A 27-year-old female asked:

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 30 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 55 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 29 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Can pharyngeal gonorrhea be spread by kissing?
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Yes it can rarely: Yes it can be spread by deep kissing from pharynx to pharynx rarely.But it is not that common.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Just had sex with a girl. no oral sex, just kissing and vaginal sex with condom, correctly used, not broken. I saw no lesions on her mouth nor near vagina. chances of getting stds like syphilis or hiv or gonorrhea?
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Two infections not prevented by a condom are HPV and HSV. These can be transmitted even when there are no visible lesions. The infections you mention... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Can u transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a cigarette?
Dr. Robert Sterling
A Verified Doctoranswered
47 years experience
Don'tBogartThatOrgan: That bacterium requires a nice warm moist place to hang out. In the throat that is generally way in the back, so it would take quite an effort to get ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Can i get gonorrhea from a french kiss? I kissed a boy lastnight and was told that it could be passed on by French kissing?
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
No, it won't happen.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Can i catch gonorrhea by kissing?
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Depending on what you kiss. It is transmitted through oral, anal, vaginal sex with an infected person.
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