'It's been a year of our marriage. We want a baby now'
Clinical sexologist Dr Prakash Kothari and Counseling Psychologist Rachna Kothari answer your sex-related queries
Q. It’s been a year of our marriage. We want a baby now. Is there any particular position or special food by which I can conceive a healthy and beautiful baby? Please advice.
A. There is no particular position which you need to perform or variety of special food which will help you for a more beautiful baby. Yes indeed you should avoid alcohol and tobacco in any form during pregnancy. There are certain positions which help the process of conception in general — after performing the act in the normal missionary position, i.e. after your partner has ejaculated inside the vagina, immediately thereafter you may keep your knees near chest and lie down in that position for about 15 minutes. It is said that in this position, maximum number of sperms are likely to reach the female ovum.
Note: Avoid using any lubricants during intercourse as it tends to immobilize the sperms and hamper conception.
Q. Whenever I have sex with my partner without a condom, I get tremendous redness on my glans penis and itching. This was never the case earlier. Please help!
A. The most common cause could be fungal/bacterial infection in your partner’s vagina which may become evident with curdy white/yellowish discharge which is usually associated with itching and may stain the undergarment. If so, consult a gynaecologist to find out the cause. It can be treated effectively within a week or two. Please remember that during the treatment, you must avoid sexual intercourse to avoid pingponging of infection.
Note: You may apply any anti fungal ointment on the glans penis and the redness and itching will disappear within a couple of days.