Getting your own blood injected into your vagina via a needle seems a little extreme – even in the tireless quest for the better orgasm. However, The O(rgasm)-Shot is exactly that and some women are more than willing to give it a go.
Emily McCombs, a writer for Elite Daily, tried the procedure, which was described to her as a “simple procedure that uses your own blood plasma, which is injected into the vagina, to enhance sexual pleasure.”
McCombs said that the procedure involved the doctor taking her blood, applying some kind of numbing cream to her clitoris and inside her vagina and then leaving the room to centrifuge her blood. When the doctor returned, she numbed McCombs’ vagina further with Lidocaine and then injected her own blood.
It is currently unclear as to whether the needle went directly into her vagina and into her clitoris, but regardless, it is a needle way too close to either body part.
She says that the benefits The O(rgasm)-Shot are supposed to include increased arousal and a better orgasm.
Cosmopolitan spoke with Alyssa Dweck, MD, the assistant clinical professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and the co-author of V Is For Vagina, to find out more about the procedure. Dweck said:
“I do not perform these [procedures] nor can I advocate for them, since its safety and efficacy have not been evaluated by the FDA. With that in mind, I know of some patients who have been very happy with the results, some not so much. The jury is still out.”
The O(rgasm)-Shot isn’t a cheap procedure, if you were considered having it done despite it requiring a needle near your vagina. McCombs reports that it can cost around $1,200 to $1,500, but the effects are supposed to last a year.
Whenever the FDA gets around to testing the validity of The O(rgasm)-Shot is going to be a wild day for science, indeed.