Why is it when you say the word vasectomy to people they make that clicking sound?

You know the sound. It’s the same sound a kid might make when they click a picture on their imaginary camera. When you talk vasectomy, that’s one of the standard reactions I seem to get. Or (if it is another guy), they sometimes purse their lips, furrow their brow and feign a pained look on their face.

I know both reactions. I’ve been guilty of them myself in the past. But now that I’ve had one, I have seen the error of my ways.

From this point on, I vow never to wince in imaginary pain, cross my legs in a mock protection stance, refer to it as “the big snip”, or make that clicking sound that my wife is quite fond of making when another guy talks to me about their vasectomy.

A few hours have passed since the procedure and all feels well. All in all, it was simple, quick and pain free. Even the needle for the local wasn’t that bad. Really, the worst part of the whole experience so far has been trading in in my boxers for tighty whitey’s for a week. And when you consider what some of the alternatives are, this was a much less painful option. (thanks to At Home Dad for the link)

6 responses to “Why is it when you say the word vasectomy to people they make that clicking sound?

  1. 2 words – frozen peas. Then it’s all good after that. Congrats on taking the big snip!

  2. Thanks Scott. Not sure I’ve ever been congratulated for a surgical procedure before ๐Ÿ™‚ I kinda feel like I am part of some special fraternity. Like I’ve passed some sort of rite of passage or something.

  3. It’s almost a fad in the SAHD world, isn’t it? It’s been about 2 yrs for me, and the “Jasper Chronicles” dad just did it. You’ll probably be glad you did too. We have 2 kids, and that’s enough for us.

  4. Yup…2 is keeping me puh-lenty occupied right now. Why get outnumbered is my motto.

  5. Been a week or so now, how’s it going. Mine is not going so smoothly ๐Ÿ™

  6. Thins are going very well for me. Sorry to hear your is going south.

    I spoke to my Dad a couple days ago and he informed me that he had swelling “the size of an orange” when he had his, and his best friend managed to father 2 more kids after his. But that was 30+ years ago and we grew up in a small town in Northern Alberta, so I blame drunk doctors ๐Ÿ™‚