There is such a thing as sexually transmitted food poisoningEsther Inglis-Arkell1/14/14 1:40pmFiled to: medicineciguaterasexually transmitted diseasesscience434EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkJust when you think that sex ed in high school and posters at clinics have covered all the times it is necessary to use protection, the human body (and various microbes) throw yet another horrifying sex scenario at you. We now suspect that people can get sexually transmitted food poisoning.I love you commenters. You never fail to find me more crazy stuff to post. During the comments on yesterday's post about people who feel extreme cold when exposed to extreme heat, one commenter pointed out that when their grandparents had ciguatera, they experienced a similar confused hot-cold sensations. A few clicks and I learned that ciguatera is a disease caused by eating fish that have been contaminated by toxins. The toxins accumulate in fish that eat certain kinds of algae. The higher up the food chain the fish, the more toxin it has accumulated.