I had a vasectomy about 6 years ago, and the doctor was much older. He seemed to have difficulty with the surgery, and it lasted much longer than I expected. Although under anesthesia, the electrical cauterization caused me to black out, once on the right side, partially, and once on the left side, for a few seconds. Intense pain, causing shock, and then blacking out.
Recovery was bad, and the left side has an indented scar. At first, for first few months, I felt like I had testicular torsion (vas deference all twisted up). That eventually went away, leaving no pain.
But my one HUGE outstanding disappointment is that I have much less enjoyable ejaculations and climax. Before the surgery, climax used to occur after rising tension, and then multiple spurts of ejaculate would come out, and each one felt wonderful.
Now, post-surgery, the rising tension is still there, but there is no longer an actual climax. It’s more of a single release of ejaculate. I’m starting to forget how good climax used to be, and maybe that’s a good thing, because I’ll never get it back. I’ve considered a reversal surgery, but I’m assuming there’s some nerve damage that’s irreversible.
My prostate sensitivity is also significantly reduced. I can’t believe that the doctor screwed up my sexual life this much, and that no one talks about it, unless you dig really deep into the net.
Would I do it again? Maybe. But only after researching the doctor more. Never having to wear a condom with my wife is great, and it’s great for spontaneity. But he downside is just so HUGE. If I had known, I would have asked my wife, who has intense periods, to have a hysterectomy instead.
BUYER BEWARE. Side effects might only hit 5 or 10% of patients, but what if you’re one of them?