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 medication taken for erection affect the quality of sperms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old, and my wife too is 30 years old. We are trying for a baby for two to three months now with no success. I have erection problem if I try to do intercourse every day. In short, in between her 11th to 21st day of the period, I able to make intercourse for around four...  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you told that you are trying for the baby since two to three months only, there is no need to worry as sometimes it takes 6 to 12 months even. So, keep chill and do intercourse regularly. It seems that you are doing sex just for the sake of pregnancy and that is why yo...  Read Full »

Is pain during sex in the initial stages of marriage normal?

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I got married. Whenever we try for intercourse, I can feel a bone at the entrance of the vagina. It causes unbearable pain. I tried taking a painkiller Voren before an hour of intercourse. But there is no good result. I need expert advice. How to avoid having pain?   Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Amdihun Essa

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.This is the most common problem faced for a short period after marriage. First of all, you have to understand each other. Males and females have different feelings in their sexual cycles. Males often standby for the first time sex but females take more than 15 minutes of ha...  Read Full »

Can pregnancy result from intercourse without penetration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. Recently, my boyfriend ejaculated near my vagina without penetration on the seventh day of my period. Thereafter, I experienced spotting for few days until the 17th day of my menstrual cycle, after which I experienced a full bleeding period. Can you please te...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I could help you with your query, can you please answer the following questions: How long was your period? Was the amount of bleeding similar to your other bleeding cycles? Did the period occur at the usual time as your previous cycles? Kindly get back...  Read Full »

I want to know whether making love during pregnancy will hurt my baby.

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my 9th week of pregnancy. My husband was out for a month and has returned now. Both of us feel like getting intimate. Since this is my first pregnancy and I have not completed the first trimester, I wanted to know whether making love could hurt my baby. Should we avoid intercourse...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doubt is justified. It is recommended that intercourse should not be practised till the 16th week of gestation to avoid any chances of threatened miscarriage. I feel there are other ways to express emotions and intercourse should be avoided during the early f...  Read Full »

Is it normal to enjoy masturbation more than being with your partner?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female with average health. I am afraid to ask about sex with my doctor. I am not sexually active but when I am with my partner, I do not feel anything during intercourse. During foreplay, I feel something. While masturbation, I am perfectly fine and I feel amazing. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Aamir Muhamed

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feeling satisfied during intercourse depends on various factors such as sexual desire with spontaneous sexual interest including sexual thoughts, erotic fantasies and daydreams, psychological issues, and relationship issues. During masturbation, you are aware of the...  Read Full »

Why does my virgin girlfriend have severe pain after first sexual intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor,My virgin girlfriend and I had our first intercourse two days ago, and she started experiencing pain. She had severe pain, that she had to lie down on the floor to ease. When I asked her, she said it was more than her menses pain. What could be the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When a lady's hymen ruptures, that is, after the first sexual exposure, there will be few tears in and around the external genitalia and also the vaginal wall. These will be the point of entry of minor infections already present in the normal vaginal flora and also in t...  Read Full »

I had bleeding after sex during 12 weeks of pregnancy. Is the pregnancy safe?

Query: I am currently 13.5 weeks pregnant and at 12 weeks pregnant (a week and a half ago) I experienced light-medium bleeding after intercourse. We went to the ER and the doctor there told me I had a threatened abortion. I had an ultrasound that day as well as two days later and they said baby looked good...  Read Full »


Dr. Poornima Kinila

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: hi...congrats on ur pregnancy...yes..u can share this good news to family members...yes..having intercourse can trigger bleeding and hence caution to avoid it as well as avoid stimulating breasts as well..all this can cause further bleeding...once pregnancy crosses 12 wks...which u have passed the g...  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

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

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 »

Why do I get too wet during sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. For the last four years, whenever my partner and I have sex, I get too wet. It is so that neither one of us can feel anything. I have been to the gynecologist. She told it was because of my Bartholin's glands, and they froze them. But that did not work. Aga...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not due to anything related to your physical anatomy. If there were anything abnormal physically, then you would get wet apart from sex too. It may be related to hyperstimulation. Prozac (Fluoxetine) has sexual side effects, usually calming but maybe stimulato...  Read Full »

How often should you have sex to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I am trying to conceive, but circumstances are not favored. My husband's odd work timings makes him too tired. We are hardly trying twice a month. Sugar and lipid profile are normal. Also, pap smear done, which is normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have been married for more than a year and trying to conceive,  then you should carry out some tests. It includes thyroid hormone profile, serum estrogen, FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels and TORCH infection profile (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegaloviru...  Read Full »

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