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How soon can I have sex after an adult circumcision, getting impatient

Dr. Reed, Had an adult circumcision last month and occasional I see a spot of blood on the incision line with erections.  How soon can I have penetrating sex?


Dear Oscar,

An incision does not regain full tensile strength for 7 to 8 weeks.  For that reason,
we discourage penetrating sex for 2 months after an adult circumcision.  Certainly if there
is some residual wound healing still in progress, wait until the result is completely re-epithelialized..

Harold M. Reed, M.D. 
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision – Miami
You want to look like this, after photo adult circumcision (patient of Dr. Reed)
please wait 8 weeks for penetrating sex