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I hear they’re likely to make you unable to produce offspring.

skado Level 8 Jan 4, 2019
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Abstinence is cheaper, easier, and a hell of a lot less popular.

JimG Level 8 Jan 4, 2019

But way less fun. Aaaaaand unrealistic to ask of an adult IMO

Cheaper, maybe, but easier? I think many people would disagree with you.

Free on the NHS and quick and easy.

@Remi I'm not recommending it; just pointing out that abstinence is cheaper and easier (theoretically), and it's by far the most unpopular and unrealistic method.

@JimG That does not AT ALL address the problem - sex without reproduction.

Without sex, that’s not an issue...

@Ungod
Although my response wasn't intended as a suggestion to anyone, the question the OP asked was "What's wrong with vasectomies?" The article goes on to point out that they are a cheap and easy, not to mention effective form of birth control.

To that I was just pointing out that there is a cheaper and easier way, and it only resulted in pregnancy once 😀.

@JimG Abstinence does not result in pregnancy...

@Ungod I was making a joke in reference to Jesus' mythical birth

@JimG That wasn’t even abstinence in the buy-bull.version!!

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I had a vasectomy years ago after my son was born and I didn't want to father any more children. Obviously it is not suitable for younger men yet to have children but should be promoted more by the NHS. I watched a news item recently about a couple who are just about to have their 21st child. and all I could think was "how bloody selfish".

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They are just selfish.

Carin Level 8 Jan 4, 2019

Agree but I don’t think that’s necessarily just a bloke thing. On this one the motivation to be proactive lands unequally with women.

If it were the other way around I’m not sure women would be any better at stepping forward to sterilise themselves.

@OwlInASack pffft. I had it done as soon as my Doctors would let me( after 35 and two kids). Would have had it done at 20 if I could. Doctors won't let you unless you already have 3 kids or are past 35. Pisses me right off tbh. I knew as a teen I wouldn't be a good parent and while I try I am not remotely an ideal mother.

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Well, I can tell you the numbing injection is not fun, but otherwise, nothing!

Couldn't help myself. The missus was waiting outside the procedure room, so as they were all done, and I was about to be released, I gave it big with some deep pain screams as they opened the door.

She was so calm it was ridiculous: 'don't be such a tit: I knew you'd do that'.

[Hung head in shame at being so predictable]

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From the article:
"The following day, I was feeling so back to normal that I disregarded my instructions to refrain from intercourse for a few days and had sex just 36 hours post-procedure."

This guy likes to live on the edge. There's a reason why there's a waiting period. There are still sperm in your semen (risking pregnancy, probably the reason you got the procedure) and you can reopen the wound (risking infection).

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After my brother had 3 children, he got one. I thanked him. I don't think he's regretted it. I wish this were more widely offered as an option.

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Dumb American men?!

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Nothing wrong at all. I had mine performed at age 35.

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Easy decision for me. The chemicals were not great for the missus: and a simple procedure for me. Sign me up!

And we have never looked back. So much better for her which in turn was, well you know... so much better for me ?

An unexpected benefit!

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I got one, want to try it out?

Seriously one of the best decisions I've ever made. Highly recommend. 10/10

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Well ..... this is the same question that I have been asking all along. Still waiting that answer. ?

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What’s wrong with HYSTERECTOMIES?

Ungod Level 6 Jan 4, 2019

Major surgery, frequently an inpatient procedure with anesthesia and associated risks, not to mention at least 6 weeks of recovery.

@HippieChick58 - I’m ok with that... That way YOU are protected instead of asking the man to protect you!

@Ungod Real sweet of you.

@HippieChick58 You knew you'd be flushing some of them out, didn't you? 🙂

@Byrdsfan Not my first rodeo 🙂 However, most of the comments from guys were glad they had it done, so I was very pleased with that.

@HippieChick58 If you don’t want kids, YOU get yourself fixed! That’s taking responsibility...

@Ungod If you are spilling your seed, make sure you don't spill on fertile ground. If you do you will have to deal with repercussions. Personally, I controlled my fertility and got pregnant only when I wanted to. Sadly many women are not so careful. So if you don't want progeny control your seed.

@HippieChick58 also a lifetime of drugs ti take after that surgery. Vasectomies carry no such Risk or aftereffects. Men just expect women to.take care of everything and can't be assed to be responsible for any part of living or relationships.

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Nothing, they are common. My doctor refused to do mine till i was 35. He did not want to perform it with me being so young and might change my mind.

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Oooh! I've been blocked on this thread which feels a bit over- sensitive. The whole Piano Practice thing is here and I can't see it! Could you remind me who I was discussing that with please?

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