Gonorrhoea is – together with chlamydia – one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. The gonococcus bacteria can be easily transmitted and usually affect the mucous membranes of the throat, rectum or urethra.
Gonococci can be transmitted during almost all sex practices that involve direct contact of (infected) mucous membranes.
Gonorrhoea is easily transmissible. The bacteria can be passed on not only during fucking, but also during sucking, licking, rimming, fisting, mutual wanking and intense kissing. Outside the human mucosa, however, the bacteria die quickly (which is why transmission via toilet seats, for example, is not possible).
Often gonorrhoea causes no or vague symptoms. As a result, the infection is often detected and treated late. In some cases, an untreated infection leads to infertility.
Although gonorrhoea can heal on its own, it can also become chronic. The pathogens can then continue to be transmitted to others and spread throughout the body.
The pathogens in gonorrhoea in the throat usually disappear by themselves after some time.
Gonorrhoea can be diagnosed via a swab or with the help of a urine sample and is easily cured with antibiotics.
The tests can be done by doctors of urology or skin and sexually transmitted diseases. In many sexual health centers, AIDS support centers or testing projects such as Checkpoints, the testsand consultations are often offered anonymously and at low cost.
Further information is available from the Deutsche Aidshilfe here.