Phalloplasty surgery can have an impact on sexual function, but the extent and nature of the impact can vary among individuals. It is important to have realistic expectations and understand that the outcome of phalloplasty in terms of sexual function can vary based on several factors, including the surgical technique used, individual anatomy, nerve preservation, and post-operative healing.

Phalloplasty can result in the creation of a neo-phallus, which can allow for sexual stimulation and penetration. Sensation and erectile function of the neo-phallus can vary depending on the surgical approach and nerve connections. Some individuals may experience restored or enhanced sensation, while others may have reduced or altered sensation compared to their previous anatomy.

It is important to discuss your expectations and goals regarding sexual function with your surgical team during the consultation process. They will be able to provide information specific to the surgical technique they use, potential outcomes, and any limitations or risks associated with sexual function.

It is worth noting that sexual function can also be influenced by factors beyond the surgical outcome, such as psychological factors, hormone therapy, and individual sexual preferences and experiences. Some individuals may require additional interventions or strategies to enhance sexual function or satisfaction after phalloplasty, such as the use of erectile devices, lubricants, or physical therapy.

Open and honest communication with your surgical team is essential to understand the potential impact on sexual function, address any concerns or questions you may have, and develop a post-operative plan that supports your sexual well-being. They can provide guidance and support throughout the process and help you explore options for maximizing sexual function and satisfaction after phalloplasty.