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(Abc.net.au)   Now this takes balls: Get a vasectomy in front of a live audience at a public science festival   (abc.net.au) divider line 22
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2013-07-08 09:14:50 PM
So it was public pubic science?
 
2013-07-08 09:22:23 PM
LIVE! LIVE! LIVE! VASECTOMIES! VASECTOMIES! VASECTOMIES!
XXX ALL-NUDE PUBLIC SCIENCE XXX

XXX PUBLIC SCIENCE XXX PUBLIC SCIENCE XXX

 
2013-07-08 09:31:03 PM

Hector Remarkable: LIVE! LIVE! LIVE! VASECTOMIES! VASECTOMIES! VASECTOMIES!
XXX ALL-NUDE PUBLIC SCIENCE XXX
XXX PUBLIC SCIENCE XXX PUBLIC SCIENCE XXX


I think I saw that sign on Bourbon St. next to "Big Ass Beers To Go!"
 
2013-07-08 09:55:23 PM
Mine took less than 10 minutes and was one of those "no scalpel" type of surgeries. Healed up in a couple of days and the missus and I have been farking like rabbits ever since. Although when you're under 30 they ask you A LOT whether you're SURE you want to do it, it can be reversible but not always, etc... Also, being in Ontario it was covered by public health insurance at the time, I didn't pay a dime. I'd probably let an audience watch if it meant more men getting it done and less welfare babies or orphans.

/3 kids already
 
2013-07-08 10:06:21 PM
Easiest surgery I've ever had. I totally recommend it to any guy who is done with having babies and doesn't want to ever have to think about using birth control again.

/although my new sterility may make a mockery of the institution of marriage. You win some, and um, you win some?
 
2013-07-08 10:24:53 PM
CSB: I'm on the table, legs up in stirrups, junk hanging out to the world, when the doc asks if it's ok if his intern observes. Sure, why not. Intern is an attractive 20-something female. I'm like hi, how are you, ever seen anything like this (pointing) before? (Not really)
So at some point during the surgery they wheel in an arc welder to cauterize the tubes, and I could hear the sizzle and smell the smoke. Apparently I passed out then.
 
2013-07-08 10:53:27 PM
Mr. Happy is already pretty shy without a situation like this.
 
2013-07-08 11:09:35 PM
My wife and I wanted 2 kids, so when number 3 was born, I went and got the snip snip. Insurance paid most of it. Best $100 out of pocket I ever spent.
 
2013-07-08 11:33:53 PM
Yeah easiest simplest surgery I have ever had, bit of mild discomfort and nut sack swelling for a couple of days and then back to working order.

The decades out of date porno mags in the clinic when I went back to shuffle one off to check it was all a success were still the highlight though.

Would recommend it to any man who has no desire for any/more kids.
 
2013-07-08 11:47:43 PM
I've considered getting one a few times but whenever I try to research the procedure, I get all queasy. Also, I live in the States and do not have health insurance, so the price is a bit much too.

If I could get it done with a nice general anesthetic, that would be better I think.
 
2013-07-08 11:52:41 PM
Are you nuts? It's in the bag!
 
2013-07-09 12:14:24 AM
Vasectomy's are less traumatic than tubal ligations. So, if you have your two-three kids I agree with men getting the snip. But the woman has to be in agreement, otherwise she could go on to bred.
 
2013-07-09 12:21:52 AM
Eff all of you. Everyone I'd ever talked to always said "The most painful part is getting the numbing injection". For me, that was the easiest part.

I talked to a friend that went to a different hospital and they used some sort of lasers. He was fine a few days later. Apparently, my doctor was using a screwdriver and a dull pencil, based on the pain.

As they went into the first side, I yelled "Ow. Shiat!" to which the doctor responded "Oh....you felt that?" They injected me with some more numbing agent, which did a little to help.

