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Gonorrhea is going around & around & around....

April 14, 2018

Hey Team,

Gonorrhea (or alternatively, Gonorrhoea) is going around, BIG TIME. I'm seeing more and more cases of it in the last month. It's particularly common in men who have sex with men. 

Gonorrhea is an STI caused by a pesky bacteria called Nerssearia Gonorrhoeae. It usually affects the genital area, although the throat or anus may also be affected. Gonorrhea affects both men and women and is easily transmitted during vaginal intercourse. It can also be transmitted during anal or oral sex.

The thing is, Gonorrhea is spread through skin contact during sex. So if you come into contact with someone who has it and you don't use protection during sex, you're going to get it. Plain and simple. 


Often, women with Gonorrhea experience no symptoms. The lack of specific signs and symptoms means Gonorrhea may go undetected for longer in women than in men. 

Symptoms of Gonorrhea

  • an unusual discharge from the vagina or penis 
  • pain while urinating 
  • swelling and pain in the testicles
  • anal gonorrhea may not have any signs or symptoms 
  • Gonorrhea in the throat may cause a sore throat, however, it usually occurs without symptoms

If you do have Gonorrhea, then this can be treated with antibiotics. 

Be kind to yourself and others. Use protection and test often.

Own your sexual health, 

Doctor Sash


Did you know that many STI's don't have symptoms? If left untreated they can seriously damage your fertility, health and life.

If you’re unsure what to do or if you’re worried about an STI, we’re here to help with safe and easy tests you can do at home.

Don’t risk your health!


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