Hyderabad-based Dr. Sharmila Majumdar is one of first certified female sexologist in India. A state and national award winner in Sexology and Psychoanalysis in 2017. She did her MS in sexology from KUVEMPU in the year 2006, M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from Bharathiar University in 2008 and she completed her Ph.D. in behaviour modification from Osmania University in 2010. She did her fellowship in Treatment of Resistant Depression from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, U.S.A. She has gained her expertise in the fields of Sexology, Mental health Psychology and Cognitive consultant. She has gathered a vast experience over 11 years by undertaking crucial responsibilities in various hospitals. She managed the chairs of Sr. Consultant Psychoanalyst & Sexologist at Asha Psychiatric Hospital, Sr. Consultant sexologist at Tanvir Hospital For Women and Sr. Consultant Sexologist at Ramayya Pramila Urology & Laparoscopy Hospital.
She won laurels for Best paper presentation on female Sexual Dysfunction. Dr. Majumdar is the member of various medical societies like American Association of Sexuality Educators Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT) and Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (CSEPI) etc. She extends her valuable services in curing various sexual disorders and ailments like Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Genital Herpes, Erectile Dysfunction, Loss of libido, swelling of scrotum, Vasectomy etc. Now she is the Owner, Chief Sexologist and Psychoanalyst at Avis Hospital, Sexual and Mental Health Clinic, Hyderabad, Telangana.
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Treatment of Masturbation Addiction
Treatment of Premature Ejaculation
Treatment of Erection Problems
Treatment of HIV AIDS
Treatment of Sexual Weakness
Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction
Treatment of Curved Penis
Treatment of Painful Sexual Intercourse
Treatment Of Male Sexual Problems
Treatment of Low Sperm Count
Treatment of Gonorrhea
Treatment Of Male Sexual Problems
Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection
Treatment of Loss Of Libido
Sex Addiction Counselling
Treatment Of Female Sexual Problems
Treatment of Genital Warts
Treatment of Delayed Ejaculation
Treatment of Genital Herpes
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Few HIV Myths busted.
Q. HIV is a death sentence.
A. Successful treatment of the virus can mean a long, normal life span. It’s key for people living with HIV to have access to quality care and start antiretroviral treatment immediately. Access to Proper health care means extended life span so no it’s certainly not a death sentence.
·Q. Stick to your treatment and take good care of your body. This can help you live a long life with HIV.
·Q.HIV cannot be transmitted during oral sex.
A. Hiv can be transmitted during oral sex. HIV can be passed on through sex when infected sexual fluids or blood enter the bloodstream of an HIV negative person. During oral sex this could potentially happen if the mouth, gums and/or throat of the person giving oral sex has cuts and sores or is inflamed or infected.
Q. Is it advisable to use condoms when engaging in oral sex when you have any cuts or sore?
A.Ideally one should not participate in sex when one has open cuts or sores as a condom doesn’t cover them all it covers is your private part. Having said that a Polyurethane condoms should be used for any sexual activity as they are better at protecting from sexually transmitted infections.
Q. Hugging, handshakes, sharing toilet seats and mosquito bites does not transmit HIV.
·Q. If you are having unprotected sex or you are sharing your needles or injection
Q. equipments (tattoos, injection drugs, diabetic), you are putting yourself at a risk of HIV.
·Q.Straight People Do Not Get HIV.
Q. HIV is transmitted by the sperm which means an infected man can produce an HIV positive baby.
A. The risk of a baby having HIV is only directly related to the HIV status of the mother, not the father. So if your partner is also HIV positive, this is how you can have an HIV negative baby.
Q. When a baby is conceived it is HIV-negative in the womb. The baby normally gets infected at the time of birth when the baby’s body fluids and the mother’s blood mix. The baby can only be infected if the mother has a sexually transmitted disease.
A. If a woman is infected with HIV, her risk of transmitting the virus to her baby is reduced if she stays as healthy as possible. According to the March of Dimes, new treatments can reduce the risk of a treated mother passing HIV to her baby to a 2 percent or less.
