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Are onions good for sex?

No special diets can increase sexual strength. A well-balanced diet is all that is required for a healthy body and mind. Read on to know more.

health-and-fitness Updated: May 04, 2010 18:41 IST
Dr Kavan Lakdawala
Dr Kavan Lakdawala
Hindustan Times

Can a woman with menses attend a holy ceremony?
Traditionally, people believe that during the period, the girl is unhealthy. Some families forbid girls from entering places of worship during that time of the month. Scientifically, having a regular period is a sign of normal sexual development. The female body prepares itself for pregnancy during each cycle. If the ovum is not fertilised during a given cycle, the preparations made by the body in the form of uterine lining, blood vessels growth etc become redundant, and hence need to be discarded through the vagina. This is the scientific explanation for having a period. The menstrual flow consists of blood, cells, uterine lining, and secretions. You can take the lead in breaking the tradition.

Are onions good for sex? Can I have sex five times?
Do you mean five times in a day? That requires some strength and stamina! The erection of the penis depends on the sexual and mental stimulation the person receives. Men cannot have erections one after another. There is a lag period between each subsequent erection, during which no amount of sexual stimulus can cause an erection. Hence men are not capable of experiencing continuous orgasms. No special diets can increase sexual strength. A well-balanced diet is all that is required for a healthy body and mind.

My friend says that I did not have a full erection during sex. Can I have sex with a semi-erect penis?
Only an erect penis can satisfactorily penetrate a woman. The male partner needs to get and maintain an adequate erection till he satisfies his partner. Reports of temporary partner-specific impotence have been reported. In the first few attempts, fear of failure may also play on your mind. If you are able to masturbate, then sexually you are normal. Both of you may need counselling and details about the human anatomy. Remember to use some form of contraceptive prior to marriage to avoid the hassles of unwanted pregnancy.

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