Jump to navigation. By and large, men describe the experience as awkward and embarrassing. If you have severe male infertility, resulting in few or no sperm in the ejaculate, you may require a surgical procedure such as microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration MESA or testicular sperm aspiration TESA. Most doctors recommend you ejaculate directly into a provided sample cup and not use a condom. If you must use a condom, your lab will provide a special semen collection condom.
What you need to know about Semen Analysis
Problems Ejaculating for a Semen Sample
Needing to produce a semen sample, for either semen analysis or fertility treatment use, may lead to "performance anxiety" or the inability to ejaculate. This should be no surprise when you consider all the factors involved with producing the semen sample. Often the semen sample must be produced in the fertility clinic , in a room set aside for this purpose. While a good clinic will do its best to provide a sense of privacy, it's still not your home or your bedroom. There may be some "inspirational magazines" provided, but it's far from romantic. Plus, there's the anxiety of being evaluated and the worries about a treatment cycle working. Feelings of shame may arise, especially over the fact that you as a couple could not get pregnant the regular way.
The Most Awkward Moment Of My Life
Just when she was about to take a sip from her cup of coffee, she overheard the couple sitting next to their table talking. She was trying so hard not to listen, but their voices did not make it easier for her. They were talking about wanting to have baby.
This story took place in November My wife and I had been trying to have kids for a while, but with no success. When I went to visit Kate in San Diego over Thanksgiving, one of the things I had to do besides go on job interviews and look for a house was to stop by the lab and give a sperm sample. I had a job interview in the morning, which went pretty well.