I’m going to play devil’s advocate here for a minute.
Since @ConsideringVAS is already rolling the dice with his junk (unprotected sex), then if he really wants to take the risk of getting a vas and ending up with severe life altering pain (1 in 50) or troublesome pain (1 in 10ish) then I say go for it. Just know, that once you’re here, you’ll probably never be the same again.
I wish I was sterile too. I had a reversal 4 weeks ago. I am still in pain, and actually about 10% worse for the wear. At this point, I’m starting to accept that this is most likely going to be how the rest of my life will be. I always held onto hope that a reversal would fix me or improve my situation, but that hope is pretty much entirely gone now.
As far as the whole STD thing goes, I’d much rather have Hep C, HIV or herpes than PVPS. At least doctors could do something for you.
Fun fact, I know a guy who has HIV. He caught it early, took the anti-virals for quite some time, and now his blood tests come back as HIV negative. Although it’s still possible it could come back in the future, he can basically be considered cured and he lives a totally normal life.
I also have a friend that has Hep C. A new treatment for Hep C emerged a few years back, which he did. He is now free of Hep C. Essentially cured. Even herpes can be pretty effectively managed.
If only we had such successes with treating PVPS.