About "Lubrication"

Lubrication is done in procedures like vaginal or rectal examinations to reduce the discomfort caused to patients. Lubricants are also used in women who have painful intercourse due to a dry vagina by relieving dryness and enhancing sexual pleasure.

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Recently Answered Questions

The girl used her spit for lubrication. Can I be HIV positive?
Query: Hello doctor, My question is regarding a possible HIV exposure six weeks ago. The condom protected vaginal and oral although she did masturbate me without a condom and used spit for lubrication. I took the fourth generation ELISA at four weeks and five weeks and both were negative. I was on a testo...  Read Full »
Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy
HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am pleased to help you with your concern. The risk of transmission of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in the scenario you have described is extremely low even if your sexual partner was an infected carrier. There is very little evidence to support a high trans...  Read Full »
How can I get relief from pain after painful sex?
Query: Hi doctor, For the past two days, I had painful sex. It feels like it is going to tear down there. It became unbearable, and it is hurting a lot.  Read Full »
Dr. Neha Singh Rathod
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems like you have some vaginal infection or lack of lubrication or foreplay which is causing the problem. Proper foreplay and adequate lubrication will help you get relief from the pain. However, if you have a doubt then get yourself checked by a gynecologist and g...  Read Full »
Why do I have burning sensation in my vagina after sex?
Query: Hi doctor, I am currently pregnant and still used to have sex with my husband. After sex, there is a burning sensation in my vagina that last for minutes to hours. The thing is, it only happens after he ejaculates inside me. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for choosing this platform. There is a possibility that due to inadequate lubrication there occurs local vaginal abrasions. After ejaculation the abrasions in vagina start burning and itching till you clean yourself up. Secondly, there is a possibility of a lik...  Read Full »
How can I manage dry vagina and anxiety related to intercourse?
Query: Hello doctor, I have endometriosis and was under medication Endoreg 2 mg twice a day for 5 to 6 months. Since marriage, I have pain during intercourse, and anxiety related to that. I do breathing, and positive affirmation exercises to do it. Now, I want to plan a child, and the ovulation count is al...  Read Full »
Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia
Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Apply Lox 2 % jelly (Lidocaine) over penis of the male partner. It will provide lubrication for both of you, also will decrease the pain. It will not affect fertility. Use tablet Etirest (Etizolam) 0.5 mg at night (half an hour before intercourse). It will decrease anxi...  Read Full »
I have semen leakage and testicle pain when I am with my fiancee. How to stop it?
Query: Hello doctor, Recently I have noticed that at certain times when I am with my fiancee, I experience excessive semen leakage that leads to my testicles hurting very bad, and I also cannot urinate during this time. I would like to know what can be done to stop this, so anything will be appreciated. ...  Read Full »
Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is natural to have secretions when you are with your fiancee. It is nature's way to make good lubrication to avoid painful intercourse. Testicular heaviness is due to cremaster pulling them up if not excessive is natural. Unable to urinate is due to bladder neck ...  Read Full »
Why is there pain in vagina after inserting full penis?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 24 years old. I am married. I have a bit problem in my sexual life. Whenever I insert my penis in her vagina she told me that when I insert full penis in her she feels pain. Is it normal or not?  Read Full »
Dr. Parth Singh
Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Painful penetration in women may be caused by any injury or lacerations in vaginal walls, infection of the genital tract, forceful or violent sex, lack of lubrication in the vagina. I think you should do a lot of foreplay before penetration so that her vagina may get lu...  Read Full »
I have an abrasion on my vagina, with severe itching. Please advice.
Query: Hello doctor, There is a purplish red abrasion on my vagina, which is the size of a small coin and it is really swollen. It stings when I urinate and is generally uncomfortable. I have not been sexually active for over a month, but I have had an infection for the past few days. Is this serious?  Read Full »
Dr. Nagaraj Patil
General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vaginal abrasions are quite common and can cause a lot of discomfort. It could be due to any one of the following reasons: Sexual intercourse without enough lubrication. The use of sanitary pads. Very tight inner wears and jeans which cause friction. Latex allergy due ...  Read Full »
Is there an ayurveda treatment for nonretractable foreskin?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I am unable to retract my foreskin in both flaccid and erect state. Please suggest.  Read Full »
Dr. Niveditha Srinivasamurthy
Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How long have you been having this problem? Is there any swelling or redness in that area? Difficulty in retraction is due to lack of elasticity of skin and lack of lubrication. For this you need to lubricate yourself internally and externally. For internal lubrication, ...  Read Full »
Why am I not able to maintain my erection during penetration?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male who got married a year back. I am not able to maintain my erection while penetration, as a result, cannot have sexual intercourse. I do not face this problem when I masturbate.  Read Full »
Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not provided sufficient information. Please elaborate more on your problem, for me to help you better. For now, I can suggest you use a water-based lubricant like K-Y jelly for lubrication. Revert with more information to a sexologist online --> https://www.ic...  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
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 th...  Read Full »


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