Is sex any different after a vasectomy?

August 18, 2013

Vasectomies can seem almost too good to be true sometimes, which leads to a lot of questions. When can I have sex after a vasectomy? Is sexual performance hindered by the procedure? Do you still ejaculate after a vasectomy?

Every aspect of sex should be exactly the same after a vasectomy, except of course the possibility of impregnation. A vasectomy just cuts off sperm supply coming from the testicle, which means no other aspects of sexual activity should be affected.

The testes only produce 2-5% of semen content, so the amount will not noticeably change, nor will any of the typical sensations. Your ejaculation, erection, and orgasm will remain unchanged.

We do instruct you to wait one week before intercourse though, after your vasectomy. After that, everything should feel back to normal (or better, if you were using condoms for contraception.)

Remember that vasectomies do not decrease your likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Also remember that vasectomies are a permanent procedure, and should not be considered a temporary form of contraception.

We will answer any questions you have about the vasectomy procedure. Simply give your top-rated Austin urologist a call: 512-694-8888.

Please call to schedule an appointment for preventative/follow-up care: 512-694-8888