On the second side, it was excrutiating. I was smacking the table and swearing while having cold sweats and just about passed out. They were trying to keep me cool, but I nearly lost it. I was out of commission for the day and was only able to work the next day because I work from home.

After a couple weeks, I assumed I was ok. I started doing some small runs and long 2-3 mile walks with my son. Then a month later on Thanksgiving, we took the kids to the zoo in the morning. I ended up carrying a kid on my shoulders most of the time. As I was starting dinner while everyone napped when we got home, I started feeling a pain in my groin. I figured I'd just have a glass of wine and that should solve it.

By then end of the night, I felt as though I had just gotten out of surgery. I spent the next day laid up all day, taking pain pills left over from the surgery. I was ok the following day, but it was an ordeal.

Morale of the story: Only use lasers on your nuts.
 
2013-07-09 01:06:26 AM
You know what would be a great prank? If they just sedate the guys, and tell them they had a vasectomy after they wake up.
 
2013-07-09 02:29:10 AM

SuperDarly: Mine took less than 10 minutes and was one of those "no scalpel" type of surgeries. Healed up in a couple of days and the missus and I have been farking like rabbits ever since. Although when you're under 30 they ask you A LOT whether you're SURE you want to do it, it can be reversible but not always, etc... Also, being in Ontario it was covered by public health insurance at the time, I didn't pay a dime. I'd probably let an audience watch if it meant more men getting it done and less welfare babies or orphans.

/3 kids already



"ever since" after the balls sized as cantaloupes died down

/former drummer had it done
 
2013-07-09 03:00:06 AM

Greymalkin: Yeah easiest simplest surgery I have ever had, bit of mild discomfort and nut sack swelling for a couple of days and then back to working order.

The decades out of date porno mags in the clinic when I went back to shuffle one off to check it was all a success were still the highlight though.

Would recommend it to any man who has no desire for any/more kids.


My doc sent me home with instructions and a sample cup to fill prior to the office visit.  Guess they don't want you pounding it in the doc's office men's room.

And mine was easy too.  Went in, laid on the table, doc asked me if I wanted to lay flat or sit up and watch.  I chose laying flat.  Minor sting when they numbed me, other than that nothing.  It was done on a Friday morning.  Held down the couch that day and Saturday, was back up Sunday and back at work Monday morning.  Doc gave me a 'scrip for painkillers, but I didn't take anything stronger than Aleve.
 
2013-07-09 07:47:11 AM
Mine wasn't so easy.  Doctor made first cut.  Anesthesia hadn't taken effect.  Told doc "I don't know what you gotta do, but you better do it."  Didn't pay attention during preliminary appt, didn't know next step was cauterizing.   OUCH!
 
2013-07-09 08:30:13 AM

marcre3363: Eff all of you. Everyone I'd ever talked to always said "The most painful part is getting the numbing injection". For me, that was the easiest part.

I talked to a friend that went to a different hospital and they used some sort of lasers. He was fine a few days later. Apparently, my doctor was using a screwdriver and a dull pencil, based on the pain.

As they went into the first side, I yelled "Ow. Shiat!" to which the doctor responded "Oh....you felt that?" They injected me with some more numbing agent, which did a little to help.

On the second side, it was excrutiating. I was smacking the table and swearing while having cold sweats and just about passed out. They were trying to keep me cool, but I nearly lost it. I was out of commission for the day and was only able to work the next day because I work from home.

After a couple weeks, I assumed I was ok. I started doing some small runs and long 2-3 mile walks with my son. Then a month later on Thanksgiving, we took the kids to the zoo in the morning. I ended up carrying a kid on my shoulders most of the time. As I was starting dinner while everyone napped when we got home, I started feeling a pain in my groin. I figured I'd just have a glass of wine and that should solve it.

By then end of the night, I felt as though I had just gotten out of surgery. I spent the next day laid up all day, taking pain pills left over from the surgery. I was ok the following day, but it was an ordeal.

