Condoms

Condoms are a method of birth control that block the entry of sperm, and also block other bodily fluids from spreading sexually transmitted diseases. Both male and female condoms are available that are made from latex, polyurethane, and lambskin. If used properly, it is effective in preventing pregnancy 98% of the time.

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Will erectile dysfunction cause loss of erection while using a condom?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes when I am putting the condom on, the erection kind of gets weaker. And even when I can put the condom on with an erection, I tend to lose erection within one to two minutes. What should I do? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about your symptoms. According to your complaints, you may have erectile dysfunction (ED). Reasons for erectile dysfunction are: 1) Stress due to work or family-related problems, night duties, etc. Plan for regular exercise and yoga. 2) De...  Read Full »

I had cesarean delivery two months back. When to resume my sex life?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a cesarean delivery just two months back. From when can I resume my sex life with my husband? Could you please advice on that?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We usually advise our patients to be active immediately. You can have sex from six weeks onwards, but avoid a pregnancy till 2 years. After the cesarean delivery, your superficial wounds and deep wounds heal fast. But, the healing of uterine wound will take some time...  Read Full »

Will a small penis of girth three and a half-inch affect sexual life?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20-year-old. My penis is 5" in length and 3.5" in girth. I am not worried about my length, but I am worried about my girth. Is my girth below average? Is it going to affect my sex life? Out of interest, I tried a condom, and it felt a little loose. That made me worry about my gir...  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is within normal limits. Do not worry. It is called a small penis (SP). For increasing the girth of the penis, the following treatments are available: 1) Use a vacuum pump or hydro pneumo vacuum pump. Use a graduated cylinder. Mark your penis size on the first da...  Read Full »

Will an inappropriate way of using condoms lead to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male. My partner and I had sex on the 5th of this month and used a condom. However, a couple of hours before this, I ejaculated (non-sexual intercourse) and then peed after. While putting on the condom for sex, I put it on the wrong way first and then put it on the right way. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Katarya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For conception to occur, there are several things that should be there. First, sex should be done during the fertile period of the cycle. Second, there should be sperm ejaculation into the vagina. The third, it should be in the ovulation period. Especially five da...  Read Full »

How to prevent pregnancy without using condoms?

Query: Hi doctor, We are newly married and going for honeymoon. I want to know some preventive measure except condom. My dates are not regular and I have PCOD. How can we get intimate without a condom?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best option for you, in that case, shall be low dose oral contraceptive pills like Femilon (Ethinyl estradiol and Desogestrel) to be taken from day 2 of your cycle daily till the pack finishes. If your menses are not due lately and you do not have time then the onl...  Read Full »

Do condoms always prevent HIV transmission?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with a girl before three months. She got tested for HIV and the result came negative. But now I have a low fever for four days. I have a doubt whether she has spread the virus through the condom she gave to me. Can anyone spread a virus through condoms? I know that it seems to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had protected sex and if the condom was used consistently without any breakage in the condom, then the risk of acquiring HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is non-existent in your case. Your apprehensions are not factual. You have mentioned that your partner had ...  Read Full »

How effective are condoms against STDs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a circumcised male. I usually use the same condom for first getting a blowjob and then having vaginal sex. I have general questions for future events about safe sex and HIV protection : If the oral sex is rough and includes vigorous contact of a partner's teeth with the condom, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. Condoms have to undergo rigorous testing conditions to be approved. It will be tested for burst, strength, leak, etc. There are tests for all these. Usually, they can withstand all the regular sexual acts. Suppose it is purposefully or force...  Read Full »

What does barrier contraception mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an I-pill after unprotected sex. We have had unprotected sex again after 72 hours of I-pill intake. Do I need to take second I-pill? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, there is no requirement of repeating the I-pill till 72 hours to 120 hours after the first pill intake. The first pill shall cover up. You may derange the hormonal balance if you take the second pill now. Please practice barrier contraception till you get your with...  Read Full »

Can HPV be transmitted by kissing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few warts on my leg and a barely noticeable wart on my penis. My doctor said that they look like HPV. He advised me to apply antifungal and steroid cream and wear condoms. The cream was not very effective even after four days. Can it be something other than HPV? Will condom...  Read Full »


Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, a condom will prevent transmission. No, HPV will not get transmitted by kissing. The lesion on your leg can be due to HPV (human papillomavirus), but its probability is low. Genital warts regress spontaneously within months or years, but, the guideli...  Read Full »

I want to urinate every five minutes. Why is this happening?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old female. My height is 1.65 m. I want to pee like every five minutes and when I do wipe it is light red, sometimes red grey but not a lot and my last period was almost one and half months back. Why is this happening?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be urine infection, irregular unscheduled bleeding or some local pathology. All need to investigate. Have investigations, precautions then treated accordingly. Have proper hygiene. Wear soft comfortable undergarments. Use condoms for sex to prevent sexually tr...  Read Full »

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