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A 17-year-old female asked:

My fianc got chlamydia when we had anal sex .. how did i get it in the first place if i never did that with anyone else !

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Well : A chlamydia infection could have occurred with anal or vaginal sex that either of you have had in the past. It can be "silent" for a long time - which means that you might not even know that you have it.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Sticky bugs: Chlamydia and gonorrhea are very sticky to certain tissues in the body. These two infections can be transmitted just with an infected penis rubbing up against the anus without penetration. But, heartbreakingly, your bf may have brought this with him. It would be hard to prove either way. Chlamydia and gonorrhea both are often asymptomatic in the rectum.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Perhaps other way?: Why do you assume you were infected first if you are sure you were not infected with any type of sexually transmissible disease? Untreated chlaymydia generally makes itself known. Your partner potentially would be the first contact with the problem you had.

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