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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Does having sexual intercourse impact the laser eye surgery performed three days?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pan-retinal photocoagulation laser (PRP laser) in my retina about three or four days ago. Can I have sexual intercourse after this treatment or is it safer to wait?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can involve in sexual activities. This particular laser treatment has no relation with intercourse. I hope this helps. Regards. For further queries consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologis...  Read Full »

Can flavored lubricants irritate the genitals?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sexual intercourse three times a day. I have been using flavored lubricants since a week. I have itching in the penis, also have redness and dryness on the foreskin. There are no other symptoms besides dryness and redness on the foreskin. Can having sex too frequently with flav...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. Flavored lubricants contain ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction. Using flavored lubricants for sexual intercourse may irritate the genitals. Unusual irritation, redness, and itching after sexual inte...  Read Full »

My husband is experiencing difficulty in ejaculation and is avoiding intercourse. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has a problem with having intercourse. He has difficulty in ejaculating, and he is addicted to porn for which he is getting treated. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. Addiction can cause fantasy effects. You can help in reducing the effects by the following means;1. Give sex education.2. Motivate for practicing physical exercises.3. Sleep adjustment pattern.4. Quality sleep is essential.5. Follow a heal...  Read Full »

Had unprotected sex when she was in her period. Will she get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, My fiancee and I had unprotected sex yesterday. Her period also started yesterday. It was the first day of her period. She took an I-pill after seven hours. Today also, she was bleeding, and again we had unprotected sex. Her period cycle is of 24 to 27 days cycle. Will she get pregnant? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As you had I-pill, the chances of pregnancy are not there in your case. But as you had unprotected sex after I-pill, the chance of pregnancy is again there, but as she is in her menses, there is almos...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex, but I am on birth control. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex last night, and I am on the a birth control pill, as I just wanted to be safe. I am supposed to get my period this week, but I did not get my period. If I do not get it, should I be worried? Should I continue to take birth control regularly and wait till next mon...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I request you to please share the pill you were already taking for a better assessment of your condition? If you were taking a birth control pill (21 actives + 7 placebo types), then there was no requirement t...  Read Full »

How to make intercourse less painful?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old girl and have a small vaginal opening. My husband and I hardly have sex because it hurts me so badly. What can I do to stop it from being so painful?  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A small vaginal opening can lead to a painful sexual intercourse. I would suggest you use a good vaginal lubricant every time before the act. It would help in smoother penetration of the penis thereby reducing the pain. If this does not help you, dilators can be use...  Read Full »

When to resume normal sex life after a C-section delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone a cesarean section for delivery of my baby two months ago. I need some guidance. Is it fine to continue my normal sex life from now onwards? What kind of precautions should be taken into consideration? Is it required to take any medicine to avoid pregnancy? Perhaps the c...  Read Full »


Dr. Aarti A Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would answer your question in the order you asked them. Normal sex life can be resumed six weeks after a cesarean section. However, it is better to consult your gynecologist before commencing sexual activity. Consult your gynecologist for a reliable birth control ...  Read Full »

Is the presence of hymen genuinely an indication of virginity?

Query: Hi doctor,Can we see if the hymen is still present or broken and there is some infection inside on photographs?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I have gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is not very clear in the image, and it cannot be said with great confidence regarding the state of the hymen. You m...  Read Full »

Please suggest an alternative pill for Yasmin.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am on the Yasmin pill, and my last pill was two days back. I had sex yesterday without a condom. I cannot get a morning-after pill as it is banned in our place. I could start the Yasmin pill only after five days. I did not get my periods yet. Is there a possibilit...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yasmin pills are contraceptives. Their effect will last till you get your period. So, do not worry. There is no need to take any other pill. Please continue with the pills of a new pack when you get your period next. This pill-free interval between two packs is a...  Read Full »

What is considered virginity, and what are the symptoms of broken hymen?

Query: Hi doctor,Kindly help me know the method of stretching the vaginal walls. Also, what are the symptoms of broken hymen apart from minor bleeding? What is considered a virgin? Is it only vaginal intercourse, or does it includes oral and anal sex?Thanks.   Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should put one finger in the vagina and rotate gradually, and after a few days, put two fingers and rotate. It may take a few weeks. This way, vaginal walls will be stretched. Also, prefabricated vaginal dilators are available. A broken hymen is usually diagnosed...  Read Full »

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