“When it comes to the big O, studies show that about 10 percent of women have never experienced one,” E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says.
Erin, 34, and her husband, Dale, have been together for 14 years and have found that their sex life has diminished after having kids.
“I’m not having [orgasms] as frequently, so it makes me not want to have sex as much,” Erin says.
Erin visit reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Samuel Wood, M.D. for an O-Shot® procedure, which takes platelet-derived growth factors from the patient’s own blood and injects it into the upper wall of the vagina and clitoris. The injection promotes collagen and elastin growth inside the vagina and around the clitoris, causing expansion and easier stimulation.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” Dale says. “I had no idea [the procedure] would work so quickly and it’s definitely given us back a part of our relationship that’s been missing since we started having children.”
The O-Shot® is currently being tested in clinical trials. “We want to do this right,” Dr. Wood says. “A lot of sexual medicine isn’t done very well [and] there [are] very little [medicinal options] for women. We’re going to make sure that this really works,” he adds.