How Do you Get Gonorrhea?
How do you get gonorrhea?
Well, the CDC estimates* about 820,000 new cases of gonorrhea in the US each year. Many people are finding out just how easy it can be to contract gonorrhea. There are a few contributing factors to consider.
Online Dating Gone Right (And Then Wrong)
These days, you can be just a swipe away from finding someone to play with. Did that blind date with your online match get a little steamy? Maybe that night of ‘no strings attached’ fun turned out to have some strings attached after all.
Before you flip your lid on someone for not disclosing their status with you, remember that symptoms of gonorrhea are often mild, and many people don’t experience symptoms at all. It’s entirely possible that your partner had no clue they were infected.
Since you’re a responsible partner and you tested yourself, be sure to let your new friend know they should get tested and treated as well so you can both get back to having fun.
The unfortunate truth is that not every partner is as faithful as we’d like them to be. Even people in long-term relationships are susceptible to STIs like gonorrhea. Testing yourself often is important. It’s easier than ever, and you can even order a testing kit for your partner** or test together!
But We Just Went Down On Each Other?
Yes, even oral sex can lead to the transmission of gonorrhea. That sore throat you’re feeling a few days after showing off your famous foreplay finesse could very well be gonorrhea. Best to test yourself to be sure!
I Don’t Feel Anything So I’m Not Getting Tested
Please, don’t be that person. As mentioned before, symptoms can often be mild or even non-existent. So test early, test often, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a clean bill of health!
Test yourself at home today.
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