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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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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 befo...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 t...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicines for anxiety, depression, and anger, without any sexual side effects.

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking medicine for anxiety, depression, and anger from the last 8 to 10 years, but not continuously. Right now, I m taking Panazep 25, Bupron 150, and Dicorate 500 all at night. I had sexual problems from the past 40 days, so the doctor advised to take Sildenafil 50. Now I feel 5...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you are taking too many antidepressants, like Panazep 25 (Paroxetine) and Bupron 150 (Buproprion). Panazep has the side effect of reduced libido and erectile dysfunction when taken over a longer period. Hence, the same is happening with you. Currently, t...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get pregnant with non-penetrative sex?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months ago, I had intimate contact with a boy and I was dry humping him on top. I felt his penis inside me, but I stopped immediately. Our clothes were on the entire time. I got my period in that month and the next. But, I am late for this month by 13 days. I have taken multiple...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You had sex, although non-penetrative three months ago, followed by two periods. So, the possibility of pregnancy due to this encounter is nil, which means that you cannot be pregnant because of that episode. The pregnancy kit test is to be ob...  Read Full »

Can exercise help premature ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old married male. I have premature ejaculation problem. What are the ways for me to overcome it? Will exercises or workout help in overcoming it? Can you suggest me ways to overcome it?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Premature ejaculation in most individuals occurs because of associated anxiety, psychological reasons, and hyperexcitation. Relaxation and treatment of anxiety result in improvement in most individuals. The first thing you have to understand that it is normal to ejacula...  Read Full »

Why is the opening of my penis not at the tip?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, and I have an embarrassing problem with my penis. The opening of my penis, from where the urine comes out is not at the tip, and it is slightly lower. I am still a virgin. Will it be a problem for my sex life? Is it a major problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good that you have come out with your issue. This is called hypospadias. But from your description, it appears subcoronal, that is, it is not very severe, as you can manage your stream. Kindly share a picture of your erect penis from the side and below, to see the...  Read Full »

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