A bacterial infection - spread through oral, vaginal or anal sex.
What are the symptoms?
The problem with this is that the symptoms don't always appear immediately - it can take from between two to ten days to rear it's ugly head - and then symptoms may be so mild you might not notice. It can be painful to urinate for both men and women and a discharge may be result from the penis and vagina. There may be no symptoms at all.
Is there treatment available and what is it?
Yes - it can be treated by a course of penicillin or antibiotics.
Are there long-term effects?
Not if it's dealt with as soon as the symptoms show. If not, then it can spread and cause infertility.
But not tacky. Say hi and ask what they're doing this weekend - and have a plan to suggest you think they'll like.
Relax and think: getting to know you. Rather than: getting it