Well you might think this is an odd question. Well…it is probably the most commonly asked and the first question in the post-op area asked by the wife. Tighty whities or boxer briefs are the most common “supports” mentioned as potentially being suitable for the post-reversal male.
The problem with the traditional “jock strap” and the above mentioned supports is that they just don’t add the compression and lack of movement of the testicles necessary to facilitate immobilizing the newly repaired vas deferens.
Nothing fits the bill better than a pair of athletic compression shorts as seen above. The male can begin wearing the day after the procedure and throughout the 3-4 week post-operative non sexual activity period necessary to allow the vasectomy reversal to heal appropriately.
Okay…you think this was an odd thing to spend a post on, but just wait…it will be on your mind as the first question after the surgery…that is after, ” When can we have sex?”
As a side note-this type of compression shorts are excellent for the post-vasectomy patient as well.