Genital Infections

Gonorrhea: what should be known about the disease?

Almost half a million Americans get infected with gonorrhea every year. The worldwide statistic says that 0.8% of women and 0.6% of men between the ages of 15 and 49 are infected. Gonorrhea takes second place in the rating of the most common STDs.

Ways of getting infected

To get infected with a gonococcus is quite easy if your sexual partner has the disease. Unlike some other STDs, gonorrhea may be transmitted via all kinds of sexual contacts. Hence, not only vaginal but also anal and oral sex may be dangerous. Continue reading

General notion about trichomoniasis and ways of getting infected

Sometimes sex is not only about satisfaction but also about sexually transmitted diseases. Changing partners, you may never know who he or she was in contact with before you. If you think that STDs may be seen with a naked eye, you are deeply mistaken as some of them may show no symptoms. However, the carrier (your potential sexual partner) can easily transmit it to you during sex.

Trichomoniasis is one of such insidious STDs. The statistics claim that almost four million Americans are the carriers. About one million sexually active people “get acquainted” with the illness every year. Fortunately, this awkward problem may easily be solved with an antibiotic. Continue reading