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2013-01-16 12:26:37 PM
takes ten years for the pain to subside.
 
2013-01-16 01:22:16 PM
the sperm are torn apart through the polyelectrolytic effect

Do not want in my balls!
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2013-01-16 01:31:57 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-16 01:33:59 PM
A doctor applies some local anesthetic, makes a small pinhole in the base of the scrotum, reaches in with a pair of very thin forceps, and pulls out the small white vas deferens tube. Then, the doctor injects the polymer gel (called Vasalgel here in the US), pushes the vas deferens back inside, repeats the process for the other vas deferens, puts a Band-Aid over the small hole, and the man is on his way

FARK NO.
 
2013-01-16 01:37:07 PM
$15 box of condoms looking pretty good right now.
 
2013-01-16 01:38:57 PM
I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.
 
2013-01-16 01:42:06 PM
Vasectomy. Best and worst 15 minutes of my life.
 
2013-01-16 01:42:32 PM
Ya know, cool that birth control options are available for men, too, but why can't we get something like a pill or a patch?

While this seems safer than getting snipped, I dunno.... I'd have to be knocked unconscious for this procedure. There is no way I'd be able to be awake and have someone do this, and not have assault charges filed against me.
 
2013-01-16 01:44:31 PM

dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.



Do you know how I know you didn't read the article?

/hint: its the same procedure you're linking
//http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversible_inhibition_of_sperm_under_g u idance
 
2013-01-16 01:45:12 PM
My vasectomy works just fine.
 
2013-01-16 01:46:14 PM
The best birth control most farkers have is their personalities and hygiene habits.
 
2013-01-16 01:46:47 PM

dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.


Know how I know you didn't read TFA?

"The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years"
 
2013-01-16 01:47:04 PM
Every 10 years? TOO OFTEN!

dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.


There is a NSFW image of a yam-bag on that page.
 
2013-01-16 01:47:22 PM

Rann Xerox: My vasectomy works just fine.


What comes out now? Confetti? The filling in an Oreo? The secret sauce on a Big Mac? I'm legitimately curious, but don't want to GIS.
 
2013-01-16 01:47:25 PM

Cyber_Junk: dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.


Do you know how I know you didn't read the article?

/hint: its the same procedure you're linking
//http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversible_inhibition_of_sperm_under_g u idance


Curse you!

/shakes fist
 
2013-01-16 01:48:50 PM

dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.


This is the same procedure, just with a fancy name.

Looks like a winner compared to the traditional vasectomy. Wish they'd had this 10 years ago.
 
2013-01-16 01:50:31 PM

SkylineRecords: Rann Xerox: My vasectomy works just fine.

What comes out now? Confetti? The filling in an Oreo? The secret sauce on a Big Mac? I'm legitimately curious, but don't want to GIS.


Sperm is only like 1-5% of the total package (IIRC). The rest is seminal fluid.
 
2013-01-16 01:52:07 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-16 01:52:26 PM
The snip is one of the best things I ever did.

//TMI, I know.
 
2013-01-16 01:53:45 PM
uhh...how does this truly prevent HIV as TFA or linking FA infers?

Just because you're getting rid of HIV infected sperm...doesn't mean you can't get it otherwise.


/confused
 
2013-01-16 01:56:05 PM
Many, many Totalfarkers would very happily say that the best birth control in the world is to be likefunbutnot.
 
2013-01-16 01:57:44 PM

meat0918: The snip is one of the best things I ever did.

//TMI, I know.


This.

I called in sick on a Friday morning, had the snip done (via the no-scalpel method), held down the couch Saturday and part of Sunday, went back to work Monday. I think I took one Aleve because of the general tenderness. That was 8 years ago.
 
2013-01-16 02:01:43 PM
Cyber_JunkDingleberry Dickwad:

My shoddy reading comprehension skills, exposed!

It's less that I didn't read this one at all, and more that I skimmed it and mis-remembered the Wired article, in which I thought it was a small tube installed/removed.
 
2013-01-16 02:02:43 PM

RoxtarRyan: Ya know, cool that birth control options are available for men, too, but why can't we get something like a pill or a patch?

While this seems safer than getting snipped, I dunno.... I'd have to be knocked unconscious for this procedure. There is no way I'd be able to be awake and have someone do this, and not have assault charges filed against me.


We can't have that because we suck at remembering to take pills or use a patch.
 
2013-01-16 02:03:30 PM

DarthBart: meat0918: The snip is one of the best things I ever did.

//TMI, I know.

This.

I called in sick on a Friday morning, had the snip done (via the no-scalpel method), held down the couch Saturday and part of Sunday, went back to work Monday. I think I took one Aleve because of the general tenderness. That was 8 years ago.


yep. 4 years ago here, same story. would do it again if I had to.
 
2013-01-16 02:05:29 PM

SkylineRecords: Rann Xerox: My vasectomy works just fine.

What comes out now? Confetti? The filling in an Oreo? The secret sauce on a Big Mac? I'm legitimately curious, but don't want to GIS.


It's the same gunk, just no tadpoles.
 
2013-01-16 02:05:58 PM

DarthBart: meat0918: The snip is one of the best things I ever did.

//TMI, I know.

This.

I called in sick on a Friday morning, had the snip done (via the no-scalpel method), held down the couch Saturday and part of Sunday, went back to work Monday. I think I took one Aleve because of the general tenderness. That was 8 years ago.


1. Does insurance cover it? What about for single people?
2. How bad is the "general tenderness"? When I sprained my knee, I was confined to a recliner for 3 days, only walking to the bathroom (which the doc said I shouldn't do, but I didn't have a cane handy), but it didn't hurt much when I was sitting still. Will my boys be achy - and if so, more or less so than after a, shall we say, "spirited weekend with the ladyfriend"?
3. How reversible/effective is it? I know vasectomies these days mostly are reversible, and that most of their partners don't end up pregnant (0% of men with vasectomies reported being pregnant after the procedure, too), but are we talking a The-Pill-esque 99+% effective?
4. How long would I be out of commission? Just those 2-3 days, or is there a "no farking until month 4" rule that no one talks about?

// remembering an ex's IUD's getting-to-know-you period, is there any hormonal imbalance to be expected?
// I'd guess not, since you're not farking with anything endocrine, production-wise
 
2013-01-16 02:06:41 PM
Injection? Maybe...
"reaches in with a pair of very thin forceps, and pulls out the small white vas deferens tube?"

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2013-01-16 02:10:13 PM

Andy Andy: DarthBart: meat0918: The snip is one of the best things I ever did.

//TMI, I know.

This.

I called in sick on a Friday morning, had the snip done (via the no-scalpel method), held down the couch Saturday and part of Sunday, went back to work Monday. I think I took one Aleve because of the general tenderness. That was 8 years ago.

yep. 4 years ago here, same story. would do it again if I had to.


