The infection can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her baby. Getting tested If you have any of the symptoms of gonorrhoea or you're worried you may have an STI, you should visit your local sexual health clinic for a sexual health test. Gonorrhoea is not spread by kissing, hugging, swimming pools, toilet seats or sharing baths, towels, cups, plates or cutlery. Find out more about visiting an STI clinic. Page last reviewed: 29 June Next review due: 29 June How gonorrhoea is spread The bacteria that cause gonorrhoea are mainly found in discharge from the penis and in vaginal fluid. The bacteria that cause gonorrhoea are mainly found in discharge from the penis and in vaginal fluid. Previous successful treatment for gonorrhoea does not make you immune to catching it again. The bacteria cannot survive outside the human body for long.