Why Is Chlamydia Called the Clap?

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Chlamydia is known as the clap because of the crude method of its treatment employed in ancient times. The infected male organ would be banged over a gun butt in a ''clap'' sound to remove the puss.
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Chlamydia is not the clap; gonorrhea is.
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Actually, gonorrhea is called "the clap," not chlamydia. Clap comes from the
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Not Medical Advice: Chlamydia is not called 'the clap', this slang term is used to refer to Gonorrhea. The term clap for Gonorrhea is originally derived ..MORE?
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maybe it refers to the sound that female and male genitals make when they "clap" together. just a guess
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The 'clap' is an informal name for Gonorrhoea from the Old French word 'clapier', meaning 'brothel'. Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the ...
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