What is Gonorrhoea?
This is a nasty one which is getting stronger as it's becoming more and more resilient to antibiotics. Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection which can affect your cock, arse, throat or even eyes. It is possible to get Gonorrhoea more than once and in different parts of your body. It can be painful and can cause serious health problems such as infertility.
Usually passed on through oral sex, fucking, sharing toys or any sort of arse play, it can also be transferred through touching an infected cock or arse.
Some guys don’t get any symptoms, infections in the arse and throat can often go unnoticed.
Gonorrhoea in your dick can produce a white, yellow or green discharge (yes green), other symptoms you may experience are pain when peeing, inflamed foreskin, sore/tender balls and itchiness or pain when you take a shit.
A urine test and a throat and arse swab will detect Gonorrhoea. Specific antibiotics will be used to treat Gonorrhoea. With effective treatment, most of your symptoms should improve within a few days. Sexual contact should be avoided for at least one week to ensure the infection has cleared after treatment.
Using condoms is the best protection from Gonorrhoea. Not sharing toys and/or washing them before anyone else uses them and washing your hands with soap and water immediately after sex can also help prevent transmission, especially if having sex with multiple partners, as the bacteria can’t survive long outside of the body.
HIV can exacerbate some of the symptoms and complications of Gonorrhoea. Having Gonorrhoea will also make someone who has HIV more infectious to others by increasing the amount of viral load in that person’s cum. HIV negative guys who get Gonorrhoea up their arse can be more susceptible to being infected with HIV.
Where can I test?
If you are a resident of the boroughs of Greenwich or Medway, then you can order a home test kit to test for Gonorrhoea from this website. These are completely free and you'll get your result by text in five working days of the Lab receiving your samples.