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Lubricants

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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The skin of my penis is peeling. Could this be a lube allergy?

Query: Hello¬†doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am uncircumcised and recently I have noticed the skin of my penis is peeling in certain areas. If I stretch the skin, it is more visible in the folds of my skin. If I rub the area with the peeling, it does not hurt or itch. I am not on any medications. I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the images you have posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have had a localized allergy to some thing you used, either a condom or the lubricant. The good thing is only the superficial layer is involved, and it wi...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

I am worried about the difficulties occurring at the time of first intercourse and want to know about the safety of using a lubricant. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,After marriage, we are planning to have intercourse. This will be the first time for both of us. I want to know if the insertion of the penis is difficult, and if it is difficult, then can you guide me to the best lubricant. Shall I use water-based lubricant or silicon lubricant? I also...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Hope you are doing fine. Sex is a natural process, so try to be as natural as possible. As both of you are new to sex, I suppose, it may take some time to know the normal procedure, but better to avoid lubricants of any ...  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 test...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

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 reduced by i...  Read Full »

Why do I get a red annular lesion in the glans penis post ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, After ejaculation, I observe something similar to a red annular lesion on the glans penis stretching from one side of the urethra opening and loops around to the other side of the opening. It is not painful and lasts one to two hours before it fades away. This does not happen after uri...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the swelling and pain come only after ejaculation, there will be two possibilities. One is an infection in the semen, and the second is the lubricant you use (if you are using any). If you do not use lubricant, this means your semen got an infection due to prostati...  Read Full »

Why is there numbness in the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old man. I have a problem with having sex with my girlfriend. I can keep an erection, but after 20 minutes, my penis goes numb. I think my issue is that I use to masturbate or prone to masturbate too much in the past. And now I stop to masturbate as we speak. I am so confu...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting with us.Change in the sensation of the penis or numbness after 20 minutes of intercourse. Sometimes it happens due to loss of a skin layer because of continuous aggressive masturbation or using some type of lubricants during sex, which leads to numbn...  Read Full »

Why do my penile skin peels often?

Query: Hello doctor, At the start of this year, I caught an STD, for which I took antibiotics and used a cream called Travocort. The STD went away quickly, but the main problem was using Travocort. While using it, I realized that my skin is getting hurt, the skin is peeling off, and it was not very pleas...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I got a few patients who had the same complaints before, and the issue is the skin is weak since the previous STD (sexually transmitted disease) and less than usual friction can peel off an area on and heals slowly. In the meanwhile, it causes pain if you try to ma...  Read Full »

Will removing varicose veins from penis interrupt with erection?

Query: Hi doctor, In the past few months, I acquired spider veins and varicose veins on both sides of my penis. The veins are thick, dark blue and engorged with blood even when the penis is flaccid. Varicose veins run in my family but never thought I could have them there. They also are accompanied with...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Varicose veins are a very rare entity if they are present on your penile skin. Most of the time they need no intervention unless they are causing so much pain which is interfering with your daily activity or for cosmetic reasons. As they are superficial, removing them doe...  Read Full »

I Have A Swollen Labia After Protected Intercourse. What Should I Do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sexual intercourse last night with protection. Immediately after, I went to take a shower and I see that my left labia majora is swollen but painless. It is kind of weird to walk lie down or sit. It was only my second time having sex. What should I do? Is this a dangerous situati...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any reason for you to worry. The possibilities for this swelling are: 1. You could be allergic to the latex material of the condom. So, due to the friction, the local skin is showing a reaction. Maybe, the other labia is also slightly swollen, but not...  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 icliniq.com. 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 time in...  Read Full »

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