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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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 »

How to stop damaging the penile skin while masturbating?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a loose layer of skin, particularly on the left side of my shaft, before one month. It is getting worse day by day. I had modified my masturbation techniques. But I am at a point where I cannot masturbate without any damage. My penis is always stiff and rigid. I consulted a u...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I saw the pictures you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I could not identify any excess skin in the penis. It is the normal outer layer of your penis. I suggest you kindly share a picture of your e...  Read Full »

What are the effects of dry masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small flat bump on the foreskin. It just looks like it is raised and a bit shinier than the rest of the foreskin. I have no itching or discharge, or any discomfort. I noticed it after dry masturbation. Could this be STI? My last partner was about a year ago.  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and have looked at the image you have provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It would be good if you have taken the picture with a better focus on the lesion as it is slightly off-centered. If you can provi...  Read Full »

What are the causes of decreased libido in women?

Query: Hi doctor, Ever since I got married, I had no feeling during the foreplay, and my vagina is too tight, and my husband cannot insert the penis into the vagina. The vagina is not getting opened completely, and also vagina width is small, and my intercourse feelings are entirely zero. I Had chest pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Srikanth

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to ask a few questions: 1) Do you have a lot of pain during penetration? 2) Do you have any other congenital conditions? You said chest pain since childhood 3) Are you using any medication for any medical condition? Get back to me with the details for further fo...  Read Full »

Does medication taken for erection affect the quality of sperms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old, and my wife too is 30 years old. We are trying for a baby for two to three months now with no success. I have erection problem if I try to do intercourse every day. In short, in between her 11th to 21st day of the period, I able to make intercourse for around four...  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you told that you are trying for the baby since two to three months only, there is no need to worry as sometimes it takes 6 to 12 months even. So, keep chill and do intercourse regularly. It seems that you are doing sex just for the sake of pregnancy and that is why yo...  Read Full »

I lost my erection during penetration during sex. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I never had any sexual activities due to some personal and cultural reasons. Last night, I had sex with my girlfriend. I was fine during foreplay, but I lost my erection on penetration. Hence, I was very much frustrated and depressed. Although, my girlfriend t...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is common in individuals to lose erection during their first intercourse and you should not worry about that. Accept this thing with confidence and you will be able to do better the next time. You had a good erection prior to penetration and it means that there is noth...  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 1-2 hours before it fades away. This does not happen after urinating...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 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 will b...  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 S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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