Huzzah! I did it! Getting my vasectomy has been literally years in the making, and the procedure went off without a hitch!
Early last month I did a great deal of self-reflection on my life, focusing specifically on what brings me joy and fulfillment, and I came to one absolute conclusion: I fucking love the life that I’ve been living and having children of my own would irrevocably alter it, as well as my relationships, and my career goals, in ways that would quite honestly devastate me.
So, that was that!
My doctor referred me to Gentle Procedures here in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It took them a week to call me to make the booking, and I was able to get in for an evening procedure just a week after that. Petty fucking quick if you ask me! Much quicker and easier than any of my friends or partners have ever been been able to get a hysterectomy… that’s for sure.
The office itself was SUPER fucking chill, especially the young woman working reception. As soon as my partner BB and I walked in she greeted us with a calm, friendly demeanour, and was even cool about me being trans and shit. It was very clear to me from the moment we came in that she wanted to ensure that I felt safe, heard, considered, and comfortable, which I did! We were offered water, snacks, provided with comfy chairs and were regularly checked in on during the long wait before things got done.
Seriously, I guess I didn’t really imagine that there’d be that many vasectomies happening on a Thursday night, yet there I was waiting behind 4 or 5 others getting snipped too.
I could have opted in for the 100% free, Sask Health covered procedure BUT I had the funds and decided to treat myself to the Comfort Package for $195 CAD. The driving factor of this being that it came with a no-needle anaesthesia option that the site described as them using an “air pressure spray applicator to spray a fine stream of anaesthetic (0.1 cc/injection) through the skin instead, freezing both the skin and vas deferens at the same time.” Additionally, I was given an aftercare package of supplies and rather than having to come back in later for follow-ups and the results of my semen test at 3 months I can just do it all over the phone.
Flat out, the extra $195 was completely fucking worth it! I didn’t feel a fucking thing! That spray applicator saved me all the anxiety and discomfort of having them stick goddamn needles into my scrotum, and shortened the entire process by a significant degree.
I’ll admit I did get light headed at one point though. Despite all of the preparations and my calmness before things got started, once I started to actually hear the snipping and felt the odd tug, I just started to feel queasy about it all. Lucky for me they had a ceiling TV with Netflix, so, I laid back and picked the content that I’d ultimately get my nuts snipped to…
It was the only choice that made sense.
This whole experience was also super affirming in terms of seeing just how incredibly loved and support I am by my partners and friends. Just before my appointment I got to have a cuddle date with a pal, then BB drove me to the procedure and stayed with me for it, my kitten brought me to a grocery store to get frozen peas to ice my balls, and my nesting partner, Verne, ordered me some pizza and snacks for when I got home. The next day I went over to Kismet’s place, where they pampered me with hugs, cuddles, kisses, and looked after me.
Now comes the hard part… no sex for, like, a few days. Which is a tough one for me considering how many hot partners I have and how perpetually horny we all are! But I’m heckin’ sore, and it’s time to rest knowing I’ve made one of the best life decisions ever and will soon be able to enjoy all the sexy benefits that come with it.