I've looked everywhere and can't seem to get a clear answer on this, is it possible to get pharyngeal gonorrhea from kissing alone? Is is possible to have gonorrhea of the throat without "regular" gonorrhea?
About 3 1/2 weeks ago, I received unprotected oral sex. I have NOT experienced any symptoms of gonorrhea, but I am developing a sore throat. There was a lot of deep kissing and was I wondering what risk factor was.
Transmission of gonorrhea by kissing has never been documented; it it happens, it is too rare to matter. And oral gonorrhea usually is asymptomatic, so your sore throat surely is not due to gonorrhea. Of course kissing is the best of all possible ways to transmit garden-variety cold viruses. But that's not the explanation either, because the incubation period is a couple of days, not 3+ weeks. Your sore throat probably is a standard upper respiratory infection unrelated to your sexual exposure.
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