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Have You Experienced Painful Intercourse? The O-Shot® May be for You

By: Dr. Linda I. Sodoma


With age or menopause, many women begin to experience pain during sexual intercourse, which is often due to a lack of vaginal lubrication. Vaginal dryness can occur at any age, though. Regardless of when it happens, vaginal dryness can be extremely disruptive, uncomfortable, and discouraging for both the woman and her partner. To help restore vaginal lubrication and a more enjoyable sexual experience naturally, many women turn to the nonsurgical O-Shot. At Life Care for Women in Gilbert, AZ, board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Linda I. Sodoma offers the O-Shot as a convenient, long-lasting solution for female sexual dysfunction and other intimate issues, helping patients to feel more comfortable and confident once again. Read on to discover the exciting improvements you can expect with the O-Shot, including less discomfort during intercourse.

What causes painful sex for women?

One of the leading causes of pain with intercourse is vaginal dryness, which may occur as a result of aging, menopause, hormone changes, and other factors. While some medications and invasive procedures may help to increase vaginal lubrication, many patients are in search of a more natural and convenient treatment option, like the O-Shot.

What is the O-Shot?

The O-Shot, which is short for Orgasm Shot®, is a minimally invasive treatment for female sexual health and wellness enhancement. The O-Shot involves injecting a specialized platelet-rich plasma (PRP) serum directly into areas on and around the vagina. To begin, a few tablespoons of blood are taken from the patient’s arm in a standard blood draw. The blood is then transferred to a centrifuge, which is a special piece of equipment that spins the blood to isolate certain components. This process separates the PRP, which contains nutrient-rich elements and regenerative properties. Once the patient has been made comfortable with a topical numbing cream, Dr. Sodoma will inject the prepared PRP serum into areas around and/or within the vagina. As the PRP begins to take effect, it will help to increase blood circulation and trigger cell regeneration for a number of compelling benefits, including:

  • Increased sexual sensitivity
  • Less (or no) pain with intercourse
  • Improved vaginal lubrication
  • Stronger and more frequent orgasms
  • Increased libido
  • More enjoyable intercourse for both partners

How long does the O-Shot last?

The effects of the O-Shot are felt by some patients almost immediately, and there is no downtime required after treatment. In fact, most patients are able to resume their normal daily activities, including sexual intercourse, right away. On average, women can expect the results of an O-Shot to last for about 12 –18 months, though this can vary from patient to patient. Once the patient begins to notice the return of unwanted symptoms, a repeat maintenance round of the O-Shot treatment can be performed to help restore her enhanced sexual function and wellness.

Give your sex life a boost with the O-Shot in Gilbert, AZ

Just because you have had children, reached menopause, or simply gotten older doesn’t mean you have to live with a poor sexual experience as a side effect. Regain your satisfaction and self-confidence in the bedroom today by calling Life Care for Women in Gilbert, AZ to schedule your O-Shot consultation with board-certified OB/GYN and wellness expert Dr. Linda I. Sodoma.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.