It’s an unfortunate reality that many women suffer quietly from sexual dysfunction without ever getting the proper help. There can be so much confusion surrounding the subject of what is considered “normal,” that many women just choose not to reach out or ask questions. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what sexual dysfunctions looks like, as compared to low sex drive, but there are some telling signs if you find yourself concerned in either department.
Pinpointing Low Sex Drive
Low sex drive is different than a sexual dysfunction. Low sex drive is the absence of sexual thoughts or feelings. This can be the result of a physical, hormonal, psychological or relational issue. According to MayoClinic.org, some physical causes may include:
- Pain during sex
- Medical issues/medications
Or, psychological causes such as:
- Low self-esteem/poor body image
Hormonal issues like menopause and pregnancy or breastfeeding can take a toll on the libido as well. It’s no wonder, according to the O Shot website, 30-50 percent of women suffer with sexual problems. Any number of things can contribute to a low sexual drive. Sometimes women may even get frustrated or disappointed that they aren’t having strong orgasms or orgasming at all during sex. The result could be an avoidance of sex altogether.
What’s Considered a Sexual Problem?
Sexual problems or disorders can come in all different shapes and sizes and may or may not be linked to low sex drive. In other words, you may have every desire to have sex (a healthy sex drive) but simply aren’t able to for any number of reasons. For example, women who have excessive dryness resulting in painful intercourse, chronic pain from trauma from childbirth, Lichen sclerosus, or the decreased ability to orgasm, to name a few, can all be the result of a sexual problem and cause problems in the bedroom. Let’s take a closer look at some of these.
The main causes of dryness resulting in painful intercourse is typically a result from menopause or breast cancer treatments. The main reason for this is a decreased level of estrogen. Women who are pre- or post-menopausal are losing estrogen at a rapid rate. Those who are going through breast cancer treatments often report dryness as well due to the medications they are taking. In a sense, it causes a “medical menopause.” Estrogen is an extremely important female hormone that helps keep vaginal tissues healthy and lubricated.
Lichen sclerosus or Lichen planus
Although fairly uncommon, Lichen sclerosus is a medical condition that affects the skin. Typically, it affects the genital areas and women, mainly postmenopausal, are at a higher risk for it. It appears as a patchy, white skin and becomes more thin than usual. Lichen planus is a skin disease that causes purple, itchy, flat bumps on the skin. It can appear anywhere on the skin, but particularly the mouth and vagina. Lichen planus is not contagious and is not considered a sexually transmitted disease.
Decreased Ability to Orgasm
Again, the midlife changes of menopause or pregnancy/breastfeeding seem to be the biggest factor in low arousal. Between the hormones and sudden life changes, stress can be at an all-time high. Low arousal usually results in an inability to orgasm.
This list is not comprehensive, but it does show the wide range of issues that can pop up in a lifetime. The good news is that these symptoms do not have to be tolerated. O Shot has the research and proven results that have made improved sexual function a reality.
O, O, O, it’s Magic!
You know? Ok, maybe not magic, per say, but definitely incredible. O Shot uses PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and then run through a machine which isolates the platelet-rich plasma. Once growth factors are found, it is then injected into the clitoris and upper vagina where it begins to grow and regenerate heathier tissue. Pretty magical!
With all this new blood flow to the clitoris, you will experience an increase in sexual sensation during intercourse. You may also benefit from an increased sensory nerve regrowth. Some of the results you may experience from the O Shot include:
- Increase in sexual responsiveness
- Increased blood flow to clitoris
- Enhanced nerve stimulation and regrowth
- Enhanced vaginal sensitivity
- Potential improved arousal and orgasm
- Potential of decreased stress and urinary incontinence symptoms
The Safety Factor
Of course, all of this sounds nice, but is it safe? Fortunately, the answer is a resounding YES. There has been so much study and research done, it comes with the science to back its claims. Use of PRP has been around in other fields such as orthopedics and cosmetic procedures. The O Shot is the first to use this technology in the vagina. There are no synthetic agents present in the substance, so reactions, infections or allergic reactions do not occur.
If you feel like you are in need of stronger, more powerful O’s in your life, now is the time to see if O Shot is right for you. Call Dr. Natalie Drake at (281) 402-3268 or contact us online to schedule your private consultation today.