A vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control. It's important to consider the long-term effects before undergoing this procedure. If you're unsure whether masturbation is safe after a vasectomy, it's best to consult with your doctor for personalized advice and guidance based on your situation.
It's normal for your genital area to feel sore and swollen in the days after getting a vasectomy. You may need to wait a week or more before you can comfortably masturbate again. You'll likely have a small wound on your testicles, so you'll need to avoid irritating the site. Taking painkillers like ibuprofen (brand names Advil, Motrin, and Nuprin) or acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is recommended to alleviate any discomfort from masturbation.
If you're going to masturbate after a vasectomy, make sure to use plenty of lubrication. This will make the experience more comfortable and reduce the risk of irritation or infection at the surgical site. It's also important to practice gentle and low-intensity stimulation at first, until your scrotum has healed.
Using a lubricant will make masturbation more enjoyable and help prevent uncomfortable sensations. It's also a good idea to use a condom during sexual activity in case there are any complications.
Keep in mind that a vasectomy is not fully effective until your semen has been tested and confirmed to be sperm-free. It can take several months and multiple semen analyses to confirm that there are no sperm present in your semen. In the meantime, you should continue to use other forms of birth control to protect against unintended pregnancy.