Category Archives: Sex change surgery

A matrimonial bilateral crossover, keep partners and dance

Dr. Reed,

I am interested in an MTF sex change vaginoplasty and my wife is scheduled to have a phalloplasty.  Would you able to advise how soon can we have sex.


Dear Darlene,  Given the most ideal of situations you could possibly have penetrating sex in 8 weeks, but 3 months is more likely for transgender vaginoplasty patients.  However, if your spouse is having a phalloplasty, he would need a penile implant to penetrate.  In most situations, this is a staged procedure and may not be done for a good to 6 months after the initial phalloplasty heals.  I have enclosed a photo of a patient status post phalloplasty how had a semi-rigid penile implant installed, and to permit adequate wound healing, I would advise no sex for a good 3 months.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery-Miami

FTM Phalloplasty with Semi-rigid penile implants

Need Affordable SRS Gender Reassignment Surgery

Dr. Reed, I’we been looking at your pictures of male to female sex change surgery.  Shortly I hope to be a candidate for srs surgery,. I’ve been on hormones for just over 5 months and I’m currently starting to gender transition Specific_Questions: My biggest concern is basically being able to afford the surgery. I am…Continue Reading

FAQ | Male to Female Vaginoplasty | Dr. Harold Reed M.D.

Dr. Reed,  Am considering MTF Vaginoplasty with you and have a few questions.  Will I be moist?, how deep can you make me?, when will I be able to have penetrating sex?, do all of your patients require a touch up or 2nd stage?, will I be orgasmic? Anita Dear Anita, Thank you for your…Continue Reading

Orchiectomy under local – Dr Reed – Miami

Dr. Reed, Can you do a sex change orchiectomy under local and will it be painful? Marianne Dear Marianne, Yes most of our orchiectomies for gender confirmation surgery are done under local with IV sedation.  You will be awake, but it will be like you had 3 martinis.  First we apply numbing cream and wait…Continue Reading

Will I be wet or lubricated after my sex change vaginoplasty in Miami

Dr. Reed, Am strongly considering having a Sex Change Vaginoplasty with you  this fall. Will I be naturally lubricated down there? Louise Dear Louise, Most of our patients have some vaginal lubrication. Possibly it may need to be supplemented with oral sex or KY jelly.  Natal women are not naturally moist until aroused.  This is…Continue Reading

Lost vaginal depth after sex change vaginoplasty

Dr. Dr. Reed,  Have lost almost entirely the vaginal space after my vaginoplasty.  Had some bleeding and it hurt to dilate, so I stopped and The space just closed in.  PlEase help. Diana Dear Diana, Re-creation of the vaginal space has become a specialty of our office.  There are 3 classical ways to reopen the…Continue Reading

Orchiectomy | Dr. Harold Reed M.D. | Male to Female

Dr. Reed, Can you assist me with an orchiectomy at this time, while I am saving for a vaginoplasty as a part of my male to female surgery.   How long will I need to stay? Latoya Dear Latoya, Yes, we can.  Plan on seeing us the day before orchiectomy and staying for 2 post-operative days.  Our Miami…Continue Reading