5 or 6 years ago, blocked it out. Done on a Friday, bag of frozen peas and a bottle of Vicodin Saturday, milked the sympathy through Sunday, back to work on Monday.

JC
 
2013-01-16 02:10:42 PM
so for all the people saying nope, you realize that it's actually less intrusive than a vascectomy, right? It's the same procedure up until the point where the doctor either injects some plastic goo into the tube and tucks it back away, or CUTS IT IN HALF AND TIES A KNOT IN IT.
 
2013-01-16 02:14:25 PM

PirateKing: so for all the people saying nope, you realize that it's actually less intrusive than a vascectomy, right? It's the same procedure up until the point where the doctor either injects some plastic goo into the tube and tucks it back away, or CUTS IT IN HALF AND TIES A KNOT IN IT.


Yes? It's nice to see they're making advancements, but to clarify, double NOPE.
 
2013-01-16 02:16:43 PM
Could we make this mandatory for anyone that refuses to make their child support payments?

" When your check clears from County Court, we'll turn your junk back on."
 
2013-01-16 02:19:42 PM
I'm sure there are plenty of men who'd rather their women use serial abortions as birth control than even consider such a harmless thing.
 
2013-01-16 02:21:16 PM
This sounds awesome. Sign me up!
 
2013-01-16 02:25:59 PM
I just had my vasectomy this past Friday, so my nads are really getting a kick...

Dr Dreidel:
1. Does insurance cover it? What about for single people?
2. How bad is the "general tenderness"? When I sprained my knee, I was confined to a recliner for 3 days, only walking to the bathroom (which the doc said I shouldn't do, but I didn't have a cane handy), but it didn't hurt much when I was sitting still. Will my boys be achy - and if so, more or less so than after a, shall we say, "spirited weekend with the ladyfriend"?
3. How reversible/effective is it? I know vasectomies these days mostly are reversible, and that most of their partners don't end up pregnant (0% of men with vasectomies reported being pregnant after the procedure, too), but are we talking a The-Pill-esque 99+% effective?
4. How long would I be out of commission? Just those 2-3 days, or is there a "no farking until month 4" rule that no one talks about?

// remembering an ex's IUD's getting-to-know-you period, is there any hormonal imbalance to be expected?
// I'd guess not, since you're not farking with anything endocrine, production-wise


1. My insurance did. Depends on the company. Give them a call. It might be listed under "voluntary sterilization". It's an in-office procedure, though, so it's pretty quick and cheap for them to approve. All told, I will be spending 100 bucks (2 copays, one of which was the sit down chat of "Are you really really sure?")
2. When I went, they gave me a script for Vicodin. I didn't even consider getting it filled. The doctor said most people don't. Didn't take any Tylenol or anything like that. I guess the best way I can describe it for me was it was like getting tapped kinda hard in the nads, constantly, for the first couple days, and then a reminder tap when you get up after laying down/sitting for a bit, as well as soreness if they get jostled. Definitely moreso than if you balled your brains out for the weekend.
3. Reversibility is going up, but there's all sorts of gotchas, and insurance typically WON'T pay for a reversal and I was told they are pretty expensive. My doctor said "It's $26 an hour just for you to sit in the OR all by yourself. That's not counting the operating surgeon, the equipment, or anything else." They say to consider it permanent. Effectiveness is supposed to be great, though (assuming they don't spontaneously reconnect, but measures are taken to make sure that doesn't happen).
4. The paperwork I got said no banging for 5 days, provided "testicular swelling has subsided". Right now my nads say "If you plan on going all out on the 5th day, we're packing our shiat and getting out of here."

Since I am literally JUST recovering now, the slight bruising and swelling is a bit of a novelty. "Blue balls" is literal. The minor ache is something I can't wait to completely subside.

I see all these comments about it being the "best thing" they have ever done. Does anyone out there REGRET getting it? Personally, the relative permanence of the procedure and the possibility of changing my mind in the future has me a little uneasy.

I think we can all agree that the shot or whatever in the spermatic cord SUCKS, though. Like getting kicked in the balls from the inside...
 
2013-01-16 02:26:43 PM
Really, really tempting.

I'm okay with condoms, but my wife doesn't like them much (strange but true). They also aren't anywhere near 100%.

The more-permanent vasectomy route has been discussed. But, I'd actually kinda like a kid, she doesn't. We've compromised to 'it probably won't happen', but it seems insane for me to cut off the option permanently.

All the hormonal options have lead to virtually zero libido issues on her end. Like they do for many women. Probably more than report it even... one side-effect of a low libido is not wanting a libido. Some argue that post-Pill-era couples have half the sex of pre-Pill-era couples, despite all the talk about sex, and the marked drop in libido due to hormonal BC is why.

I'm willing to give it a try.
 
2013-01-16 02:27:25 PM

WickerNipple: I'm sure there are plenty of men who'd rather their women use serial abortions as birth control than even consider such a harmless thing.


Given that hormones are the number one choice for semi-permanent birth control and can seriously f*ck with a woman's body, and that a secondary option is JAMMING A COPPER DEVICE IN YOUR CERVIX, I personally say "Boohoo to all you men who wouldn't consider it.  You're goddamned pansies."
 
2013-01-16 02:32:11 PM
The Farkers in this thread who are saying NOPE are very likely the same Farkers who show up in child support threads to bash the woman.
 
2013-01-16 02:34:10 PM
The husband and I are considering a vasectomy, as we have absolutely no interest in children. However, we're still working out way through grad school and that just might (slim chance) change ten years or less down the road. The reversal stats on a vasectomy don't look awful until it's been five or so years since the procedure.

Something like this would be great, if it works as advertised. As a (soon to be) polymer scientist, the concept looks pretty good. Styrene maleic anhydride is an almost perfectly alternating copolymer of styrene and maleic anhydride. It's nicely soluble in basic solutions (like the sodium bicarbonate solution they would use to remove the gel), but is otherwise very chemically and thermally stable. The DMSO is just a solvent that lets the gel get into position, then your body can excrete it.

It would be so nice not to be on the pill, or have plastic or metal in my uterus, or have inpatient surgery to get the tubes tied. Something like this would be so very much easier. I'll be keeping an eye on this.
 
2013-01-16 02:35:59 PM

UnrepentantApostate: The husband and I are considering a vasectomy, as we have absolutely no interest in children. However, we're still working out way through grad school and that just might (slim chance) change ten years or less down the road. The reversal stats on a vasectomy don't look awful until it's been five or so years since the procedure.

Something like this would be great, if it works as advertised. As a (soon to be) polymer scientist, the concept looks pretty good. Styrene maleic anhydride is an almost perfectly alternating copolymer of styrene and maleic anhydride. It's nicely soluble in basic solutions (like the sodium bicarbonate solution they would use to remove the gel), but is otherwise very chemically and thermally stable. The DMSO is just a solvent that lets the gel get into position, then your body can excrete it.

