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Know Love Making Position For Beginners!

Dr. Rakesh Agarwal 90% (34 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S)
Sexologist, Muzaffarnagar
Know Love Making Position For Beginners!

Many people are scared of having sex either because of the pain or simply because of the after effects of having unprotected sexual intercourse.  Keeping yourself away from sexual intercourse and hiding all your emotions and excitement may result in psychological imbalances.

First time is always special. Instead of trying complicated sex positions which might ruin your experience, go for these 4 simple sex styles to ensure a beautiful time spent with your partner.

-       Doggy Style- It is a position in which the woman bends on her elbows keeping her legs tightly closed. The man is at the back of her making it comfortable having anal sex. With this position, you can also have vaginal sex with your partner.

-       Magic Bullet- It is a position in which the woman lies on the bed with legs up in the air. The man holds her legs and kneels down behind her. This is one of the easier styles for first timers.

-       Reverse cowgirl- It is a sort of cross between doggy style and classic women-on-top position. This is a position in which the man lies flat on the bed and the woman is on the top of the man with her back facing the man. She leans forward while the man penetrates into her vagina or the anus, from behind.

-       69- It is a position in which the couple align themselves in such a way that their mouths are near to the other's genitals. This particular position allows for great oral sex. Sexual stimulations are high in this position but sometimes it can distract people whose focus is just on their own pleasure. This position is best fitted for partners having similar heights.

So, get rid of all the shyness and give all your emotions and excitement a direction. Give it a chance and take your relation to a higher level, making it stronger.

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Do You Have Realistic Expectations From Your Partner?

Dr. Nisha Khanna 86% (53 ratings)
Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Do You Have Realistic Expectations From Your Partner?

Many times people enter into relationships with unrealistic expectations from their partners and from the relationship itself, idealizing it to be perfect. This often leads to a lot of struggle and eventually to disappointment causing unhealthy behaviors and this turns their fairytale into a nightmare overnight. A healthy relationship requires trust, honesty, equality and most of all mutual respect and these are the exact things that we often find missing in a relationship. So what are the realistic expectations?

Let’s dive in.

1. Where two people begin to spend a lot of time together, disagreements and arguments are bound to take place. It is normal for your partner to feel angry at you or unintentionally hurt you sometimes. There will be fights so when things are getting heated, a more sensible thing would be to be mindful about the words you choose to communicate any issues to your partner.

2. Your partner will feel irritable and at times be emotionally unavailable for you when you need them. Your partner can have bad days when he/she is going through a rough patch, probably at work or with some friend that would cause them to be in a bad mood. You should give your partner space to recuperate and also find your own coping strategies; have hobbies and friends of your own with whom you can spend time.

3. People who are in relationships also have lives outside the relationship and depending upon the circumstances their priorities can change. You can expect your partner to spend quality time with other people also or at times miss an important event that you had planned with them. For example, your partner may have to skip a lunch date because their mother fell sick and they had to go to visit them. As much as it is unhealthy to spend little time together it is also unhealthy to be spending too much time together.

4. Partners in a relationship are human beings and humans make mistakes. To accept that your partner is as human as you are and that they may have their own weaknesses and flaws will help you to forgive your partner’s mistakes. You will be able to move past it and live a harmonious life with your partner.

5. Sometimes you have to express your feelings to your partner verbally so that they know what you are expecting from them. Feelings and expectations can be best understood by another person if they are communicated to them clearly. At the same time, It is also realistic to expect that your partner won’t be able to read your mind.

6. Your partner’s opinions and views will differ from your own and sometimes if you alter or change your opinion about something because of your partner, it does not make you small or less of a person. You can, in turn, express your views or your logic to your partner respectfully if you disagree with them. Active listening, compassionunderstanding and kindness are more important to sustain a long lasting healthy relationship.

7. Expect that ‘change is constant’ in relationships. Your partner can express love and feelings of affection to you in a different way which will be a new experience for you. With time and age, every person grows and changes along with their feelings. However, that does not mean that the love and concern for you have faded away. It only means that your partner has become comfortable with you and doesn’t feel the need to please you.

8. Every relationship goes through ups and downs. Expect your relationship to be imperfectly perfect. You have not to compare your partner with others and think how happy they are in their relationship. Your partner may have certain qualities which others may not have. The comparison will only make you feel worse about your own partner and find all sorts of flaws in him/her. Remember, the grass always seems to be greener on the other side.

