Adult circumcision outcomes study: effect on erectile function, penile sensitivity, sexual activity and satisfaction."Of the men 50% reported benefits and 38% reported harm. Overall, 62% of men were satisfied with having been circumcised."http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...453&query_hl=3
Penile sensitivity and sexual satisfaction after circumcision: are we informing men correctly?"Overall satisfaction was 61%. CONCLUSIONS: Penile sensitivity had variable outcomes after circumcision. The poor outcome of circumcision considered by overall satisfaction rates suggests that when we circumcise men, these outcome data should be discussed during the informed consent process."http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...710&query_hl=3"Erectile function evaluation after adult circumcision]
[Article in Chinese]
Shen Z, Chen S, Zhu C, Wan Q, Chen Z.
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310003, China. [email protected]
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the erectile function of adults after circumcision. METHODS: Ninty-five patients were investigated on erectile function by questionnaire before and after circumcision, respectively. RESULTS: Eighteen patients suffered from mild erectile dysfunction before circumcision, and 28 suffered from mild or moderate erectile dysfunction after circumcision(P = 0.001). Adult circumcision appeared to have resulted in weakened erectile confidence in 33 cases(P = 0.04), difficult insertion in 41 cases(P = 0.03), prolonged intercourse in 31 cases(P = 0.04) and improved satisfaction in 34 cases(P = 0.04). CONCLUSIONS: Adult circumcision has certain effect on erectile function, to which more importance should be attached."http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...200&query_hl=3
DaiSik Kim, Myung-Geol Pang
The effect of male circumcision on sexuality
BJU International (OnlineEarly Articles).
28 Nov 2006
To prospectively study, using a questionnaire, the sexuality of men circumcised as adults compared to uncircumcised men, and to compare their sex lives before and after circumcision.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS
The study included 373 sexually active men, of whom 255 were circumcised and 118 were not. Of the 255 circumcised men, 138 had been sexually active before circumcision, and all were circumcised at >20 years of age. As the Brief Male Sexual Function Inventory does not specifically address the quality of sex life, questions were added to compare sexual and masturbatory pleasure before and after circumcision.
There were no significant differences in sexual drive, erection, ejaculation, and ejaculation latency time between circumcised and uncircumcised men. Masturbatory pleasure decreased after circumcision in 48% of the respondents, while 8% reported increased pleasure. Masturbatory difficulty increased after circumcision in 63% of the respondents but was easier in 37%. About 6% answered that their sex lives improved, while 20% reported a worse sex life after circumcision.CONCLUSION
There was a decrease in masturbatory pleasure and sexual enjoyment after circumcision, indicating that adult circumcision adversely affects sexual function in many men, possibly because of complications of the surgery and a loss of nerve endings.
Unfortunately they do not seem to have asked their partners how things changed for them, after their men were altered. They also do not say how long after circumcision the study was done - had they had time to become keratinised for instance? Anyway, all the studies done so far point, at the very least, to a highly significant minority (nearly half) suffering adverse effects from the operation. Why do people still persist in saying that an operation designed to reduce sexual pleasure and prevent masturbation doesn't have any effect?