How getting the snip will affect your sex life...
Are you considering a vasectomy?
According to a study conducted in 2001, around 18% of all New Zealand men - and close to 25% of those who were married - had undergone the procedure. That’s one of the highest rates in the world. And it sounds like demand has only increased from there.
As a permanent method of contraception, a vasectomy gives you the freedom to enjoy intimacy with your partner without the stresses of traditional birth control precautions. But the thought of surgery and unwanted side effects can be a little scary.
Will it affect your performance in the bedroom? Lower your libido? Or give you erectile dysfunction?
We know you have a lot of questions, so today we’re providing the answers.
Let’s clear up a few things about vasectomies, starting with...
What to expect during your vasectomy
A vasectomy is a quick and easy outpatient procedure, which means you can recover at home. The procedure itself is painless and takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. Within a few weeks, you’ll barely notice you’d had anything done.
You will be awake for the procedure, but no one is coming near you until your local anaesthetic has kicked in. You won’t feel a thing. The only thing being snipped here is the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm. With the sperm blocked from travelling through the tube, they’re absorbed by the body.
Things You Should Know
- You’ll still be able to ejaculate.
- Tenderness at the site subsides within a few days.
- You’ll be back to normal activities within a week or two.
- Vasectomies are 99.99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
- It takes three months for a vasectomy to be fully effective.
Does a vasectomy lower libido?
Simply put, no.
A vasectomy will not affect your libido.
It also won’t affect your testosterone or your ability to gain - or maintain - an erection.
These are nothing more than myths. Testosterone is distributed through the body via the bloodstream, not the vas deferens. The vas deferens is simply a duct that carries sperm to the seminal vesicle, so your testosterone levels are not affected by sealing the vas deferens.
In fact, you’ll be happy to hear a vasectomy may impact your sex life...for the better. Men often report an improvement in the satisfaction, spontaneity, and frequency of their sex lives after a vasectomy as it removes the stress commonly associated with birth control or an unplanned pregnancy.
Why a vasectomy isn’t to blame for your low libido...
In New Zealand, vasectomies are most common among men aged 40-49. This happens to also be the time when most men notice their testosterone levels starting to dip. For men who have had a vasectomy aged 40 and above, reduced testosterone will likely be due to age or lifestyle, not the vasectomy itself.
Don’t let your low libido get in the way of enjoying your post-vasectomy intimacy! There’s plenty of ways you can naturally support your energy, libido, and sexual performance to make sure you’re ready for your post-vasectomy sex life!
Are you ready for the final cut?
It’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed by the finality of a vasectomy. Though once you’ve made the call to quit the baby-making, a vasectomy is a safe, effective next step. With the ongoing support of a natural supplement like TESTO you can ensure you get the most out of your newfound freedom in the bedroom!