Problems arise because we assume the other person shares our expectations. But when something doesn’t go the way we think it should, we feel frustrated, disappointed and even angry.

Problems arise because we assume the other person shares our expectations. But when something doesn’t go the way we think it should, we feel frustrated, disappointed and even angryProblems arise because we assume the other person shares our expectations. But when something doesn’t go the way we think it should, we feel frustrated, disappointed and even angry.

marriage counselor or relationship expert can help you understand your own expectations, as well as your partner’s, and showing a willingness to reach a common ground. A marriage counselor can help you explore effective ways to avoid the frustrations and pain of unmet expectations and build a stronger connection.
 

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Can Exercising Help In Improving Sexual Health?

Dr. S.K. Kaushik 90% (1835 ratings)
MBBS
Sexologist, Gurgaon
Can Exercising Help In Improving Sexual Health?

Research proves that exercise is a great way to improve sexual function in both men and women. Whether one suffers from sexual problems like erectile dysfunction or may just want to improve their sex life, exercising the sex muscles is effective in both cases. A particular group of muscles function together and are involved directly in the process. Exercising these muscles will naturally increase the flow of blood to your penis and help improve sexual performance. 

Here are ways to exercise which prove to be effective in enhancing your sex life.
1. Exercising the core muscles and supporting muscles

This type of exercise aims at strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. An easy way to locate these muscles is to stop the flow of urine midway or to hold one's bladder when one needs to pee. Keeping the muscles contracted for a period of ten seconds and relaxing them completes one cycle. This exercise helps to improve erection and control your orgasm better by strengthening the core muscles.

2. Exercising the supporting muscles
The second exercise involves pushups. Without this exercise, the other muscles might become tired and one may not be able to achieve sexual fulfillment. This exercise tends to improve the strength of one's abs, lower back, shoulder, chest, arms, legs and buttocks. The muscles in the aforementioned body parts are the supporting sex muscles which work together to make the act more fulfilling. A set of 10 or 20 pushups, three times a day is recommended.

3. Exercising to enhance the flow of blood to all body parts
Rebounding on a mini trampoline for at least 10 minutes a day can improve one's sexual performance to a great extent. It is important that one engages in the act carefully so as to avoid injury or accidents. This exercise is both fun and easy. It helps to increase the circulation of blood to all areas of the body and helps to strengthen the pelvic, abdominal muscles, hip and leg muscles. This exercise also helps to overcome lethargy.

Orgasm - What Are The Changes That Occur During It?

Dr. Shobhit Tandon 95% (1468 ratings)
MBBS, PG-Diploma In Clinical Pathology
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Orgasm - What Are The Changes That Occur During It?

Also known as sexual climax, orgasm is the sudden ejection of stored sexual excitement during the process of having sex. It involves the rhythmic flexing of the muscles near the pelvic area resulting in an immensely pleasurable experience. Considered an involuntary action, it is experienced by both men and women though they occur due to different circumstances. While the sexual stimulation of the penis is responsible for orgasm in males, it is the stimulation of the clitoris that causes the same in women. In both the sexes the body undergoes certain changes during orgasm. Few of them are-

1.Effect on genitals
Though orgasm results in a pleasurable experience in both men and women their genitals do not react in a similar way. Women experience a heady rush as the blood flow to the clitoris and vagina. Subsequently, the vagina secretes lubricants and increases in size. On the other hand, men experience a feeling of contraction and throbbing in their penis and prostate region. Despite the differences, the genitals in the cases release powerful sexual energy during orgasm. 

2. Increase in blood rate and rapid breathing
This condition is common to both men and women. Due to the dilation of the blood vessels, both the sexes experience an increase in heart rate, contraction of muscles and rapid breathing during orgasm.

3.Release of hormones
During orgasm, there is an excessive discharge of oxytocine in both men and women. When this hormone floods the brain, it creates feelings of intimacy and a sense of warm bond. However in males another hormone called the testosterone is released which operates as a counter to the effects of oxytocin.

4.Effects on brain 
During orgasm, the brains of men and women operate differently. The periaqueductal gray also known as PAG, an area responsible to control fights is activated in women. At the same time women also experience a sudden decrease in apprehension and fear. However, the same does not happen in the case of men. 

5. Stimulation of nerve endings
During orgasm millions of nerve endings on the penis, vaginal opening, testes and clitoris are triggered and stimulated. This consequently produces the feeling of an arousal. 

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Loss of Libido/Loosing Interest In Sex - How Can You Revive It?

