At Metro Centre We Demystify 3 Common Myths about Vasectomy
We know that like many other medical procedures, some information can become twisted and believed as truth. At Metro Centre we know the power of total knowledge, and have decided to shed some light on some of the most common myths surrounding vasectomies.
Vasectomies are a perfectly normal and healthy way to become sterile. Some, Metro Centre the biggest advocates, would argue that an open-ended vasectomy is actually is one of the best contraceptives for those who are finished growing their families (but more on that in our next blog).
3 myths debunked by Metro Centre…
Say vasectomy and you’ll notice some men in the room cringe. This is largely due to a lot of misconceptions surrounding vasectomy. The truth about the vasectomy treatment is that it’s a safe, comfortable and convenient medical treatment. —Here are three common myths about vasectomy:
1. After a vasectomy you will be impotent
This is false. The vasectomy surgery does not affect your sexual function. The point or goal of the vasectomy is to make you sterile not impotent. Many males find that once the burden of further pregnancies is lifted the sex is more enjoyable.
2. You’ll be baby-proof straight after your vasectomy
This is also false. Depending on the male it can take three months and around 30 ejaculations before your sperm count hits zero.
At Metro Centre we strongly recommend that you use contraception for the first three months after the vasectomy until you’ve had your first post vasectomy sperm count results. Because, you see, we have found that on occasion, if a vasectomy patient hasn’t had enough sex then the dead sperm will take longer to flush out—sex is the most efficient way of flushing out residual sperm after the operation.
Basically, by having lots of (protected) sex, you avoid having to do repeated tests.
3. After a vasectomy you’ll be shooting blanks
No. This ties into the first myth we’ve discussed. A vasectomy makes you sterile—you still ejaculate. Except now when you do (after the three months and 30 ejaculations) there’ll be no sperm, “just juice” that is cum without the mixed in sperm. Sperm will still be produced after a vasectomy, it’s just blocked by the procedure you’ve had.
The question that sometimes gets asked once this has been cleared up is: will there be any difference when I ejaculate after a vasectomy?
The simple answer to this question is, no you won’t. The reason for this is that the seminal fluid makes up 95% of the ejaculate: and so it is incredibly and highly unlikely that you would notice any difference.
At Metro Centre we are dedicated to looking after our patients…
At Metro Centre in Brisbane we provide open-ended vasectomies and vasectomy reversals (Owen 3 Layer Closure), in case things change in the future: it is, we believe, best to keep your options open. Our staff are highly trained medical professionals to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about what treatment you would like to receive.