It would be so nice not to be on the pill, or have plastic or metal in my uterus, or have inpatient surgery to get the tubes tied. Something like this would be so very much easier. I'll be keeping an eye on this.


Still found this less invasive than the pill.  It hurts occasionally, but I no longer cry on the bathroom floor for no reason.
 
2013-01-16 02:36:21 PM

Dr Dreidel: DarthBart: meat0918: The snip is one of the best things I ever did.

//TMI, I know.

This.

I called in sick on a Friday morning, had the snip done (via the no-scalpel method), held down the couch Saturday and part of Sunday, went back to work Monday. I think I took one Aleve because of the general tenderness. That was 8 years ago.

1. Does insurance cover it? What about for single people?
2. How bad is the "general tenderness"? When I sprained my knee, I was confined to a recliner for 3 days, only walking to the bathroom (which the doc said I shouldn't do, but I didn't have a cane handy), but it didn't hurt much when I was sitting still. Will my boys be achy - and if so, more or less so than after a, shall we say, "spirited weekend with the ladyfriend"?
3. How reversible/effective is it? I know vasectomies these days mostly are reversible, and that most of their partners don't end up pregnant (0% of men with vasectomies reported being pregnant after the procedure, too), but are we talking a The-Pill-esque 99+% effective?
4. How long would I be out of commission? Just those 2-3 days, or is there a "no farking until month 4" rule that no one talks about?

// remembering an ex's IUD's getting-to-know-you period, is there any hormonal imbalance to be expected?
// I'd guess not, since you're not farking with anything endocrine, production-wise


Feminist groups in the US have been lobbying to keep male birth control (pills/shots) off of the market in the US. I am dead serious. Evidently it oppresses woman for men to have the same reproductive options/rights as women.
 
2013-01-16 02:39:06 PM
Agree. NOPE. I'll keep my vasectomy too. Fifteen minutes on the table. Done in one trip. Back to work after the weekend. Nothing to worry about.
 
2013-01-16 02:40:34 PM
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2013-01-16 02:41:44 PM

farsidius: Agree. NOPE. I'll keep my vasectomy too. Fifteen minutes on the table. Done in one trip. Back to work after the weekend. Nothing to worry about.


As opposed to 15 minutes on the table, done in one trip, with no scalpels involved? This is done almost exactly the same way as a vasectomy, except there are no blades used on the vas deferens, only a needle. Recovery is faster with this gel than with a vasectomy, and the gel allows fluid through so you don't get any pressure buildup like you can get after a vasectomy.
 
2013-01-16 02:43:34 PM

genepool lifeboat: Vasectomy. Best and worst 15 minutes of my life.


Nah, the procedure itself didn't really hurt because you are numb, but the next week or two can be a little sensitive. When I got mine I was riding a motorcycle to work. I made the mistake of trying to ride in after only a week. Boy did I pay for that one.
 
2013-01-16 02:55:22 PM

PrivateCaboose: WickerNipple: I'm sure there are plenty of men who'd rather their women use serial abortions as birth control than even consider such a harmless thing.

Given that hormones are the number one choice for semi-permanent birth control and can seriously f*ck with a woman's body, and that a secondary option is JAMMING A COPPER DEVICE IN YOUR CERVIX, I personally say "Boohoo to all you men who wouldn't consider it.  You're goddamned pansies."


I would smack my distended nut satchel with a croquet mallet if it meant my SO was health and had a health libido. Vasectomy? Where do I sign?
Of course, to be so motivated, I would actually need an SO. All you available Farkettes can leave me your resume. EIP.
 
2013-01-16 02:57:25 PM

Pincy: genepool lifeboat: Vasectomy. Best and worst 15 minutes of my life.

Nah, the procedure itself didn't really hurt because you are numb, but the next week or two can be a little sensitive. When I got mine I was riding a motorcycle to work. I made the mistake of trying to ride in after only a week. Boy did I pay for that one.


I never realized how much the boys bounced around until after my procedure. Just walking up and down the stairs became an experience.

/I highly recommend frozen peas and a jock strap for the recovery period.
 
2013-01-16 03:15:38 PM
Question for all the other guys with vasectomies out there: How long does the bruising last? My bruising didn't start until maybe 36 hours after, and shows no signs of stopping 5 days later. Am I developing a bloodbean? Should I go all Stand By Me on it?

//LEECHES!
//Only my initial question is sincere
//Apologies for the leeches flashback
 
2013-01-16 03:20:40 PM
PrivateCaboose: It hurts occasionally, but I no longer cry on the bathroom floor for no reason.

What a coincidence!  I said exactly the same thing after I quit drinking tequila.
 
2013-01-16 03:23:58 PM

Incremancer: Question for all the other guys with vasectomies out there: How long does the bruising last? My bruising didn't start until maybe 36 hours after, and shows no signs of stopping 5 days later. Am I developing a bloodbean? Should I go all Stand By Me on it?


I have not had one of these procedures done, but if my frank and/or beans were bruised for 8 days after surgery, I'd be considering the ER if the doctor couldn't squeeze me in.
 
2013-01-16 03:28:17 PM
Have my vasectomy scheduled for Jan 25th. Of course I pick a weekend with no football to sit on the couch.
 
2013-01-16 03:29:27 PM

Dr Dreidel: What about for single people?


I haven't gotten one yet, but planning on it.  Awhile back I was single, but had a live in girlfriend of 8 years (now married).  Also I was 35 at the time (pretty young for a vasectomy, but I'm 1000% positive I don't want kids.)

My doctor gave me a lot of crap about it.  But I hated that doctor anyway.  I'd say shop around.  You will get some crap about it from some doctors.
 
2013-01-16 03:30:24 PM

Incremancer: Question for all the other guys with vasectomies out there: How long does the bruising last? My bruising didn't start until maybe 36 hours after, and shows no signs of stopping 5 days later. Am I developing a bloodbean? Should I go all Stand By Me on it?

//LEECHES!
//Only my initial question is sincere
//Apologies for the leeches flashback


Oh man, I had some shades of purple that I had never seen before :-)

If I recall correctly, I didn't start seeing bruising until a few days later and it just kept getting bigger and bigger for a while. And I could still see some bruising after a month. I don't think bruising is the primary concern after a vasectomy, I think it is infection. If you are getting red, painful and swollen and/or oozing at the site of the incision then you might want to have it checked out.
 
2013-01-16 03:32:36 PM

Gig103: Incremancer: Question for all the other guys with vasectomies out there: How long does the bruising last? My bruising didn't start until maybe 36 hours after, and shows no signs of stopping 5 days later. Am I developing a bloodbean? Should I go all Stand By Me on it?

