When you think of your significant other getting a vasectomy, it probably raises some questions regarding his sex drive, erection capabilities, and ejaculation.
When a man gets undergoes a vasectomy surgery, the surgeon will not be touching any nerves or blood vessels that are connected to your partner’s ability have erections or ejaculate. In fact, the vasectomy surgery will not affect a man’s ability to enjoy and have sex either. The sole purpose to a vasectomy is to eliminate fertility. Your partners surgery will not have any affect on the following:
- Testosterone levels
- Sex drive
- Maintaining or having erections
How does a vasectomy surgery not affect his sex drive?
Testosterone plays a vital role in maintaining your man’s libido. The vasectomy procedure does not and will not alter the amount of testosterone in the testicles. Instead, your partner’s testosterone levels before surgery should be the exact same as before he gets this surgery.
If you or your partner begin to see a drop in his sex drive after his vasectomy surgery, he should make an appointment to discuss the changes with his doctor. Here are three other factors that can cause a drop in your partner’s sex drive:
- Medications, especially SSRI antidepressants like Paxil, Prozac, and drugs prescribed for high blood pressure (like beta blockers)
By pinpointing the factors that are causing your partner’s sex drive to decrease, solutions can then be implemented to bring his sex drive back up. But don’t be confused by thinking his vasectomy is the root cause because it’s not.
Will he be able to ejaculate the same as before after his vasectomy?
Your partner will still be able to ejaculate just like before. The only difference after a vasectomy is that the sperm is absent from the semen. Did you know that your partners sperm makes up less than five percent of each ejaculation, meaning after the procedure has been completed, the consistency and color of his sperm should not change.
Will he be able to become and stay erect after the vasectomy?
The vasectomy procedure does not touch nerves and blood vessels. If your partner had no prior problems with getting an erection, he should have no problem after having a vasectomy. So, if your partner is having trouble with achieving and keeping an erection, this is not a result of having the vasectomy surgery. Erectile difficulty can signal other critical problems, such as diabetes or heart disease. This is why it’s imperative that you bring any erection problems to the attention of his primary physician so that tests can be conducted to see what they underlying issue is.
It is important that you and your partner consider seeing a counselor prior to surgery so that you both are fully aware of the impact that a vasectomy can have on him, and how he might feel afterwards.