When it comes to orgasms — or lack of them — many women suffer in silence.
But many are now turning to a revolutionary injection which costs an eye-watering $AU1700 in order to boost their orgasms.
The O-shot or O-boost claims to increase lubrication, stimulation of the clitoris and libido and improve female climax.
As an added bonus, it can also help with stress urinary incontinence, or bladder weakness, which is a common problem for women who have given birth.
The procedure works by taking blood from the patient’s arm and then spinning it in a centrifuge to “activate” them and produce “high quality” Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
It is injected into the area below the urethra and into the vaginal wall.
Dr Sherif Wakil, who offers the treatment at his Harley Street clinic in London, told The Independent: “The PRP generated in the centrifuge contains cell regenerating growth factors which, when injected into the vagina, trigger stem cells to increase blood flow and generate healthy tissue growth as well as (helping to) improve the vascularization of the area.”
The doctor has treated over 2000 women and says the new treatment is a much-needed boost.
The main reason for the procedure was to treat women who used to have orgasms and now do not, or are experiencing urinal incontinence or lichen sclerosis — a condition which affects the skin of the genitalia.
He said: “The rise of non-surgical genital rejuvenation, in general, has increased a lot due to the advanced technology that is now present and patients now started to be informed but we are still in a very early stage.
“The fact that women finally heard about a treatment that can at least help them regain some of their sensitivity as there was nothing at all in the market for that.”
Dr Naomi McCullen from Sydney-based surgery The Manse Clinic said the shot can help with sexual wellbeing as well as stress urinary incontinence.
She told the Daily Mail: “One to two treatments are necessary to begin with and can be repeated once yearly after that.”
However, not everyone is a fan and some experts say the science behind the procedure was unproven.
Writing on her own website, gynaecologist Dr Jen Gunter said: “There are no studies at all suggesting the O-shot improves orgasm or sexual function.
“There is no animal or human data suggesting it is safe to inject in vaginal epithelium or into the clitoris.
This article originally appeared on The Sun was republished here with permission.