Morale of the story: Only use lasers on your nuts.


ouch that sucks! i had the laser surgery.

can i get mine undone in public?
 
2013-07-09 08:51:12 AM

revrendjim: CSB: I'm on the table, legs up in stirrups, junk hanging out to the world, when the doc asks if it's ok if his intern observes. Sure, why not. Intern is an attractive 20-something female. I'm like hi, how are you, ever seen anything like this (pointing) before? (Not really)
So at some point during the surgery they wheel in an arc welder to cauterize the tubes, and I could hear the sizzle and smell the smoke. Apparently I passed out then.


During my snip, the Doc mentioned that students/residents might be observing.  I had a couple valium & a local, so just shrugged and said ok.  Maybe I signed something, I don't know.
After the procedure, the removed the sheet and there must've been a dozen people down there, trying to get a good view.
 
2013-07-09 09:07:39 AM

Greymalkin: Yeah easiest simplest surgery I have ever had, bit of mild discomfort and nut sack swelling for a couple of days and then back to working order.

The decades out of date porno mags in the clinic when I went back to shuffle one off to check it was all a success were still the highlight though.



You got porno mags?  I got an old bathroom in a darkened corridor with people repeatedly trying the door and nothing to contemplate but the job at hand.  Not even allowed to use spit.

The operation itself wasn't that pleasant; the doc kept palpating my nads for some reason, turning them this way and that, and it was uncomfortable as hell.  Shot was OK.  He needed an extra incision on one side, though, and they bled for several days (not much, but enough to need gauze changes twice a day).  The results have been fine--don't shoot as far as I used to, and my nuts hang higher than they used to (as if hanging on for dear life), but sex is more frequent and more spontaneous, so it was worth it.

 Every time I've had a procedure done down there (vasectomy, three ultrasounds), the assistant or technician has been a cute early-20something.  One of these days, it's going to be a former student of mine, given the frequency at which I keep encountering them in the community.
 
2013-07-09 10:28:53 AM
Tally me as "uneventful surgery"

Not even the injection was painful; the doctor dripped what seemed to be very cold isopropanol on the injection site first, numbing it and I made smalltalk with the cute scrub nurse while waiting for the local to take effect. The worst part was the smell during the cauterization.

My crappy insurance at the time (2002) didn't cover it though, but it was still the best $400 I ever spent. The only complaint I had was the bill from the pathology lab, where he'd sent a short segment of the vas deferens. There was no indication whatsoever of any issues requiring that, and I didn't appreciate the $80 additional bill from them.

For the followup samples I too was given a cup and told to kill kittens at home and drop it off at the lab at the local hospital. I carried it there in a small brown paper bag and was sort of hoping the security guard asked me what was in the bag so I could say, "It's not your lunch!" but alas it wasn't questioned even though this was in early 2002 and 9/11 hysteria was still at a fever pitch.
 
2013-07-09 04:03:10 PM

AndreMA: Tally me as "uneventful surgery"

Not even the injection was painful; the doctor dripped what seemed to be very cold isopropanol on the injection site first, numbing it and I made smalltalk with the cute scrub nurse while waiting for the local to take effect. The worst part was the smell during the cauterization.

My crappy insurance at the time (2002) didn't cover it though, but it was still the best $400 I ever spent. The only complaint I had was the bill from the pathology lab, where he'd sent a short segment of the vas deferens. There was no indication whatsoever of any issues requiring that, and I didn't appreciate the $80 additional bill from them.

For the followup samples I too was given a cup and told to kill kittens at home and drop it off at the lab at the local hospital. I carried it there in a small brown paper bag and was sort of hoping the security guard asked me what was in the bag so I could say, "It's not your lunch!" but alas it wasn't questioned even though this was in early 2002 and 9/11 hysteria was still at a fever pitch.


When I brought my sample in, I was tempted to bring in a jar of mayonnaise with the label still on and it was still vacuum sealed to see what they'd say. Then I remembered they have no sense of humor.
 
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