The clap did you know
I watched an interesting programme one evening in my spare time (I don’t get much of that).
In the 19th Century Prostitutes work days were numbered as to age and disease, men did not practice safe sex and most women did not bother either.
Gonorrhea is a highly contagious sexually transmitted infection. It is easily spread because individuals with the disease are often symptomless. When symptoms are present they can include thick white or yellow/greenish discharge, painful urination, increased urination, sore throat and severe pain in lower abdomen.
Gonorrhea, also known as The Clap or The Drip can be transmitted by vaginal, anal or oral sex. Gonorrhea can be treated and cured with antibiotics. There are a few theories behind why gonorrhea is referred to as The Clap.
From a terrible treatment form that involved clapping hard on both sides of the penis simultaneously to try to rid the urethra of pus/discharge.
Another theory is sure to make anyone grimace in disgust and pain. This “treatment” could also involve essentially clapping (or smashing) the penis between a hard surface and a heavy item like a large book, we, obviously do not recommend this at all. No matter where the name the Clap comes from, getting tested for gonorrhea is something we can all clap to! Help stop the spread of this all-too-common disease that has been around for hundreds of years.
if a person said a prostitute was all clapped out it meant she had the clap and her short career would be over.
If someone has both gonorrhea and syphilis they have The Claps
The Clap: the sound of your palm hitting your forehead when you realize that sweet innocent lady was a petri-dish for gonorrhoea
Kristina J xxx