Can You Get Gonorrhea From kissing

Can You Get Gonorrhea from From Kissing

Gonorrhea – is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a microorganism called Neisseria gonorrhoeae otherwise known as gonococcus. Individuals become infected when their genitals come in contact with penile or vaginal discharge during intercourse or other sexual activities.The disease affects about 0.6% of men and 0.8% of women globally. Annually, between 33 to 106 million new cases of gonorrhea occur out of the estimated 498 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections recorded worldwide. If left untreated, the disease can lead to major health complications. Untreated gonorrhea can spread into the uterus and fallopian tubes, leading to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can result in scarring of the fallopian tubes, greater risk of complications in pregnancy and infertility. Click Here to Read: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments For Gonorrhea

In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO), approved new guidelines for the treatment of gonorrhea due to the increasing rate of resistance to current medication by the causative organism.  The global health body urged  countries to upgrade their treatment guidelines in response to the emergence of new multidrug resistant strain of the organism.

Kissing on the other hand refers to the touching or pressing of your lips against the lips of another person or an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss is often used to express sentiments of love, passion, romance, sexual attraction, sexual activity, sexual arousal, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, peace, and good luck, among many others. In some circumstance, a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect, or sacrament.

Can You Get Gonorrhea  From Kissing Without Being Sexually Active?

Unlike Trichomoniasis and Syphilis, Gonorrhea is very less likely to be transmitted through kissing alone. Gonorrhea is a highly contagious bacterial infection that spreads primarily via semen or vaginal fluids during unprotected intercourse such as vaginal, anal, or oral-genital sex with an infected partner. This also explains why you are unlikely to get gonorrhea from french kissing.


Can You Get Gonorrhea From A Toilet or Towel?

Individuals become infected with Gonorrhoea when their genitals come in contact with penile or vaginal discharge during intercourse or other sexual activities.You cannot get gonorrhea from a toilet seat even if someone who has gonorrhea has used it before you did. In addition you cannot also get gonorrhea from drinking after someone, sharing a cigarette, hugging, sharing baths, towels, swimming pools, or sharing cups, plates and cutlery, because the bacteria can’t survive outside the human body for a long period of time. Also See Can You Get Chlamydia From Kissing




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