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Why is gonorrhea also known as the clap?

Why is gonorrhea also known as the clap?

French vs Treatment: This archaic term has been around for years befor we understood what germs were about. I like the story relating it to a french brothel "clapier?", although some insist it came from an old form of treatment. Two hands brought together quickly on the "member" or a big book slammed shut to milk the debris out of the penis. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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Why is gonorrhea known as "the clap"?

Why is gonorrhea known as "the clap"?

Google it!: I didn't know the answer to your question, so i did a google search, and found the following website: http://www.Advicenators.Com/qview.Php?Q=559308 there were many possible explanations. Too many to summarize here. ...Read more

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What was known as the clap?

What was known as the clap?

Gonorrhea: The sexually-transmitted disease known as gonorrhea has "the clap" as one of its nicknames. This bacterial infection can produce a voluminous urethral discharge and leads to urethral scarring causing stricture disease. Old-timers were known to smack or clap their penis between their hands to break up the scars and facilitate urination. The history of the treatment of gonorrhea is fascinating. ...Read more

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How does one get the clap?

Unsafe sex: By having sex, usually without condoms, with someone else who has it. ...Read more

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What are my chances of contracting the clap?

What are my chances of contracting the clap?

Varies: Your chances are zero if you don't have sex. If you have unprotected sex with many partners who also have many partners, your chances rise exponentially. It is generally thought thought that a male has a 20% chance of catching gonorrhea from a single act of unprotected vaginal intercourse with an infected female. Women have a 60 to 80% chance from one encounter with an infected male. ...Read more

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How to know if I may have the clap? What are the telltale signs?

How to know if I may have the clap? What are the telltale signs?

Clap = Gonorrhea: Untreated Gonorrhea: A woman could develop pelvic inflammatory disease which may cause fever, pain, infertility & ^ chances for ectopic pregnancy. A male could develop epididymitis & more rarely – infertility. It can spread to to both blood & joints. It can even lead to death. (Neisseria gonorrhoea) ...Read more

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Do I have the "clap" if discharge after visiting pro?

Gonorrhea: You need to obtain an std workup. Prostitutes often have std's. Regarding gonorrhea: sxs in a male can include: pain with urination, burning or itching from the interior of the penis, swollen testicles which can also be painful & yellowish to greenish penile discharge. Rectal gonorrhea may cause no symptoms or could lead to painful bowel movements, bleeding, white anal discharge & anal itching. ...Read more

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