gwinea2000: Hey fellas I'm a straight guy living in SF. I was just reading the "How Many Partners" poll and my curiosity was piqued by a few of the responses of the gay guys, perhaps one in particular: DMW said he's never had an STD, though he's had many partners. So..... How do you guys avoid STDs? I would guess orally-transmittable diseases would be quite prevalent, given the increased level of promiscuity present in the the gay culture. What constitutes "safe" sex in the gay world? Wearing a rubber during intercourse or during oral as well? What precautions do you take? I'm curious (no, not curious in THAT way! ;-) Thanks for any info.