Research Shows Kissing Can Lead To Gonorrhea


Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK, but despite assumptions it can only be passed on through genital contact, new research suggests throat (oropharyngeal) gonorrhoea might be contracted through kissing alone.

According to a study published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections ,
“deep kissing” (aka French kissing or kissing with tongues) might be a neglected route for spreading the infection among gay and bisexual men.

Traditionally, public health campaigners have always advised people to reduce the risk of contracting gonorrhoea through condom use , but the new findings from a team of researchers in Melbourne, Australia suggest this advice might be insufficient.

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