A new study from researchers at Frankfurt University reveals that men have more sex following a vasectomy. They also have higher sex drives, better erections, and orgasms, and overall feel more satisfied.
The surgical procedure, also known as male sterilization, permanently prevents pregnancy. It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes about 15 minutes and has a short recovery period.
The survey found that men who had vasectomies were three times more likely to have more sex. Four of 10 participants claimed that their sex lives had “significantly improved,” reports the Daily Mail.
What’s the reason for the increase in sexual activity? Researchers believe men feel more relaxed and less stressed because they know they will not get their partners pregnant. As a result, their sex life is more spontaneous.
In addition, women also experienced more sexual arousal when their partners had the procedure.
German researchers surveyed 294 couples and found 12.4 percent had more sex following a vasectomy. About 4.5 percent said they had less sex. The study noted: “We were able to show the sexual satisfaction of men improved and that of the women did not diminish. The reason is presumably the absence of anxiety of unwanted pregnancies.”
A 2015 study by Stanford University backs up the new research. Researchers found men who had the operation had sex 5.9 times a month compared to 4.9 times for men who didn’t have the procedure.
In 2009, about 55,000 vasectomies were performed annually in Canada. Vasectomy guru Dr. Ron Weiss told the National Post at the time: “You would not believe the number of men who come in after a pregnancy scare. They procrastinate about it because they’re concerned about it — they’re not really excited at the prospect of having a vasectomy and they put it off, put it off. And all of a sudden, his wife will miss a period and there will be a scare, and then they’ll book an appointment.”
According to HealthLink British Columbia, vasectomies are usually covered by health insurance. They tend to be cheaper over time than options such as birth control pills, condoms, and spermicide. It is also a “safer, cheaper procedure that causes fewer complications than tubal ligation in women.”
Vasectomies are difficult and costly to reverse. However, about one in 10 men will opt for a reversal, often due to reasons such as divorce, remarriage, or meeting a younger woman.