I have not had one of these procedures done, but if my frank and/or beans were bruised for 8 days after surgery, I'd be considering the ER if the doctor couldn't squeeze me in.


Um, don't listen to this guy.
 
2013-01-16 03:32:41 PM

downstairs: Dr Dreidel: What about for single people?

I haven't gotten one yet, but planning on it.  Awhile back I was single, but had a live in girlfriend of 8 years (now married).  Also I was 35 at the time (pretty young for a vasectomy, but I'm 1000% positive I don't want kids.)

My doctor gave me a lot of crap about it.  But I hated that doctor anyway.  I'd say shop around.  You will get some crap about it from some doctors.


I am 31 and single with no kids. Had the consult Monday. I got asked 3 questions:

Have kids?
Want kids?
Thought about this throughly?

That was it, he approved it. Guess I got lucky.
 
2013-01-16 03:35:47 PM
So is this available in the US or not?
 
2013-01-16 03:37:37 PM
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I guess I'm ok with this as long as I can still hammer a six-inch spike through a board with my penis
 
2013-01-16 03:45:44 PM

threefeetoffun: downstairs: Dr Dreidel: What about for single people?

I haven't gotten one yet, but planning on it.  Awhile back I was single, but had a live in girlfriend of 8 years (now married).  Also I was 35 at the time (pretty young for a vasectomy, but I'm 1000% positive I don't want kids.)

My doctor gave me a lot of crap about it.  But I hated that doctor anyway.  I'd say shop around.  You will get some crap about it from some doctors.

I am 31 and single with no kids. Had the consult Monday. I got asked 3 questions:

Have kids?
Want kids?
Thought about this throughly?

That was it, he approved it. Guess I got lucky.


I am also 31. I am unsure about wanting kids, and unsure about getting the snip. Just wondering, as the Future Ex Mrs Dreidel* DEFINITELY does not want kids and is not likely to go on The Pill. Also, condoms are teh suck (for me, anyway - like trying to jack it through 6 layers of clothes while having phone sex with someone on speakerphone in a windstorm).

*an unofficial title
 
2013-01-16 03:50:20 PM

Dr Dreidel: DarthBart: meat0918: The snip is one of the best things I ever did.

//TMI, I know.

This.

I called in sick on a Friday morning, had the snip done (via the no-scalpel method), held down the couch Saturday and part of Sunday, went back to work Monday. I think I took one Aleve because of the general tenderness. That was 8 years ago.

1. Does insurance cover it? What about for single people?
2. How bad is the "general tenderness"? When I sprained my knee, I was confined to a recliner for 3 days, only walking to the bathroom (which the doc said I shouldn't do, but I didn't have a cane handy), but it didn't hurt much when I was sitting still. Will my boys be achy - and if so, more or less so than after a, shall we say, "spirited weekend with the ladyfriend"?
3. How reversible/effective is it? I know vasectomies these days mostly are reversible, and that most of their partners don't end up pregnant (0% of men with vasectomies reported being pregnant after the procedure, too), but are we talking a The-Pill-esque 99+% effective?
4. How long would I be out of commission? Just those 2-3 days, or is there a "no farking until month 4" rule that no one talks about?

// remembering an ex's IUD's getting-to-know-you period, is there any hormonal imbalance to be expected?
// I'd guess not, since you're not farking with anything endocrine, production-wise


1) My insurance didn't completely cover it, but that's because my cocksucker of a boss changed our insurance without telling us. It would have. I found out when I got a bill for $450.

2) General tenderness was only "bad" for the first day or so. And even at that point it wasn't really bad. Doc suggested I stuff a sock into my drawers to help cushion and support things. Dull ache was only for a few days.

3) Reversibility I don't know about. The wife's health wont support another kid so that's not a concern.

4) Doc said no action for 2 weeks. Then still use protection until you jerk into a cup, go back to the doc, and get the "all clear, no swimmers". We went 2 weeks + 1 day.
 
2013-01-16 03:52:58 PM
I'll sign up for this.
 
2013-01-16 03:57:15 PM
you could just wear tight pants
 
2013-01-16 04:03:23 PM

Pincy:

Oh man, I had some shades of purple that I had never seen before :-)

If I recall correctly, I didn't start seeing bruising until a few days later and it just kept getting bigger and bigger for a while. And I could still see some bruising after a month. I don't think bruising is the primary concern after a vasectomy, I think it is infection. If you are getting red, painful and swollen and/or oozing at the site of the incision then you might want to have it checked out.


I appreciate the anecdote. They said "some bruising" but didn't give any real details, so I didn't know if it was normal or not. That's not typically an area that bruises, and god help me I am awful protective of it... No problems at the incision, though, so that's a load off my mind
 
2013-01-16 04:10:09 PM
Mrs_Fab is 49 now, so it won't matter for a whole lot longer anyway. But if I had to do it over again, I guess I would have gotten the snip a long time ago instead of 'keeping my options open' for the past 20 years.

I mean, I had Lasik done several years ago. Some guy took an exacto-knife to my corneas while I watched, and then shot frickin' laser-beams into my eyeballs while I smelled the tissues burn away. Twice.

Trust me, my boys are as sensitive as the next guy's. But not as much as my goddamned eyes.
 
2013-01-16 04:17:31 PM

Mr_Fabulous: Mrs_Fab is 49 now, so it won't matter for a whole lot longer anyway. But if I had to do it over again, I guess I would have gotten the snip a long time ago instead of 'keeping my options open' for the past 20 years.

I mean, I had Lasik done several years ago. Some guy took an exacto-knife to my corneas while I watched, and then shot frickin' laser-beams into my eyeballs while I smelled the tissues burn away. Twice.

Trust me, my boys are as sensitive as the next guy's. But not as much as my goddamned eyes.


Ya, I have never even considered Lasik because what you just described freaks me the hell out. At least I didn't have to watch while they did the vasectomy (although my wife did).
 
2013-01-16 04:47:23 PM

Pincy: Mr_Fabulous: Mrs_Fab is 49 now, so it won't matter for a whole lot longer anyway. But if I had to do it over again, I guess I would have gotten the snip a long time ago instead of 'keeping my options open' for the past 20 years.

I mean, I had Lasik done several years ago. Some guy took an exacto-knife to my corneas while I watched, and then shot frickin' laser-beams into my eyeballs while I smelled the tissues burn away. Twice.

Trust me, my boys are as sensitive as the next guy's. But not as much as my goddamned eyes.

Ya, I have never even considered Lasik because what you just described freaks me the hell out. At least I didn't have to watch while they did the vasectomy (although my wife did).


Must've been cathartic for her.
 
2013-01-16 04:53:40 PM

rogue49: uhh...how does this truly prevent HIV as TFA or linking FA infers?

