Are Your Fantasies Dangerous?

The following synopsis contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Everybody daydreams and fantasizes, but how far are you willing to push your boundaries? The Doctors answer your most intimate questions about how to stay safe when you experiment. 

Your Fantasy Doctor
Admit it. You’ve secretly fantasized about a doctor, maybe even one of The Doctors themselves. But this is one of those fantasies that you shouldn't turn into a reality.

People on the street reveal their fantasies, and The Doctors discuss what’s appropriate and inappropriate when it comes to the doctor-patient relationship.

“There’s no harm in fantasizing. What you want to do is role play at home,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says.

Is Bigger Better?
Jonathan writes:
I have been very insecure about the size of my penis my whole life. My wife says it doesn’t bother her, but I really believe it will improve our sex life if I get a penis enlargement. Do you have any recommendations?

Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon describes several methods for making your penis look larger, but he warns of the many risks associated with male enhancement

Dr. Ordon encourages men considering enlargement to "change the things that you can nonsurgically — make things look better in the neighborhood.

"What do I mean? Get yourself in better shape, work on those abs, do a little manscaping. In fact, the right kind of manscaping is going to make things look more inviting, possibly a little bit bigger.”

"There are so many other things that you can do sexually to satisfy your partner,” Dr. Ordon adds. “Hone up on those skills, you may go to the head of the class.”

Bad Ink

Kathy is considering getting a pink-ribbon tattoo to support her daughter, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. But she’s heard recent news reports about people getting skin infections after getting tattoos, so she’s concerned about whether it’s safe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 22 cases of tattoo-associated non-tuberculosis mycobacterium skin infections during the past year.

The FDA does not regulate tattoo ink, which can be contaminated, but the agency is reviewing how it deals with the tattoo industry.

Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears says that symptoms can include the skin becoming red, swollen, painful and itchy, but the bacterium also can lead to more serious organ and joint infections, eye problems and lung disease.

Dr. Travis advises if you decide to get a tattoo, do your research first. Make sure the studio uses sterilized techniques and that the tattoo artist is wearing gloves.

Fantasies Fulfilled

Sex expert Emily Morse joins The Doctors to answer viewers’ questions about safe ways to act on your fantasies.

One woman, who requested to remain anonymous, says she and her boyfriend have been discussing their fantasy of inviting another woman into the bedroom.

“I know all about how to protect myself from STDs from a guy, but I have no idea how to protect myself from another woman,” she says.

"You can pass along all of the STDs with oral sex— hepatitis, syphilis, herpes — all of them, so it's really important to make sure you are very safe," OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says.

Emily advises people participating in a threesome to use condoms and a dental dam, which can protect you when performing oral sex on a woman.

“They don’t sell them at the local corner store always,” Emily says. “You can make your own.”

Jerika recently read the best-selling book 50 Shades of Grey, and she and her boyfriend, Eric, are interested in exploring new ways to spice up their sex life.

"Do you have any tips on how we can take some risks without putting each other in any type of danger?” asks Jerika.

Emily encourages people to communicate their fantasies to their partner. Before experimenting, she says, partners should establish a safe word. She suggests using traffic light signals — red, yellow, green — so that your partner knows when you’re not comfortable and want to stop.

“Communication is a lubrication,” she says.

Thin Fantasy or Nightmare?
P’etra is a model and her agency recently told her she needs to lose two inches from her waist.

“I heard a lot about this tapeworm diet, and it has me a little intrigued. I was wondering if it’s a good option for me and if it’s safe,” she asks.

P’etra joins The Doctors in the audience as parasitologist Dr. Scott Smith explains how tapeworms attach to your intestines and grow inside your body.

“I’m frightened to even hear about it,” Dr. Travis says.

Mom Delivers Miracle Baby
Nikki found out at 20 weeks that her pregnancy was abnormal and the egg had implanted outside of her uterus. Her doctors suggested she terminate, but Nikki says her pregnancy felt healthy to her so she decided to move forward, though doctors told her she was risking her life.

“I just told myself as soon as I feel like I can’t handle this anymore, we’ll figure out what we’re going to do at that point, and we never got to that point,” Nikki tells The Doctors.

Dr. Lisa explains that Nikki had an ectopic pregnancy, and most women with the condition suffer massive hemorrhages early in their pregnancies, risking the lives of the mother and the baby. Nikki delivered her son, Azelan, at 32 weeks, and both mother and son are healthy.

“This is a miracle baby. Because actually the uterus could have ruptured at any time,” Dr. Lisa says.

Bodies in Motion
You might recognize husband and wife acrobalance team Donovan and Rebecca from America’s Got Talent. The couple, who hold three Guinness World Records, join The Doctors.

“You get your workout in and you get to spend some time together, and so much of that is all core,” Dr. Travis says.