Agree with Dr Tillet's excellent answer. Your penis will feel much better and have more pleasant sensitivity if you require circumcision to correct phimosis. Advise to delay judgement regarding sensitivity for about 6 weeks after surgery. Don't believe negative on;ine data. Negative data is primarily from those who believe that circumcision is mutilation & some Anti-Semitic & Anti-Islamic white supremacists.
Dec 30, 2012
Dr. Mathew Sorensen
Urology 22 years experience
Unpredictable: It is hard to know. There is conflicting answers online as there is big variation in sensitivity afterwards. I would say that most patients have increased sensitivity of the head of the penis initially, as this area is not used to being exposed. This improves within weeks/months. Most patients report that sex is still perfectly enjoyable.

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