Ejaculation after vasectomy

For more on this topic, see our articles on post-vasectomy orgasms and sex drive after vasectomy.

There are a lot of questions men have revolving around what their ejaculations will be like after a vasectomy.

It’s normal to have some anxiety about this sort of thing, but long as everything has gone according to plan and you haven’t had any issues since your operation your post-vasectomy ejacluations should be no different than they were before your procedure.

The goal of this article is to address some of the more common concerns men have regarding their first post-vasectomy ejaculations.

How will my ejaculations change after a vasectomy?

Your ejaculations will be pretty much the same as they were before your procedure. You won’t emit blood or water or a puff of dust. You’ll still produce ejaculatory fluid, and it’s going to look and feel just like it did before the operation.

The only thing that really changes about your semen after a vasectomy is that it no longer contain sperm. Sperm only account for 2% to 5% of the volume of a man’s ejaculate, so you’re not going notice a difference once it’s gone. In fact, it’s probably safe to assume your ejaculations naturally varied that much based on fluid intake, diet, etc.

The force of your ejaculations will also remain unchanged after your vasectomy. The plumbing responsible for that sort of thing is unaffected by the procedure, so there’s nothing that will be stopping or slowing the release of semen.

How long should I wait before my first ejaculation?

This is a big question, and there’s no single “right” answer. Some doctors recommend waiting a week, other doctors recommend a couple days, while others say you can start having sex as soon as you feel physically able.

We talk about it at length in our article on how long you need to wait until sex after a vasectomy, but most doctors recommend waiting a week before having intercouse. However, there are a number of doctors who allow patients to resume sexual activity as soon as they feel up to it, which will usually be a few days.

As always, listen to your doctor and follow their instructions regarding post-vasectomy sex. For more info, read this article.

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Will ejaculations be painful after vasectomy?

Your ejaculations should not be painful after after a vasectomy. However, an ejaculation involves a number of strong muscle contractions in the genital area, which means having an orgasm could be uncomfortable if the patient is still experiencing swelling, bruising, or tenderness. This is why doctors often recommend waiting a week or more before resuming sexual activity.

Uncomfortable orgasms which occur beyond the doctor’s recommend waiting period can be an indication that something isn’t right. At this point, you need to see your doctor.