Sex is arguably one of the most enjoyable acts you can engage in.
And if the man is circumcised – it can be even better, a new study claims.
Scientists say men who underwent circumcisions saw an improvement in their performance following the operation.
Not only that, but the men stated that the sensation improved too.
The study, conducted at the University of Chicago, sent questions to over 360 men six months after their circumcision and then 24 months after.
Almost all the men – 98 percent – reported being happy with their operation while 95 percent said their female partners were satisfied after the procedure.
And two thirds – 67 percent – said they enjoyed having sex more since the operation.
‘The study confirmed men’s long-term satisfaction with the outcome of their voluntary medical male circumcision,’ the authors wrote.
‘It improved sexual pleasure and function for most men and significantly decreased coital injuries.’
Researchers also found that 94 percent of the men were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with sex afterwards.
And their sexual function – their ability to perform in bed – improved, while the likelihood of injury fell.
In the US, circumcision rates are on the decline. A 2014 study found that rates in newborns had fallen from 83 percent in the 1960s to 77 percent in 2010.
The overall rate among US males between the ages of 14 and 59 is 81 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said that circumcising newborn boys did have potential medical advantages, primarily related to preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs).
But their task forced concluded that the procedure shouldn’t be routinely recommended.
The team found that problems with the penis, such as irritation, can occur with or without circumcision. And with proper care, there is no difference in hygiene.
While there is an increased risk for a UTI in uncircumcised males – especially in babies under one year old – the risk is still less than one percent.