The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the public to cultivate the use of condoms during sex as it’s becoming dangerous for those who take part in oral sex.
It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhea through oral sex, it’s now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible as the sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics.
Dr. Teodora Wi, from the WHO, said there had even been three cases – in Japan, France, and Spain – where the infection was completely untreatable.
Gonorrhea is a very smart bug, every time you introduce a new class of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea, the bug becomes resistant. These cases may just be the tip of the iceberg.
When you use antibiotics to treat infections like a normal sore throat, this mixes with the Neisseria species in your throat and this results in resistance.
The organization also warned that thrusting gonorrhea bacteria into this environment through oral sex can lead to super-gonorrhea if there is a decline in condom use.
They are now calling on countries to monitor the spread of resistant gonorrhea and to invest in new drugs.
But ultimately, the WHO said vaccines would be needed to stop gonorrhea.