Dusty Darling’s got a hot new case… of chlamydia that is! In this classic tale of “Who Done Her?”, one drag queen goes on a mission to retrace her steps after a very informative trip to the clinic.
MPact has teamed up with St James Infirmary and TrishTV for our #AnalAboutMyHealth campaign on sexual health featuring Bay Area drag performers sharing personal testimonials about their experiences with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We’re breaking down stigma about contracting, living with, and seeking treatment for STIs – and who better to help than drag queens!
Some things you may not know about Chlamydia:
- Chlamydia is a highly common sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterial infection. It is spread by vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse.
- Chlamydia is known as a “silent” disease because about more than half of cases have no symptoms, according to the CDC.
- Symptoms of chlamydia can include small amounts of clear or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis or vagina, painful urination, burning, itching, pain or swelling around the genitals
- Since it’s bacterial in nature, Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. With proper treatment, infection will usually clear up within a week.
- Since Chlamydia is spread through sexual fluids like semen, pre-cum, and vaginal fluids, the best way to prevent chlamydia is to get tested regularly and use condoms.
As always, we encourage everyone to be anal about their health by getting tested for STIs regularly at a local clinic.
Do you have a butt? Learn more about how to take your sexual health into your own hands with our handy guide to anal health.
MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights (formerly known as MSMGF or The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) was founded in 2006 by a group of activists concerned about the disproportionate HIV disease burden shouldered by men who have sex with men. MPact works at the intersection of sexual health and human rights, and is linked to more than 120 community-based organizations in 62 countries who are fighting for the sexual health and human rights of gay and bisexual men around the world.
About St James Infirmary
St. James Infirmary is a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers and their families. We exist to provide free, compassionate, and non-judgmental healthcare and social services for Sex Workers (current or former) of all genders and sexual orientations while preventing occupational illnesses and injuries through a comprehensive continuum of services.
Trish is a collective of drag performers and visual artists in the Bay Area founded in 2017 by Cash Monet & Mama Celeste. Trish’s goal is to expand the art of drag beyond the nightclub stage through video production, print publications, art installations and new media. Trish believes that drag can be a vehicle for social change as it provides a platform to not only entertain but engage conversations on gender, race, sexuality, self-expression, politics, culture and the many systems that oppress us.