Sexual Intercourse

Sexually intercourse is also known as coitus or copulation. It usually refers to the insertion of the erect penis into the vagina for the purpose of sexual pleasure and reproduction. It may also refer to oral or anal sex, not involving a vagina in that case.

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Kindly help me know the reason for my pain and difficulty during penetration.

Query: Hi doctor, During intercourse, we faced difficulty in penetration though I lost my virginity. After so many tries, we finally had full penetration, but it was severely painful. After my last sexual intercourse, I started having slight bleeding that did not stop for a whole month. I would like to k...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. There can be multiple causes for painful intercourse. 1) Intercourse for the first time will be painful because of the hymen tear, and some bleeding may occur due to hymen rupture. 2) The bleeding may be repeated for the next two to thre...  Read Full »

What is the bump on my vagina along with skin rashes all over the body after intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old female. I noticed a bump in my outer vagina after sexual intercourse. I also have skin rashes all over my body that look like mosquito bites. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern and I will surely help you.You have shared an image and I have gone through it, but it is not clear. So, I would request you to share a more clear image and an image of the rashes as well (attachments removed to protect the patient’s ...  Read Full »

Will erectile dysfunction make the penis feel like a dead branch attached to a tree?

Query: Hi doctor, I have erectile dysfunction. I am a 21-year-old male of 63 kg weight and 5'09" in height. I cannot get an erection in bed. It is like my penis is not even a part of my body. It is like a dead branch connected to a tree. I have this issue for a few years now, but I do get strong erections...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about your symptoms. According to your complaints, you may have erectile dysfunction (ED). Reasons for erectile dysfunction are: 1) Stress due to work or family-related problems, night duties. Plan for regular exercise and yoga. 2) Depre...  Read Full »

After taking I-pill, I have breast tenderness and nausea after a month. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill after I had sexual intercourse, a month back. My period came seven days before the expected date. The bleeding was brown in color, and it lasted for two and a half days. After that, I did not get my period next month. I am experiencing tenderness in the breast, frequent u...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unlikely that you are pregnant. This often happens after taking I-pill. Nonetheless, I would suggest you confirm the presence or absence of pregnancy by doing a blood test namely the serum beta hCG and share the reports. If it is negative, then repeat the test...  Read Full »

Why did my doctor advise us to have sex from day 11 to get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,I am trying to conceive my first baby, and I am on Clomid this month. My gynecologist has asked me not to have intercourse till day 11. From day 11, I can have intercourse every other day. Now the problem is that my husband is not satisfied with this decision. We would like to know the rea...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I would not suggest that regimen of sex to get pregnant, let me explain. You should start having sex daily or alternate days as per your wish, but this is not for pregnancy. This is to throw away the older sperms.Then, stop sex from 10th to 12th day of the period. It will ...  Read Full »

Is it fine to have intercourse with sebaceous cysts in the groin?

Query: Hi doctor,I have two lesions on my groin area. I suspect I got HSV1 lesions from receiving unprotected oral sex. The thing is, I am planning on having intercourse in three days again, and the lesions are not open. Would it be okay to have intercourse by then?I rubbed the lesions with spirit and did ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long has the lesion been there? What are the symptoms you are having? Please answer the questions so that I can guide you accordingly.  Read Full »

Why is my vagina dry and sore after using sanitary pads?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old girl. Two weeks ago, after I finished my periods, I notice my vagina was irritated. This happened before when using sanitary napkins and took about two weeks to go. My vagina is sore and dry, but I noticed it hurting when I have intercourse with my boyfriend. The itchi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shivpal Saini

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Just after the menstrual period, your vaginal mucosa is more friable, and it is not as much lubricant. So in that situation, you or your partner can use Lignocaine 2% jelly as a lubricating agent. It will provide a better experience, and you will not get pain during...  Read Full »

If there is premature ejaculation while masturbating, will there be the same problem during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been masturbating since I was 14-year-old. I am 22-year-old now. It takes me ten seconds to masturbate. My semen is thin, and the semen comes out very quickly. Masturbation and intercourse are the same things. When I masturbate, I ejaculate in ten seconds. Then I understand that e...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand your problem and will try to help you out. Premature ejaculation is generally due to stress and anxiety rather than any physical deficiency. It is because of your higher expectations. It would help if you tried to divert your mind while do...  Read Full »

Can phimosis be corrected with steroid application?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 years old male. I have been masturbating for the past seven years. I do not have any problem with that. But my penis foreskin is not retractable. It closes the head in both erect and flaccid positions. I see a slighter portion of the penis head, maybe the size of the diameter o...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For how long you have this problem that you cannot retract the foreskin? Based on your complaint, it is most likely that the diagnosis is phimosis. Is there any other problem? Local treatment like the application of steroid ointment could be effective before surg...  Read Full »

Will sexual activity cause changes in the shape of glans and size of meatus?

Query: Hello doctor, In the last two months, I am noticing that the shape of the tip of my penis is slightly changed. In addition, the meatus (penis hole) is bigger in comparison to two months ago. I did not have intercourse in the last two months. I only do masturbation two times a week with olive oil as...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The shape or size of the meatus (opening of the urethra) usually does not have any significant medical significance. As penis change size according to the sexual stimulus or even surrounding temperatures. Because of that, meatus can appear to change in size. So only ...  Read Full »

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