Getting It 

It’s passed on through a whole range of sex acts – that can be fingering, fisting, fucking, oral, or pretty much anything where your dick, arse, mouth or eyes come into contact with someone else who has it (that can include your own fingers if you then touch your cock or arse).


It’s usually 2-7 days after infection that the symptoms start. Men infected in the cock usually develop a creamy or yellowish discharge and burning when pissing. Most arse infections do not cause any symptoms, but may cause discomfort, pain, bleeding, discharge or the feeling you need to shit all the time. Throat gonorrhoea rarely causes any symptoms.

Having gonorrhoea can make it more likely for you as a neg guy not on PrEP to contract HIV because it causes inflammation of the infected area – basically it’s like having an open sore that cum can get into.

Treating It

Gonorrhoea is easy to treat; if you have symptoms, the nurse or doctor will usually make you piss in a cup for testing and may take a swab but you may be  started on antibiotics straight away.

A single injection and 2 tablets taken at the same time and you’ll be fine, but don’t hook up with anyone for a week  to avoid passing it on (no one wants to be that guy).

Let your fuck buddies know quickly and confidentially that they should get tested using this anonymous tool: http://www.thedramadownunder.info/notify/

Think About

Gonorrhoea happens; it’s easy to get and easy to pass on. Condoms will do a lot to prevent transmission, but do not protect you 100% because other things like fingers and mouths can pass on gonorrhoea.

  • Test regularly – at least every three months
  • If you think you have it, don’t hook up and risk passing it on until you’ve sorted it out
  • Let your fuck buddies know so they can get tested and treated
  • You can use condoms and gloves for every sexual act…

More of It

For more information on gonorrhoea and other STIs, check out: http://www.thedramadownunder.info

ACON’s Ending HIV can help you find your nearest clinic for STI & HIV testing here.