The O shot – A Sex Therapist’s Firsthand experience
As a credible Sex Therapist I don’t refer any of my clients to other specialists, procedures, or fellow Therapists without first knowing the other professionals style and treatment plans. Any referral has to have a good likelihood of working for that specific client or I won’t attach my name to it. I value my client’s time and money, and patients pay for my expertise in the area of sexuality. I only refer to people I know, like and trust.
In the past I had sent a few clients to Montreal and Toronto to get the O shot procedure from physicians I had previously met at conferences on sexuality. My clients are women who have been struggling with lack of orgasm, decreased sensitivity and incontinence. The clients seemed happy with the results. But they were understandably anxious and there were significant costs in traveling out of town. New clients had questions about the procedure that I could only answer from the third person. I then heard that in 2017 the Orgasm or O shot was now available in my hometown of Ottawa, Ontario by Inovo Medical. They had a booth about sexual and cosmetic medicine at the Women’s Show and had great reviews from previous patients. It was time for me to go through the O shot procedure myself in order to feel like “I was walking the walk”. The other sexual procedures done at Inovo Medical include an increase in penile girth, the P shot for Peyronie’s (bend in the penis), and laser treatments for vaginal tightening.
I arranged a meeting with the chief physician at Innovo Medical, Dr. Belanger, in order to ask my questions in person and get his take on the procedure. My first meeting was actually Halloween day. The whole staff was dressed up, laughing, offering up chocolate all while being very professional. I love Halloween and chocolate so I felt the love. It was a great atmosphere with a supportive and inclusive group. I was invited to join them over lunch and the staff (including their resident physicians) were all present and engaged discussing sexual medicine. I was sold.
The O shot is defined as “The Orgasm Shot® (O-Shot®) procedure is a very specific method of using blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate the vagina to help relieve women with urinary incontinence and sex problems.”
That’s a formal way of saying that by injecting the body’s own platelets into the vagina, G spot, vulva and urethra it encourages significant healing and increased blood flow in those areas. PRP procedure uses the body’s own healing to concentrate on areas that have been diminished. Athletes use the procedure to heal specific areas after injuries.
The O shot was designed to improve areas of Female sexual dysfunction. Besides incontinence, female sexual dysfunction can include:
• Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (usually but not always accompanies Sexual Desire Disorder). Women who suffer with this may want to have sex but have much difficulty finding the pleasure of arousal. The 5% incidence doesn’t sound like much until you think about it–that’s the same as one in 20!
• Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (Low desire). Remember, that this is not counted a disorder unless it’s disrupting the woman’s life. Around 10% of women suffer with this problem. Important: Suffering with a sexual disorder does not simply make sex not fun. Better sex leads to more energy, more creativity, increased confidence, less depression, and improved overall health.
• Female Orgasmic Disorder: Again around 1 in 20 (or 5%). Here women can become aroused but have much difficulty with orgasm. This can be so frustrating that sex becomes a frustration that they avoid.
• Dyspareunia: Here the woman suffers with real pain with sex (not from decreased lubrication or vaginal spasm). The incidence is from around 1 in 10 to 1 in 5 women. (The above shocking statistics came from Obstetrics & Gynecology April 2011)
If you experience any of those kinds of sexual dysfunction you might want to seriously consider getting an O shot. For women over 50 who are lacking in sensitivity it’s one of the most effective treatments. It’s not inexpensive, but for a one-time try the procedure costs $700. It may be a good birthday present suggestion.
The whole procedure takes about 2 hours to complete all at the Inovo Medical Centre near Montreal and Olgivie Roads in Ottawa.
Here’s how it works:
After you arrive at Innovo, the staff will ask you to use the washroom to put some Emla (numbing lotion) cream all over your vulva and inside the vagina. After about 30 minutes you feel NOTHING. Everything is numb.
After that, Jenny the cheerful nurse brings you into a room and takes a vial of blood out of your arm to spin for the procedure. You go back into the waiting room and continue getting numb while reading a magazine. Expect to sit for 45 minutes while the cream works to make the procedure pain-free.
Once the plasma is ready Dr. Belanger gets you into the stirrups and uses a local anesthetic (like you get at the dentist) to further freeze your nether regions. After a few minutes more of waiting for you to be completely frozen your own plasma (PRP) is then injected into three spots. The first injection is by your clitoris, the second near your urethra and the third is inside the vagina into your G spot.
The truth is I felt absolutely zero pain for the first two injections. I was so numb that I didn’t even feel the pressure. For the G spot injection I did feel a twinge but not even as much as a bee sting.
After the procedure you are asked to wait to make sure you have no swelling and then you get dressed. That’s it. Oh, and they give you the extra plasma to take home to put into the fridge to use on your face at night over the next few weeks as with the vampire face lift. It’s definitely an added bonus and you get the 2 for the price of 1 treatment.
The O shot can take up to 6 weeks to be fully engaged. It’s been that long since my procedure. I have noticed an increase in my natural lubrication and a tightening of the vaginal opening. Given that reaching orgasm has never been an issue in the past I haven’t noticed any change. But there does seem to be an improvement in minor incontinence during exercise. I would certainly consider getting a second O shot a few months down the road to continue healing the urethra and to promote vaginal stimulation.
Read about Inovo Medical here and you may want to start the conversation for yourself.