To What Extent Does Libido Persist After Sex Change

The question of whether libido and sexual sensitivity remain even after a sex change surgery Thailand can only be answered on a case-by-case basis.

About 80 per cent of people who undergo complicated sex change surgery say they are happy, and at peace with their new identity. Accordingly, satisfactory partnerships are also possible from a sexual point of view.

The operations reproduce the corresponding sexual organs of the woman or man from the existing tissue, including nerves and blood vessels. An artificial vagina is created from the tissue of the penis, which has previously been shrunk with the help of long-term hormone doses, and the testicles. Conversely, the surgeon uses the clitoris to construct a penoid or neo-penis. In both cases, the feeling ability is retained. Accordingly, after the surgical scars have healed, the sexual desire should reappear. It cannot be predicted in which form this is the case.

The previous hormone therapy must be continued for life after the surgical intervention because the organs, ovaries or testicles responsible for the body’s hormone production are removed during sex adaptation. A possible side effect of hormone intake maybe, not necessarily, or a reduced libido. The increased intake of estrogen supplements, for example, plays an important role in male-to-female gender adjustment. Because the testosterone level drops, the sexual desire also inevitably disappears. This phenomenon is already known from the use of hormonal contraceptives. If it is a problem, the hormone dosage can be changed in consultation with the doctor in charge.

At the same time, libido is dependent on a multitude of other factors: psychological condition, self-awareness and self-acceptance, harmony with a partner, previous (sexual) experiences, possible pain during intercourse, for example. But personal expectations of the changed gender role also have a positive or negative effect.

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