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Vasectomies Are More Likely To Help Rather Than Hurt Your Sex Life

August 30, 2015 by Justin Lehmiller

A lot of straight guys are freaked out by the idea of having a vasectomy. Some worry that it will make them “less of a man.” Some are worried that it will be really painful. But, above all else, it seems that most men are hesitant to go under the knife because they are afraid it will hurt their sexual potency (e.g., that it might cause erectile difficulties, orgasm problems, etc.). Are these concerns really warranted, though?

This is the question I sought to address in a recent article over at Playboy. As you’ll see, the available research to date suggests that, rather than hurting men’s sex lives, vasectomies may actually help them. And it’s not just heterosexual men who report being happier post-vasectomy–their female partners tend to be happier too.

While you’re over at Playboy, check out some of my other work there, including:

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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