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What's that?

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.

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What do you want?

Not sure if you're doing the right thing - or if you're pushing things too far?

So ask. You don't need to make a big speech. 'Should I?' will often cover it - with a gesture




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