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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Why am I experiencing very little blood flow during periods?

Query: Hello doctor, Actually, I was about to get my periods near 5th of this month but I got it six days back. The problem is that bleeding is very very little by little, I mean just a few drops without any pain or any blood clots. I am not sure it is my period or vaginal bleeding. As I am sexually activ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am pretty sure this will be the beginning of periods. These little bit variations in days and amount of bleeding are common. Ultimately, in a day or two, you will have your normal bleeding periods. Another possibility is lost pregnancy. Sometimes, conception occurs an...  Read Full »

My penis gets stiff while masturbating but not during sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned with something. I am a 30-year-old unmarried man whose sex life has not been so great so far. But what bothers me is the realization that my penis does not get really stiff in the act, when I had sexual encounters with a couple of girls recently. However, when I masturbate...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand. You are not yet married and therefore you should not worry much about your erection. A hard and stiff erection happens only one or two times before or during intercourse. If you have five minutes sex, the really hard erection will happen only for less ...  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 must ...  Read Full »

Got periods after sex. Is there still a chance for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex 45 days back, and my last period was eight days before intercourse. I took I-pill within 48 hours. I got periods within 10 days after I had sex which was too early. Now it has been 35 days. Is there any chance of getting pregnant even after getting periods in the last month?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query on this platform. No, there is no chance of pregnancy, as you did not have sex after your last period. Your last period was actually breakthrough bleeding that occurred due to hormonal imbalance, which is a very common side effect of emergency co...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy if we have sex right after the periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I had unprotected sex with my fiancee on the 3rd of this month. Her periods are quite regular, and they appear on the 27th or 28th of every month. So, we had sex right after her periods got over, and I ejaculated inside her. What are the chances of pregnancy? Please let us know as we are q...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Day 1 to day 10 is a safe period, and there is no chance of pregnancy. So, as you had intercourse during her safe period, there is no chance of pregnancy. If you have a doubt, then get back to me. Take care.  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a remedy for pain during intercourse and the best days for conceiving.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband aged 31 and I aged 25 have been married for eight months. We are trying for a baby but unable to as there is pain during intercourse. Both of us are not able to be aroused completely and hence we tire easily. What types of food can be taken? Can you suggest the best time for...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use a lubricant jelly so that you will not have pain during intercourse. Day 12 to 24 is the fertile period. There are chances of you getting pregnant as there is ovulation happening during this period. I suggest you get started with 1) Folic acid supplements. (Co...  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 »

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 »

My girlfriend had her periods after the sexual act. Can she still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,My girlfriend and I had sex. We only indulged in foreplay we did not have any intercourse. I tried to penetrate her but it was getting painful for her. We only did fingering and rubbing of the genitals and I did not put sperms inside her. I have no idea whether there has been precum ins...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had this sexual act just nine days before her periods. So, pregnancy is ruled out. She still can do the urine pregnancy test to comfort her curiosity. Thank you.  Read Full »

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 kno...  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 »

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