Category: Gonorrhea

STD Dictionary: Slang Terms

STD Dictionary

There are a range of different sexually transmitted diseases and they all have scientific names that can be difficult to get your tongue around. Fortunately, there are slang terms that make things easier for us mere mortals. In this article, we will have a look at the most common sexually transmitted diseases and common slang […]


The New Gonorrhea Super Strain

The World Health Organization reported that patients all over the world are infected by a new, super strain of gonorrhea. And we do not say ‘super’ because the strain is good or somewhat easier than the other gonorrhea types. On the opposite, this ‘super gonorrhea’ is impossible to fight off. Something like a super force […]


Which State Has the Highest STD Rates

Sexually transmitted diseases are dangerous and they are everywhere. In places where people are most careless about their sexual health, STDs can spread rapidly. According to estimates, treating STDs in the US costs the country $16 billion every year. At this point, there are approximately 30 million infections being transmitted yearly, half of them in people aged […]


The History of Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection that has dated back to medieval times. However, the earliest records of this disease date back to the 1600s. This disease caused a widespread of infection causing the English parliament to enact a law to prevent the spread. So, how did gonorrhea start and why was it called the […]


STD Demographics: Who’s At Risk for STDs?

Anyone can become infected with a sexually transmitted disease, but certain people are at higher risk than others. These groups include gay, bisexual men and young people, as well as those who have sex with different partners. Who’s Most at Risk for Acquiring STDs? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that every […]


Gonorrhea Statistics in the United States

According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of young adults in the United States between the ages of 15-24 comprise roughly 20 million Americans. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA estimates this same group accounts for twenty-five (25%) percent of the sexually transmitted diseases reported by health care officials. The […]


“The Clap:” Gonorrhea’s Other Name

“Avoid the Clap, Jimmy Dugan” – A League of their Own (Motion Picture)   With all due respect to one of my favorite fictional baseball managers, the clap is not a laughing matter. The clap is not a subset of gonorrhea. It is gonorrhea. “The clap” is just a nickname.   How did gonorrhea become known […]


Oral Chlamydia: Can Chlamydia infect your mouth?

Can I get Chlamydia during oral sex? The answer to this question is a resounding “Yes!” Many sexually transmitted diseases and infections can be spread through oral sex. The “big three” common STDs—Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea—are easily transferable between partners via oral sex. So how can this happen? It’s quite simple when you understand the basics of […]