Dr. Vikas Nagi (Sexologist) 90% (435 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ambala
Loss of Libido/Loosing Interest In Sex - How Can You Revive It?

Your fantasies might have taken a backseat for the time being or might have remained silenced for more than a while. The other processes of your usual life go on perfectly except for a few changes that you either consider as minute or you attribute them to any cause other than lowered libido (interest in sex). 

Loss of libido can create hurdles in a man as well as a woman's life and thus should be corrected at the earliest possible. Even if you don't care much about an impaired sex life, libido loss can affect your overall health that can prove to be harmful in the long run.

Some may say that it’s all in the mind. Yes, but to a certain extent only.  Considering the following causes, you would agree that it is not always in the mind that one loses interest in sex.

The common causes of decreased libido can be listed as below:

  1. While in males, testosterone levels may sharply drop due to aging, in females the estrogen levels may drop after surgeries pertaining to the vaginal tract, after menopause or after childbirth and subsequent breast- feeding.

  2. Exhaustion from prolonged office work or extensive travelling.

  3. An instance of sexual abuse in the past can result in lowered libido.

  4. A lousy lifestyle where you either smoke or drink regularly can prevent you from experiencing sexual desires.

  5. Irregular sleep patterns can be a contributing factor as well.

  6. Illnesses like cancerdiabetes and neurological disorders can hamper your sex drive.

Ways to deal with your libido loss:

  1. Make significant efforts to change your lifestyle. If you have an erratic lifestyle, sexual dysfunction is almost inevitable. You need to follow a routine to prohibit your libido from deterioration.

  2. Meditate and/or workout daily.  Indulge in brisk walk, jogging, yoga, light exercises, swimming, play games like, badminton, table tennis, squash, etc.  Over a period of time, it can restore your interest in sexual activities.

  3. Try and reduce the stress level from your life.  Spend quality time together and with family. Take time out for a movie, an event, a long drive, or a vacation.  Share your day’s activities with each other.

  4. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Cut down on drinking and smoking and gradually give them up completely.

  5. Take at least 8 hours of sleep so as to wake up latest by 6:00 in the morning. 

  6. A counseling by a good sexologist can help to a great extent in overcoming this problem. A major part of my treatment for libido loss consists of Counselling. Many of my patients are now happy to revive their sexual life through my treatment. One can consult me in private if they want to say goodbye to Loss of Libido.

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5 Questions Related To Vaginal Health!

Dr. Astha Dayal 92% (38 ratings)
Fellowship and Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, FOGSI Advanced Infertility Training, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
5 Questions Related To Vaginal Health!

The vagina is a tube-like muscular structure of the female genital tract that extends from the cervix to the vulva. It is a delicate organ which is prone to injuries and infections.Complications related to urination, menstruation and sexual intercourse- all affect the vaginal health.

Here are five questions associated with vaginal problems that are commonly experienced but rarely discussed:

1. Why does it feel itchy before menstruation?

The hormonal cycle reduces the amount of estrogen secreted right before the period starts. This reduces the moisture content of the inner membranes of the vagina; the skin becomes thinner and slightly dry. This can cause the itching. However, if the itching and burning sensation is too severe, it could be an infection and should be checked out.

2. What is the white discharge?

The greasy white discharge is due to the ovulation cycle. It usually occurs once a month because the amount of secretion increases right before ovulation. Some women may experience this discharge more frequently but it is nothing to worry about unless there is an unpleasant odor. Odorous discharge could be a sign of bacterial infection.

3. How often should you have a vaginal examination?

You should get a vaginal examination at least once a year. This is important for a general health assessment and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. If you are using birth control medication, there might be irregularity in the hormonal cycles and this can lead to a number of conditions- another reason to get an annual vaginal examination.

4. Does it smell differently at different times?

It usually smells differently for every woman and even that unique smell changes with the cycles of ovulation and menstruation due to changes in the pH level of the vagina. The normal vaginal pH value is between 3.8 and 4.6. Before menstruation, it may smell acidic followed by a bitter smell for a few days after menstruation. It may also smell differently after a workout (due to sweat) or after sex (due to lubrication). However, a foul smell accompanied by discharge, might be a cause for concern.

5. Why does it feel dry sometimes?

Vaginal dryness is normally experienced by women after the age of 45 or after pregnancy. However, dryness is also common just before menstruation. It also happens in women who use anti-allergy medications or birth control pills because they cause dryness in all the mucous membranes of the body.

