Oil Based Lubricants

Dryness in the vagina can be a hindrance to intercourse. Dryness may be caused by hormonal imbalance, insufficient foreplay, menopause, etc. It can be treated by the use of lubricants that are water-based, silicone-based, or oil-based. Oil-based lubricants have more efficacy when compared to water-based lubricants, and they are not harmful as they do not have preservatives. They also last for longer durations. The main drawback of oil-based lubricants is that they may cause urinary tract infections. Examples of oil-based lubricants are coconut oil, petroleum jelly, baby oil, etc.

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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 will b...  Read Full »

How to prevent penile shaft skin tear during sex and masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I was receiving a handjob, and the skin on the shaft on my penis was stretched and tore. It healed, however, due to the stretch my skin retore again during sex, and now this tear is not healing or scabbing like the other one. I am worried it will keep tearing during sex or masturbatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your complaints up and pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found that the matter is simple and easy. No, need for any surgery. First, you need to avoid masturbation or sex for four weeks as skin needs time to regenerate well. Second,...  Read Full »

What causes the penis skin to rip?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old male. When I was 19 years old, I had a circumcision due to a tight foreskin. This has never been a problem until of late. There are two issues that I am suffering with. The first is on the under side of my penis when I get an erection to have sex or masturbate, where my...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I completely agree with the first problem although it is unlikely to be related to circumcision. I also feel that the underneath scar tissue is responsible for the closing of the pee hole rather than the procedure which was ...  Read Full »

Why is my vagina dry during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, before having intercourse with my husband, I used to get some secretion from my vagina and post that we used to have intercourse. But these days, I am not getting that secretion. I feel that my vagina is very tight and a lot of times, we find this issue while having intercourse...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you mean to say that you had secretions from the vagina before attempting intercourse in the past but, you are not having that in recent time? If yes, it indicates that you are not devoting sufficient time for foreplay (activities before intercourse like kissing, fo...  Read Full »

I feel pain during sex.I tried lubricants.But nothing works.

Query: Hello doctor, I feel pain during sex. It has been 5 months after my C-section. I tried lubricants during sex, like lube, vaseline and oil. But nothing works.The pain remains the same. Please suggest remedy for this issue of mine.  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.You have given very little information regarding your query as you have not mentioned your age, marital status, number of children, age when you got married, number of past surgeries (C-sections). Pain during sex has many causes. It may include past C-section also and ther...  Read Full »

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