Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott recently had their 4th child. Stirring in the news though is why he avoided having his wings clipped after the last child. Dean recently addressed the rumor mill and confirmed that they indeed could afford a vasectomy but simply didn’t do it.
So, was it too expensive or not for them? Regardless, I have a different take on vasectomies: you really can’t afford not to do them! It is the single best contraceptive available today.
Investing in Jewels
Here’s a relevant perspective for the Spelling-McDermott family: Think of a vasectomy as an investment, similar to real estate. I know, I know, you can’t really compare the two. It’s like comparing very large rocks and small, precious diamonds. To most men, the family jewels are in an entirely different league than other heirlooms. But, let me bend your ear for a moment for a quick analysis:
Investment Issue Home Vasectomy
Initial cost High Low
Location Important Critical
Garage space Yes No
Stays organized No Yes
Needs repairs Yes Rare
Great for sex Sometimes Yes
Limits children No Yes
Improves quality of life Maybe Yes
Investment risk Low Near zero
Return on investment Good Great
As an investment, from risk-benefit analysis, a vasectomy generally beats out buying a house hands down. Like many things, though, it’s all those soft-sided intangibles that prevent us from putting the money down and investing in our boys in the basement.