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A 42-year-old member asked:

can a long inner labia interfere with sex?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Long inner labia (minora) can be sucked in & out of the vagina during intercourse. Adequate lubrication should help in this situation. However, for some women, this is so problematic that they will opt for a labiaplasty to reduce the size of the labia minora. A good vulvovaginal surgeon can perform this operation (basically a plastic surgery for the vulva). Total recovery takes about 8 weeks.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes, common complain: Many of my patients with larger labia minora commonly complain of irritation during intercourse. This is known as dyspareunia. Lubricants may help to diminish this. Discuss concerns with your gynecologist or an experienced plastic surgeon.
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
At Times: Some labiaplasty patients tell me that their labia minorae (the inner labiae) can actually hurt during sex and cause them to want to stop. This is amongst their reasons for wanting the surgery to reduce them.

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What can I do if my husband wants to have sex but i'm not ready?

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Be honest: It is often true that the hardest things to do are the best. Be honest with your partners about your feelings and why. Reassure him that it isn't about loving him. Take your time. Start slow.
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How soon can we find out the sex of our baby?

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it true that oral sex can be dangerous?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Yes: You can not get pregnant from oral sex but you can catch sexually transmitted diseases. You are lesss likely to spread an std through oral sex than through intercourse, but it is still possible. Using a condom will decrease the risk.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How can we predict the sex of the baby?

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How long after a chryo can you have sex?

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Cryotherapy - cervix: Usually after cryo, i tell patients to refrain from vaginal intercourse until the drainage stops and at least 2 weeks following treatment.

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