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Masturbation after circumcision


Hi guys I’m 17 and was circumcised 10 days ago due to phimosis and of course being a teenage boy and not having done the deed in so long is driving me nuts I was just wondering how long should I wait until I can do it safely again? thanks!

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As you've just posted another question saying that the shaft of your penis is incredibly sore and looks slightly bruised, I am surprised that you are even thinking about this current topic!

However, for what it's worth there is no set time after which it's safe to pleasure yourself. We heal at different speeds; not all ops are the same, etc., so it really is a matter of waiting until you are sufficiently well healed before restarting this or any sexual activity and that will vary from person to person.

For what it's worth, and from memory, I waited about 4 to 6 weeks before even attempting to masturbate.

As another poster said 'keep it in your pants until it's healed and ready to go'. Be patient!

Good luck

Randomme in reply to Hidden

Yeah I feel like I should check my priorities right now but lets just hope I can get back to it soon😂 thanks though!

Hidden in reply to Randomme

Maybe give yourself another three weeks or so, and when you do 'get back to it', go gently. If you haven't already got any, buy yourself a bottle of good quality water-based lube - and use it!!

Randomme in reply to Hidden

I’ll do just that thanks! Hope it gives a bit extra in pleasure too!

Hidden in reply to Randomme

Yes, it will. There is a very good reason why nature provides for a woman's body to produce a natural lubricant, so all you'll be doing is replacing nature's own with a commercial product. Maybe, in millennia to come, men's hands will have evolved some method of secreting their own natural lubricant, but I rather doubt it! :)

Which country do you live in?

Best wishes.

Anonymous18 in reply to Hidden

Yeah the evolution should do that, I hate using an external lube 😜😜

Hidden in reply to Anonymous18

Depends which ones you use, tbh. Some are effective; some less so in my experience. Keep slippppeeerrryyyyyy.....

I'm in the same boat as you bro lol, I was circd 3 weeks ago and I've been doing my best to wait until I heal, but when your neighbor is extremely sexy you have a rough time lol

Your best bet as everyone else has commented is waiting till (preferably) weeks 4-6 (week 5 if everything looks and feels alright, but if your willing to have extreme patience, you can wait till your doctor gives you the green light)

As Compton stated you’ve just got to wait it out I’m on my fourth week and it’s still not ready it’s healing very well though, just keep it in your pants what’s 4-6 weeks in your whole life time not a lot really. Be patient and keep it in your pants 🤙

Got to 3 weeks and that was it 🙈

So did you masterbate after 3 weeks?

Yep. Had to use alot of Vaseline and be really careful around the scar line. There was also a little bit of bleeding.

Thanks for the reply man. Did you stroke the shaft or just message the glans or both? I'm on day 10 today and I tried to masturbate yesterday without success. Also had a little bit of bleeding.

Ste4kev in reply to goodperson

Hi had it done 2 weeks ago i manged to masturbate last night twice with out any lube

Napper284 in reply to Ste4kev

Day 12 still a little swollen around the glands of my penis, today was the day I masterbated with a little help from the miss's, only stroked the bottom of my shift very slowly my god the aftermath was amazing feel fine afterwards, was a slight tingle after wards and a little strain but seems good, lads your first one will be an explosion..

Ste4kev in reply to Napper284

It was mate didn't think i was going to stop lol it was very enjoyable i must admit

Napper284 in reply to Ste4kev

Looking forward to the sex bit now! Haha,

Ste4kev in reply to Napper284

You will enjoy it mate i did lol

Napper284 in reply to Ste4kev

How long was it after when you tried intercourse? I'm still sore to try that masterbation was small slow strokes at the end of my shaft near by ball bag.

Ste4kev in reply to Napper284

It was 4and a half weeks after when i had intercourse

I'm on day 7 and the swelling has went down I have like one stitch left and I'm feeling pretty good not in pain and not bleeding anymore so I'm thinking about trying it

Hey, 7 days is way too soon. Wait at least another week. You don't wanna screw it for the rest of your life. I know it's very hard not doing it but it's worth the waiting. I waited 3 weeks though it was very tempting to do it sooner.

I did it after 3 days no pain or anything now im on day 13

Poor guy. If your scar is an inch or so down the shaft, you might get by just stimulating the glans and staying clear of the cut line. Judge whether to continue by any pain. If it hurts, stop.

