Source – Bromance. Guy liner. Manscaping. The last thing the world needs is another male ego-friendly term to describe a word or phrase that already exists and yet, here’s a new one courtesy of the Wall Street Journal: Brosectomy parties, i.e. an occasion for men to gather and get vasectomies with their buds. Bonding!
The vasectomy is a medical procedure in which the vas deferens is severed and sealed off in order to stop sperm from entering the urethra, thereby preventing pregnancy indefinitely (unless the patient decides to have the vasectomy reversed). It is a surgery done exclusively on male sex organs (though, of course, trans women can get them, too), therefore the “bro” part of brosectomy is mostly superfluous.
“We thought it was going to be painful,” one patient told Tory of his ultimately not-so-traumatic vasectomy. “After that, we were just laughing, I guess it’s from the alcohol, but we had such a great time.”
There are things I dont want to do with my friends. Masturbate and getting vasectomies are neck and neck. I love being with my buddies. We go to the pub and have pints. We go for wings and get drunk in each other back yards. We help each other do stuff like move and lie to our wives.
The thought of having a doctor fondle my balls 60 seconds after stroking 2 of my friend’s balls, cutting them open and shutting off their sperm taps isn’t how I’d choose to spend time with my friends.
I can see how it would take the stigma away from having a bunch of people stare at your gear. There is strength in numbers, and it normalizes the process for those who are skittish. It just seems like this could start a “group invasive procedure” trend.
Group Colonoscopy Parties? Papsmeare Picnic? Cinco De Mayo Mammograms?
Let’s stop this before it gets weird.