- Having a mindset and an aura of openness and relaxation aid in the bonding process during sex and make the experience a more quality one. Good sex can be like a glue that holds a relationship together in times of stress. Having sex be “tension reducing” and relaxing rather than “tension producing” and stressful will aid in the intimacy bond and the quality of the connection.
- So much so that some couples report that good sex can bridge the distance gap in times of stress, such as during the child rearing years. Good sex is free, adds longevity to your lifespan, is excellent for your cardiovascular health and can contribute to a sense of calm and inner peace.
Who is your life partner?
Mom,Dad, Husband /wife, Best friend, Son, Daughter Or someone else ? Your real life partner is your body. You and your body stay together from the beginning of your life till your last breath. You enjoy each relationship in this world that you feel is good for you. But you also play an important role with your body. What you do to your body is your responsibility and that will come back to You. The more you care for your body, the more your body will care for You. What you eat, What you do for being Fit, How u deal with stress (physical/mental/emotional), How much rest you give to it. Will decide how your body gonna respond in your day to day life. Remember your body is the only permanent address where You live. What your body wants is love, Care, respect, politeness, honesty. Your body is your responsibility because you are your real life partner.
Many couples are now facing fertility issues due to poor sperm quality. There are good supplements to improve the same depending g on the semen analysis and the diagnosis. However there are some foods when eaten regularly for 4-6 months as a part of your diet improves the quality of the sperms. So it’s my advice to try those food stuff before rushing to a Infertility Centre. If there is little or no improvement then one must consult a specialist doctor either in infertility or sexual medicine for the future course of treatment.
- If you're basically healthy, get regular erections in your sleep and have normal lab results, chances are that your erectile dysfunction is due to psychological factors, such as performance anxiety, relationship issues or a mood disorder. Once serious mental conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety are ruled out, a sexologist can provide useful insight into your impotence. This form of treatment can be done individually or with a partner.
- Sex therapy focuses on promoting effective communication about intimacy, and learning techniques to improve sexual function. It may also involve take-home bedroom assignments.
- Erectile-dysfunction drugs are not tremendously effective for emotional impotence; however, taking oral medications in conjunction with counseling is becoming increasingly common, and does have a high success rate.
Ed can sometimes be a result of prostate cancer treatments like a prostatectomyâthe surgical removal of all or part of a man's prostate. Other health problems like high blood sugar, heart disease, or trauma to the pelvic area can cause ed.
Sexual health is closely tied to a manâs overall health. Since ed is a blood flow issue, it might be an early sign you're at risk for a heart attack. To stave off ed, men should stay in shape, work out, eat well, not smoke, get routine exams and learn to manage their stress levels. âwhen you tell a man it can reverse his ed that can be a great motivator.
If you have problems getting or keeping an erection, have less of a desire for sex or other issues that keep you from enjoying sex, visit your sexologist. Obese men have a higher rate for ed due to weaker blood vessels. Reduced blood circulation may lead to difficulty in achieving erections. When you tell a man it can reverse his erectile dysfunctionâthat can be a great motivator. I have seen many of my patients lose weight after being given this information, and they didn't need the ed medication anymore.
Unconsummated marriage (UM) is a condition where the couple in spite of being married and living together is unable to engage in sexual activity and have successful intercourse. This condition may exist among a couple for a variable duration. While medical and therapeutic intervention is available, many people still suffer in silence and feel embarrassed about their condition.
UM can have detrimental effects on the psyche of the individual partners, it can lead to low self esteem in individuals, blames games can result in frequent fights among partners,extra marital affair, fights within family or both the families. Also in a place like India predominantly for not being able to conceive and give birth to a child, frustration, depression, and if appropriate help isn't available, it may lead to annulment of marriage and divorce.
Various factors are responsible for this condition, many a times individuals may not seek help at the right time from appropriate person due to lack of awareness and taboo to talk about sex life and shame it will result in after discussion.
- There can be several reasons for UM: psychological, organic or even both at the same time.
