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Oral Sex Could Spread Antibotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Superbug
inquisitr ^ | 10.9.1012 | inquisitir

Posted on 10/09/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by Morgana

Health officials have been sounding the alarm about a drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea, and data from around the world now suggests that oral sex could be the means of transmission of the so-called superbug.

Gonorrhea (i.e., the gonococcus microbe) is said to be the second most commonly reported infectious disease in the US, and cephalosporins — the class of drugs most commonly used to treat it — are apparently no longer effective against the infection. As a result, scientists fear a global sexually transmitted gonorrhea epidemic.

The New Yorker discusses the connection between gonorrhea (a.k.a. “the clap”) and oral sex:

“A driving factor behind the rise in gonorrhea infections, as well as the trend toward total antibiotic resistance, is our complacent attitude toward oral sex. Saliva contains enzymes that destroy gonorrhea, so kissing and cunnilingus don’t spread it. But fellatio, which brings the tip of the urethra near the pharynx, carries a high risk of infecting one partner or the other. According to Dr. Peter Rice, a gonorrhea expert at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, fellatio ‘is the only predictable way to transmit gonococcal infection to the pharynx.’”

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: gonorrhea; health; moralabsolutes
Whenever someone says or I read "oral sex" the image of a blue dress comes to mind. Thanks a lot Bill.
1 posted on 10/09/2012 1:03:28 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Eeewwwww, yuck.


2 posted on 10/09/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Morgana
the gonococcus microbe

It's called that because if you get it your coccus will be gonos if you don't get treatment.

3 posted on 10/09/2012 1:06:36 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Morgana

Say it isn't so...

4 posted on 10/09/2012 1:07:00 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: Morgana

Al Gore invented the Internet.

Bill Clinton invented the oral sex.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 1:08:02 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: TonyInOhio

Tony! You found Patient Zero!!


6 posted on 10/09/2012 1:08:31 PM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: dblshot

The story is correct, if a bit hyped

for better detail.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2012/GCTx-Guidelines-PressRelease.html


7 posted on 10/09/2012 1:09:29 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: dblshot

The story is correct, if a bit hyped

for better detail.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2012/GCTx-Guidelines-PressRelease.html


8 posted on 10/09/2012 1:09:44 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Bidimus1; wagglebee; little jeremiah

Thanks. I tried to post Life Site News’ link but it would not come up for what ever reason. Only the title. So I googled the keywords and fond this article.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 1:11:04 PM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

That SUCKS!


10 posted on 10/09/2012 1:11:06 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: TonyInOhio
the gonococcus microbe


11 posted on 10/09/2012 1:11:59 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Morgana

Well, THAT blows.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 1:12:27 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Bidimus1

What is NOT “hyped”, but ignored, is widespread head and neck cancer, caused by HPV acquired the same way.

I’m a completely hetro, survivor, not a “hyper”!


13 posted on 10/09/2012 1:15:27 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Morgana

Now, take into account the fact that homosexuals are notorious for having large numbers of sexual partners, do oral as well as anal sex, and do not typically wear condoms when engaging in oral sex, and you have all conditions needed for a rapidly-spreading epidemic.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 1:16:22 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Morgana

Hmmmm. Which diversity would be most susceptible?


15 posted on 10/09/2012 1:19:27 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Morgana
This is my present:

From Me to You!

16 posted on 10/09/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: TonyInOhio

We need to coin a phrase to this. Maybe Clintonorria, or something a little more creative. We need to remind people that Clinton’s biggest contribution to American society was not a strong economy (which he had little to do with), but rather introducing oral sex to a new generation, and lowering our society a few rungs lower.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 1:21:14 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: PapaBear3625
>"you have all conditions needed for a rapidly-spreading epidemic."

Not that there's anything wrong with that. /s

Two legged plague rat behavior is neither NORMAL, nor acceptable!

18 posted on 10/09/2012 1:23:02 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Morgana
"our complacent attitude toward oral sex" Fixed it. All this immorality in all guises causes a huge amount of trouble.
19 posted on 10/09/2012 1:24:09 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Darteaus94025

Men would be the overwhelming spreaders since they are far sluttier. Hetero or Homo.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 1:25:40 PM PDT by sakic
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To: PapaBear3625
BINGO!!!!!

POST OF THE THREAD!!

21 posted on 10/09/2012 1:27:00 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Morgana

I guess the moral here is “Look before you lingus”.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 1:29:34 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: sakic
Not so sure of that.....

Based on purely personal experience....More chicks made the first move on me...than I ever made on them.

