Experts believe that 700,000 people come down with gonorrhea each year. When not treated, it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and other health complications. And if it can't be treated at all, these serious consequences could become inevitable.
So what's the lesson? Perhaps we should listen to Bristol Palin, who says: "pause before you play." In other words, use condoms and don't be afraid to talk to potential partners about their sexual health.