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Know more about pregnancy

health-and-fitness Updated: Apr 11, 2010 19:02 IST
Dr Kavan Lakdawala
Dr Kavan Lakdawala
Hindustan Times
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My periods have been delayed. Recently, the condom slipped off during sex. I am not married. Please help.
Rush to the gynecologist. The condom acts as a barrier to prevent the semen from coming in contact with the female genital tract.Even a single sperm is capable of making a woman pregnant. As you are not married the consequences of unwanted pregnancy is too great to be ignored.

Missing the regular period may be one of the first signs of an impending pregnancy. The earlier the doubts are cleared, the better. Self-testing is not recommended in your case. The risk of sexually transmitted diseases is also real.

Is it okay to have sex with a lady who is five months pregnant?
Definitely yes if she is your wife. Usually, the second trimester i.e. from the fourth to the sixth month of pregnancy are considered to be safe period wherein the chances of spontaneous abortion are minimal. Remember to avoid putting pressure on her uterus.

The woman on top, back entry or lateral positions are recommended. Mutual masturbation is another option. Use of a condom is recommended so that the chances of infections are minimized. You need to discuss these aspects with your gynecologist.

Can ejaculation be delayed naturally?
For prolonging your ejaculation naturally, you may try the stop and start technique. In this, the sexual stimulation needs to be stopped at the height of sexual excitement. It is to be restarted once the penis looses its hardness. One can also use the squeeze method. In this, the base of the penis is squeezed using the thumb and the fingers just prior to the impending sense of ejaculation. Talk with your doctor for further clarifications.

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