Welcome to a very special episode of ‘Sex + Whiskey: An Educational Series,’ our new podcast from GateCrashers! For our returning guests, this series follows hosts Nikki and RJ as they sip on a dram of the good stuff, while discussing the more exciting stuff. They will take you on a journey, exploring whiskeys from around the world, while also educating you on the birds and the bees, especially correcting what school or your parents missed on. Their goal is to promote a safe and fun environment, that will leave you empowered and educated on your next bedroom adventure. This week, we follow one of our co-hosts, RJ, on his 9 month Vasectomy journey!
A Vasectomy is a surgical intervention performed by a licensed urology specialist that involves severing the supply of sperm to your semen during ejaculation. Vasectomies can be performed via the incision method, that requires creating two openings in your scrotum to allow access to your testicles. Another method is the minimally invasive route, which requires a small hole to be created and the vas deferens to be removed and the opening cauterized. For more information about either of these surgical options please click here! The recovery for this process varies, but most people are able to return to work within a week, and able to lift heavy objects in 2-3 weeks. It is nearly 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, with outliers coming from those who do not wait to engage in sex before receiving results from a seminal sample indicating no viable sperm. This is meant to be a permanent form of birth control, and is typically recommended for spouses who do not want anymore children.
My decision to get a vasectomy was jointly made with my wife, as we both agreed that this surgical intervention had a less invasive approach than a hysterectomy. We were settled on only having one child, and were looking forward to intimacy that was not through a latex barrier. I encourage anyone on the fence to watch the video I provided and have a serious discussion with their partner. And to answer the question that has been asked the most frequently amongst my friends, I don’t regret a thing.