Ok, let me start this post with a little preface. First, I am not here looking for anyone to lecture me. I am also not trying to piss anyone off with this post, and I am not a prejudiced person. I am 36 years old, and have used comdoms for well over 20 years. I can't stand them any longer. I cannot get off while having intercourse while wearning a condom. Please don't think I am trying to "brag" at all, but I can literally fuck for an hour and get bored of it. I've had women get tired and I've even faked my own orgasm. I'm through with all that. My number one concern was unwanted pregnancy. So, I got a vascetomy. Pregnancy is no longer anything I am worried about. Now, on too my questions and concerns. I am divorced, and "dating" again. Ok, dating might be pushing things, I'm more of a promiscous, fun loving, enjoying being single again type of guy. I get myself tested on a regular basis, and I am drug and disease free. So then, what are my REAL chances of contracting something from someone if I'm out there having unprotected sex? Here's where I don't want to piss anyone off, but I know from reading all over the internet that some diseases tend to be more prevelant with certain ethnic groups, and / or different sexual preferences, and / or drug use. I am a white male, 100% heterosexual, and only sleep with white women. I consider myself to be in the middle class, and live in Rural Texas. How many people out there are really infected with diseases and passing them around? I don't use drugs, and at least ask my partners about any drug use. I don't think anyone that wasn't "clean" would be sleeping with me without forcing me to use a condom either. Am I throwing caution to the wind, or am I living with "acceptable" risk? Finally, I know that most OTers are younger than me, hell, I could be some of your dad's. What I am looking for is real data and statistics. Anyone have anything to share?