It’s my second week and I couldn’t handle it anymore either. If you really need to let the pressure out what I did was I laid on my back in the fetal position so that my dick was retracted in me as far as it could while still being erect. Next I made sure not to touch my head and I pulled the skin from the base up the shaft and worked it back and forth. It was actually pretty easy to ejaculate. But I also healed really quickly so don’t attempt it if you’re really swollen or still have a majority of your stitches, good luck

I did the same thing. When I was erect, I laid down on my back and just stroked the lower sling up and down a few times. Before I knew it, there was cum all over my stomach. Previous day my doctor had told me to just be without gauze as all except one stitch were drying out now. The stitches have not fallen out, but they have become like yellow thorny points. Did I make the biggest mistake of my life after I ejaculated ? There is no bleeding.

How long after the op did you do this?

Thanks for tsharing this technique man. I'm on Day 10 and feel like can't wait anymore. Was your shaft still swallen when you did this?

I was told by my doctor to wait 20 days to a month to get to do it. But i did get circumcised with a laser so i don't know if it applies to your situation. In any case i still have my stitches on so i'm not even considering it.

johnfr in reply to Mihu

I want to hear more about the laser now!


Relax . Don't be in a hurry


I was circumcised last Thursday, last night I had my first and biggest erection after the surgery, it was very very painful and I didn’t know what to do, when is it safe to “relieve” myself?

A_Normie in reply to Hidden

Wait when i had a erection it didnt hurt uhh am I a normie???

Redsharky777 in reply to Hidden

Think about your mother in law

4/6 weeks is recommended but will definitely be more than four weeks

Hidden in reply to Ryanr

This is kinda embarrassing, but I’ve noticed the swelling on me went down and some stitches are hardening up, there is still a lot of that yellow and red goo that’s still oozes out.

When is it absolutely safe to?

Nikes in reply to Hidden

Ive been having the same happen to me but it gets better within a few days if you keep that area clean!


Foreskin-deprived males who try to masturbate without lubrication are likely to suffer friction irritation and pain.

The best lubrication for masturbation is the human foreskin. The highly innervated, erogenous, internally-lubricated foreskin is secured only at each extremity and is not attached to the underlying shaft of the penis. It is internally lubrication with lymphatic fluid and glides up and down the shaft of the penis without friction. The foreskin is filled with pleasure nerves that are stimulated by motion. This makes it ideal for masturbation. Foreskinned males usually do not need additional lubrication.

Circumcision de-foreskins the penis, shortens the available skin and makes the residual skin taut and immovable. Nineteenth Century doctors thought that would make masturbation impossible. It did not actually make it impossible but it made it harder to do and less fun.

Circumcised guys who try to masturbate without lubrication are likely to experience friction irritation and pain.

If you don’t have a foreskin, then you will need external lubrication to compensate for the loss of your foreskin. You will need to learn to slide your hand up and down the shaft. Some males purchase a personal lubricant, which is designed to provide lubricant for sexual intercourse. Others may use petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline (which is greasy), baby oil, vegetable oil, or saliva. Some foreskinned males also like to use lubrication, although it is not strictly necessary.

Products with harsh and irritating chemicals should be avoided. Shampoo and body wash have been reported to cause irritation.

Soap dries out the natural oils so it should be avoided as a lubricant. It should be used only in an emergency.

Obviously, it is better to have a foreskin.

Have you ever had phimosis

My guess is probably not. I’m pretty sure the amount of people that get cut for aesthetics are way outweighed by those with med conditions lol

I’m 30 and it’s been almost a month since I got circumcised. And a frenulectomy too. Still hurts a little bit when I get an erection. Getting a little bit better though.

Hey did you know that in the Philippines boys are getting circumcised at 11 or 12 or 13 or even below 11 so why in other countries get there circumcision at like 17 18 19 or up im not judging just asking

I’m guessing you’ve obviously done it it’s been a year. Mine has been around 2 weeks now and I’ve managed to do it 3 times because I can’t control myself. A bit of care and bam easy. No issues no pain no tear very lucky

Huh. I masturbated after 3 weeks. It went pretty well. Just gotta be patient.

ummm i did it on day 4

herebime in reply to herebime

didnt hurt just a little

Hi im on day 12 and my penis is healing well ,very well ,no swelling,stiches are loose ,and I have felt the need to masturbate ,lately my penis doesnt even have to be upright ,would it be okay to masturbate?

GreenBaffoon in reply to Law101

I'm on day 7 and still have swelling, and stitches. Have some discharge on the stitches also. I'd be surprised if I'm still like this after 10 days tbh.

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