So, you Got VD? Where’d it Come FROM?

Heres a pretty good write on Venereal Diseases and I’m talking a long time ago. Bible Days and all.

Clay tablets from Mesopotamia, Egyptian papyri, along with mythology, paintings of erotic scenes, and presence of prostitutes give sufficient information to assume that some form of urethral and vaginal discharge, and also herpes genitalis were present among people at that time, and that these diseases were considered a divine punishment. Some passages of the Bible say much about the sexual behavior of the ancient Hebrews. The writings of the Greek and Roman physicians and of their satiric poets (Martial, Juvenal, Ovid) described diverse genital diseases. Celsus described various diseases of the genitals, that he called the “obscene parts”. Galen made a strange description of the female genitals and coined the term gonorrhea – flow of semen.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25969906/