Here is another analysis that I found interesting.
As I have added more and more stories to the subreddit, I’ve updated the statistics to show the counts of various types of complaints. After a while, I noticed that the “Disappointing Climax” percentage seemed really stable at around 30% of the stories. I was curious to see this visually, so I took all of the stories – currently 525 – and put them in chronological order, and then plotted the number of stories that mention “Disappointing Climax” and the number of stories that do not mention “Disappointing Climax.”
Here is the result:
That shows a very, very consistent ratio as new stories are added to the set of data.
To get another look at that ratio, let’s take the stories in chronological order, bucket them in groups of 40 stories, and plot the percent that reported DC:
There is a bit of a trend visible here – going up from 25% at the beginning to 30% at the end. Trend to my eye looks small relative to the variance, so probably isn’t too significant.
One more chart. This shows how many stories that do not mention disappointing climax show up between consecutive stories which DO mention disappointing climax:
Again, this plot looks very consistent from the left side (early stories) to the right side (later stories.)
These stories span 50 years from 1969 to 2019, with the bulk describing vasectomies conducted from 2006 to 2019. I don’t know how important this high degree of consistency over many years is, but it does serve to increase my confidence that I am finding a “real” signal here. For example, this pattern argues against a hypothesis that more and more men are complaining that they have a disappointing orgasm because they have read complaints that other men authored. Another feature I am not seeing is the presence of any weird zones that would suggest the activity of some spammer spreading false, abnormal stories, or the same story repeatedly under different identities.
Mind you, these are just the stories that mention disappointing climax. It seems likely that this will systematically under-count the fraction of PVPS stories that have disappointing climax. But we have some evidence here that about 25%-30% of guys with long term vasectomy complications will complain about their disappointing climax.