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A study finds men who have had a vasectomy report stronger erections, more frequent orgasms and increased sex drive.
Reported by Askmen.com and Daily Mail, researchers from Frankfurt University studied 294 couples and found men who had undergone a vasectomy reported having a 12.4% increase in sex frequency.
Researchers believe that the stress of getting one’s partner pregnant is a dampening factor in erections, orgasms and frequency, hence those with a vasectomy could be more free.
Condom use has also been known to interfere with orgasms and erections.
Female satisfaction was noted not to be hindered by vasectomy as well.
So does the anxiety of getting one pregnant supersede the anxiety of getting a vasectomy? Probably not.
According to WebMD, 500,000 vasectomies are performed each year, accounting for 9% of sexually active men in the US. So its not as popular a procedure as one would think.
A vasectomy is an outpatient procedure in which the medical provider cuts and seals the vas deferens, or tube transmitting sperm from the testicles. The semen then is devoid of sperm and renders the man infertile.
The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and most men can return to work within a few days.
The no scapel technique requires a tiny opening to draw out the vas deferens in order for the physician to cut and tie off and usually no sutures/stitches are required.
At the 3 month mark, or 20 ejaculates, most semen will be free of sperm, but testing will be done until infertility is confirmed.
20 of every 10,000 couples may still become pregnant but vasectomies are overall found to be 99% effective.