Genital herpes and gonorrhea are just two of the most common sexually-transmitted diseases nowadays. Today, we will look at the typical symptoms of these STDs and learn what causes them and how they are transmitted.

Genital Herpes 

This is a widespread sexually transmitted disease caused by different strains of the herpes virus. A person infected with it can pass it on to another person through close and intimate contact with the mucus-covered linings, usually of the vagina. 
Here are the common herpes signs or symptoms:

Pain or irritation around the penis, vagina, buttocks and inner thighs

Small, red open blisters on the penis, vagina, and  mouth

Swollen lymph nodes

Low-grade fever




This STD is among the earliest and oldest types. It can be transmitted from one person to anotehr via oral, vaginal or anal sex. It is a bacterial infection caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. It thrives in the moist and dark parts of the body, such as vagina, cervix, rectum, and throat. 

The common gonorrhea warning signs are:

Viscous, cloudy or bloody discharge from the penis or vagina

Pain or burning sensation when urinating

Burning or itching in the penis or vagina

Pain and soreness of the genitals

Pain during sex

Frequent urination