Get ready to say "Oh, yes!"
Yes, you read that right ... an ORGASM INJECTION. This is a thing that exists.
The product is called PRP (platelet rich plasma). It's a blood plasma enriched with platelets derived from your own blood that's used to heal and grow soft tissue in places where it is injected. And, it supposedly stimulates vaginal pleasure for women who suffer from vaginal dysfunction and lack of pleasure. Or, simply, for women who want more stimulation and sexual enjoyment.
When injected, it stimulates healing and grows tissue that is sensitive and responsible for pleasurable stimulation. PRP does not have many side effects and an estimated 150,000 women have already tried the shot.
This process came to use in the 1990s in facial plastic surgeries to support better growth of facial tissue. (Facial tissue is incredibly sensitive, just like the vagina!) Clinical trials for vaginal use of PCP began in 2011 by Dr. Samuel Wood, a reproductive endocrinologist in San Diego, CA. But, it was Charles Reunels who founded the specific O-Shot for the vagina.
The O-Shot can be helpful to many women, but it is important to acknowledge that this procedure (like Viagra for men) can also set very unreasonable, high expectations from both you and your partner. The vagina is not a robot!
Why are women choosing the O-Shot as an option?
According to Dr. Lauren Streitcher, 25 percent of women have an orgasm dysfunction. But, the truth is — it doesn’t need to be considered a dysfunction. Many women experience orgasms differently, including the level of strength, feeling and stimulation, both internally and through the clitoris.
More importantly, its's important to know that only 25 percent of women can consistently experience vaginal orgasms on a consistent basis and some women even prefer to experience sex or foreplay without orgasm due to the feeling or intensity.
Psychology Today reports, "About half of women sometimes have orgasms during intercourse. About 20 percent seldom or ever have orgasms during intercourse. And about 5 percent never have orgasms, period."
So, for women looking for help increasing and improving their sexual response, the O-shot is an option.
It costs about $1,200 to $1,500 per visit and each injection lasts around 18 months. Though apparently it's safe to repeat injections once they wear off, because PRP treatments are still new, there is not enough validated research to confirm this.
How do doctors make the PRP?
Step 1: Doctors draw your blood and spin it in a high-moving machine, creating a layer of platelet-rich plasma from your blood.
Step 2: The physician or nurse conducts vaginal mapping by exploring your vagina to find the most pleasurable and sensitive parts of your vagina that will benefit most from the injection.
Step 3: The injection site is given a bit of numbing cream to ease the sting of the injection (which patients say is not very painful). In some cases, some of the PRP is injected into the clitoris as well.
Step 4: Doctors inject the PRP into the vagina's sensitive spot to stimulate new tissue growth. As it grows, your orgasms become more intense, and vaginal ejaculation can become possible, too, due to increased sensitivity.
The shot may make you more sensitive, but part of the joy of sex (including foreplay) is the journey of learning about your body. Pleasure can take time and healthy communication, compromise, and exploration are still required for an optimally enjoyable sexual experience. Practice and explore with your partner (or solo).
There are many types of vaginal dysfunction that make achieving orgasms difficult.
If you’re experiencing loss of vaginal stimulation, pain, or sexual discomfort, visit a medical professional for a comprehensive medical examine before jumping to a procedure like this.
If your medical professional suggests that this might be a promising procedure for you, find a PRP Provider near you here.
This article was originally published at Honestly Naked . Reprinted with permission from the author.