Here at Escort England, we have always been great supporters of safe sex. This isn’t just in the escort world, this is everyday life as well. There is just so much that can go wrong. There are STI’s, Aids and unwanted pregnancies. Having any of those would pretty much suck.
However, in recent years I have seen a more easy going attitude towards using protection. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that AIDS is no longer a death sentence. Gone are they days where you have Freddie Mercury and friends keeling over. Now you just take a few drugs and you live a normal life.
The same goes with other STI’s. The treatment has got so good these days that you just take a few meds and it clears up. Where once people were worried about walking around with warts on their penis, now STI’s, in certain quarters, are seen as something you can just take a pill for and everything is OK.
This is why the news of a drug resistant ‘Super Gonorrhea’ is so very worrying. There have been 16 diagnosed cases so far, and that number is expected to grow.
Doctors are very concerned that the emerging strain is resistant to the antibiotic azithromycin, which is used in conjunction with ceftriaxone to fight off the infection.
I am no medical expert, but even I can work out that isn’t a good thing!
Leeds is the city with highest number of reported cases (12 so far) and Macclesfield, Oldham and Scunthorpe have a further four cases between them.
Though 16 doesn’t sound like that higher number, we need to remember that these are the only ones that have been diagnosed. There are likely to be many other people walking round thinking “this hurts, maybe I need to get tested”.
Here are the symptoms for both men and women.
Symptoms for Men
an unusual discharge from the tip of the penis, which may be green, yellow or white
pain or burning sensation when urinating
inflammation of the foreskin
pain or tenderness in your balls
Symptoms for Women
an unusual vaginal discharge’, which may be thin or watery, and green or yellow in colour
pain or unusual burning sensation when passing urine
pain or tenderness in the lower abdominal area
bleeding between periods, heavier periods and bleeding after sex
Now obviously certain symptoms will be more common than others. If you feel yourself having any of them, make your way to the nearest sexual health clinic.
In the end, we all need to make sure we practice sex safe. STI’s are always going to develop and become resistant to the things that are trying to kill them. These developments are therefore of no surprise.
So remember folks, at the risk of sounding like Jeremy Kyle, ‘put something on the end of it’!
Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.
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