Sexual Satisfaction, Performance, and Partner Response Following Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Zambia: The Spear and Shield Project

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Most men and their partners reported increased or the same levels of sexual pleasure and improved or no change in penile hygiene post-VMMC. While half of men reported increased or no change in sexual functioning (orgasm, erections), one-third reported a decrease. Early resumption of sexual intercourse prior to complete healing was most closely associated with adverse outcomes, including decreased sexual functioning, satisfaction, and desire., Most men and their partners reported increased or the same levels of sexual pleasure and improved or no change in penile hygiene post-VMMC. While half of men reported increased or no change in sexual functioning (orgasm, erections), one-third reported a decrease. Early resumption of sexual intercourse prior to complete healing was most closely associated with adverse outcomes, including decreased sexual functioning, satisfaction, and desire.