Gonorrhea is a STD and it is out there!

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted diseases that a bacterium can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract. Gonorrhea is a very common sexual disease, approximately 700,000 people in the United States get diagnosed with Gonorrhea each year. People can get gonorrhea through contact between the penis, vagina, mouth, or even the anus. It is sad to say but women can get gonorrhea during birth. During birth there is interaction between the baby and the mother that can cause them to be diagnosed with gonarrhea. People who are most likely to be at risk of Gonorrhea are people who have sexually active lives. People who are also diagnosed with gonorrhea are sexually active teenagers, young adults, as well as African Americans. 
    There are many forms of STD's (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and the best way to not get these is buy having safe sex and know your spouses past sexual history. You never know who is carrying an STD, and you must be careful of your sexual interactions because once you get an STD your life will change. Chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatiti, genital warts, and aids are all types of STD and they all are caused mainly by unprotected sex. However, sexual intercourse is not the only way that you can obtain an STD. You can get some of those STD's by sharing blood, exchanging bodily fluids (such as saliva or sharing drinks), and even through birth between the mother and child.

     Not all STD's are visible, some (like aids) are internal. When having intercourse it is best and safest if you use protection. You are not safe from STD's completely when you use a condemn, however it does lower the risk greatly of being diagnosed with an STD greatly. All STD's are different in the sense that they all have different effects and damage different parts of the body but there is usually only one way to get them but certainly not the only way to get it. Know your spouse, be aware of the consequences, and know that you are not invincible from these diseases.