- In a developing country like India, most individuals have nil or inadequate (may not know ‘how to proceed’) or even negatively presumed knowledge about sex (especially in females that intercourse will be very painful); so many individuals are unable to have sex after marriage. The only way they can get this information is from the net, but a lot of this sexual information comes from unreliable pornographic sites, which often end up confusing the couple even more. Some may have a negative image about sex (based on the early teachings by their family or religion, but fail to understand that it's an important and integral part of marriage), hence may not indulge in and nor allow the partner to proceed.
- Women rose to place most of their self-esteem and identity in virginity can have a tough time.For them taking on a new role as a married woman and a new identity as a sexual human being, is difficult. In the conservative middle-Eastern societies and in the developing countries, couples are strongly prevented by religious rules and cultural taboos from sexual experiences before wedding.
- For some the performance anxiety; the intense social pressure to accomplish hasty coitus with an unfamiliar woman (some men having had no social contact with their new bride), and in the presence of relatives waiting nearby for evidence of the bride’s virginity and confirmation of coitus; may lead to unsuccessful attempts. Sources of performance anxiety includes fear of sexual failure, fear of mistakes, sexual myths about sexual performance, demand for sexual performance, fear of being rejected by the partner, living in the same house with family/ lack of privacy and misconceptions and beliefs about sexuality. Unreasonable expectations, traumatic early sexual experiences, restricted foreplay, impaired self-image and poor communication, also may contribute to performance anxiety.
The current competitive lifestyle, working couples are under constant tremendous work pressure to meet deadlines leading to excessive mental stress and fatigue. They are practically available for each other only on weekends and that too, if one of them has different work schedule then it’s really difficult to spend time together. This results in “no mood tonight”, “have had a hard day, want to sleep”, “am tired, have to complete project, and get back to work early” and such other excuses and situations, affecting their sex-life. This also increases performance anxiety and later due to avoidance behaviour, partners enter a vicious cycle where they lose sexual interest altogether.
It’s hard to get to the truth in the first few minutes of a hurried consultation, and requires a lot of gentle and careful probing. Patients need to be able to be trust the doctor, before they are willing to volunteer such sensitive information.
Sexual dysfunction like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, performance anxiety in males and vaginismus in females has been predominantly reported in several studies and reviews over the years. Vulvodynia, an often unbearable pain when the genitals are touched is also one possible reason.
Little research has been conducted about UM. A trend that is seen in these studies is that in western countries lately there have been lesser reported cases of unconsummated marriage compared to eastern developing countries. Also a positive trend visible is: increased reporting among people in developing countries, this could be attributed to the fact that discussing or seeking help for sexual problems may no longer be a stigma.
- It’s essential to assess and evaluate both the partners and their sexual history along with their current relationship & psychiatric history well in combination with physical examination and diagnostic testing. The socio-cultural and psychodynamic factors pertaining to the failure to consummate the marriage should be investigated in detail and addressed. An empathetic attitude by Qualified Sexologist is required, so that patients know that they are not being judged as incompetent nincompoops. Educating a couple to take their time, experience sexuality and intimacy rather than view it as a performance or a test, or as a task you either pass or fail, often takes the pressure off.
- Premarital sex education can prevent UM arising due to wrong/inadequate knowledge of sex. Frequent meetings during courtship can lead to better understanding and comfort level between couples, thus preventing the condition. Couple counselling on sex and physical relationships including sex education can be availed after marriage.
- Marital therapy is done to resolve interpersonal issues, make each other understand faulty behaviour, to work hard to strive the relationship, develop trust and emotional bonding, to spend quality time together eventually to save the relation. Behaviour therapy where first couple should be encouraged to explore their own sexuality. Once they are comfortable with their own sexuality, gradually they can progress to having intercourse.
- Sexual dysfunctions like Vaginismus & low desire in females & Erectile Dysfunction and premature ejaculation, low desire in males and infertility due to UM should be treated.
- In conclusion, identification of the etiological factors of UM may be essential for the proper management to achieve a successful outcome. In addition to proving explicit sex education and behavioural counselling, Sexologist often find prescription medicines useful.
- It's time for the unconsummated marriages to come of the the closet!
