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    Definitely not. Think about the physiology of what you're doing. You're cutting off a route that fluid and cells are suppose to go. Where do they go when that route is cut off? They are reabsorbed constantly by the body. More work and more labor for something to try to somehow bypass a function you cut off. (People think the increase in sex drive is the body's natural way of responding to 'No sperm is escaping!' via 'Make more opportunities for it to escape!') Especially being young, and in prime sex-drive times, thats a looott of semen being reabsorbed. They're suspecting links to other issues for men with vasectomies too.

    Your body isn't stupid. It does its thing. It tries its best. But every medical procedure, every medicine, all has pros and cons to weigh in on. Even 'gentle' things have pros and cons. A vasectomy is a big deal. Even if you don't want children. Seriously, unless you have a crazy stalker woman trying to drug you and get your little swimmers somehow (and I'd say the police is more likely to help than a vasectomy) let your body be what it is. A condom on you at all times helps others around you (Yeah, I got you covered pal) and yourself (if ever you change your mind about sex).

    Until something is indicated for quality of life (like the situations indicated above) or medical indications (there are very very few for a vasectomy besides QOL), don't waste your time and money on it. It IS a good procedure, and a relatively safe one, but even safe procedures have consequences and you must balance pros and cons. I just can't see any pros for you besides, "I don't need to carry a condom."

    If you want something to avoid future issues because you're paranoid, get an appendectomy. Those are relatively safe and can prevent issues in the future of oh-you-never-know.

    A condom is easier to get and free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Definitely not. Think about the physiology of what you're doing. You're cutting off a route that fluid and cells are suppose to go. Where do they go when that route is cut off? They are reabsorbed constantly by the body. More work and more labor for something to try to somehow bypass a function you cut off. (People think the increase in sex drive is the body's natural way of responding to 'No sperm is escaping!' via 'Make more opportunities for it to escape!') Especially being young, and in prime sex-drive times, thats a looott of semen being reabsorbed. They're suspecting links to other issues for men with vasectomies too.

    Your body isn't stupid. It does its thing. It tries its best. But every medical procedure, every medicine, all has pros and cons to weigh in on. Even 'gentle' things have pros and cons. A vasectomy is a big deal. Even if you don't want children. Seriously, unless you have a crazy stalker woman trying to drug you and get your little swimmers somehow (and I'd say the police is more likely to help than a vasectomy) let your body be what it is. A condom on you at all times helps others around you (Yeah, I got you covered pal) and yourself (if ever you change your mind about sex).

    Until something is indicated for quality of life (like the situations indicated above) or medical indications (there are very very few for a vasectomy besides QOL), don't waste your time and money on it. It IS a good procedure, and a relatively safe one, but even safe procedures have consequences and you must balance pros and cons. I just can't see any pros for you besides, "I don't need to carry a condom."

    If you want something to avoid future issues because you're paranoid, get an appendectomy. Those are relatively safe and can prevent issues in the future of oh-you-never-know.

    A condom is easier to get and free.
    Appendectomy? Hmm you might have convinced me with that. Perhaps this should have been a poll, but I predict a landslide in favour of the no party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    I know I'm quite young and still a virgin
    Which means a lot can change, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    Appendectomy? Hmm you might have convinced me with that. Perhaps this should have been a poll, but I predict a landslide in favour of the no party.
    an appendectomy isn't totally necessary either, but it is an elective procedure here in the US anyways. The appendix does nothing at best.

    Besides, from what I've heard, if you intend on staying a virgin as any sort of goal a vasectomy might work against you. And I promise, safe sex without paranoia and worry about children is definitely possible man.
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    Apparently there's a decent chance of having pain in the testicles that doesn't go away, I guess like what @spirilis describes. And it may slightly increase the risk of lethal prostate cancer. Neither of those things sound like something I'd want to risk, personally. Also, a friend of mine has a post-vasectomy baby. (Then again, another friend of mine has a post-IUD baby, and I use an IUD, so that's not really enough to deter me apparently.)

    I think, if I were you, I'd probably wait and see what happens with the non-surgical birth control options that are on the horizon for men. That's what my husband has decided to do, especially considering the IUD is reversible, cheap with insurance, and has benefits I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    I personally believe one shouldn't contemplate on such an important decision without
    No one knows better than a stranger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Which means a lot can change, right?
    Yeah like I could die from something, not necessarily sexually transmitted though.

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    Apparently there's a decent chance of having pain in the testicles that doesn't go away, I guess like what @spirilis describes. And it may slightly increase the risk of lethal prostate cancer. Neither of those things sound like something I'd want to risk, personally. Also, a friend of mine has a post-vasectomy baby. (Then again, another friend of mine has a post-IUD baby, and I use an IUD, so that's not really enough to deter me apparently.)

    I think, if I were you, I'd probably wait and see what happens with the non-surgical birth control options that are on the horizon for men. That's what my husband has decided to do, especially considering the IUD is reversible, cheap with insurance, and has benefits I like.

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    Ah now that sounds interesting, OK maybe I'll wait to see what develops in this area.
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    I'm in the no camp. Hate is not the right frame of mind to make such a life changing decision.

    And for the record, when you're done with having kids, men with vasectomy are HOT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by countrygirl View Post
    I'm in the no camp. Hate is not the right frame of mind to make such a life changing decision.

    And for the record, when you're done with having kids, men with vasectomy are HOT!
    I'm not sure hot is a description that could ever be applied to me.

    And hate is the perfect frame of mind for every decision. It's no worse than any other emotional motivator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    I'm not sure hot is a description that could ever be applied to me.

    And hate is the perfect frame of mind for every decision. It's no worse than any other emotional motivator.
    Ehhh... I would say that in general, acting in hatred produces action that is disproportionate to the situation. Which is pretty much what getting a vasectomy is when you are young and not sexually active.
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