As much as we are an adult website that caters to adult needs and sexuality; we are also a resource and when possible I try to have as much information (you know the factual kind #notfakesexnews) about the things going on in the world of fucking to keep you readers safe from the nastier side of sex, i.e STI’s (sexually transmitted infections). I have written about this a few times on the site and I feel that the issue needs to be readdressed because it’s a problem which isn’t going anywhere.
If you are in the medical field or keep your ears to the ground with all things related to medical breakthroughs then you may be aware that we, humans, sentient beings, have developed a resistance to antibiotics, no skin off your ass right? Wrong, dead fucking wrong. You see right now the anti-vaxxers are saying fuck antibiotics and injections, which for all intents and purposes they certainly can, however, we kinda need antibiotics for those slip ups and raw dawgs that we end up partaking in. This has resulted in a very serious problem, mainly that STI’s usually treated with antibiotics are now for the most part resistant to them. So nasty STIs like syphilis and gonorrhea are now almost entirely resistant to antibiotics, making sex and blowjobs scary.
We seem to believe that all things are treatable and that in 2017 there is a cure for everything out there, in a perfect world of course there is, in ours, not so much…Right now those of us with an oral fixation and love of going down on someone need to keep our wits with us. Currently condom use is in decline and there is an increase in syphilis and gonorrhea currently being spread by oral sex (aka sloppy toppy, bjs, head, dome, whatever the fuck you call it) and sadly the antibiotics that are usually used to treat the infection are almost totally ineffective in treating the infection. Essentially people who have contracted it are finding that it is much harder to treat and in lots of cases now, it’s impossible to treat, think of being STI positive all your life and ask yourself who would want that? We can certainly hope not you, whoever YOU are.
The World Health Organization has said if “someone contracts gonorrhea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible.” Currently estimates have the global spread of STIs at about 78 million people pick up the STI each year and it can cause infertility as well current data analyzed by the WHO has shown that gonorrhea in particular has a widespread resistance to antibiotics.
To make matters worse Dr. Teodora Wi, from the WHO, has said there are three cases – in Japan, France and Spain – where the infection was completely untreatable. Dr. Wi said: “Gonorrhea is a very smart bug, every time you introduce a new class of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea, the bug becomes resistant.”
What is gonorrhea?
- The disease is caused by the bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhea.
- The infection is spread by unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex.
- Symptoms can include a thick green or yellow discharge from sexual organs, pain when urinating and bleeding between periods.
- However, of those infected, about one in 10 heterosexual men and more than three-quarters of women, and gay men, have no easily recognizable symptoms.
- Untreated infection can lead to infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease and can be passed on to a child during pregnancy.
Dr. Wi said “antibiotics could lead to bacteria in the back of the throat, including relatives of gonorrhea, developing resistance. As well Wi said: “When you use antibiotics to treat infections like a normal sore throat, this mixes with the Neisseria species in your throat and this results in resistance.”
The scary thing is that when thrusting gonorrhea bacteria into this kind of environment through oral sex can lead to a strain of super-gonorrhea. Wi stated that “In the US, resistance [to an antibiotic] came from men having sex with men because of pharyngeal infection,” she added.
Albeit that the situation is fairly grim. There is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. Prof Richard Stabler, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has stated that: “Ever since the introduction of penicillin, hailed as a reliable and quick cure, gonorrhoea has developed resistance to all therapeutic antibiotics. In the past 15 years therapy has had to change three times following increasing rates of resistance worldwide. We are now at a point where we are using the drugs of last resort, but there are worrying signs as treatment failure due to resistant strains has been documented.”
The next time you decide to go down on someone you just met just keep this in the back of your mind that this may very well be the dick or pussy that burns you for life. I hate the idea of scaring readers to take better care of themselves but in 2017 its time to be responsible for your actions. Every action has a reaction and being irresponsible with yourself is one thing but once you throw another person into that equation irresponsibility becomes reckless endangerment. Please be safe or smart or both. Practicing safe sex, using condoms and getting tested regularly for STIs are ways that individuals can keep themselves protected. The STI & HIV World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, which runs from July 9-12 will surely have newer findings and results to inform us with. Here is to hoping that we find a better way to treat STIs.