23 posted on 10/09/2012 1:30:07 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Bidimus1
From the article:

"Gonorrhea is one of the most common STDs in the United States; more than 700,000 infections are estimated to occur in this country each year. Although some men and women may have symptoms (such as burning when urinating or discharge), most people do not. As a result, many infections go undetected and untreated. Left untreated, gonorrhea can cause serious health problems, particularly for women, including chronic pelvic pain, life-threatening ectopic pregnancy, and even infertility. Infection also increases the risk of contracting and transmitting HIV."

24 posted on 10/09/2012 1:33:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: sakic

“Men would be the overwhelming spreaders since they are far sluttier.”

It takes two to tango.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 1:33:24 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Osage Orange; sakic
Based on purely personal experience....More chicks made the first move on me...than I ever made on them.

Pretty much same here. That was with me and my last two GF's-both made the first move and tired of me being not confident enough to proceed first. Women hide their sluttiness better and have more control but once they are in a relationship, like you and are comfortable with you..watch out...freaks majority of them..not all of course.

26 posted on 10/09/2012 1:42:17 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Morgana

This always happens when Barney Frank has orgies at his house.


27 posted on 10/09/2012 1:45:01 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: Morgana

So, can this be licked?


28 posted on 10/09/2012 1:50:38 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Morgana

Know what doesn’t affect people with the clap? Not having sex with strangers, hookers, and SBGLs. Go figure.


29 posted on 10/09/2012 1:51:02 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: TonyInOhio

From the cover of TIME two weeks ago.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 1:52:24 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: sakic
"Men would be the overwhelming spreaders since they are far sluttier. Hetero or Homo."

Don't stop your reasoning at the first raissonne you find!

Which kind of men would be more likely to spread the superbug?

C'mon, you can think it through! Remember the little engine that could!
31 posted on 10/09/2012 1:59:27 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: PapaBear3625
Now, take into account the fact that homosexuals are notorious for having large numbers of sexual partners, do oral as well as anal sex, and do not typically wear condoms when engaging in oral sex, and you have all conditions needed for a rapidly-spreading epidemic

Don't forget ATM without a condom. That sure can't help...

32 posted on 10/09/2012 2:21:51 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: sakic
Men would be the overwhelming spreaders since they are far sluttier. Hetero or Homo.
Not necessarily.


33 posted on 10/09/2012 2:32:38 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Morgana

I always enjoy your quirky and often, quasi-esoteric posts. But have you considered instead perusing the websites of, say, “Popular Mechanics” or “Saveur?”


34 posted on 10/09/2012 3:10:26 PM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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Some sexual acts are congruent with Natural Law, and some aren't. This article is a vivid example of the "aren't" category. So many problems - societal, social, health - would be solved if the accepted cultural standard for sex was within monogamous committed married life.

35 posted on 10/09/2012 3:15:45 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Darteaus94025

Homo more likely than hetero because there are 2 men as opposed to 1.

If anyone here believes that the average male does not have more female encounters than vice versa, they are seriously mistaken.


36 posted on 10/09/2012 3:18:30 PM PDT by sakic
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To: sakic

You are doing so well in you progress. One little step to go!

See, when grown-ups discuss things, they rely on facts, not just assertions uttered with false confidence. Here’s a link to some FACTS: http://factsaboutyouth.com/posts/promiscuity/

If you have some FACTS, that would help when you converse with grown-ups.

Otherwise, you can continue to hang out with like-minded teens and repeat like-minded assertions to one another to build your confidence that you know something of value.


37 posted on 10/09/2012 3:27:58 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: mbarker12474

In order to distinguish this STD from regular gonorrhea and call much-needed attention to the threat, I propose giving the Super bug a new name: Clintonorrhea


38 posted on 10/09/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: sakic

What if you confine the sample to women who vote Democrat?


39 posted on 10/09/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Darteaus94025; sakic

“Overall, women tend to have fewer sex partners than men.”

Were you sticking to the homo factoid? Because this article said nothing about women except this little quote and that fag women are a bit worse than hetero women.

He’s right about men and women; it’s common sense. Why you sequed into homo vs. hetero from poster’s original declaration, I don’t know.


40 posted on 10/09/2012 8:16:50 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Darteaus94025

You post supposed science from a religious website and claim to be poting facts. But I need help?

The site claims that you can be talked into being homo or hetero. People who claim this, always cite themselves as exceptions to this rule. Does this mean that you could have been convinced to be homo?

You are probably immune, right?

Here is a tip for the learning disabled:

If a website has the word facts in its name, it does not prove that it is providing facts.


41 posted on 10/10/2012 9:31:40 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Morgana

Bookmark.


42 posted on 10/11/2012 9:12:53 AM PDT by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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