How will a vasectomy affect my sex life?

December 11 2020   |   News

When considering a vasectomy there are lots of questions that our patients would like answered before undertaking the procedure.

One of the most asked questions is how having a vasectomy will affect a sex life, whether it will affect future relations with a partner and how it could affect that.

The answer is that it will not affect anything that would alter your sex life, apart from providing a 99 per cent effective contraception to prevent pregnancy.

Will I still be able to get an erection?

Undergoing a vasectomy has no effect on your hormones, body processes or the structure of your penis and therefore has no effect on your ability to get an erection.

If you did not have any trouble getting an erection prior to your procedure then you should not experience any issues after the procedure is complete.

Will I still be able to ejaculate?

A vasectomy does not stop the production of sperm so you will still be able to ejaculate, but your semen will not contain any sperm. The procedure will not affect your ability to ejaculate or the appearance of the fluid.

It is important to listen to the advice of the surgeon following the procedure, which will include using contraception for 8 to 12 weeks after the operation as sperm will still be in the tubes leading to the penis.

Will it affect my sex drive?

As a vasectomy has no effect on the production of the male hormone testosterone it will have no effect on your sex drive. Your testicles will continue to produce the male hormone just as they did before the procedure.

Can scar tissue later affect the size or urine flow?

No. A vasectomy will not affect the size of your penis or affect the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder through the penis to the outside. If you have further questions about the procedure please do take a look at our FAQs section.