I just wanted to let all my ‘fellow’ riders know that riding right after a
vasectomy is no problem, but you have to take precautions.
- Lower the seat a tad. That puts less pressure on the scrotal area.
- Push the seat forward while riding so that your buttocks take most of
the pressure off that scrotal area.
- Alternate between seat-forward riding and stand-up riding (where your
butt is hardly on the seat). The latter is tiring, but it really minimizes
- Avoid big curbs, both up and down (for the same reason). Small curbs
(like 3") are ok, but for going up small curbs I’d suggest hopping rather
- Tightie whities, but that’s recommended by your urologist anyway.
- Try idling and then a short ride initially. If the pain isn’t worse
than regular walking, you’re probably fine. Check up on yourself after ten
- I’d suggest a small wheel (20") rather than a larger size in case there
is a sudden need to dismount. Smaller wheels have the disadvantage of
forcing more revolutions and feeling bumps more, however, so it’s a bit of
a toss-up. The jury is out on this one.
- You defintely want a soft seat. Foam is fine (tho a tough foam, like in
the KH seat, may not be ideal). Viscount, Torker, and new (hard) Schwinn
seats are right out.
Following these morsels of advice will help keep the stitches from undoing.
Best of luck!