When is O-Shot the Right Choice for You? Sexual education has advanced over the past decade, and this increase in education has lead to better sexual fulfillment for women. In previous generations, many male partners simply did not know that nearly 75% of women cannot experience orgasm without stimulation of the clitoris and/or G-spot. Now, far fewer young people experience sexual dissatisfaction because of this knowledge. However, statistics can be worrisome when it comes to female orgasms. As much as 10% of the female population has never experienced an orgasm at any point in her life, even with much of that population having access to sexual education and supportive partners. As it turns out, a lot more goes into the female orgasm than just clitoral stimulation and supportive sex. Health issues, atypical genitalia, and even aging can impact the quality of sex for women as well as their ability to have an orgasm. For many of these problems, the o-shot is the perfect answer. What is the O-Shot? The O-shot is a shot of platelet-rich plasma which is taken from your arm and injected into one spot by the clitoris and another spot in the anterior vaginal wall. Usually, a local anesthetic is provided to ensure the patient is as comfortable as is possible throughout the entirety of the procedure. What the injection of this plasma does is increase the surface area of the clitoris and the tissue near the G-Spot. This makes it easier for both areas to be stimulated, which in turn brings patients that much closer to achieving orgasm. After the shot, women sometimes experience discomfort around the injection sites, but this is normal, and within 24-48 hours any discomfort passes and sensitivity sticks around for good. The procedure is one of the safest and least invasive women’s arousal treatments available, and the use of your plasma prevents infections or donation rejection from happening. While studies are still being performed to increase the length of effectiveness, those who go through this procedure can expect results to last for up to two years. After two years, or at the one-year mark, if the patient notices the treatment effectiveness decrease, they can consult with their provider to determine the date of their next shot. Unfortunately, the O-Shot is not always the best choice for every woman experiencing arousal issues. In many cases, arousal issues can be remedied with much simpler procedures and education. However, there are instances in which it might be beneficial to talk with your provider about the O-Shot, including the following. If You Have Been Diagnosed With Female Sexual Arousal Disorder Female sexual arousal disorder is a medical diagnosis that revolves around the generalized inability for a woman to respond to sexual arousal. Typically, mental side effects of this disorder follow women outside the bedroom, making it a serious issue. These symptoms include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and generalized stress. In most cases, women want to have sex but cannot obtain arousal, which differs from the common low-libido diagnosis. The O-shot helps women with female sexual arousal disorder by increasing the surface area around their erogenous genital zones. With this increase in surface area, they have an easier time stimulating these zones and consequently achieving arousal. If You Have Been Diagnosed With Female Orgasmic Disorder Unlike female sexual arousal disorder, women affected by female orgasmic disorder do not have an issue getting and maintaining arousal. Instead, during intercourse or masturbation, they feel a consistent state of arousal but cannot achieve orgasm. Often this is exacerbated by frustration, which turns a commonly pleasurable experience into a less pleasurable one. The O-Shot is thought to improve blood flow to the injection site, which can help women achieve orgasm after stimulation. If You Have Frequent Pain During Intercourse Pain during intercourse is a lot more common than one would think. In fact, nearly 75% of women will experience pain during vaginal sex during their lifetime. This can turn a pleasurable experience quickly into an unpleasurable or even scary experience. Often, this pain can be remedied by treating common vaginal issues like yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and STDs, but not all pain can be written off as an infection. For those women who have been treated and cured of infection and still experience pain with intercourse, the O-Shot has been shown to help address this. If You Have Been Diagnosed With Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder Hypoactive sexual desire disorder refers to a person’s lack of sexual arousal. Often, this shows itself in people who have experienced normal sexual arousal in the past but suddenly find themselves unable to become aroused as usual. This can cause a rift in relationships between partners, and often can result in anxiety and depression. The O-Shot has helped many with hypoactive sexual desire disorder in the past. If You Are Over the Age of 60 and Are Experiencing Age-Related Sex Issues As the body ages, so do the sex organs. In women, the vagina becomes more narrow and shorter, which can cause pain. Additionally, it’s common for older women to experience issues like vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and other sex-related symptoms that can decrease the enjoyment of sex with your partner (or even decrease the pleasure of self-stimulation). The O-Shot has been shown to increase the flow of moisture to the vagina, which makes intercourse less painful. Additionally, it helps firm up some of the looseness associated with aging, which can make arousal easier. These are only some of the most common reasons that patients seek out the O-shot. Many more options are available to those with sexual issues, and it is best to talk to an expert about whether the O-Shot might be right for yours. Great Skin Ohio Customers can consult with an O-Shot specialist at either of our plastic surgery centers in central Ohio. Our patients receive personalized referrals, compassionate and discrete care, and competent post-procedure attention. Jiva Med Spa and Plastic Surgery in Dayton is open Monday through Saturday and can be reached at (937) 705-9430. Grandview Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Columbus is open Monday through Saturday and can be reached at (614) 421-7546. Please visit our website for directions and specific location hours.