Post Edited (Roger G) : 5/15/2008 2:30:14 PM (GMT-6)
I've noticed the same thing while straining. I've even run throught house to show the wife. After three years it's good to see the "old boy" every once in awhile. As for the sperm, I think mine went on vacation when the hormone treatments started and never came back. I think they are in Disney World or The Magic Kingdom. You started all this, so I could not resist.
I do believe that production is based on need and that the body does absorb them. I can't get the picture out of my head about dragging the "guys" around in a wheelbarrel or garden cart going to the store or out for dinner. I can see me and the wife going out for dinner and asking for a table for 4.
Don't worry. Both items are normal. The straining increases blood flow, thus energizing the penis, some times. The sperm production will not be a problem.
Thanks for adding some laughter to my day. Love ya man.
My understanding is the tubes that lead from the testicles to the seminal vesicles are just closed off. Any sperm are just broken down and reabsorbed into the body. Useful side-effect: no unwanted pregnancies!
For issue 2, (erection during BM) I take that as a very good sign. I have a complete flat tire -- and I have done my fair share of straining for BMs! I had non-nerve sparing surgery so expect to have no nerve function at all -- yet.
So based on the limited numbers so far, my tentative theory is this: In order to get an erection by straining you need some nerve function.
You are correct. The sperm is absorbed. Many, many years ago I had a vasectomy performed. Last year they did it again (during prostate surgery), but only just a little bit I was told.
When you have a prostatectomy ( prostate surgery) they also perform a mini vasectomy. This cuts off the path that the sperm flows.
When you have a vasectomy (usually for birth control), you still have fluid flowing through during an ejaculation. Now it is dry.
I do not have a good orgasm and asked my urologist if the reason was my earlier vasectomy. He said no, but I still suspect that it has something to do with my current situation. Hey guys...are any of you with earlier vasectomies having problems with orgasm or erection?
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 5/16/2008 10:07:29 PM (GMT-6)