The impact of scrotoplasty on sexual function depends on a number of factors, including the type of surgery that is performed, the surgeon’s technique, and your own individual anatomy.

In general, most people will be able to engage in sexual activities after scrotoplasty. However, some people may experience some changes in their sexual function, such as:

  • Numbness or tingling in the scrotum: This is a common side effect of scrotoplasty, and it usually goes away over time.
  • Reduced sensation: Some people may experience a decrease in sensation in their scrotum after surgery. This can make it difficult to orgasm.
  • Changes in the appearance of the scrotum: The appearance of the scrotum may change after surgery. This can be due to scarring or the way that the scrotum is positioned.

If you are concerned about how scrotoplasty could affect your sexual function, you should talk to your surgeon. They will be able to give you a more accurate assessment based on your individual circumstances.

Here are some resources that may be helpful:

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health:
  • The Trevor Project:
  • Trans Lifeline:

Scrotoplasty, which involves creating or reconstructing a scrotum, generally does not directly affect your ability to engage in sexual activities. The scrotum itself does not play a primary role in sexual function or sensation.

However, it’s important to consider that scrotoplasty is often performed as part of a larger gender-affirming surgery, such as metoidioplasty or phalloplasty, which may have an impact on sexual function. These procedures involve the creation or reconstruction of the genitalia, including the penis.

The impact on sexual function and sensation can vary depending on various factors, including the specific surgical techniques used, individual healing responses, and pre-existing factors related to sexual function. It is important to have realistic expectations and discuss your goals and concerns regarding sexual function with your surgeon during the pre-operative consultations.

It’s worth noting that sexual function and satisfaction are multifaceted and can involve a combination of physical, emotional, and psychological factors. While scrotoplasty alone may not directly impact sexual function, the overall surgical process, including other gender-affirming procedures, may have implications for sexual experiences.

Open and honest communication with your surgical team is crucial throughout the surgical journey. They can provide information on potential changes or considerations related to sexual function and guide you through the recovery process. If you have specific concerns about sexual function after scrotoplasty or other gender-affirming surgeries, it may be helpful to discuss them with your surgeon or seek support from a sexual health professional or therapist who specializes in transgender healthcare.

Ultimately, every individual’s experience with scrotoplasty and sexual function is unique. It’s important to have realistic expectations, be patient with your healing process, and seek support when needed.