How Can Pregnant Women Prevent UTI?

Dr. Divya Malik Chawla 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO
Gynaecologist, Vadodara
How Can Pregnant Women Prevent UTI?

For women, taking care of their health should be top priority, but especially so if one is expecting. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are more common in women and usually occur in the bladder or urethra. And with the rigours of pregnancy, would you avoid one if you could? Surely!

A UTI can be caused by sex, in a lot of cases. This is because there is a transfer of the bacteria, which has the potential to enter the urethra and cause a lot of damage to the bladder and possibly, even the kidneys.

The good news is that as long as a UTI is detected immediately after getting the infection, it can be easily treated. However, not treating this in time can lead to serious complications.

That being said, it is widely known that prevention is better than cure and the adage is just as true when it comes to infections such as these. There are quite a few steps which can be taken to reduce the risk of a pregnant mother falling ill due to a UTI.

How can pregnant women prevent UTI?
The first is to urinate frequently. This is because if the urination of the pregnant woman is not frequent, chances of the festering the bacteria are more. One should try to cut out caffeine and chocolate to as great an extent as possible in one’s diet. If she is able to do this, the amount of irritation to the bladder caused will reduce greatly and this reduces the risk of contracting a UTI.

Another thing which could be done from a dietary point of view is to drink cranberry juice on a daily basis. This is because cranberries have the ability to reduce the amount of E. coli, which is a form of bacteria sticking around the bladder. However, before this is done, it is better to consult a doctor to make sure that the consumption of cranberry in any form does not clash with any medication.

Urination before and after sex is also a good practice as is having a low dosage of antibiotics which are prescribed by the doctor in case of recurrence of the UTIs. 

Apart from all these steps, the woman should not forget to make sure she stays well hydrated at all times, as this is not only good for the prevention of UTIs, but also for making sure the body functions well.

 

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Sperms - Important Facts You Must Be Aware Of!

Dr. Rahul Gupta 97% (18557 ratings)
MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Sperms - Important Facts You Must Be Aware Of!

It is to be noted that a large chunk of a child’s genetic code is carried by the male procreation cell. Some other interesting facts about the male procreation cell, the sperm, are listed below:

  1. Diet affects a man’s sperms: A man’s daily diet plays a major role in the health of his sperm. The choice of food has a big impact on sperm. For example, a publication in The Journal of Biology and Reproduction, 2011, has shown that DHA (an Omega-3 essential fatty acid found in cod liver oil and salmon) aids in improving the morphology of the sperm. Increase in DHA levels can turn a sperm with a round head into a healthy sperm with a cone-shaped head and fill it with important enzymes that aid in egg-opening. Increase in levels of DHA also helps in improving sperm mobility. Another study has shown that men who consume an excess of 3 cups of coffee per day exhibit a reduction in concentration of the sperms as well as total sperm count along with poor quality of the sperm.
  2. Health of sperm can be improved by climaxing regularly: Production of semen is reduced due to irregular ejaculation or abstinence from sex.
  3. Wireless Technology is capable of damaging sperm: Recent studies have shown that laptops using Wi-Fi to connect to the internet damages sperm via non-thermal effects. Hence, scientists suggest that men should try to avoid keeping laptops on their laps directly and should keep their cell phones in places other than the pant pockets.
  4. Extra energy for penetrating the egg: The journey of a sperm is long and vigorous; an incredible amount of energy is needed to penetrate the ova. Naturally, there is a dearth of energy when the sperm finally reaches the ova. At this time, a stream of energy is provided because of a burst of progesterone from the female. This energizes the sperm, which in turn, helps in penetration of the egg.
  5. Protection: The immune system assumes that sperms are foreign invaders because they carry only half the DNA as compared to other cells. Hence, there are special protective cells present in the testicles that create a barrier which tends to attack the sperm cells.
  6. Life span: The publication of a study in Biology of Reproduction (1984) has stated that sperm cells, in appropriate conditions, have a life span of up to 5 days within a woman’s body.
  7. Negative impact of lifestyle choices on sperms: A number of studies have shown that men having habits such as smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, consuming caffeine and who are obese have hampered fertility. This has a negative effect on the health of a sperm. Men who frequently consume alcohol tend to exhibit poor sperm concentration and lowered sperm mobility.

