Oral Sex is Making This Common STI Difficult To Treat
Part of being sex positive means educating yourself on safe sex. It’s also important to remember that although sex comes with an enormous amount of pleasure, it can also have its negative and traumatic side.
The World Health Organisation recently shared that gonorrhoea is becoming even more harder to treat. This is because the superbug has been able to spread due to oral sex and condom use decline. The sexual transmitted infection is able to live at the back of throats where it becomes resistant to antibiotics.
The untreatable infection is already putting millions of lives at risk across the world.
‘Gonorrhoea is a very smart bug,’ said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist at the Geneva-based UN health agency.
‘Every time you introduce a new type of antibiotic to treat it, this bug develops resistance to it.’
WHO have estimated that over 78 million people are infected with gonorrhoea each year. The STI can infect the genitals, rectum and throat. It can also increase the risk of infertility in women.
So how can YOU avoid it? Well, the best way to avoid any sort of sexual health scare is by abstaining.. But if you’d much rather be sexually active and be safe, always use a condom. Use it for vaginal, anal and oral sex to avoid getting any sort of sexual transmitted infection.
Condoms are available in different forms and there’s always a type that suits your own personal use. Carry condoms in your bag, your purse, your bedroom bedside table and even in your car.
Have regular sexual health tests and ask your partner about the last time they had there’s. Ask to see results, talk about past sexual health treatment and never feel afraid to discuss it.
It’s also important to note that most women with gonorrhoea are asymptomatic, but symptoms of the STI include increased vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding between periods and dysuria.