A new research has emerged, explaining that kissing your partner passionately may end up giving you gonorrhea.
The scientists in Melbourne, Australia, surveyed 3,000 gay and bisexual men and found that gay men were more likely to have gonorrhea in their throat than in their peen – and the risk of spreading the bacteria that causes the disease was greater for kissing than through oral s*x.
To this end, Professor Eric Chow and his colleagues that conducted the study, urged doctors and scientists to find new ways of stopping the infection and highlighted that efforts were currently focused on encouraging condom use during s*x.
The findings of the new study is published in the journal ‘Sexually Transmitted Infections’, which is part of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Although, the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom (UK) had dismissed kissing as a way of contracting gonorrhea, based on the study, the scientists reiterated that the STI could be caught through mouth-to mouth.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus.
The bacteria are mainly found in discharge from the peen and in honeypotl fluid. Gonorrhoea is easily passed between people through: unprotected honeypotl, oral or anal s*x.
Read the research report below:
Professor Chow said a rise in global reports of gonorrhea strains which are evolving to stop antibiotics working against them was cause for concern. Discovering a way the bacteria are spreading under the radar could lead to new ways of spotting it sooner and preventing infections, the researchers said.
The study showed that men in the study were more likely to have gonorrhea in their throat than in their peen or anus. Similarly, more than six per cent had the infection in their mouth while just under six per cent had it in their anus, and only three per cent in the peen.