Will surgery affect sex life?
I have five children with another on the way. While I am proud to be a father, given how tough things are I certainly don’t want any more as I need to provide the best for those I have now.
So I’m thinking about getting a vasectomy, but I’m worried that operation might affect my erections and sex drive.
Can this type of surgery in anyway mess up my sex life? – Ronald
Obviously I don’t have first hand experience of this procedure being a woman, but from talking to several men who have had one over the years, they are extremely happy that they had it done.
The main thing is that YOU want to have it and you are obviously not being pushed to do it by your partner. With your motivation, I don’t anticipate you having any problems either. A man has to want to do this freely otherwise erectile problems can occur for psychological reasons.
After a vasectomy, which is minor surgery, sperm will still be produced in your testes, but without them being ejaculated, your body will merely absorb them and excrete in the usual way.
You or your partner will need to continue using a reliable method of contraception for approximately 90 days or until you have a minimal sperm count, which your doctor will discuss with you and explain further.
Basically, it takes time and ejaculations to minimise the amount of sperm still in the tiny tubules within your reproductive system after interrupting their usual route out of your body.
As for your erections and sex drive, you should still get your erections as you do now, and your sex drive shouldn’t change either. You’ll still ejaculate as you do now, only without sperm mixed in with your semen. – Helen Send your sex-related questions to sexplainedbarba[email protected] It’s reliable, convenient and confidential.