Let’s talk about how to increase libido through your diet, which includes what you should eat more of and what you should avoid or reduce significantly.
Foods That Help
Natural Aphrodisiacs — Figs, bananas and avocados are natural aphrodisiacs loaded with vitamins and minerals that can encourage more blood flow to the genitals and naturally increase sex drive. (10)
Vitamin C foods — Vitamin C improves blood circulation to the organs so it’s important to make sure you consume foods rich in vitamin C on a daily basis. Vitamin C has also specifically been linked with a healthier female libido. (11) Some great choices include broccoli, oranges, red peppers and guava.
Iron-rich foods — For women in particular, low iron levels can have a negative affect on sexual desire, arousal, lubrication and ability to have an orgasm. Great sources of iron include dark leafy greens like kale and spinach, along with grass-fed beef.
Foods to Avoid
Trans fats and fried foods — Foods items that are greasy and/or loaded with trans fats are not helpful in the bedroom by any stretch. The adverse effects of consuming trans fatty acids can include increases in abnormal sperm production for men and interference with gestation for women. (17)
Processed foods — Chemicals in these foods may negatively affect sexual performance.
Poor-quality protein — Factory-farmed meat is known for containing added hormones and antibiotics, which can lead to hormonal imbalance in the body. (18)
High-sodium foods — Foods that are very high in sodium, like canned foods and processed foods, can contribute to high blood pressure, which in turn decreases the flow of blood to the sex organs.
Sugar — Sugar in general negatively affects sex hormones. Studies have shown specific and scary affects on testosterone levels. In a 2013 study of male subjects, the consumption of glucose decreased blood levels of testosterone by an average of 25 percent, regardless of whether the men had diabetes, prediabetes or normal glucose tolerance. Testosterone levels also remained low hours after glucose consumption. (19)
Caffeine — Overindulgence in caffeine can have unwanted affects on sexual performance.
Alcohol — Overdoing it on alcoholic beverages is known to decrease sexual desire, arousal and sensitivity. If you’re going to imbibe, opt for one glass (yes, just one) of polyphenol-rich red wine. The antioxidants in red wine can help widen blood vessels and increase blood flow to key arousal areas. (20)
Microwaveable Popcorn — It may be convenient, but it’s certainly not healthy. The chemicals found in the lining of microwave popcorn bags (as well as nonstick pots and pans) have been linked to a lower sex drive for men. According to a 2009 study, these types of popcorn bags contain perfluoroalkyl acids, such as PFOA or PFOS, known to significantly lower sperm counts. (21)
Collagen-rich foods — Collagen production naturally declines with age. This has a direct negative effect on skin health and makes it harder to keep skin firm. This phenomenon can make it harder for men to maintain an erection, and it can lead to a looser vaginal wall in women. (12) To increase your collagen levels, you can consume more bone broths and opt for a collagen supplement powder. Vitamin C also helps to increase collagen production.
Watermelon — In 2008, research conducted at Texas A&M demonstrated that watermelon may have a Viagra effect. The phytonutrients known as lycopene, beta-carotene and citrulline found in watermelon help relax blood vessels. While watermelon might not be as organ-specific as Viagra, it can be helpful in the bedroom without any negative side effects when you naturally want to improve libido. (14)
Spices like nutmeg and clove — Spices are loaded with antioxidants, which is great for overall health, including libido. Research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine specifically found that extracts of nutmeg and clove enhanced the sexual behavior of male animal subjects. (15) Clove is also great at improving bad breath.
Dark chocolate — Research has shown that chocolate consumption leads to the release of phenylethylamine and serotonin, leading to some aphrodisiac and mood-lifting effects. (16) Just make sure you choose a low-sugar, high-quality dark chocolate.
Brazil nuts — These nuts are high in selenium, which plays a role in maintaining healthy testosterone levels.
Water — Making sure you’re not dehydrated is helpful when it comes to your libido since dehydration can cause a number of negative side effects that can easily dull sexual desire. If you want to avoid possible fatigue, headaches and vaginal dryness then drink up.