DENY THE RIDE
Most men are surprised by how simple, safe* and straightforward a vasectomy is.
In a nutshell, a vasectomy blocks sperm from entering
the fluid that you ejaculate. Since this denies the sperm their “ride” to her egg, it prevents fertilization. And it does this without affecting your manhood in any way. You’ll still ejaculate the same amount of fluid and there’s no effect on your sex drive. But it gets better – it costs less and is less risky than having a partner get her tubes tied.
*Vasectomies are safe but check with your doctor to understand all the risks.
1 HOUR FITNESS
Here’s the vasectomy procedure (surprisingly simple; 99.9% effective):
As a medical procedure, it doesn’t get much simpler. You’ll get a local anesthetic. The doctor makes one or two small incisions, then reaches in and cuts and closes the tubes. And because the incisions are so small, stitches usually aren’t even needed.
That’s pretty much it. You’re in and out in about an hour.
(How to take full advantage of your recovery time)
See your doctor for prep instructions. But here are some things you may be asked to do:
- Don’t take aspirin or other blood thinners (e.g. anti-inflammatory meds) 10 days prior to procedure.
- Shave the front of your scrotum the day before procedure.
- Wear supportive underwear or jock strap on the day of procedure.
- Arrange for a ride home for comfort and safety.
- Optional, but recommended: bag of frozen peas, video games, sporting events or man movies ready for your arrival home.
And don’t forget food and beverages.
ROAD TO RECOVERY
(a two day vacation)
Go home and rest with your feet elevated for a day or two. Reduce swelling with ice or a bag of frozen peas. Other than that, take advantage of some nice down time. Regarding sex: since it can take time to be totally sperm–free, you can still get her pregnant for up to 12 weeks. So arrange for other birth control until lab tests come back sperm–free.
Ask your doctor for details.