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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My erection suddenly went down while having sex with my girlfriend. How to treat my condition?

Query: Hello doctor, Have a good day. I am a 22-year-old male, and my height is 5'7 inches, and my weight is 76 kg. I had this frustrating experience because my girlfriend and I decided to have sex. We have been doing well enough to make ourselves aroused. I will do the work first for her, and after I ma...  Read Full »

Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to I feel with you, but what you describe is not real erectile dysfunction. Of course, porn and masturbation can cause a gradual ED, but, normally, a man cannot have sex two times after another without a break. This pause is flexible in time, sometimes 15 minutes ...  Read Full »

I need an appointment for sex therapy for severe premature ejaculation (PE). Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I need an appointment for sex therapy for severe premature ejaculation (PE). I have had this issue, at least for the last two years. I have tried everything available over the counter, like numbing gels, condoms with Benzocaine, Lidocaine, different positions, and even mental health ther...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Most of the time, premature ejaculation is due to psychogenic causes. Those who masturbate a lot or have sex with females just for pleasure without having an emotional attachment to them (as is the case with husband-wife) their brains learn to ...  Read Full »

Why do I have trouble in getting an orgasm?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been unable to achieve an orgasm lately. It started disappearing midway during sex with my husband. Now I just cannot get one at all. I have not been able to self-pleasure in years, and I have never been able to get an orgasm via oral sex. I have always had great sex with my hus...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are probably suffering from female orgasmic disorder (FOD). Substance use can cause FOD. Certain medical conditions can also result in female sexual dysfunctions. Kindly get a blood panel done to rule out an organic cause. I suggest: Follicle stimulating hormone...  Read Full »

Is Sildenafil for my erectile dysfunction safe, and what are the side effects of the drug?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a question regarding the safety of Sildenafil for erectile dysfunction. What are the most common side effects of the drug? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sildenafil is a prostaglandin inhibitor. Its primary function is constriction of the venous outflow in the penis and maintains the erection. It has few side effects and should be used consciously with angina (cardiac pain due to vascular spasm) and patients ...  Read Full »

Will masturbation affect general health?

Query: Hello doctor, I used to masturbate daily. Will it affect my general health? Am I able to have sex with my partner in future? What should I take for improvement?  Read Full »

Dr. Velusamy M.p

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, please relax. Any amount of masturbation will not cause any health issue. Semen production is a normal physiological process for any adult. Any adult who had not had sex once or who does not masturbate will have nocturnal ejaculation (wet dreams) when sleepi...  Read Full »

Why do I get pleasurable sensations when I mentally concentrate on my clitoris?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I mentally concentrate too hard on the clitoral area, I feel a very mild pleasurable sensation and kind of tingles that feel good. I do not watch porn or masturbate or have sexual thoughts in my mind while mentally feeling my clit. I know that 'concentrating on clit mentally'...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sex is both physical and psychological. These two are intertwined. Without sexual thought, you can not initiate the act. Thoughts about sex cause hormonal changes, and blood flow will increase to sexual organs like the vagina, clitoris, breasts, penis, which cause secre...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from low libido and erection problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, and I am suffering from low libido and erection problems. Currently, I am taking ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha, Gokhru, and Shatavari. I am attaching my reports of free testosterone and estradiol for your reference. Kindly guide and advise. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your test reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) appear normal. Sometimes, loss of libido and erectile dysfunction are purely psychological. Destressing by talking to a psychiatrist or a psychologist helps. Yoga and meditation help as wel...  Read Full »

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 ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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, fre...  Read Full »

Can the fear of sexual activity result in discomfort while inserting a finger in the vagina?

Query: Hello doctor,I was wondering if I can speak to someone about pain during insertion. I have never been able to insert a tampon, and I experience discomfort and a blockage when I try to insert a finger. It is most likely related to a psychological and irrational fear of sexual activity and also stress...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your anxiety. Many people do have this issue, but with slow and persistent efforts, you can overcome it. From your history, I realize you are slightly on the bulkier side. If you could try and reduce your weight (say about 5 kg in the next two months), y...  Read Full »

Where to put your penis during sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently got married and have a few doubts about intercourse. I am not clear about the vaginal spot. Where should I insert my penis exactly? I had a chat with my partner and she said that it is the spot where the gynecologist tested her uterus when we had a general check-up. Please...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. The vaginal opening is located at the junction of the upper two thirds and the lower one third between the two soft skins and there you need to insert the penis while having intercourse. Position matters but it is n...  Read Full »

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