May 23rd, 2007

Nap

Sex is Dangerous

Drug Resistant Gonorrhea
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/healthnews.php?newsid=67693

"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*