Just had this procedure a little over 3 weeks ago. I am a 26 year old male in good physical shape. I was able to walk a block or so the day after surgery, and two miles by the end of the week. I can now do light swimming and even stationary bike.
The doctor initially told me no sexual activity for 2 weeks after surgery. At my 2 week post op appointment he tells me another 6 weeks!! Not "hey take it easy a few more days just to be safe"...another 6 weeks!
So, I had to ask him if that meant masturbation also. He said yes. Apparently the act of ejaculating clenches muscles in your lower back that can press on the nerve and prevent it from healing? Even though I am pretty sure I make those same contractions when I am emptying my bowels/bladder.
Was anyone els told to wait this long by their doctor? I can do without sex for 6 weeks if I have to, but not being able to take care of myself is going to be very difficult...I mean I'm a young male after all...talk to any other guy close to my age and they'll tell you they couldn't last 6 days, let alone 6 weeks.
Anyway, I know this is a bit of a weird topic to talk about, but I really appreciate any tips/advice you guys/girls have regarding sexual activity after this procedure.