Sex Abstinence

Sex abstinence is when you do not have sex due to religious, medical, legal, or social reasons. It protects people from unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

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I am very frustrated with my sex life as my husband's sex drive is low compared to mine. What can I do to help him?

Query: Hello doctor, I am becoming very frustrated with my sex life. My husband and I have been married for three years. We did not have sex until marriage. Although, we did many things while we dated that indicated our sex drives were on the same page. My husband is very much an overthinker. He started ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Yes, you are right. Every individual is different, so there is a difference in people's sexual desires and needs. Now as you already said, you people discussed it many times, so I want to know, what are the reas...  Read Full »

After urinary infection, I have burning sensation during sex. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had urinal infection two weeks back. At that time the pus cells were 55. Then, I got treated and the pus cells became three. After four days, the urine culture result shows the growth of Enterococcus. The doctor advised Utinift SR 100 mg 1-0-1 for five days. I have only two more tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Burning is common after urinary infection and this is the reason they advise to abstain from sex while on treatment. If you are having burning during sex then please avoid sex for a couple of weeks. Your partner should also receive full antibiotic course. After that,...  Read Full »

Does pain from SIBO discourage one from having sex?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife was diagnosed with SIBO a few months back. We changed our diet to compensate, and now she is on antibiotics. The pain in the gut is persistent. She does CrossFit twice weekly and wall climbs at the gym. But says the pain discourages her from having sex. Any ideas?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. So we need to consider a partial response for the treatment. We should also rule out other causes of abdominal pain. What is the exact site of pain? Is it upper abdomen, lower abdomen, or generalized? Is there any vaginal discharge, burning and ...  Read Full »

Does abstinence from sex for three months is required after a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage two weeks back. The baby had no heartbeat or growth even after nine weeks. So, the doctor gave me tablets for abortion. And she advised taking rest and abstinence from sex for three months. I am confused about that because I am eager to have a baby now. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? Sorry to hear about the loss. Hope God gives you all the mental strength to face it. I agree with your doctor, we always ask ladies who have had a miscarriage to give a gap of three months. There was some problem in yoyr body to cause miscarriage, so...  Read Full »

How to care for a cut in the frenulum?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a cut on my frenulum during intercourse nine months ago. It was hurting initially, but I felt better after a few days. I had intercourse again, and the cut got reopened. I took a break for two weeks from intercourse, and it felt better. Then again, the cut reopened on masturbation....  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The minimum number of days for abstinence from any sexual activity is 28 days and preferably six weeks if it is recurrent. So, unless you have diabetes, you should give proper time to heal. I suggest you continue applying antibiotic ointment as before and maintain...  Read Full »

Is it normal for me to have decreased sexual desire after marriage?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female, married a few days back. I do not have an interest in sex. So I have misunderstandings with my husband. Please suggest some medicines to increase my sexual desire.  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to are the reasons for lack of interest in sex life? So that I can suggest the treatment plan accordingly.  Read Full »

Is the growth near my vagina indicate an STD?

Query: Hello doctor,I have noticed an outgrowth near my vagina. When I consulted a doctor, she suggested it could be genital warts. We did the STD test for HPV and it came negative. But, I am so scared. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please attach the reports and photos of the complaint. Revert with more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

What is the treatment for swollen veins on my penis shaft?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 33 year old male. I have sex regularly and masturbate regularly. Over the years, I dabbled in penis enlargement exercises. I quit doing them a while back because I felt it was causing a damage to the penis. Recently, I used a cock ring, but for not more than ten minute...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If there is a pain of veins, especially when you touch them, or any signs of inflammation, only then it is a thrombophlebitis of veins. In your case, it could be thrombophlebitis, but...  Read Full »

Can excess masturbation be the reason for not feeling anything during intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 years old female, and I would like to get advice on my health problems. I started masturbating when I was 12 years old, and I stopped it at the age of 18. That time, I never used to penetration. The only thing that I did was to rub my clitoris until I orgasm. The first t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please do not panic. First is to reduce the frequency of contacts. Too much of indulgence wastes the substances of reproductive fire, which are made after final metabolism of nutrition. Take very good diet of vegetable, raw fruits, and nuts. Adopt good regime of exercise ...  Read Full »

I want to know whether making love during pregnancy will hurt my baby.

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my 9th week of pregnancy. My husband was out for a month and has returned now. Both of us feel like getting intimate. Since this is my first pregnancy and I have not completed the first trimester, I wanted to know whether making love could hurt my baby. Should we avoid intercourse...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your doubt is justified. It is recommended that intercourse should not be practised till the 16th week of gestation to avoid any chances of threatened miscarriage. I feel there are other ways to express emotions and intercourse should be avoided during the early f...  Read Full »

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