Just because you're getting rid of HIV infected sperm...doesn't mean you can't get it otherwise.


/confused


all you need to know
 
2013-01-16 05:00:52 PM
Considering getting snipped myself (my wife and I are both 40 with a 6 month old daughter at home). we dated for 12 years, and on our wedding night we decided to go without any precautions for the first time ever, and - well, it was one and done. fortunately - my wife had a healthy pregnancy, but at our age we don't know if we want to go through that again (and as much as I would like to have a son - no matter what i do, we would have another girl. that's just the way my life works).

I went to my doctor for a routine checkup after our daughter was born and asked if they would make an appointment for a consultation. the doctor's staff member didn't come right out and say it, but I could tell this was against her moral beliefs and she had no interest in helping me (she sneered at me "do you know it's state law that you have to bring your wife with you to the consultation, right?"). she essentially refused to call unless I checked with my insurance company first to see if they would pay for it. i let it go because i wanted to wait a few months anyway before having it done, but i should probably make the phone call myself here soon.

/need to find a new doctor too
 
2013-01-16 05:02:12 PM

WickerNipple: I'm sure there are plenty of men who'd rather their women use serial abortions as birth control than even consider such a harmless thing.


It's easier than parallel abortions because you only need the one doctor.

/Jokes like that?
//Great birth control
 
2013-01-16 05:04:10 PM

Pincy: Mr_Fabulous: Mrs_Fab is 49 now, so it won't matter for a whole lot longer anyway. But if I had to do it over again, I guess I would have gotten the snip a long time ago instead of 'keeping my options open' for the past 20 years.

I mean, I had Lasik done several years ago. Some guy took an exacto-knife to my corneas while I watched, and then shot frickin' laser-beams into my eyeballs while I smelled the tissues burn away. Twice.

Trust me, my boys are as sensitive as the next guy's. But not as much as my goddamned eyes.

Ya, I have never even considered Lasik because what you just described freaks me the hell out. At least I didn't have to watch while they did the vasectomy (although my wife did).


My wife had Lasik back in October and still hasn't recovered well enough to drive at night. She did everything according to doctors orders and was ending up with really high eye pressure ~27 and horrible pain. She's started campaigning against it.
 
2013-01-16 05:07:59 PM
I've found that my face works as an excellent birth control.  See my profile for proof.

/I'll be in my bunk sobbing quietly
 
2013-01-16 05:11:37 PM
This should be mandatory for all 12 year old boys.
 
2013-01-16 05:17:29 PM

OgreMagi: I've found that my face works as an excellent birth control.  See my profile for proof.

/I'll be in my bunk sobbing quietly


1) Obtain a costume from a role Danny Trejo played
2) Go to a geek convention
3) Find a new form of birth control

/Perhaps reverse 2 and 3.
 
2013-01-16 05:29:17 PM

Girion47: My wife had Lasik back in October and still hasn't recovered well enough to drive at night. She did everything according to doctors orders and was ending up with really high eye pressure ~27 and horrible pain.



Really sorry to hear it. If it's any consolation, I was the 1-in-30 guy whose gall-bladder laparoscopy went sideways so they had to slice me open the old-fashioned way. Now I have a 13" scar across my (already unattractive) belly.
 
2013-01-16 05:32:48 PM

poconojoe: Considering getting snipped myself (my wife and I are both 40 with a 6 month old daughter at home). we dated for 12 years, and on our wedding night we decided to go without any precautions for the first time ever, and - well, it was one and done. fortunately - my wife had a healthy pregnancy, but at our age we don't know if we want to go through that again (and as much as I would like to have a son - no matter what i do, we would have another girl. that's just the way my life works).

I went to my doctor for a routine checkup after our daughter was born and asked if they would make an appointment for a consultation. the doctor's staff member didn't come right out and say it, but I could tell this was against her moral beliefs and she had no interest in helping me (she sneered at me "do you know it's state law that you have to bring your wife with you to the consultation, right?"). she essentially refused to call unless I checked with my insurance company first to see if they would pay for it. i let it go because i wanted to wait a few months anyway before having it done, but i should probably make the phone call myself here soon.

/need to find a new doctor too


That nurse is a lying biatch, and I'd file an official complaint on her if I were you. It is NOT state law ANYWHERE in the US to require spousal permission for voluntary sterility. Can you imagine the uproar if some state required husbands to give their wives permission to get a tubal? Oh hell no! Your body, your choice. In fact, when I had a V in CA, Kaiser Permenente informed me over and over again that no spouse has any legal say in any voluntary sterilization procedures, regardless of gender.

That being said, your doc might be a dick and make your wife sign something to cover his ass, but it's a choice he's made; it's not the law.
 
2013-01-16 05:32:54 PM

OgreMagi: I've found that my face works as an excellent birth control. See my profile for proof.


Well that and the gay car you drive.

jk
 
2013-01-16 05:35:55 PM

Girion47: Pincy: Mr_Fabulous: Mrs_Fab is 49 now, so it won't matter for a whole lot longer anyway. But if I had to do it over again, I guess I would have gotten the snip a long time ago instead of 'keeping my options open' for the past 20 years.

I mean, I had Lasik done several years ago. Some guy took an exacto-knife to my corneas while I watched, and then shot frickin' laser-beams into my eyeballs while I smelled the tissues burn away. Twice.

Trust me, my boys are as sensitive as the next guy's. But not as much as my goddamned eyes.

Ya, I have never even considered Lasik because what you just described freaks me the hell out. At least I didn't have to watch while they did the vasectomy (although my wife did).

My wife had Lasik back in October and still hasn't recovered well enough to drive at night. She did everything according to doctors orders and was ending up with really high eye pressure ~27 and horrible pain. She's started campaigning against it.


The extreme majority of people have no negative lasting effects from LASIK. Your wife is the exception. While I feel for her (I could never get LASIK because *vomits profusely*), she's trying to ruin it for everyone. It's not a risk-free surgery, and your wife should have realized that.
 
2013-01-16 05:37:50 PM

UnrepentantApostate: The husband and I are considering a vasectomy, as we have absolutely no interest in children. However, we're still working out way through grad school and that just might (slim chance) change ten years or less down the road. The reversal stats on a vasectomy don't look awful until it's been five or so years since the procedure.

Something like this would be great, if it works as advertised. As a (soon to be) polymer scientist, the concept looks pretty good. Styrene maleic anhydride is an almost perfectly alternating copolymer of styrene and maleic anhydride. It's nicely soluble in basic solutions (like the sodium bicarbonate solution they would use to remove the gel), but is otherwise very chemically and thermally stable. The DMSO is just a solvent that lets the gel get into position, then your body can excrete it.

It would be so nice not to be on the pill, or have plastic or metal in my uterus, or have inpatient surgery to get the tubes tied. Something like this would be so very much easier. I'll be keeping an eye on this.


just let him fark your ass and mouth only

duh.
 
