Wife wants husband circumcised

Have you ever heard of a wife who wants her husband circumcised?  I’m the husband, and she knows I have a fair amount of inflammation of my foreskin, and bleeding after sex.  What is the period of sexual abstinence after an adult circumcision?  Lenny

Dear Lenny,

Think of it this way, maybe your wife is simply concerned about your health.  If she had abdominal pain and kept putting off an office visit, wouldn’t you be urging her on to see a doctor.  Malodor and foreskin bleeding can also detract from the enjoyment of sex.  Allow about 8 weeks after adult circumcision before resumption of penetrating sex, as incisions do not regain full tensile strength for 7 to  8 weeks.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision | Miami

Chronic foreskin inflammation (balanitis, called balano-posthitis if the glans is involved)

Adult circumcision after picture (patient of Dr. Reed)



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