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.
I ended up needing to be put under for an actual surgery (which insurance conveniently doesn't cover). Many people can get a vasectomy no problem, but if your pain threshold is lower, you get the surgery. Up to 20 percent of men experience chronic genital pain for several months, even years after the vasectomy. Sack up buddy, we're only just getting started.