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Sex myth debunked: X-rays destroy sperms

Sex expert Dr Kavan Lakdawala debunks myths about sex. He says short exposure to the X-ray film will definitely not cause any ill affects. But prolonged exposure in an unprotected state can...

sex and relationships Updated: Apr 04, 2012 14:23 IST
Dr Kavan Lakdawala

Short exposure to the X-ray film will definitely not cause any ill affects. But prolonged exposure in an unprotected state can lead to problems with body functioning.

The effects of radiation do include interference with the maturation process of sperms, an increase in the abnormal sperms, poor motile sperms and testicular tumours.

Q: I’ve been happily married for four years. I have a great sex life and a baby. Three months ago, I had protected sex with a friend. I’m regretting what I did and now I am unable to have sex with my wife. What do I do? Will medicines help?
A: Why not masturbate in her absence? If you can have sex with one lady, you can have sex with another. But partner specific impotence has been reported from time to time. Your involvement with another lady may be the cause for your reduced sex interest. The guilt, fear of getting caught or transmitting STDs may also play havoc. Relax and take her into confidence. Start slowly with foreplay and mutual masturbation.

Q: There have been some reports about masturbation affecting the testes. Do they become loose due to it? My friends say it’s a dangerous habit and should be avoided.
The testes are lodged in the scrotal sac. The scrotum keeps testicular temperature within narrow range for adequate functioning. Hence, in the summers the sac sags, and in the winter it contracts to keep the testes warm. The chances of sickness following masturbation are zero. You can carry on with your fantasies. Let your friends’ advice go unnoticed.

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Dr Kavan Lakdawala at:
HT Media Limited, 2nd Floor, Mahalaxmi Engg Estate, LJ-First Cross Road, Mahim (W), Mumbai: 400016; email:lakdawalakavan@gmail.com