'We were some pretty painful boys at lunch.' Hamish Blake and his mate had a 'vasectomy party.'

Most men probably wouldn't think to begin a fun day out with a mate with a vasectomy.

First stop: cutting a tube in their, well you know, followed by... a special celebratory lunch out? 

It's a unique recovery method following the rather delicate procedure, but it's a plan that Hamish Blake stuck to after he and his mate both decided they were ready for the snip.

Speaking to No Filter, Blake said he and wife Zoe Foster Blake felt 'done' following the arrival of their second child, six-year-old daughter Rudy in 2017. They also share nine-year-old son Sonny.

Listen to Hamish Blake on No Filter.

"I think it's just a general feeling... you never know what's going to happen, but you're like 'I think this feels complete,'" he explained of the decision.

"I would say we were pretty on the same page. Zo's like 'hey, that's it'. So, you know, if you're going to make a baby you need a factory, so supply chain issues would've really come into it - if I wanted a baby anymore, we would've had some big supply chain issues.

"We were like, of course anything could happen, we could have 10 more kids, but this feels complete. And there's just a subtle shift in focus, I guess, for people that make that decision."

Rudy was four when Blake decided on the vasectomy. He and his friend went for the procedure together.

"We did the one where you can stay awake. We booked it in the morning and then we were going to go out for lunch. We did a snip and sip."

Blake joked about it being a bit like a couple's massage.

"We got a four hands vasectomy," he laughed.


"We probably didn't treat it with the respect it deserves. We were some pretty painful boys at that lunch."

He said it felt like "being kicked", and he "couldn't believe how much it hurt given how small a procedure it is". 

"They make a small incision. Well, they numb it first. So that's the only thing you feel is some needles going in. But they do cauterise the end of the tube for stitches. They cauterise the end and then you see a little waft of smoke and that's the bit where I was like, 'That's my nuts. That's not smoke.'"

Blake recalled the doctor's warning just before his procedure.

"They do tell you just before you do it, they're like 'oh by the way there's a one in 10,000 chance — no big deal — that you could get persistent testicular pain syndrome. And then the guy goes 'now what that is...' and it was like, 'oh no, you don't need to tell me. I reckon I can figure it out from the packaging. That sounds like your balls hurt persistently forever'. 

"He goes 'mate, it's very, very rare, one to 10,000, but I've done thousands of these and no one's ever had it'. It's like, 'well, that kinda sounds like it's due!'"

Luckily, that did not happen to him.

"And so I'm just one of the many, many thousands of guys that are like, do it," he explained.

"It felt right. It felt good... it didn't feel great. I'm not gonna get another one, but it felt about right."

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