Gonorrhea is a curable infection caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Super Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted bacteria, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that is resistant to most if not all the antibiotics that we have available. Keep reading to know how oral sex is spreading Super Gonorrhea.
Did you read WHO’s recent report on the alarming decline in latex condom use during sex? Which in turn is now haunting us with the spread of Super Gonorrhea. I bet you did, but didn’t take it serious as usual… If you wish to know how oral sex is spreading Super Gonorrhea then I believe you’re at the right place.
You remember our Marvel/DC comic characters – Super Man and Super Woman? You know why they were cast as such? It’s because they were so strong that the villains in their world couldn’t stop them. That’s how indomitable this Super Gonorrhea that is been spread by oral sex is.
Is Oral Sex Safe?
Knowing the true meaning of oral sex would definitely aid in understanding how oral sex is spreading Super Gonorrhea. Many people, especially teenagers and youths, consider oral sex to be “safe” sex. “Safe sex” by many people is defined as having sexual satisfaction by means that reduces or eliminates the chance of producing a fetus (pregnancy). However, medical professionals include in the meaning of “safe sex,” sex practices that prevent or significantly reduce the possibility of getting a disease from a sex partner (for examples, HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, or gonorrhea).
Most doctors do not consider oral (and other) sexual practices “safe” unless precautions are taken to prevent or substantially reduce disease transmission between partners, or if the sex partners are uninfected.
Consequently, oral sex (any male or female oral contact with a partner’s genitalia; most clinicians also include genital/oral contact with any other body orifice such as the anus or rectum in the definition) is not, without precautions, considered inherently “safe sex” because sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) may be transferred by these practices.
How is Gonorrhea Transmitted?
Gonorrhea is passed during vaginal sex, oral sex (performing or receiving), or anal sex. Gonorrhea can be passed even if the penis or tongue does not go all the way into the vagina or anus. If the vagina, cervix, anus, penis or mouth come in contact with infected secretions or fluids; then transmission is possible.
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Even a woman who has not had anal sex can get gonorrhea in the anus or rectum if bacteria are spread from the vaginal area, such as when wiping with toilet paper. Eye infections in adults may result when discharge caries the disease into the eye during sex or hand-to-eye contact.
It can also be passed from mother to newborn as the baby passes through the infected birth canal. This can result in eye infections, pneumonia or other complications. Gonorrhea is not passed through things like shaking hands or toilet seats. In children, gonorrhea may be a possible sign of sexual abuse.
Super Gonorrhea Is Spreading: What’s Oral Sex Got To Do With It
Owing to the super powers that this super gonorrhea possesses a slang term for gonorrhea has surfaced which is “the clap” But no one would definitely be clapping about the 78 million(approx) new gonorrhea infections that occur each year. As a just-released World Health Organization (WHO) report explains, “data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhea–a common sexually transmitted infection–much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat.” In fact the WHO has indicated that strains of untreatable gonorrhea have emerged in three countries: Japan, France and Spain.
The main culprit here is our misconception concerning oral sex and of course, unprotected oral sex. Remember, unprotected oral sex is not “safe sex.” Oral sex can transmit Neisseria gonorrhoeae from someone’s privates to your throat and vice versa. And up to 90% of people with oral gonorrhea have no or minimal symptoms. Yes, many people do not even realize that they have oral gonorrhea. Scary isn’t it?
Even if you eventually develop symptoms, the symptoms can be hard to distinguish from typical symptoms of other types of throat infections such as strep throat (another name for streptococcal pharyngitis): sore throat, difficulty swallowing and redness of the throat. Symptoms typically emerge one to three weeks after the initial infection.
Here’s the part that got me all panic-struck… if your doctor doesn’t test you for strep throat when you actually have “gonorrhea throat” and instead automatically gives you antibiotics, the antibiotics can then select for antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. You can then pass antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea to someone else’s privates through oral sex. This is the circle of life for Super Gonorrhea. Super Amazing isn’t it?
Your doctor can diagnose oral gonorrhea via a throat swab or culture. Standard treatment for gonorrhea is a shot (intramuscular injection) of ceftriaxone and oral azithromycin. However, the emergence of super gonorrhea is decreasing and potentially eliminating treatment options. Oh, and gargling with salt water is not a treatment for oral gonorrhea neither is gargling with over the counter mouth wash any better.
Since symptoms may not be present, the only way for a person who has been at risk for gonorrhea to tell whether they’re infected is to be tested. Gonorrhea can also be diagnosed through a urine test or by taking a specimen from the infected area. If left untreated, gonorrhea can cause complications such as PID and infertility. Yearly gonorrhea testing is recommended for all sexually active women younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
How do we wage a war against Super Gonorrhea?
Having had first hand knowledge now on how oral sex is spreading super gonorrhea. We wouldn’t be needing assistance from Hulk, Loci, Captain America or even anyone from the Avengers. The strategy is pretty simple, using latex condoms from the very beginning of sexual contact until there is no longer skin contact reduces the risk of transmission of gonorrhea.
Without effective treatment, your body may be able to naturally clear gonorrhea from your body in weeks to months. However, this does not always occur, and untreated gonorrhea has the potential to wreak all kinds of havoc. If you are a woman, untreated gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can in turn lead to things such as pelvic or abdominal pain, ectopic pregnancies (when the fetus grows outside the uterus), pregnancy complications and infertility.
If you are a man, untreated gonorrhea can cause bad inflammation and pain in your testicles. If you are a man, that last sentence may have gotten your attention. Once you recover from that sentence, keep in mind that such inflammation can also lead to infertility or sterility. Untreated, the bacteria can also spread to other parts of your body and even be life threatening.
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