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Can a vasectomy reduce libido or erectile function?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 3, 2007
  • 11:52 PM

Hi, about fifteen years ago I had a vasectomy at age thirty. Initially I didn't notice any change in my vigorous sexual response. Over time though my ability to obtain and maintain an erection has reduced significantly. I attributed this to the normal aging process, stress of life and lack of practice as I chose to spend two years celibate.

I am a fit 45 year old, who exercises regularly, five or six days per week, and have never smoked. I do tend to be a little hypertensive but normal BP is maintained with a very low dose medication.

I don't feel particularly hung up about this as my lovers in recent years have been understanding and patient women and 'things' seem to work out OK in the end. However, I wonder if the vasectomy might have effected a hormonal change that is significant to my erectile functioning?

I'm thinking of having the vasectomy repaired - is this likely to be successful (success being able to father a child) and could a vasectomy repair improve my erection?

Thanks for your help/

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  • I have wondered the same thing. I had my 'snip'at about age 44 - some 20 years ago. Immediately, my girl-friend noticed several things. My erections seemed to be shorter and less fat. Instead of intercourse two or three times a day, it was down to once a day. No longer could I have an immediate repeat session - we used to follow missionary with doggie style vaginal intercourse, with me being hard again very quickly for this, say 5 minutes. I also noticed a dramatic reduction in ejaculate from being a copious 'gusher' to just a few drops. My sex life remained similar to this, daily sex until about a year ago, and now is more like 3 or 4 times a week, seldom getting spontaneous erections and even after satisfying my wife, usually orally, it can be quite an effort for me to finish. I am having some blood tests for prostate condition and testosterone but always at the back of my mind is the dramatic change after the vasectomy.
    Mountain Goat 13 Replies
    • October 14, 2008
    • 07:39 AM
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  • My husband had the vasectomy operation only 2 years ago. And right away we noticed that something was different and wrong. His ejaculate isn't even white/clear, it's yellow and chunky like gelled up animal fat. In order for me to get the "real deal" he has to push himself to extraordinary heights just so I can achieve a climax. And yes, we were a couple that did it 4-5 times a day, ***l we are only 26 right now... but I'm lucky to get it once a day now. Has anyone else had these problems?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 5, 2009
    • 01:33 PM
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  • http://www.dontfixit.org/A website for those considering the snips. - Chris
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