Sometime in 2009, research was posted on this site saying that point blank, “Oral Sex Could Save A Life”. Well, if we are going to be the ones who give you the good news about morning wood, we might as well give you the other side of the coin as well.

If you happen to be in a relationship and don’t stray away from your partner and commence to the almighty usage of no condoms, then you shouldn’t worry much. However, if you aren’t in a committed relationship then the chance you wake up going to the bathroom and urination feels like a scratched record, you’re halfway risking the chance of an STI. No jimmy hat? Up that to 60%. Since you worried most about AIDS & herpes, you might need to alert yourself to a strain of gonorrhea that’s becoming pesky to antibiotics.

via The New York Times:

Health officials emphasized that while the signs of growing resistance are seen in laboratory studies, so far in the United States, there have been no cases of treatment-resistant gonorrhea in patients. The trends, however, are concerning, because cephalosporin drugs are the fourth type of antibiotic used to treat gonorrhea since the 1940s. Resistance to penicillin and tetracycline occurred during the 1970s and became widespread during the early 1980s, the C.D.C. reported. More recently, the disease became resistant to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, and in 2007 the government stopped recommending those drugs for gonorrhea treatment. That left cephalosporin drugs as the last line of defense against gonorrhea.

“The measurements we’re finding in the laboratory do show concerning trends of declining susceptibility to cephalosporin antibiotics,’’ said Dr. Robert D. Kirkcaldy, a medical epidemiologist in the C.D.C.’s division of sexually transmitted disease prevention and co-author of the agency’s report last week. “What we’ve been noticing is really since 2009 and 2010, it’s taking higher concentrations of antibiotic to kill the bacteria. This could mean resistance to the last antibiotic we have for gonorrhea could be on the horizon.’’

While this particular strain hasn’t hit the US, gonorrhea is one of the more common STI’s and just by merely going to your local spot to pickup some Trojans (no Lifestyles please), you’ll be saving yourself three seconds of trouble from either 18 years of child support or the long walk to the free clinic to get a checkup.

[via NYTimes.com]