Any sex act
with another person could give you this infection!
Street Names for Gonorrhea
dose, clap, drip
Facts about Gonorrhea
- Any sex act can transmit gonorrhea – vaginal or anal
intercourse as well as oral sex.
- Caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
- Ejaculation is not needed to pass or catch it.
- Disease is not caused by straining, stress, failure
to bathe, or having sex too often.
- It does not develop from another disease or become
- It is not spread by kissing, toilet seats, door
knobs, pools, tubs, clothes, or utensils.
Gonorrhea is a disease usually occurring inside of your
body and usually starts inside your penis, causing an
infection of the urethra, which is the tube down the
middle of your penis that carries urine out of your body.
- Takes 3-5 days (up to 30 days) before a guy will
notice symptoms in his penis.
- 80% of women have no symptoms at all even though they
are infected, therefore they may not know that they are
giving you the same disease.
- Disease can be transmitted to someone else before
- In guys, very painful burning feeling when urinating
and a thick, yellow-greenish discharge (pus) or "drip"
from the penis. Swelling may occur.
- Without treatment, it may spread to your prostate,
- May cause sterility if untreated (you won’t be able
to have children).
- Gonorrhea in the throat results from having oral sex
and causes dry, sore, scratchy feeling.
- Cervical infection in women may produce a discharge
like a man’s.
- Wiping the discharge from the vagina may cause
disease to spread.
- May spread from cervix to womb and fallopian tubes
causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) with fever,
pain in lower stomach, nausea, backache. This happens in
10-20% of women who go untreated.
- Easily treated and cured with antibiotics.
- No home remedies or over-the-counter drugs work.
- Antibiotics kill the bacteria but cannot repair body
damage already done.
- Babies born to infected moms risk blindness.
Having Gonorrhea before does NOT protect a person from
getting it again.
- Only 100% completely safe option - choose not to have sex!
- Latex condoms work if used properly.
- There is no way to know if your sex partner is
- See your doctor if you have questions or experience
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