Foreplay

The act of physical and emotional intimacy which precedes sexual intercourse is called foreplay. It may arouse both the partners in anticipation of sexual activity.

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Is it normal to enjoy masturbation more than being with your partner?

Query: Hi, Im a 20y/o female, with average health. I've always been afraid to ask about sex whether with my gyn or my doctors. I'm not always sexually active, but when i am with my partner, I don't feel anything vaginally during intercourse, during foreplay I feel some but not much. However, when mastur...  Read Full »


Dr. Aamir Muhamed

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Feeling satisfied in intercourse depends on a number of factors - Sexual desire (spontaneous sexual interest including sexual thoughts, erotic fantasies, and daydreams.etc.). Psychological issues. Relationship issues. Another important point is that during masturbation you are aware of the...  Read Full »

The muscle of my penis is weak when I get erection. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some issue with my penis. I cannot get it strong enough when I am fully erected. The muscle of my penis is weak even when I am very horny and have erection. I have done some blood analysis and the results are fine and normal. Some doctors say that it is a phachological issue. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I request you to provide following information point wise so the diagnosis can be made and suitable remedy can be offered. 1. How long the problem is there? Have you experienced similar issues in the past? 2. How the ...  Read Full »

How to have safe sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I am currently in a relationship with a girl. I would like to have sexual affair with her but I am shy. I request some tips on how to have safe sex and how to approach the entire act. I have searched the internet but it is more confusing. Secondly, I want my partn...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your awareness regarding safe sex and seeking opinion for it. Use a condom. I know that it is the most repetitive advice but you got to stick with this one, no matter what your temptation is. Not just for preventing pregnancy, but for preventing STDs (sexu...  Read Full »

Please suggest some way to reduce pain during sex.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old virgin female. I am experiencing pain during penetration. As a result of which I have not been able to have intercourse. Please suggest some ways in which I can reduce the pain or make it easier.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. You have tight vagina. So, give more time to foreplay. Change the position to woman on top or on knees and penetration of vagina from back. You can put one finger inside vagina with some gel as lubricant and rotate ...  Read Full »

Can HIV spread through touching your penis after fingering a lady?

Query: Hi doctor, I had been to a massage parlor. I fingered the lady, touched my penis with the same hand, she too touched my penis (I did not cum). Also, I sucked her breasts. Am I at risk of HIV?  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very unlikely from your description. For more information consult a HIV AIDS specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/HIV-AIDS-specialist  Read Full »

Kindly give a solution for pain during intercourse.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is having pain during sexual intercourse from initial days. First time she had some bleeding. The bleeding stopped within a few days. Initially it was very difficult. Then we started to have it full fledge. After a month, there is no pain, but still insertion hurts her every time....  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is quite common to experience pain during coitus, especially for a newlywed woman who had never done sex before. This happens because of the narrow introitus (vaginal entrance) which need to accommodate the male penis. For a virgin woman, pain with bleeding is comm...  Read Full »

How to treat vaginal dryness and pain following a UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I was suffering from UTI and followed by vaginal dryness. Right now, I feel occasional sharp pain in my vagina, which subsides after a while. Also, I am getting pain during intercourse. I wanted to know the ways to treat this vaginal dryness. I had urine and culture t...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain can be due to cystitis or recurrence of UTI (urinary tract infection). UTI will not cause vaginal dryness. It indicates inadequate exposure to estrogen (hormone), which can be due to many causes. Regarding dryness and pain during intercourse, it can be reduce...  Read Full »

I get nervous and body temperature increases during foreplay. Is there any medicine for it?

Query: Hello doctor,When I start foreplay I get so nervous, body temperature gets so hot, and heart rate beats so fast. I get precum in 2 minutes after that erection goes. So after that, I do not know when I can get an erection again. Will it come after half an hour and after that will I be fine? Is this n...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common to feel nervous during foreplay initially, most of the time it becomes normal after few days so it is better to wait few more days and spend more time during foreplay so that ejaculation will not be fast and you can enjoy your sex life to the full extent...  Read Full »

Can fingering after touching the penis tip cause pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I and my fiancee were doing foreplay and I touched my penis and then fingered her (my hands are slightly wet) but I touched only penis skin, not tip and did not ejaculate at that time. Then I ejaculated on her butt and then I wiped off the sperm with a towel. Is there a chance of pregna...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, your apprehension and concern are completely understandable. But the fact that you both were involved in sex after two days post her menses had stopped simply puts her in her safe period when chances of pregnancy are minimal as ovulation had not taken place. S...  Read Full »

I am not able to penetrate my wife. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I are unable to have intercourse as it is the first time for both of us. We recently got married and when we tried, we failed to do it as it was very painful for my wife. It has been one month and we failed every time. Also, we applied KY Jelly as a lubricant, but it did n...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is quite normal to have such difficulties while having coitus with an intact hymen. It is a painful condition for both partners, and an unsuccessful attempt further adds to the stress. For satisfactory coitus try the following:  Before coitus calm your partner by ...  Read Full »

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