When can I masturbate after a circumcision?

If you are circumcised as a teenager or an adult you may find it is one of the longest periods of your life where without masturbating or having sex.

It is important to let your circumcision heal properly before jerking off or having sex, since both activities can put tension on the wound or even the sutures.

As a general rule, you should avoid from masturbating for at least a month and from sex for four to six weeks after your surgery. This gives your body plenty of time to bridge the wound.

Do your best to avoid erections. These can be painful and put unnecessary stress on the circumcision, particularly if stitches remain.

Don’t worry if you have the occasionally hard-on, though. It is not the end of the world and will likely not affect your circumcision! Equally, don’t worry if you experience any wet dreams. This page explains how to prevent painful night time erections.

You can masturbate after four weeks

Once four weeks have passed it should be safe to masturbate again. Remember that you may have to masturbate in a different way now that you are circumcised.

Do not masturbate if you still have any open wounds or whilst stitches remain.

If you have a particularly tight circumcision you may find that you need some form of lube to may masturbation possible. This article has some recommendations on the best types of lube to try for masturbation.

Be gentle when masturbating. The healing process is not complete after four weeks and you will still experience significant changes up to six months after surgery.

Avoid putting too much tension or stress on the circumcision scar. You may also find that your penis is a little sore after masturbating. This is a good indication that you should be a little more gentle next time or use a bit more lube.

You may also find that your orgasms feel slightly different after circumcision. Some men report that they are slightly more intense. Whatever changes you experience, remember that your penis is still healing and that a lot can change in the coming months.

You can read more about the recovery timeline after circumcision in this article.

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