Sexual Health

The physical, mental, and social well-being of one's sexuality comes under sexual health. It includes prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and dysfunction, and education about safe sex.

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What does it indicate if there is blood discharge along with semen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, and I have been facing a problem with the penis. During masturbation, dark red blood comes out along with semen, but it comes from the skin on the tip of the penis and not from the urethral hole. I consulted with a doctor, and they said it to be normal. It has...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern about the problem. The available information and images attached (attachment removed to protect patient's identity) appear to be a ruptured frenulum (a fold of tissue that connects the skin over the penis to the penis shaft). Generally, fren...  Read Full »

Can hot tub or sauna affect the quality of the sperm?

Query: Hi doctor, My question is for a male fertility specialist. I am big into hot saunas, hot tubs, and also have a cold plunge. I have read everything about how heat can cause men to have all sorts of issues. My question is around timing. For example, could I use a sauna or hot tub for weeks or days bef...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you can use a sauna or hot tub weekly once. You are right; you should not be in a hot tub or sauna for a week at least, for healthy sperm. No icing is not suitable for sperm. Your scrotum will regulate its temperature by shrinking and relaxing. Too hot or too cold i...  Read Full »

I am facing premature ejaculation and erection dysfunction. How to manage this?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an ejaculation issue and it occurs within three minutes. So I want to increase the size and time. Kindly suggest what I can do.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern about your symptoms. There are many reasons for premature ejaculation 1. Stressful work, night duties, twenty-four-hour jobs. 2. Diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issue has an effect on premature ejaculation. Keeping your blood suga...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old and am sexually active for a year. Recently I ejaculate sooner and my penis is not able to stay hard for long. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I am attracted to my girl and we have been having sex since last year. She is also my first partner. Some days we have great sex, where I will insert my cum twice inside her and my penis tends to stay hard. For the past month, I have not been hard enough and it has be...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes due to physiological and psychological reasons one might get reduced hardness or might have early ejaculation this is absolutely normal. But if these issues persist then proper treatment is needed. For poor erection, I suggest to take erection drugs like Si...  Read Full »

I am 42 years old and cannot get an erection, despite using erection pills. Is there a good and trusted product I can use?

Query: Hi doctor,This is one of the most difficult questions for me, but hopefully, you can help. I am 42 years old and cannot get an erection anymore. Is there a good and trusted product I can use without seeing a doctor, as this is an embarrassing situation for me? I tried all sorts of erection pills fro...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. For erection problems, there are popular pills like Sildenafil or Tadalafil. But these drugs help only when you have a partial erection. It will help in getting a full erection once a partial erection develops. So it is not a permanent solu...  Read Full »

I used a sex toy two weeks ago, and experienced a burning sensation, and swelling that went away in a week. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, About two weeks ago, I used a sex toy, and a day after I experienced burning sensation and some minor swelling which went away in a week. I thought it was an allergic reaction to the silicon. But now, I have this feeling and this is the only way that arouses my clitoris area. Like all...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears like a vaginal infection along with UTI (urinary tract infection). For the above better to get a urine analysis, urine culture, and high vaginal swab done. Kindly follow the following 1. Follow strict hygiene. 2. Use condoms to avoid sexually transmitted ...  Read Full »

My penis got bent during rough masturbation. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, I got my penis bent during rough masturbation. It is still bent a bit at the head and the shaft. During sex, I feel something is wrong. I also feel that my penis has become more flaccid and swollen. It feels a little bit larger and very soft. All these problems started ...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate that you have come up with the issue before wasting money, as many people do. Also, you have described your problem very clearly. I have seen the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not a penile fracture from the history...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing premature ejaculation for the past few years. How can I overcome it and have a good sex life?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a problem with premature ejaculation for the past many years. I could not perform well in bed with my partner. Ejaculation occurs immediately after the insertion of the penis in the vagina. Please suggest some treatment so that I can enjoy my sexual life. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. There are many reasons for premature ejaculation, such as, 1. Stressful work like night duties and 24-hour jobs. 2. Diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issue affects premature ejaculation. 3. Long-term medica...  Read Full »

Please list the side effects of circumcision.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I have tight foreskin and so thinking about circumcision. Please tell me about the complications about this procedure. Will it affect my sexual life in any way?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan Govindasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If done properly, then circumcision is a very safe procedure with hardly any complications. Absolutely, there is no adverse effect on your sexual life. Postoperative pain will be there for a few days, which can be easily managed with analgesics. Very rarely, th...  Read Full »

Why do I get attracted to both men and women?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, who weighs 75 kg and I am 5.7 feet tall. I got married two years back, and my wife is three years younger to me. She comes from a very simple family, and she has had no relationship before we got married. She is also the first woman in my life, and both of u...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubham Mehta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understood your concerns. Firstly, if you feel attracted towards men and women both, it is just your sexual orientation. It is not a disorder. The more you will try to get rid of these feelings, the more they will disturb you. ...  Read Full »

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