It Can Be Surprisingly Painful
Prior to getting a vasectomy, all you'll hear about is how painless it is. You're supposed to stroll into a doctor's office and half an hour later you're shooting more blanks than a Civil War reenactment. Sounds great, right?
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Though if puffs of smoke start coming out of your penis, you should probably go back to your doctor.
Fact is, they leave out a lot of details. Painful details. No matter how comfortable you think you are with having a scalpel in your scrotum, you're wrong. I was wrong. I couldn't stop shaking, even after popping a few pills to calm me down, and jiggling junk can be a problem for a doctor who has to be very precise with his snipping.
I also was not made aware of the shots I'd need, or how much pain would be involved ahead of time. You need three shots into your genitals so that they'll be pain-free for the duration of the procedure. I'm trying to think of a good analogy for the pain of getting a shot in the sack, but my most severe pain analogy is "like a needle in the ball sack," and that's less than helpful in this case.
This. They do this.