Ladies consult a gynaecologist if you are spotting thick discharge down there quite often. Each year thousands of people get affected by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and gonorrhoea happens to be one of the oldest STDs. It is a bacterial infection which spreads through sexual contact. Generally this sexually transmitted disease causes pain in your genitals. But it can also cause disturbances in your joints throat rectum and the eyes in some cases. A research conducted at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre found that men are at a higher risk of this STD. However both men and women are prone to this disease.