2013-01-16 05:40:50 PM
Oh, and I had a friend with some sort of undiagnosed vascular issue. He once got beaned by a paintball and almost died from an aneurism. Later, he broke his dick having sex with a newer, younger version of his ex-wife. Then, he got a vasectomy on a Friday and woke up on Sunday in the ICU. Apparently he'd had some sort of embolism form in his scrotum and it almost killed him. He comforts himself with $100 bills because he's farking rich as hell (to quote Stephen Lynch).
 
2013-01-16 05:47:59 PM
It's a reversible vasectomy. What's not to like about it?

If the procedure was free and available to all, we might finally be free of those ludicrous "spermjacking" postings on reddit.
 
2013-01-16 06:01:58 PM

rogue49: uhh...how does this truly prevent HIV as TFA or linking FA infers?

Just because you're getting rid of HIV infected sperm...doesn't mean you can't get it otherwise.


/confused


yeah, confused about this as well... apparently no one else on fark seemed all that interested. seems like people would rather just disconnect their balls and talk about it.
 
2013-01-16 06:05:05 PM

Contents Under Pressure: It's a reversible vasectomy. What's not to like about it?

If the procedure was free and available to all, we might finally be free of those ludicrous "spermjacking" postings on reddit.


I wonder if the Hobby Lobby guy will try to wriggle out of paying for this, too.
 
2013-01-16 06:10:19 PM

RoxtarRyan: Ya know, cool that birth control options are available for men, too, but why can't we get something like a pill or a patch?


constant introduction of external testosterone can cause the testes to stop producing sperm.

And who knows, maybe you'll look good with biatchtits.
 
2013-01-16 06:23:41 PM

Incremancer: I just had my vasectomy this past Friday, so my nads are really getting a kick...

Dr Dreidel:
1. Does insurance cover it? What about for single people?
2. How bad is the "general tenderness"? When I sprained my knee, I was confined to a recliner for 3 days, only walking to the bathroom (which the doc said I shouldn't do, but I didn't have a cane handy), but it didn't hurt much when I was sitting still. Will my boys be achy - and if so, more or less so than after a, shall we say, "spirited weekend with the ladyfriend"?
3. How reversible/effective is it? I know vasectomies these days mostly are reversible, and that most of their partners don't end up pregnant (0% of men with vasectomies reported being pregnant after the procedure, too), but are we talking a The-Pill-esque 99+% effective?
4. How long would I be out of commission? Just those 2-3 days, or is there a "no farking until month 4" rule that no one talks about?

// remembering an ex's IUD's getting-to-know-you period, is there any hormonal imbalance to be expected?
// I'd guess not, since you're not farking with anything endocrine, production-wise

1. My insurance did. Depends on the company. Give them a call. It might be listed under "voluntary sterilization". It's an in-office procedure, though, so it's pretty quick and cheap for them to approve. All told, I will be spending 100 bucks (2 copays, one of which was the sit down chat of "Are you really really sure?")
2. When I went, they gave me a script for Vicodin. I didn't even consider getting it filled. The doctor said most people don't. Didn't take any Tylenol or anything like that. I guess the best way I can describe it for me was it was like getting tapped kinda hard in the nads, constantly, for the first couple days, and then a reminder tap when you get up after laying down/sitting for a bit, as well as soreness if they get jostled. Definitely moreso than if you balled your brains out for the weekend.
3. Reversibility is going up, but there's all sorts ...


I had mine done about 9 years ago, and still no more kids.
I had the option of the Valium injection that wasn't covered by insurance for an additional $20. It was worth it.
My pain wasn't too bad, well at least until my kid ran up and gave me a hug, and well, she was young and short and her forehead tagged me right in the nads.
Sat on the couch and milked it for the weekend "see what i'm doing for us... fetch me a beer"
I didn't hurt too much really like commented above, however the first hot shower when stuff starts droppin, well that hurt a bit too.
No sex for 5 days, still had to use other methods of birth control for 6 weeks or something like that, so I could have a couple of sperm count tests run to validate no swimmers were sneaking through.
 
2013-01-16 06:34:05 PM

dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.


the accompanying video did not convince me; rather if that is a pinhole, that is a frigging HUGE pinhole!
 
2013-01-16 06:55:08 PM

poconojoe: she sneered at me "do you know it's state law that you have to bring your wife with you to the consultation, right?"


What state is this?
 
2013-01-16 06:58:18 PM

Arn_Dee: Pincy: Mr_Fabulous: Mrs_Fab is 49 now, so it won't matter for a whole lot longer anyway. But if I had to do it over again, I guess I would have gotten the snip a long time ago instead of 'keeping my options open' for the past 20 years.

I mean, I had Lasik done several years ago. Some guy took an exacto-knife to my corneas while I watched, and then shot frickin' laser-beams into my eyeballs while I smelled the tissues burn away. Twice.

Trust me, my boys are as sensitive as the next guy's. But not as much as my goddamned eyes.

Ya, I have never even considered Lasik because what you just described freaks me the hell out. At least I didn't have to watch while they did the vasectomy (although my wife did).

Must've been cathartic for her.


Actually, I'd put my vasectomy up there as one of the three happiest days of our lives.
 
2013-01-16 07:12:22 PM

PrivateCaboose: WickerNipple: I'm sure there are plenty of men who'd rather their women use serial abortions as birth control than even consider such a harmless thing.

Given that hormones are the number one choice for semi-permanent birth control and can seriously f*ck with a woman's body, and that a secondary option is JAMMING A COPPER DEVICE IN YOUR CERVIX, I personally say "Boohoo to all you men who wouldn't consider it.  You're goddamned pansies."


That's pretty much what I was thinking myself.

Any man that balks at this procedure, compared to the alternative forms of contraceptive (with the except of the condom), is literally a farking pussy.

/Literal and ironic
//For certain definitions of pussy
///Also pretty misogynistic under that definition
 
2013-01-16 07:17:58 PM

PrivateCaboose: WickerNipple: I'm sure there are plenty of men who'd rather their women use serial abortions as birth control than even consider such a harmless thing.

Given that hormones are the number one choice for semi-permanent birth control and can seriously f*ck with a woman's body, and that a secondary option is JAMMING A COPPER DEVICE IN YOUR CERVIX, I personally say "Boohoo to all you men who wouldn't consider it.  You're goddamned pansies."


I got the V years ago.  So where's my happy ending?
 
2013-01-16 07:21:39 PM

OgreMagi: PrivateCaboose: WickerNipple: I'm sure there are plenty of men who'd rather their women use serial abortions as birth control than even consider such a harmless thing.

