Is the O-shot Worth It? A Look at the Benefits
The O-shot is also known as the orgasm shot for good reason. It’s your one-way ticket to experience mind-blowing orgasms and re-energize your sexual youth.
Because if you’re not experiencing great sex, it’s not necessarily your fault. It’s not that you work too hard or your marriage is falling apart. Because believe it or not, you’ve still got it — you just need a little help. Some loss of sexual vibrancy is natural as we age.
The truth is that as most women age, they lose some degree of vibrancy in their intimate areas. Skin stretches out. The vagina isn’t as moist, which can lead to arousal problems and other sexual difficulties. This means it can be harder to experience orgasms as we age.
The good news is you don’t need to say goodbye to your sex life. In fact, you can renew your vibrancy, desire, and experience amazing orgasms again, thanks to the o-shot.
What is an O-Shot?
The O-shot is the injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is a concentration of a patient’s platelets, into the vagina and clitoral area to stimulate new cell growth. Platelets are a substance in your blood that contains healing proteins called growth factors. Patients typically receive two injections: one in the clitoris and one in the wall of the vagina. Treatments are relatively short, lasting no longer than one hour. There is no downtime or recovery time — you can return to normal living immediately following the procedure.
The effects of the o-shot can take some time to be experienced. Some women see immediate benefits. Others don’t notice much difference until about 2 to 4 weeks after the o-shot. The maximum benefit is typically reached within 3 to 4 months.
The o-shot involves little to no pain. We provide topical numbing to the area so you don’t feel much discomfort. Most of the unpleasant feelings patients experience is actually a result of needle anxiety — not the injection itself.
Many women who receive the o-shot are in their 40s, though the benefits of the procedure are not limited to age. Women can receive it as young as 18. We recommend the o-shot based on a woman’s symptoms, not her age. If you are experiencing vaginal dryness, a loss of sexual pleasure, or weakened muscles in the vagina, you may be a good candidate for the o-shot.
Some benefits of the o-shot include:
- increased sexual desire
- increased arousal
- increased lubrication
- Increased & more enjoyable orgasms during sex or masturbation
Aside from sexual problems, the o-shot can also be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- urinary stress disorder
- lichen sclerosus
- lichen planus
- treat chronic pain after childbirth
Does the O-Shot Work?
Because it is a relatively new approach to medicine, few studies have been done on the o-shot’s effectiveness. One small 2014 pilot study that hasn’t been peer-reviewed was on only 11 women — a reported 71% going from “distressed” to “not distressed.”
But we have seen some patients achieve some success through the o-shot. Many women we’ve treated have experienced increased sexual desire, better and more frequent orgasms, and greater arousal from clitoral stimulation. Some women have been able to alleviate painful sexual intercourse and problems related to urinary stress disorder.
We often combine the o-shot with vaginal rejuvenation from TempSure Envi, which uses a heated wand to naturally boost the body’s collagen levels. This results in tighter, more supple skin that feels younger and responds better to sex.
Can You Have Follow Up O-shots?
Yes, many of our patients feel additional benefits from further o-shot treatments. We recommend waiting 6 to 12 months for a second o-shot, but people with more difficult issues prefer much sooner and find repeat treatment additive. Some patients experience continued benefits for a few years, and others repeat as an annual procedure.
Are You a Candidate for the O-shot?
Do you experience pain during sex? Do you experience vaginal dryness? Are orgasms difficult to achieve? Are you troubled by urinary stress incontinence? If any of these apply, you are an ideal candidate for an o-shot or the Tempsure Envi, no matter your age.