May 23rd, 2007


Sex is Dangerous

Drug Resistant Gonorrhea

"Nearly 340,000 cases were reported nationwide in 2005, but experts believe this only shows half the picture since many cases go unreported."

"[G]onorrhea makes people more susceptible to HIV. In women it can cause inflammation of the pelvis and lead to infertility, and in men it causes a painful testicular condition called epididymitis which can also lead to infertility if not treated."

"Infection in the throat can cause a sore throat but usually there are no symptoms."

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This is a difficult conversation to have. It is hard to expose my insecurities to the world, but I think oral sex risks are under-discussed. The conversation has begun. Please, pass it on.

*this will be cross posted into the poly boston community and into the polyamory community from my personal journal*