Everyone deserves to have a satisfying sex life and fulfilling personal relationships, no matter their age. But did you know that up to 50% of women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives?
Painful intercourse, low sex drive, and inability to orgasm, are very common problems. Many women are embarrassed to bring up these symptoms with their doctors, but sexual dysfunction is a medical condition — and it’s treatable.
At the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine, our team strives to take the stigma out of seeking care for sexual wellness. Stuart Shoengold, MD, specializes in diagnosing and treating sexual dysfunction. One of our most popular treatments is the O-Shot®, a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for female sexual health.
Signs of sexual dysfunction
Sex is an important aspect of your relationship with your spouse or significant other. It’s normal for sexual function to change over time, and for women, those changes can lead to a number of negative symptoms.
Hormonal changes caused by birth control pills, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause can all affect your sex drive and physical sensations during sexual intercourse. Some of the most common signs of female sexual dysfunction are:
- Decreased sensation
- Inability to orgasm
- Low sex drive
- Painful intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal itching or burning
- Vaginal laxity
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you could be suffering from sexual dysfunction. These changes can be frustrating and may negatively impact your relationship, but treatment is available. Dr. Shoengold and our team specialize in the latest therapies to improve sexual wellness and self-esteem.
Benefits of the O-Shot for sexual wellness
The O-Shot is a revolutionary therapy for female sexual wellness. It’s a PRP treatment that stimulates healthy tissue regeneration to fight the symptoms of sexual dysfunction.
When you come to the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine, our team starts by reviewing your medical history, sexual history, and symptoms. If we identify signs of sexual dysfunction, we can help you decide if the O-Shot is a good option for you.
The O-Shot is a customizable procedure that uses elements from your own blood. We take a small sample of blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the healing platelets and growth factors found naturally in your blood.
We administer local anesthesia to keep you comfortable, then make a series of small injections around your vagina and clitoris. We choose the exact locations to inject the PRP based on your unique symptoms.
The procedure takes just a few minutes and there’s no down time required. The PRP solution begins working immediately, and you can expect to start noticing improvements in sexual wellness within a few days.
Some of the benefits of the O-Shot include:
- Heightened sex drive
- Increased sensation
- Improved vaginal comfort
- Stronger orgasms
You can start having sex right away, and the results you achieve with the O-Shot can last up to 18 months. If you’re happy with the improvement you see in your sexual wellness, you can get the O-Shot again once the effects begin to dissipate.
A lackluster sex life can limit your happiness and your confidence, but you don’t have to live with it. Find out how the O-Shot can improve your sex life with a confidential consultation at Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine. Call our Millburn, New Jersey, office at 973-218-9400 or book an appointment online.