Lubricants are used by doctors to reduce the discomfort caused to patients during procedures like vaginal or rectal examination, by using substances that provide lubrication. Lubricants are also used to relieve dryness and enhance sexual pleasure in women who have painful intercourse due to a dry vagina.

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What could be the cause of penis blisters?

Query: Hello doctor,I have blisters on the head of my penis due to masturbation without proper lubricant. I thought that it would heal by itself in a few days but now the blister popped and the skin is very tender and hurts to the touch. Also, another blister of sort, developed on the tip. It cannot be an ...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a few conditions which cause painful blisters even without a sexual contact, like genital herpes, primary syphilis, impetigo among others. Please provide more details: Are these blisters painful or painless? Is there a discharge that you noticed? Is th...  Read Full »

My partner dribbled saliva onto my penis head though we did not have penetrative sex. Can I contract any infection from her saliva?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a handjob recently. I had no condoms, we did not engage in oral or vaginal sex, and she gave me hand relief. However, she twice dribbled saliva onto the head of my penis as a lubricant. Although I do not know her sexual history, there are no obvious symptoms after one week. Could...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the information provided from your end and understand your concern. As long as there has been no penetrative sexual activity and no exposure to vaginal fluids, you do not have to worry. STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) do not spread through saliva. T...  Read Full »

My penis is not sensitive to pleasure. Is this a nerve issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not get any type of pleasure whatsoever from my penis. My penis is not sensitive to pleasure at all. On the other hand, rubbing glans hurts a lot instead of giving a pleasurable feeling. Also, rubbing causes a nerve to twitch in my groin. Is this a nerve issue or some sort of nerv...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Glans penis is a too sensitive area. So, touch the area very gently. Otherwise, it hurts. Use lubricant whenever rubbing over glans to minimize the discomfort. It is probably not due to nerve problem but more likely due to a high sensitivity of the area. However, in pe...  Read Full »

Can you suggest few measures to increase the size of my vaginal opening?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I got married before two years. I still have pain while having sex. My husband says vaginal opening is too small hence it is painful for him too. We are badly in need of a baby now. Please suggest some measures to increase the size of my vaginal opening. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually small vaginal opening happens due to dryness of vagina or if you are not fully excited. So, vagina is not dilated and there will be less mucus secretion, which will ultimately cause painful sex (dyspareunia). Follow the following few things regularly, which wi...  Read Full »

Would the lubricant that comes before sperm make her pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I touched my penis to my fiancee's vagina, and some lubricant came out of it (not sperm). Would it make her pregnant? Or cause any problems? Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is unlikely to cause pregnancy in your fiancee. However, she can use urine pregnancy test if she misses her period on the expected date of her menses. Pregnancy can occur only if that time she was in her fertile period and sperm is ejaculated inside vagina or ne...  Read Full »

Is there any topical medicine for easy penetration into vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I am just newly married. I want to know that, is it enough to send the sperm at the entrance of vagina or should I penetrate long deep into vagina and release the sperm to make my wife pregnant? Please guide us which approach is easy as well as to make sure she would be pregnant. I feel v...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sperms have to enter deep into vagina for pregnancy to happen. Initially during intercourse for newly weds, full penetration might be difficult to achieve. You just need to increase the duration of foreplay to increase lubrication and make penetration easy. If still ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain and burning sensation during sexual intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I feel pain and burning sensation during sexual intercourse. I can allow only 5 cm of penetration and it becomes more painful with pressure. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A lot of females suffer such problems during sexual intercourse. Have you used some lubricants during sexual intercourse? Use of water based lubricants like K-Y jelly helps to smoothen the penetration and thus reduces pain. If th...  Read Full »

I have pain during intercourse. How to solve this problem and get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 and my husband is 31. We got married eight months ago. We are trying for a baby. I have pain during intercourse. Can you suggest the best time for trying? I am not getting aroused. Can you suggest how I can? What types of food do we have to eat in order to conceive?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can have any type of food. It has been only eight months. So, first of all, do not take so much stress that you have to conceive. Intercourse is painful because you do not enjoy the moment. Your mind remains preoccupied with pregnancy planning. Spend some ti...  Read Full »

Why does my wife does not lubricate well during sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male, who is married from the last 14 months. My wife did not have prior sex education. She does not get lubricated during sex at all. So, we are unable to have sexual intercourse. She gets severe pain if I try to stimulate her with my fingers. However, she is comf...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The issue seems to be anxiety. Both your reports are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However, get both of your blood prolactin tested. If she cannot tolerate your finger but is comfortable with the penis, ensure your fingernails are not hurtin...  Read Full »

Will lubricants help in case of painful sex?

Query: Hi Doctor, It has been three years of my marriage and my marriage is still unconsummated as sex is extremely painful for me. I am able to reach orgasm, but not penetration. I have not tried lubricants. Shall I give it a try?  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to learn of your troubles in the sexual area. As you have not tried any lubricant I would suggest you do the following things: Take time with foreplay and stay relaxed and loose. You should be quite wet from below. Try inserting one finger i...  Read Full »

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