NB: The following information only applies for symptomatic cases – however many cases do not present with any symptoms.
Syphilis has four main stages of infection: Pre-symptom, Primary, Secondary, and Latent (non-infectious).
Syphilis symptoms can take up to 90 days to appear - if at all - so it may have made itself at home without you even realising it.
If symptoms do present, a sore (also known as a chancre) will form where the bacteria enters the body – on the dick (often under the foreskin), front-hole, balls, mouth or ass. It’s usually painless, but in some cases it can cause discomfort, and there may be more than one. Sores usually clear up on their own after three to six weeks and are followed by symptoms of the secondary stage syphilis.
There are many symptoms that can be present in the secondary stage of syphilis. One of the most common is a rash on the body that often includes the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The rash is not usually itchy. Other possible symptoms include: headaches, hair loss, fevers, and swollen lymph glands.
If left untreated, syphilis remains in the body and stops being infectious to sexual partners after about two years. During this stage, syphilis often does not have any visible symptoms, but it may begin to damage the body’s internal organs, which may include the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, liver, heart, bones, joints, and blood vessels. In some people this damage may not show up for many years. Damage to the internal organs can occur after ten to twenty-five years and may be serious enough to cause death.
How can you get it?
You can get it from fucking or getting fucked, oral sex (giving or receiving), ass play, or through direct skin-to-skin contact with sores or rashes on your dick, ass, mouth, lips or skin.
How do you know if you have it?
Symptoms may be mild, and many people do not experience any symptoms at all. The best way to find out if you’ve contracted syphilis is to get a blood test. Remember that symptoms may be mild and not noticeable during the early stages of the infection, and during the latent stage of syphilis you won’t experience any symptoms at all.
Rapid / finger-prick tests can also pick up syphilis, however it is currently unclear how accurate this is, and there is chance that these tests can pick up previous inflections that have since been treated. For this reason, getting a blood test via your GP or doctor is the best way to know whether or not you have syphilis.