What is sexual intercourse?
Sexual intercourse between a man and a
woman starts with them both getting
sexually excited. It is when a man's hard
penis goes inside a woman's vagina.
What is hymen? Is an intact hymen always a
sign of virginity?
It’s a thin protective elastic membrane or
strip of skin that partially covers your
vaginal opening. When you reach puberty,
the hymen stretches easily, but a hymen
can be torn in many ways such as due to
riding a bicycle. A hymen that isn't
intact doesn't mean that a woman is not a
virgin. Remember, you are a virgin until
you have sexual intercourse.
Does sexual intercourse hurt?
often sexual intercourse between a loving
man and woman is extremely pleasant and
fulfilling experience. When woman is
sexually excited and relaxed, her vagina
will probably be moist enough to let her
man’s penis go in without hurting.
However, it can be painful both for woman
or man in certain conditions. When a woman
suffers from pain during or after having
sexual intercourse, doctors call it ‘dysperunea’.
Some of the important causes of pain full
sexual intercourse are as follows:
When the woman is having sex for the
first time and her hymen is intact.
When the woman is not emotionally or
psychologically ready or willing for the
Having sexual intercourse before six
weeks after delivery
If woman suffers from vaginal or pelvic
If her vagina is not adequately moist
even after adequate arousal. It can
happen during some days of the month or
after certain age.
Too rigorous or harsh sexual intercourse
Man can also suffer pain during or after
Having sex for the first time
Injury during harsh and rigorous sexual
Dryness of vagina
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
How to deal with painful sexual
While men get aroused very quickly, women
take much longer time to be ready for
having sex. They need to be respected,
cared and pampered before they would like
to like to be willing and active partners.
A tender and arousing foreplay can make
sexual intercourse a pleasurable
experience. For vaginal dryness, the
couple should use a water based vaginal
lubricants available over-the-counter. The
sexual intercourse should not be very
harsh or too forceful to prevent injury
If the pain persists and either of the
partners suffers from infection, a
qualified doctor should be consulted.
What happens to semen after it's been
ejaculated into a woman. Does it just stay
there until it dies, or does it leak out?
If it stays inside, what happens to it
once it dies?
After semen is ejaculated into the vagina,
it can either travel farther up into the
vagina, through the cervix, and then up
the fallopian tubes, or drip out. Most of
it will drip out when a woman stands up.
Semen that remains in the body will carry
sperm that can survive for approximately
three to seven days. If a woman is trying
to get pregnant, she should not stand up
for at least 20 minutes after intercourse.
Is there a "safe time" to have sexual
There is no safe time to have unprotected
sex if you wish to avoid pregnancy and
Sexually Transmitted Diseases. STDs can be
transmitted whenever an infected person
has sex with an uninfected person, and
pregnancy is always a possibility, even
during a woman's period. Although women
are generally only fertile for a few days
every month (usually around the middle of
the menstrual cycle) most women have no
definite way of knowing when this is.
Sperm can also survive inside the body for
several days, meaning a woman can
potentially become pregnant over quite a
long period of time. If she has irregular
periods, "safe" days can be particularly
difficult to predict.
Can a woman become pregnant when she
has sexual intercourse for the first time?
Yes, a woman can become pregnant.
Can a woman get pregnant if she has
sex during her period?
Yes, a woman can get pregnant if she has
sex during her period.
What are the chances of becoming
pregnant from a single act of sex?
The likelihood of becoming pregnant from a
single act of unprotected sex (for
example, from a one night stand) varies
from person to person, and also depends on
the stage of a woman's menstrual cycle.
The probability is highest around the time
of ovulation (when the egg is released), -
that is around the 14th day of the
menstrual cycle (about 7 to 10 days after
stoppage of bleeding. when, on average, up
to one third of women will become pregnant
from having sex once.
If a man pulls his penis out before
he comes or doesn't put it in all the way,
can a woman still get pregnant?
Unfortunately even if a man doesn't insert
his penis all the way, or withdraws his
penis before ejaculation, a woman can
still become pregnant. This is because
(the lubricating fluid that leaks out of a
man's penis before and during sex can
contain sperm. If this fluid gets in or
around a woman's vagina, it can find its
way inside, and she can become pregnant.
is sexual orientation?
The term sexual orientation refers to the
gender (that is, male or female) to which
a person is attracted. There are several
types of sexual orientation that are
People who are heterosexual are
romantically and physically attracted to
members of the opposite sex: Heterosexual
males are attracted to females, and
heterosexual females are attracted to
males. Heterosexuals are sometimes called
People who are homosexual are romantically
and physically attracted to people of the
same sex: Females who are attracted to
other females are lesbian; males who are
attracted to other males are often known
as gay. (The term gay is sometimes also
used to describe homosexual individuals of
People who are bisexual are romantically
and physically attracted to members of
What is an orgasm?
When sexual excitement builds up and
reaches a peak a person experiences an
orgasm, also called a climax or coming.
When a man has an orgasm he ejaculates.
This means that sperm mixed with semen
comes out of the end of his penis in a
sticky white fluid. After a man has
ejaculated he loses his erection and
usually needs to stop for a while. For
women orgasm is more complex phenomenon in
which her vagina often becomes very wet
and wavy sensation in her body and brain.
It’s a state of euphoria for both of them.
Is abnormal not to get an orgasm?
If a person doesn't have an orgasm, it
doesn't mean anything is wrong. In fact,
worrying about reaching an orgasm or being
nervous is quite likely to make it hard
for a person to relax enough to have one.
What is anal intercourse?
Anal intercourse is when a man puts his
penis into the anus and rectum of another
man or woman.
cause serious infections if it is done
Can a woman become pregnant as a
result of anal sex?
A woman cannot become pregnant as a result
of anal sex directly, although if any
sperm leaks from the anus and enters the
vagina, pregnancy could occur.
What is oral sex?
Oral sex is when one person licks or sucks
another person's penis or vagina. A woman
cannot get pregnant from giving oral sex
to a man, even if she swallows his sperm.
Can sperm pass through clothes?
No, generally clothing acts as a barrier
Can a man get a yeast infection if he
has oral sex with a woman who has a
vaginal yeast infection?
Yes, it can happen. the yeast (a fungus)
that causes yeast infections, likes to
grow in acidic environments, like the
vagina. Your mouth is also a similar
environment to the inside of the vagina. A
yeast infection in the mouth is called
thrush. If you have symptoms of a yeast
infection in your mouth, like a white
'covering' on your throat, white spots on
the back of your throat, or on the roof of
your mouth make an appointment with a
doctor . Don't worry, it can be treated.
What is impotence?
Impotence is the inability to achieve or
sustain an erection for satisfactory
are the causes of impotence?
Impotence may occur due to : (i) Mental
stress and depression (ii) Alcohol/ drug
(iv) Diabetes (v) Heart disease (vi) High
blood pressure (vii) Certain medications
used for treating blood pressure,
depression, peptic diseases.
How is impotence managed / treated?
Impotence may be
smoking and alcohol intake (iii)
Following the medical advice after
thorough assessment by a qualified doctor
about psychological therapy?
Experts often treat psychologically based
impotence using techniques that decrease
anxiety associated with intercourse. The
patient's partner can help apply the
techniques, which include gradual
development of intimacy and stimulation.
Such techniques also can help relieve
anxiety when physical impotence is being