Ayurvedic medicines which can be of great help in imporving your sperm count:

  • Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha due to its medicinal value can be of great help in treating the problem of low sperm count.
  • Shatavari: Shatavari has always been a great medicine to treat male infertility. Its is popularly used as an aphrodisiac because of its property of enhancing the production of sperm naturally.
  • Kaunch: Kaunch is another very useful herb that can treat your infertility issues. It is best in the treatment of premature ejaculation.
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Know Foods Which Help You Perform Better In Bed!

Dr. Vinayak Abbot 91% (559 ratings)
Diploma In Naturopathy, M.D. Alternative Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Delhi
Know Foods Which Help You Perform Better In Bed!

You may be a Greek god in bed but there is always scope for improvement. Food is known to play a major role in your sex life; think of aphrodisiac foods such as banana and dark chocolate. These foods raise your libido levels which make you a better performer in bed.

Here is a list of foods which help you perform better in bed:

  1. Oysters: Oysters are a type of food that is high in zinc which is known for its libido enhancing abilities. They also contain important amino acids which boost production of sex hormones in the body.

  2. Avocados: Avocados contain Vitamin E in good amounts which keep your sex spark ignited. They are not only good for your libido but also beneficial for your skin. Vitamin E is known to keep your skin healthy and free from different skin disorders such as acne.

  3. Chilies: A staple ingredient in most Indian kitchens, the humble chili is a well-known aphrodisiac. It contains compounds which influence better secretion of ‘endorphins’ by the brain. Endorphins are called the ‘happy hormones’ which help boost heart rate, thus contributing to improved blood circulation. An enhanced blood circulation to the sexual organs certainly keeps them in better health.

  4. Chocolate: Chocolate, especially its darker cousin, has compounds which increase ‘dopamine’ levels in the body, the hormone which is known to increase pleasure during sex.

  5. Banana: Bananas are rich in potassium and Vitamin B which increase energy levels in the body. ‘Bromelain’ is another compound in banana that improves testosterone levels in the body.

  6. Honey: Wondering where the term “honeymoon” came from? Well, it comes from a drink called ‘mead’ which is made from honey. Honey is rich in Boron which boosts energy levels and also helps regulate hormone levels in the body.

  7. Coffee: Caffeine is a strong stimulant of blood flow in the body. It ups energy levels and elevates heart rate, thus giving you the required impetus to last that bit longer.

  8. Pine nuts: Being rich in zinc, this food packs quite a punch below the belt. You can also use them as your evening snack to get rid of food cravings.

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Vaginal Health - 5 Unconventional Questions About It!

Dr. Laqa Sultan 88% (10 ratings)
MS- Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
Vaginal Health - 5 Unconventional Questions About It!

The vagina is a tube-like muscular structure of the female genital tract that extends from the cervix to the vulva. It is a delicate organ which is prone to injuries and infections.Complications related to urination, menstruation and sexual intercourse- all affect the vaginal health.

Here are five questions associated with vaginal problems that are commonly experienced but rarely discussed:

1. Why does it feel itchy before menstruation?

The hormonal cycle reduces the amount of estrogen secreted right before the period starts. This reduces the moisture content of the inner membranes of the vagina; the skin becomes thinner and slightly dry. This can cause the itching. However, if the itching and burning sensation is too severe, it could be an infection and should be checked out.

2. What is the white discharge?

The greasy white discharge is due to the ovulation cycle. It usually occurs once a month because the amount of secretion increases right before ovulation. Some women may experience this discharge more frequently but it is nothing to worry about unless there is an unpleasant odor. Odorous discharge could be a sign of bacterial infection.

3. How often should you have a vaginal examination?

You should get a vaginal examination at least once a year. This is important for a general health assessment and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. If you are using birth control medication, there might be irregularity in the hormonal cycles and this can lead to a number of conditions- another reason to get an annual vaginal examination.

4. Does it smell differently at different times?

It usually smells differently for every woman and even that unique smell changes with the cycles of ovulation and menstruation due to changes in the pH level of the vagina. The normal vaginal pH value is between 3.8 and 4.6. Before menstruation, it may smell acidic followed by a bitter smell for a few days after menstruation. It may also smell differently after a workout (due to sweat) or after sex (due to lubrication). However, a foul smell accompanied by discharge, might be a cause for concern.

5. Why does it feel dry sometimes?

Vaginal dryness is normally experienced by women after the age of 45 or after pregnancy. However, dryness is also common just before menstruation. It also happens in women who use anti-allergy medications or birth control pills because they cause dryness in all the mucous membranes of the body.

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