Sex has always been promoted as something fun, exciting and wonderful for all parties involved. However, in the whirlwind of excitement, few stop to consider its known dangers; like contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
This mother was horrified to discover her 16-year-old son already had sex. What’s worse was that she only realised this because her son had contracted gonorrhoea. Surprisingly, a doctor in Taiwan claims this isn’t uncommon, especially among teenage boys.
Chief physician of the Department of Urology, Dr. Chen (陈昭安) has seen a lot of things while working at the Yuanlin Christian Hospital. He recently shared a few stories of boys he had encountered who came in with a gonorrhoea problem. Unfortunately, the youngest he’s treated is 15 years old.
One 16-year-old had only realised something was wrong when he felt pain while urinating. They initially thought it was a general urinary tract infection. However, the mother suspected otherwise as she had found yellow-green pus on her son’s underwear. She brought it up to Dr. Chen who checked with the boy. The kid soon got diagnosed with gonorrhoea. Of course, his mother wasn’t happy. She blamed the dating apps he used and scolded him for “doing it” with a 30-year-old woman.
Another woman took the news better. After discovering her 16-year-old son had gonorrhoea, she still managed to joke around. Apparently, Dr. Chen had asked her if she had any idea who could have transmitted the disease to her son. “(His) childhood sweetheart,” the mother replied. “He thought he met his princess, but it turned out to be a gonorrhoea princess.” Her son definitely wasn’t a fan of that joke.
Dr. Chen’s youngest patient however had a nasty shock when he discovered the truth. The 15-year-old boy also came in with reports of feeling pain while urinating. The kid had supposedly attempted medicating before resorting to a hospital. When Dr. Chen checked his condition, he discovered thick green pus oozing from the child’s penis. The kid was horrified to be diagnosed with gonorrhoea. In addition to reporting the issue to the Health Bureau, Dr. Chen also had to report the case as sexual assault since the child was under 16.
Another two boys, aged 16 and 18 respectively were calmer than their mothers when receiving the news. However, their mothers were more concerned about the fact that their kids already had sex without them knowing. They had assumed their children were still young so discovering they had already gone through the “rite of passage for adulthood” and contracted an STD came as a shock.
The kids may have had an embarrassing reveal, but the worst was yet to come. Gonorrhoea requires treatment to be cured, and it isn’t easy. In fact, it’s rather painful as it involves getting an injection. Several kids asked to avoid taking the shot, but Dr. Chen stated it was necessary for the treatment. The shot left some of them immobile for an hour before they left, walking slowly away.
Well, as the saying goes, prevention is better than cure! Dr Chen advised the general public to avoid having multiple sexual partners and reminded them to use condoms during sex. However, as it is not guaranteed 100% protection against STDs, he advised being aware of their sexual partner’s condition, preferably before doing the deed.
We understand that it may be hard for some people to keep it in their pants. However, we don’t think contracting an STD is worth the short amount of fun during sex. Make sure to stay safe while enjoying yourself!
Source: China Press
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