Pleasure and sexual performance: being circumcised does not prohibit the ability to maintain an erection, reach orgasm or affect men’s overall sexual function. Some men report that they can ‘last longer’ during intercourse following circumcision, as the ultra-sensitive foreskin has been removed.
This can lead to higher sexual satisfaction among circumcised men and their partners.
Pain during intercourse: circumcised men are less likely to report physical pain during or following intercourse. In many cases, pain during or from intercourse is caused by irritation or tightness of the foreskin.
Accidents during intercourse: the frenulum, colloquially known as the ‘banjo string’, is at risk of tearing during intercourse – particularly if it is anatomically short or tight. A circumcised penis may have a partial frenulum or no frenulum at all, which means sexual activity may be more enjoyable, as the risk of injury is removed.