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Today I’m talking about Gonorrhea, I’m sure you’ve all heard about it at some point or other, it’s commonly known as “the clap”.

Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted sexually transmitted infections (STIs) but that doesn’t mean it isn’t something that should be taken seriously.

First up let’s look at the symptoms, (I hope you’ve not just eaten):

Guys

  • A white-ish/green-ish discharge from your penis and/or arse
  • Anal discomfort
  • A burning sensation when you pee
  • Inflamed foreskin
  • Painful testicles and/or prostate gland

Girls

  • A white-ish/green-ish thick discharge from your vagina and/or arse
  • Anal discomfort
  • A burning sensation when you pee
  • Painful abdominal region
  • Bleeding between periods

But just because you don’t have symptoms doesn’t mean you don’t have it, 10% of men and 50% of women are asymptomatic (show no symptoms at all).

How is Gonorrhea passed on?

  • Unprotected anal or vaginal fucking
  • Unprotected oral sex (including rimming, and going down on a girl)
  • Sharing sex toys (without washing thoroughly or using a fresh condom each time)
  • Fingering multiple partners (without washing thoroughly between each)

What happens if I don’t get it treated?

  • In girls it can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    Which can lead to fever, vomiting, abscesses and infertility amongst other things.
  • In guys it can lead to a very serious and painful infection of the testicles.

How do I get tested?

  • The most common methods of testing are a penile/anal/vaginal swab. A urine sample may also be taken.

What’s the treatment?

  • Unlike most bacterial infections which are treated with oral antibiotics in the form of pills, Gonorrhea is treated by an injection of strong antibiotics directly into one of your ass cheeks.

 

Hopefully you’re all sensible people out there and going for routine STI screenings at your local GUM or Sexual Health Clinic, but if you haven’t been for a while maybe it’s time you popped down and got checked out. After all it’s not just Gonorrhea that’s out there is it? Don’t forget about chlamydia, LGV, syphilis, hepatitis (A, B and C) and of course HIV. If any of your results come back positive don’t forget to inform any recent sexual partners, if you don’t feel comfortable doing this most clinics will offer to do this for you anonymously.

Your health is in your hands, but you can only look after yourself if you know all the facts. If you need to find a clinic near you check out: www.tht.org.uk/sexual-health/Service-finder

 

Have a great weekend,

Sam
UKPositiveLad

3 COMMENTS

  1. I used to really like this blog, but now I’m considering unsubscribing. Sorry if I sound like a jerk, but this blog used to be about your life, Sam… Your struggles, heartaches, and victories too. It was marvelous. Now it’s been months since we’ve heard anything other than plugs for your latest article/interview or posts like the above. Are you going to bring back anything Sam-related?

    • I’m sorry you feel that way Johnny, but I’ve just not had any personal time to have any heartaches or struggles lately. This site was always going to be used to help get information about HIV and sexual health in general across, and that’s what I’m doing. There’s lot of work that still needs to be done to help reduce the number of HIV infections, fight stigma and raise awareness. I’m sure there’ll be some more personal content along before too long, but if you don’t want to stick around for that then that’s your prerogative.

  2. Thanks for your reminder about the clap. Very much hope you don’t have any of the symptoms you have so vividly described!

    Keep up the good work and Happy Christmas!

    With love

    Chris xxx

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