Can you ejaculate after a vasectomy?

May 18, 2023

Thinking About a Vasectomy?

Hey there, I’m Alex, the NP from Austin Urology Institute! If you’re considering getting a vasectomy in Austin or anywhere, you might be wondering what happens to your ejaculate afterward. Well, we’re here to clear that up for you!

Basically, a vasectomy is a type of birth control that involves cutting or blocking the tubes called vas deferens, which carry sperm from your testicles to your urethra. In our clinic, we use cutting, burning, and a suture tied around the vas. So, even though you’ll still be able to produce semen, your ejaculate won’t contain any sperm anymore.

That’s right—after a vasectomy, you won’t be able to conceive children the traditional way. However, it’s important to note that you’ll still be able to enjoy all the other aspects of sex, including orgasm and ejaculation.

Where Does Sperm Go After a Vasectomy?

The vas deferens may be closed off, but that doesn’t stop the male body from producing sperm. But if it’s not traveling from the testes during ejaculation, where does it go?

The sperm die and are absorbed by the body. This absorption process does not interfere with testosterone production, erections, orgasm or cause any potential for future urologic disease. 

Now, if you’re worried about what your semen will look and feel like after a vasectomy, don’t be! Your ejaculate might be a bit thinner or clearer than it used to be, but it should still look and feel pretty much the same.

So, there you have it—that’s what happens to your ejaculate after a vasectomy. If you have any other questions or concerns about this procedure, know that you’re in good hands! Dr. Shaw’s awards, accolades, and dedication to to his patients is unmatched. As one of the best urologists in Austin, Dr. Shaw and the team at Austin Urology Institute are with you every step of the way. Contact us today to set up an appointment!