Given that hormones are the number one choice for semi-permanent birth control and can seriously f*ck with a woman's body, and that a secondary option is JAMMING A COPPER DEVICE IN YOUR CERVIX, I personally say "Boohoo to all you men who wouldn't consider it.  You're goddamned pansies."

I got the V years ago.  So where's my happy ending?


You must not be doing it right :-)
 
2013-01-16 07:39:48 PM
Believe me, a good shot to the scrotum will do that to you.
 
2013-01-16 08:35:27 PM
CTRL-F

"blowjob"
"bj"
"beej"
"lewinski"


FAIL
 
2013-01-16 09:10:01 PM
There are a lot of pussies in the thread.

I watched my vasectomy about five years ago, well, all but the very first incision. Didn't touch the Vicodin and only took Ibuprofen for the first day. Could have gone to work the following day, but I did it on a Friday. The wife was more than happy to help clean the pipes out too.

This procedure sounds like the PERFECT graduation gift for my son!
 
2013-01-16 09:10:42 PM

Pincy: poconojoe: she sneered at me "do you know it's state law that you have to bring your wife with you to the consultation, right?"

What state is this?


pennsylvania. i haven't bothered to check if she was lying to me or if she was imposing some type of militant fundamentalism. either way - after reading some of the comments here, i should probably just make an appointment

/non-breeder here i come
 
2013-01-16 09:13:32 PM
This sounds like a good idea. I would have gotten this done if was available years ago.

My V story:
Pretty much like what others have said. Not so much a sharp pain, but more like getting the twins flicked and then feeling the slight queasiness that goes along with it. I was given a percocet or valium ahead of time. The worst part of the surgery itself is when they were done. What I didn't realize was they taped the trouser trout to keep it out of the way. The nurse unceremoniously ripped the tape off and that was more painful than anything else.
 
2013-01-16 09:19:47 PM

poconojoe: Considering getting snipped myself (my wife and I are both 40 with a 6 month old daughter at home). we dated for 12 years, and on our wedding night we decided to go without any precautions for the first time ever, and - well, it was one and done. fortunately - my wife had a healthy pregnancy, but at our age we don't know if we want to go through that again (and as much as I would like to have a son - no matter what i do, we would have another girl. that's just the way my life works).

I went to my doctor for a routine checkup after our daughter was born and asked if they would make an appointment for a consultation. the doctor's staff member didn't come right out and say it, but I could tell this was against her moral beliefs and she had no interest in helping me (she sneered at me "do you know it's state law that you have to bring your wife with you to the consultation, right?"). she essentially refused to call unless I checked with my insurance company first to see if they would pay for it. i let it go because i wanted to wait a few months anyway before having it done, but i should probably make the phone call myself here soon.

/need to find a new doctor too


Any urologist will take care of it for you. It was just a co-pay ($10) for me. It really is simple. I've done more serious repair work on myself without anesthetic. If you are really really nervous, request a valium 'script beforehand so you can relax your way through the procedure. Oh, and you will have to shave your nuts the day/night before. Good luck with that, and hide the camera from your wife before you do it.
 
2013-01-16 09:22:39 PM

Iceman_Cometh: The worst part of the surgery itself is when they were done. What I didn't realize was they taped the trouser trout to keep it out of the way. The nurse unceremoniously ripped the tape off and that was more painful than anything else.


Hah! My doctor just told me to hold onto it while he was working.
 
2013-01-16 09:23:27 PM

poconojoe: Pincy: poconojoe: she sneered at me "do you know it's state law that you have to bring your wife with you to the consultation, right?"

What state is this?

pennsylvania. i haven't bothered to check if she was lying to me or if she was imposing some type of militant fundamentalism. either way - after reading some of the comments here, i should probably just make an appointment

/non-breeder here i come


My guess is she was lying to you. I can't imagine that HIPPA would allow it.

Just find an in-network urologist and schedule the appointment directly. And if that is the way your doctor allows his/her staff to treat his/her patients then I would seriously consider finding another doctor.
 
2013-01-16 10:15:01 PM

Dr Dreidel: I am unsure about wanting kids, and unsure about getting the snip. Just wondering, as the Future Ex Mrs Dreidel* DEFINITELY does not want kids and is not likely to go on The Pill.


I'd say the one who's sure is the one who should volunteer to get cut.
 
2013-01-17 12:42:42 AM

lordaction: Dr Dreidel: DarthBart: meat0918: The snip is one of the best things I ever did.

//TMI, I know.

This.

I called in sick on a Friday morning, had the snip done (via the no-scalpel method), held down the couch Saturday and part of Sunday, went back to work Monday. I think I took one Aleve because of the general tenderness. That was 8 years ago.

1. Does insurance cover it? What about for single people?
2. How bad is the "general tenderness"? When I sprained my knee, I was confined to a recliner for 3 days, only walking to the bathroom (which the doc said I shouldn't do, but I didn't have a cane handy), but it didn't hurt much when I was sitting still. Will my boys be achy - and if so, more or less so than after a, shall we say, "spirited weekend with the ladyfriend"?
3. How reversible/effective is it? I know vasectomies these days mostly are reversible, and that most of their partners don't end up pregnant (0% of men with vasectomies reported being pregnant after the procedure, too), but are we talking a The-Pill-esque 99+% effective?
4. How long would I be out of commission? Just those 2-3 days, or is there a "no farking until month 4" rule that no one talks about?

// remembering an ex's IUD's getting-to-know-you period, is there any hormonal imbalance to be expected?
// I'd guess not, since you're not farking with anything endocrine, production-wise

Feminist groups in the US have been lobbying to keep male birth control (pills/shots) off of the market in the US. I am dead serious. Evidently it oppresses woman for men to have the same reproductive options/rights as women.


A derpstress in the GA house last year actually introduced a bill to outlaw vasectomies.   The bill reads: "It is patently unfair that men avoid the rewards of unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly..."
 
2013-01-17 12:50:16 AM

FloydA: The best birth control most farkers have is their personalities and hygiene habits.


FloydA: Farker of the Day

/ +1 Internets
 
2013-01-17 01:01:53 AM

jmadisonbiii: A derpstress in the GA house last year actually introduced a bill to outlaw vasectomies. The bill reads: "It is patently unfair that men avoid the rewards of unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly..."


WTF am I reading???
 
2013-01-17 01:40:11 AM
Hah, finally found someone who admitted to watching the procedure as did I! I INSISTED on mirrors so I could observe the procedure. I actually think it helped my anxiety about the process as it allowed me to be detached from the moment.

Became a father at 24, had another child at 28. Was living in sin with the mother of both children, eventually married the mother, still together after nearly 20 years! *knock on wood har har*

Had the vasectomy done around 30 years old. Doctor was point blank: "Why? Have kids? What if?"

I vividly remember replying "My wife HATED being pregnant and she asked for her tubes to be tied after her last pregnancy. I realized that it was a relatively serious operation for a female, more so than for a male. We already have a daughter and a son and I think we've contributed enough to the gene pool."

