You can have sex as soon as you feel comfortable after a vasectomy but your scrotum may feel tender for a couple of weeks. Some doctors recommend that you wait for a week until the surgery has completely healed before resuming sexual activity. Talking to men who have had a vasectomy, it seems the overwhelming experience is a short duration of discomfort but no other concerns about having had a vasectomy. When asked about how they felt after having a vasectomy the responses included "Felt back to normal after a few days", "Great we don't have to think about contraception any more" and "Hasn't made any difference to our sex life". The response from their partners is also mainly positive and relief that contraception is taken care of without any more need to think about it.
What to know about sex after a vasectomy
Sex After Vasectomy: Timeline, Effects on Erection and Ejaculate
After the vasectomy procedure, am I infertile right away? Or do I need to wait for a certain amount of time to pass after the procedure? Usually your doctor will have you wait 3 months and ejaculate at least 25 times before you check. There is certainly sperm above the area where the vas takes place and you could easily achieve a pregnancy after the vasectomy. If no sperm is seen, then I consider the man to be sterile and no further semen examinations are necessary. No you are not infertile right away. It takes approximately 16 ejaculations and a semen analysis to show no sperms before you are declared infertile.
Sex After Vasectomy: What to Expect
A vasectomy should not affect sexual functioning although, it is important to let the body heal for a couple of weeks before having sex. Also, it can take another 3 months before the sperm count drops to zero. A vasectomy is an operation that stops sperm from reaching the penis. Without sperm, the semen that a man ejaculates cannot cause pregnancy.
One of the most frequently asked questions before and after a vasectomy is when can intercourse resume once the procedure is complete. The good news is: patients will not have to wait long to have sex post-vasectomy. In fact, it is recommended that patients wait only seven days before having intercourse.