I wouldn’t think masturbating a week after the surgery should cause a prblm - however, I saw smthg that said Reg surgery (not Lapsro) requires a 2-3 wk recovery period, no mention of sexual activity though. The info on Laparoscopic Varicocele surgery says recovery is much quicker, but again no mention of how long to wait for sexual activity. I would have thought your surgeon would give instructions about that. If I were you, I’d call the surgeon’s office & ask either him/her or the Nurse or one of the Assistants for instructions about this. You don’t have to specifically ask about masturbation, you can just ask how long do you need to wait for any sexual activity. Check back in here after you find out & let us know what they tell you about it.