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post #21 of 25

Tutored

I know most of you know this but being "Tutored" (Castration ) is nothing like getting a Vasectomy. In a Neutering/castration of the medical term both testicles are removed and the patient is not only sterile but has little to near no Testosterone. This creates a guy with zero sex drive, probably mental and energy issues and in most men lots of symptoms that look like depression.

Vasectomy is just snipping the tubes that supply sperm. The testicles still work and even continue to make sperm. It just can't get out. I had mine done with a gadget called the Vasclip (No longer available?) that makes it possible to keep the spermatic cord intact. It just "clamps" it shut. Quick recovery and I really don't know why they are not still in biz...
post #22 of 25
Google says the vasclip has a 25% failure rate.
post #23 of 25
Be prepared that you might be in pain for the rest of your life and feel like your testicles are going to fall off...DH is miserable since his vas. You definitely need to be 100% researched and positive you want to do it.
post #24 of 25
I have to say I agree 100% with Dov's post. ANY surgery can have negatives and should be considered carefully. I DO NOT agree with any kind of castration, where the testicles are actually removed, but all that is done for a vasectomy is a cutting of the tube. DH had it done after our second and final child...he was 31 at the time. He left for his appointment and returned home so quickly I thought it had been cancelled, but it was a quick procedure. He was sore for about 2 days but was glad of the excuse to take a couple of days off work and sat around with the bag of peas. He felt fine and has had no problems with pleasure or org since. It has actually enhanced our sex life, as neither of us is afraid of getting pg and can be wild and spontaneous no matter where we are. If you do decide to do it, make sure you use a reputable urologist and meet with him/her a few times to discuss any fears or concerns pre-vas.
post #25 of 25
As one who is snipped, sometimes I have pain. I've also gone back for checks to make sure. It has been documented that they *can* reconnect.
I sure hope that doesn't happen.
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