is the number 1 reported sexually transmitted disease in gay and bi
men in King County. It outstrips Chlamydia
rates by 2 times. It is easy to get, and is usually accompanied by infection
with Chlamydia or some other STD.
Gonorrhea is a bacterial
infection that can occur in your mouth, throat, urethra, anus and/or
vagina. The clearest sign that you have Gonorrhea is that greenish discharge
mentioned above. If that comes dripping out of your cock, you know you’ve
got a problem. A doc or clinician can diagnose
your Gonorrhea by doing a lab culture of your discharge, or doing a
swab of you urethra. I know it sounds painful, but it’s better
to suck I up and get it taken care of than to let it go. Once your Gonorrhea
is diagnosed, you can get it treated and cured and get rid of it. That’s
the good news.
news is that Gonorrhea is really easy to spread. Condoms
are the best way to prevent infection, but most people don’t use
condoms during oral
sex, and since Gonorrhea can live in your mouth or the back of your
throat, a guy can give it to you while he’s slobbin’ your
knob… or vice versa.
do you get it?
Through oral, anal or penile contact with an infected person, whether
that’s through unprotected
oral or anal sex, or through other modes of contact. Since the bacteria
are present in fluids other than semen, you don’t need to get
come in your mouth or ass to get infected. For example, if someone has
Gonorrhea of the throat and gives you head, your urethra can easily
pick it up. if you’re doing the sucking, you can also get it from
do you avoid it?
Using condoms for anal and oral sex with an infected person is the best
way to keep from getting Gonorrhea. Urinating after sex may help flush
out bacteria from the urethra, although there is not much hard evidence
to support this idea.
Oral Gonorrhea doesn’t have any real obvious symptoms; it just
feels like any old sore throat. But it can also infect your ass, which
results in anal discharge and/or bloody bowel movements. Sexy! But just
because you have a sore throat or bloody as discharge, it doesn’t
mean you’ve got Gonorrhea. Because its symptoms often resemble
those of other common sicknesses, Gonorrhea is nicknamed the “Great
Imitator.” That’s why it is important to tell your doc or
clinician if you’ve had oral or anal sex recently, otherwise they
might not think to check you for Gonorrhea infection.
If you have
symptoms, they often show up 2-10 days after being exposed. They include:
- A creamy
or yellow discharge from your penis, if you have it there (urethritis)
or burning in the opening of your penis when you come or urinate
- A sore
throat, if you have it in the throat (pharyngitis), but this form
is usually asymptomatic
- A discharge
and an itch when you shit, or possibly blood and/or mucus in your
stool, burning rectal pain, pain during bowel movements, and a false
alarm urge to shit, if you have it in the ass (proctitis)
the symptoms clear up, the infection may still be there.
There are new tests that can detect Gonorrhea through a urine sample,
but it has to be sent to a lab. Some health care providers swab a small
amount of fluid from your penis or ass and look at it under a microscope.
Even if you have no symptoms, testing for Gonorrhea in the throat should
be routine, and testing for rectal Gonorrhea should be a part of all
evaluations of men who have had receptive anal sex in the last year.
Asymptomatic men can easily spread the infection through both anal and
oral sex without condoms.
thing to do if you think you have Gonorrhea is to get it all diagnosed
and treated right away. Don’t be shy. Sure it’s embarrassing
to get an STD, but with Gonorrhea you’re in good company. There
are over 1 million reported cases each year, and those are just the
ones we know about. Experts think that this number should actually be
doubled to reflect those who don’t realize they are infected.
partner in crime is Chlamydia, or non-Gonococcal urethritis (NGU). As
the name suggests, Chlamydia is a bacterial inflammation in the urethra
that is not caused by Gonorrhea infection. It can be caused by other
bacteria, but most frequently is Chlamydia trachomatis. The symptoms
are similar to Gonorrhea in that there is a penile discharge, often
accompanied by a burning during urination. Although not as common as
Gonorrhea, 75% of the time where there is one there is the other, which
is why you should get tested for both at the same time.
a drug resistant from of Gonorrhea in Seattle and other west coast cities,
so be sure to ask your docs if they are up-to-date on all of the latest
treatment procedures. It is very important to a) finish all of the meds
even if the symptoms go away, b) inform your most recent sexual partners.
If you have a partner who has not been treated and you have sex again,
you get it again and can pass it back and forth. By informing your recent
sexual partners so that they can be treated can make a dramatic difference
in the number of STDs that are passed due to lack of knowledge. This
is because some STDs are asymptomatic, meaning that there could be no
- If you’re
positive, check with your health care provider about whether the
antibiotics prescribed are right for you
Gonorrhea causes your urethra to become inflamed, if you are HIV positive
it can increase the amount of HIV in your semen, and thereby increase
the risk that you may transmit HIV to partners. If you’re HIV
negative, it may increase your risk of getting HIV from an infected
else should you know?
Left untreated, Gonorrhea’s symptoms will clear up over the course
of several weeks but the infection persists. It can then lead to a serious
infection in your balls (epididymitis) or a narrowing of the urethra
(stricture). Untreated Gonorrhea in your throat or ass can develop into
ulcers. These increase your risk of getting or passing on HIV if you
fuck or have oral sex with a condom. It can also harm your reproductive
system, making it impossible to have children.
So, if it
hurts to pee and there’s something green oozing out of your cock,
it’s time to get down to the clinic. The sooner you get treated,
the sooner you’ll be back in action and the less likely you’ll
be to pass any yucky diseases on to anyone else.