Vasectomy Not Linked To Less Sexual Intercourse

According to a report from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, a vasectomy is not linked to decreased sexual intercourse.

Blog Snapshot:

  • A vasectomy, for those unfamiliar, is a minimally invasive procedure that prevents the supply of sperm into the seminal stream by severing and sealing the vas deferens.
  • The physicians at Affiliated Urologists discuss results from the study that states a vasectomy does not lead to less sexual intercourse.

There are many misconceptions that surround vasectomies, a procedure that is a form of permanent birth control for men. Many men fear a vasectomy will negatively impact their sex lives or that they’ll no longer produce semen during ejaculation. Although there are many, many falsehoods out there about this minimally invasive procedure, today we’re going to address why vasectomies do not change certain aspects of a man’s sexual health.

First, it’s important for men to understand that a vasectomy does not alter, in any way, sexual interest, desire, drive, or performance. In fact, after you’ve recovered from your procedure, you will realize your erectile function is exactly what it was before undergoing the vasectomy. Furthermore, sexual intercourse itself will not feel different. Second, a vasectomy does not prevent the production of semen. It does, however, prevent sperm from entering the seminal stream, which can get a woman pregnant. The appearance, quantity, and consistency of your ejaculate will be no different.

According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found vasectomies were not associated with less sexual intercourse. Interestingly enough, researchers also found vasectomized men have a higher chance of having sexual intercourse in a week than non-vasectomized men. For vasectomized men, the average frequency of sexual intercourse was 5.9 times a month, whereas non-vasectomized men had an average frequency of 4.9 times a month. To review this study, visit Renal & Urology News.

If you’re considering a vasectomy, call us today and schedule an appointment! We will walk you through the process and address any misconceptions you may have about the procedure. We look forward to meeting you!

Affiliated Urologists is an award-winning practice recognized both locally and nationally that has provided service to patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding communities in the Valley, for over 40 years. The physicians emphasize top-of-the-line comprehensive urological care and strive to deliver the highest outcomes for patient satisfaction. To make an appointment, call 602-264-0608 or visit http://affiliatedurologists.com/contact/ for instructions on scheduling an appointment.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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