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Kissing while high on ecstasy: lessons from a gay dance party attendee
  1. David Priest1,
  2. Eric P F Chow1,2
  1. 1 Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2 Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to David Priest, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne 3053, Victoria, Australia; davidpriest{at}

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It has been hypothesised that the oropharynx plays a major role in overall gonorrhoea transmission among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and this has been recently proven by a mathematical model suggesting that 75% of incident gonorrhoea cases would have to be acquired via the oropharynx-to-oropharynx pathway, that is, kissing.1 However, there have been very limited studies examining kissing among MSM. …

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  • Handling editor Jackie A Cassell

  • Contributors DP drafted and wrote the letter. EPFC aided with editing and approved the final version.

  • Funding EPFC is supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowships (1091226).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.