A little while ago, I wrote a post about the enlargement of the g-spot using the injection of a collagen-based substance into the area, catchily known as the G-Shot. In the ongoing in-fighting over whether or not the g-spot even exists (in my own experience, there are particularly sensitive areas in my vulva and vagina, but no hey presto spot), someone has come up with a new surgical vaginal excavation: Vaginal Submucosal/Suburethreal, Labial, and Clitoral Injection of PRP, or its more catchy name, the O-Shot (R). It was invented by Dr Charles Runels who decided that the g-spot doesn’t exist but, unable to resist the commercial potential of the magic-button theory of female sexual response (i.e. press a single spot in the vagina and the woman will become immediately aroused and multi-orgasmic), made up a whole new spot he named the O-Spot (R) and a whole new surgical procedure to go with it.
The genesis of the O-Shot (R) came when he decided he could apply the same procedure involved in his Vampire Facelift to women’s vaginas. (As an aside, the woman in the promotional video for the Vampire Facelift looks like she walked off a Twilight set which, though I can’t quite work out why, may be linked to the name.) The procedure involves putting a small quantity of the patient’s own blood in a centrifuge so the platelet rich plasma (PRP) becomes separated. The platelets are then activated using calcium chloride, causing them to release “growth factors”. For the Vampire Facelift, the solution is injected into the face to plump it up and, for the vagina, it is injected into the clitoris and an area in the vaginal front wall – otherwise known as the O-Spot. Potential results range from no change at all to turning patients into raging nymphomaniacs.
As if the multi-orgasmic promise of the O-Shot (R) weren’t enough, it also “rejuvenates” the vagina, giving it the appearance of that of a pre-pubescent girl.
The procedure doesn’t have Food and Drug Administration or Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency approval. Rather evasively, the creators say it has not been evaluated by the FDA. Because of this, though physicians have to apply to the inventors if they want to carry out the procedure, women undergoing it do so without official medical approval – they are, effectively, participants in a clinical trial, despite the massive price tag.
I can see the appeal of a push-button approach, if pressing it really guarantees the woman will orgasm. We don’t always have time to play. But bypassing the build-up means missing out on all the other things that make sex pleasurable – fantasy, touch, anticipation, and laughter to name a very few. There is nuance to sex; it isn’t just a matter of joining the dots till they form a big O. Obviously, coming’s great, but if that’s the sole purpose of sex and the only way to get there is by mutilating our vaginas (the O-Shot (R) is, by definition, mutilation), our genitals and sexual response are no longer our own – they’re subject to the whim of the medical profession. No matter how much the profession may claim – and even believe – otherwise, this medicalization of our sex lives is based on commercial gain, not on primum non nocere.