How A Vasectomy Can Improve Your Sex Life
Posted on September 26, 2022 by root
It’s not uncommon for guys to have some anxiety about getting a vasectomy – especially surrounding how it could impact their sex lives. The truth is that there is no impact on things like libido and sexual function. In fact, a vasectomy only concerns the vas deferens, or the tube that connects the testicles to the prostate. By disrupting the vas deferens, a vasectomy simply removes sperm from your ejaculate. There are many benefits to having a vasectomy, so here are just a few.
You can rest easy knowing that a vasectomy is an effective permanent birth control method. If you and your long-term partner use a type of birth control that must be used every time you have sex, you won’t have to worry about using it or interrupting your sexual activity. Additionally, it can be an extra layer of protection against unwanted pregnancy with short-term partners.
After having a vasectomy, the sole difference will be that your ejaculate will no longer include sperm. Testosterone levels and libido are unaffected by a vasectomy because the surgery does not impact the testicles at all – your testicles will still perform their natural functions like producing testosterone. Many men mistakenly think that a vasectomy will make them less “virile” or “manly” but you won’t notice any difference in your sexual function or ejaculate – your partner won’t, either. In fact, knowing that you don’t need to worry about unwanted pregnancy might even enhance your appetite for sex.
A vasectomy is one of the most effective means of preventing pregnancy. This means your partner will no longer have to take charge of birth control measures if they currently take pills or shots. This could have a variety of benefits (and lowered risks) for your partner – and they can likely focus more on the moment than on unwanted pregnancies during sex, leading to greater enjoyment for both of you. It’s a well-known phenomenon that getting rid of anxiety around unwanted pregnancy makes sex much more enjoyable. Additionally, it can lead to more impromptu sex when there’s less planning involved!
It’s normal to feel some discomfort for a few days after your procedure. Beyond that, however, your orgasms will be unchanged. Again, a vasectomy only impacts the vas deferens and does not involve the penis at all. For men who typically use condoms with their long-term partners and can now go without, orgasms can actually improve during sexual intercourse.
If you decide later on to explore your reproductive options, it’s important to know that a vasectomy can be reversed – a urologist can also perform a procedure called microsurgical sperm extraction in order to produce viable sperm to get your partner pregnant. Although your chances of a successful vasectomy reversal can go down over time, you can still get your partner pregnant if you choose to. So, you don’t have to stress about your vasectomy being an irreversible procedure if your mind isn’t made up about having children.
A vasectomy can have many life-changing benefits. To meet with Dr. Justin Houman and learn more about your options, contact our Los Angeles office by calling or filling out our online form.