Doctor: *SNIP!"*

There is a caveat, however, where, in our late 30s, watching the kids grow up, there was a span of about a year where there was regret by the missus and myself where we longed for a third child. That regret has quickly subsided as we realized such regret was due to a selfish reason ("I wanna take care of babies!"). We knew we did the right thing.

For those of you in your 20s and early 30s without children, I strongly suggest you don't opt for sterilization without lengthy and serious consideration but this new procedure seems very intriguing!

I myself was the ultimate conceited asshole in my early 20s. Me me me. Having a kid changed my world view and made me "grow up." But that's just MY personal experience.

All I can say is that I am SO HAPPY to FINALLY have someone (aka my 13 year old son) who will eagerly play Space Hulk, 20th Anniversary edition, with me regularly after so many years of longing. Heh.

TL;DR version: Getting your nuts snipped prematurely may deny you the best gaming partner of your life.
 
2013-01-17 02:21:20 AM

Wretschko: I myself was the ultimate conceited asshole in my early 20s. Me me me. Having a kid changed my world view and made me "grow up." But that's just MY personal experience.


I do not recommend people have kids so that it will help them grow up. You should have kids because you already are grown up.
 
2013-01-17 03:16:38 AM

Pincy: Wretschko: I myself was the ultimate conceited asshole in my early 20s. Me me me. Having a kid changed my world view and made me "grow up." But that's just MY personal experience.

I do not recommend people have kids so that it will help them grow up. You should have kids because you already are grown up.


Oh, I absolutely agree if this was a "perfect" scenario. I wasn't asking for a kid at the time, it just happened. My experience and personal upbringing made me realize then that this wasn't just my life on earth that I needed to be concerned about, but that I brought a NEW life into this world and was equally responsible for it as such.

Unlike the deadbeat dads out there, I manned up and took responsibility. And still am happily married to the mother.
 
2013-01-17 08:35:02 AM
About 15 years ago I had my ballsack opened up to correct a testicular torsion, then stitched back together. Diagnosis and treatment on the Thursday, back at work on Monday (but walking very very slowly).

Normally I wait an age to go to the doc with any medical symptoms, but in this case I went immediately - and very lucky I did.

Needless to say, the op described in the article sounds like a fine and dandy walk in the park in comparison. Where do I sign up?
 
2013-01-17 09:52:33 AM

jmadisonbiii: lordaction: Dr Dreidel: DarthBart: meat0918: The snip is one of the best things I ever did.

//TMI, I know.

This.

I called in sick on a Friday morning, had the snip done (via the no-scalpel method), held down the couch Saturday and part of Sunday, went back to work Monday. I think I took one Aleve because of the general tenderness. That was 8 years ago.

1. Does insurance cover it? What about for single people?
2. How bad is the "general tenderness"? When I sprained my knee, I was confined to a recliner for 3 days, only walking to the bathroom (which the doc said I shouldn't do, but I didn't have a cane handy), but it didn't hurt much when I was sitting still. Will my boys be achy - and if so, more or less so than after a, shall we say, "spirited weekend with the ladyfriend"?
3. How reversible/effective is it? I know vasectomies these days mostly are reversible, and that most of their partners don't end up pregnant (0% of men with vasectomies reported being pregnant after the procedure, too), but are we talking a The-Pill-esque 99+% effective?
4. How long would I be out of commission? Just those 2-3 days, or is there a "no farking until month 4" rule that no one talks about?

// remembering an ex's IUD's getting-to-know-you period, is there any hormonal imbalance to be expected?
// I'd guess not, since you're not farking with anything endocrine, production-wise

Feminist groups in the US have been lobbying to keep male birth control (pills/shots) off of the market in the US. I am dead serious. Evidently it oppresses woman for men to have the same reproductive options/rights as women.

A derpstress in the GA house last year actually introduced a bill to outlaw vasectomies.   The bill reads: "It is patently unfair that men avoid the rewards of unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly..."


And Jonathan Swift seriously (but modestly) thought that Irish babies made tasty eating.
 
2013-01-17 10:16:31 AM

madgonad: There are a lot of pussies in the thread.

I watched my vasectomy about five years ago, well, all but the very first incision. Didn't touch the Vicodin and only took Ibuprofen for the first day. Could have gone to work the following day, but I did it on a Friday. The wife was more than happy to help clean the pipes out too.

This procedure sounds like the PERFECT graduation gift for my son!


you want son to get a blow job from your wife?

dude.. thats disgusting
 
2013-01-17 12:49:14 PM
I have my vasectomy planned for the Wednesday before March Madness. I figure if I have to spend a couple of days lounging around with frozen peas on my boys, I may as well watch some hoops.
 
2013-01-17 01:14:51 PM
I always find the visual of a bag of frozen peas cooling the pain of a vasectomy to be highly amusing.
 
2013-01-17 03:52:30 PM
meanwhile... I am going to jerk off in a cup tomorrow morning to make sure I still have enough boys kicking around to get the wife preggers again,.
 
2013-01-17 05:32:04 PM

Rann Xerox: My vasectomy works just fine.


/Sterile fist-bump
//10 gallon club
 
2013-01-17 10:50:29 PM
No, the best birth control is a week in the life of my young earth creationist older brother, his wife, and their 6 girls aged 2 months to 6 years. Quivverful-type people. If groups of 2-4 teenagers spent more than 2 days at a time living in their house, there'd be a severe drop in teenage pregnancies.
 
2013-01-18 11:25:34 AM

dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.


God if we did a government program to do this for free (with a free reversal later, stipend or tax break for every year you don't) on all 9th grade boys, teen pregnancy would drop significantly.
 
2013-01-18 11:27:26 AM

shortymac: dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.

God if we did a government program to do this for free (with a free reversal later, stipend or tax break for every year you don't) on all 9th grade boys, teen pregnancy would drop significantly.


meh.. no incentive to a kid to do it. instead.. give them a yearly stipend of $100 while its done.
 
2013-01-18 11:48:44 AM

shortymac: dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.

God if we did a government program to do this for free (with a free reversal later, stipend or tax break for every year you don't) on all 9th grade boys, teen pregnancy would drop significantly.


I think we should mandate it. Let's get that eugenics ball rolling!
 
2013-01-18 04:54:07 PM

Tyrion's Favorite Wench: No, the best birth control is a week in the life of my young earth creationist older brother, his wife, and their 6 girls aged 2 months to 6 years. Quivverful-type people. If groups of 2-4 teenagers spent more than 2 days at a time living in their house, there'd be a severe drop in teenage pregnancies.


Puberty is gonna be FUN!!!!

/Synchronized PMS FTW!
//He'll get a vasectomy after number girl 2 hits it
 
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