- What You Need To Know
- Technology is offering safe sex alternatives, such as computerized avatars.
- It is possible to get a second vasectomy reversal.
- Try doing sphincter exercises to control bowel movements (in the event you pass stool during sex).
“People involved can use their computers to control their computerized avatar selves within scenes, role plays and specific sexual behaviors.“
sex and technology
Hey Dr. Chaves,
I’m curious about the MMO genre. I don’t know much about it, but it seems like something I would be into since I’m the young tech type. Can you offer a little help with understanding it?
This might be the first question of its kind I’ve ever received. MMO is a fascinating fusion of worlds between sex and technology. The two worlds have always had a close relationship: the first camera shots of nudity, beaver loops filmed on 16mm movie reels, battery operated or rechargeable sex toys, streaming videos online, and online sex fantasy games are examples of this relationship. MMO stands for massively multiplayer online, and these online games are enjoyed with other users via the internet.
Usually the MMO term is grouped with more letters to define what type of online sex game. For example, MMOEG means massively multiplayer online erotic games (more focused on seduction, foreplay and arousal), and MMOVSG means massively multiplayer online virtual sex games (more focused on intercourse, oral, anal, etc.). And for those who prefer enjoying their sexual games alone, there is SP, or versions that are single person. SPVSG and SPEG don’t require being online, but the use of a computer.
People involved can use their computers to control their computerized avatar selves within scenes, role plays and specific sexual behaviors. If you have the money, toys can be purchased and used on yourself that are synced with the program and that elicit erotic sensations to your body. Pretty advanced stuff, eh? You can choose your favorite fantasy scenarios, which may be brand new or ones you dream of trying: role plays, BDSM, transsexuals, orgies, fetishism, etc. Like your cell phone or computer, technology changes in the blink of an eye, and sex tech is no different. Pretty unique safe sex, wouldn’t you say?
Dear Dr. Chaves,
I am 43 years old and am dating a 30-year-old. I had a vasectomy in 2000, a reversal in 2007 and then another vasectomy in 2010. I am very interested in having another child because I am young at heart and my two other children are my life. Is it possible to get another reversal, or is there another way to get my sperm?
You definitely need to see a doctor who specializes in vasectomy reversal and who is skilled in both vasoepididymostomy and vasovasostomy procedures. Your previous MD is a good place to start, as that doctor knows your case history already. Depending on your specific case, it’s possible to have a second procedure. A number of factors impact the success of a vasectomy reversal: where the previous procedure was done on the vas deferens, how long ago, the amount of abnormal sperm that resulted from the previous vasectomy, possible lowered sperm counts, etc. There are no guarantees, and studies suggest the range of successful vasectomy reversal is about 40% to 45%.
Other options: You can also look into sperm harvesting and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Sperm harvesting essentially extracts sperm from the tubes or the testes, depending on the individual case. Eventually the sperm are joined with the female egg through IVF. IVF has similar rates of effectiveness – around 40% depending on fertility factors of the female and the male sperm. This option is much more costly than a vasectomy reversal and likely in the tens of thousands of dollars range when it’s all said and done. I would encourage you to seek out a male reproductive clinic with doctors who specialize in this field and spend a lot of time evaluating the pros and cons of a vasectomy reversal or harvesting/IVF.
With all this talk of surgeries, reversals, harvesting, and money that could put a kid through college, here’s a last suggestion for our readers from a sexologist who likes to keep things simple: Use a condom.
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