Gonorrhea, sometimes known as ‘the clap' is a sexually transmitted disease. It is a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which can be transferred from one person to another by way of sexual contact. This contact includes vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, and oral intercourse. As the germ can spread, touching and infected area on an infected person can also lead to symptoms in your own body. You cannot, however, contract the germ from using the same toilet seat or clothes because the germ can only survive outside the body for a few seconds.   Symptoms of Gonorrhea are not limited to the sexual parts of a person's body, of which will become inflamed and swollen, have an unusual discharge and make it difficult to urinate, but it can also affect the genital tract and causes problems in the eyes and throat rectum and joints. As with all STD's you'll need to get advice and treatment from a physician, but it is understandable that prevention from Gonorrhea starts with practicing safe sex and being aware of possible symptoms in your sexual partners.


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