Gonorrhoea »

What is Gonorrhoea ?

Gonorrhoea is a sexually-transmitted infection that affects both men and women. It is also an infection that is becoming increasingly common. It is caused by a bacteria (neisseria gonorrhoea) and can create problems in the penis , vagina and anus. It can also be caught and passed on by the throat from unprotected oral sex with an infected partner.

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What do the different names mean?

NSU stands for non-specific urethritis. It is also called non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) and non-specific genital infection (NSGI). All the different names mean the same thing. In about half of the cases of NSU/NGU, the infection is caused by a bacteria called chlamydia . If you are confused already – don’t worry, read on and everything will become …

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) »

What is pelvic inflammatory disease ?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (Pelvic inflammatory disease ( PID )) is usually the result of infection which moves up into the womb and tubes, from lower down in the female sex organs ( genital tract).

What causes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) may occur either from bacteria which are already present in the vagina or those which can be passed on …

Painful Sex »

What are the causes of painful sex ? Pain that has a sudden onset is called acute and can be experienced for many reasons. In women, specifically in relation to the reproductive system, these can include spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), ectopic pregnancy , ovarian cysts or ovarian torsion .

You should go directly to your local Accident & Emergency department if you have …

Anus and Rectum »

The anus leads to the sphincter (bum-hole) – the tight circle of muscle that contracts and loosens to allow the passage of faeces (poo) out of the body. The rectum is that part of the alimentary tract that leads to the anus. Both the anus and rectum can become involved in  penetrative  sexual activity.

For many people the anus and surrounding area are very sensitive and are sexually …