unprotected oral sex

Could mouthwash combat gonorrhoea?

Recent studies have shown people can carry the sexually transmitted infection in their throats for weeks or months without symptoms.

And they could spread it to others through unprotected oral sex.

So investigators are looking at whether regular mouthwash might help stop the silent spread and experts think it is an idea that is worth exploring.

The 'clap'

Gonorrhoea is a bacterium and it can live in secretions in the throat as well as the penis and vagina and is spread by oral, anal and vaginal sex.