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Can oral gonorrhea be spread by kissing? can it be spread by sharing a drink?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Gonorrhea: Usually someone gets oral gonorrhea by performing oral sex on a male. It usually affects the back of the throat. I've never seen anyone get it from kissing or sharing a drink.

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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a drink?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Nope: Oral gonorrhea is localized in the back of the throat. It isn't even transmitted by kissing and rarely by oral sex. It certainly is not transmitted by sharing eating utensils, cups, glasses, or sharing drinks.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a drink or cigarette?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Less Likely: If you share a drink or a cigarett with someone who has oral gonorrhea its unlikely( but not impossible) for transmission to occur. As far as I know, no case like this has ever been documented so it would be pretty rare. I'd still be careful about this because there are other infections that do easily transmit in this way such as oral herpes and Mono. Best wishes!

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