For thosewilling to endure a little pain for their pleasure, consider the O-Shot. We asked Robert H. Cohen, M.D., a cosmeticsurgeon in Los Angeles who performs the procedure, how it works: After drawingblood from your arm, a doctor separates out the nutrient-rich platelets andthen reinjects them into two spots—in the anterior wall of the vagina, wherethe G-spot is, and in the clitoris. (Don’t panic, Dr. Cohen applies a topical anesthesia beforehand.) Theresult: Dr. Cohen says is patients have reported a three- to fourfold increasein the number of orgasms they have, and he adds, the shot can even help withthings like incontinence, dryness, sexual dysfunction, and lack ofsensitivity. Results vary, but Dr. Cohensays they can last eight months or longer.
Rebecca Norris, 26, a writer in New York City, got herO-Shot at a med-spa in Manhattan and was very pleasantly surprised withthe outcome. “Before the treatment I waspretty much incapable of orgasming from penetration, whether during sex or on asolo mission, “she says. “The fact thatit immediately felt like I was on the edge without the slightest bit ofclitoral stimulation was an incredible feeling.” She got the shot in January, and the resultswere still going strong a month later. “Not being able to climax has given me my fair share of anxiety in thepast,” she says. “To be able to get lostin the physical feelings is a gift.”
But many doctors are not convinced. The O-Shot hasn’t been approved by the FDA,and “anything with needles has a risk of bleeding and infection, which can leadto scars and injury to the nerves that are there,” says Kate White, M.D., assistantprofessor of obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University. “It needs a lot of research before I’drecommend it. Besides, the O-Shot—aswell as cosmetic gynecology procedures like labiaplasty and vaginalrejuvenation—tries to tell women there’s something wrong that they need to paymoney to have fixed. Our bodies come inall shapes, sizes, forms, and colors. That goes for our orgasms too.”