For centuries, women have suffered in silence with sexual dysfunction.

As medical technology has evolved to address the dysfunction of human sexuality, solutions for women are lacking. The advent of Viagra changed the lives of millions of men across the globe and, perhaps, repaired a few relationships.

But Viagra only addresses a fraction of the sexual health issues facing the entire population, and obviously excludes women all together.

Forty-three percent of women are suffering from some sort of sexual dysfunction – and that’s just the number of women who report it. There is heavy suspicion among experts that this number is much higher, somewhere around 60 percent, because many patients – men included – do not discuss issues in the bedroom with their doctor.

Sex is no longer a taboo subject for the doctor’s office – in fact, talking about sex isn’t really taboo at all. If you look around, sex is up for discussion everywhere, so why wouldn’t you talk to your doctor about it? Especially today, when there are solutions – for men and women – that address sexual dysfunction for all ages and a wide variety of conditions.

Many Americans are moving toward a more holistic approach to maintaining good health and well-being. So instead of popping a pill to improve your libido, some women are opting for a new kind of injection which uses your own blood to naturally boost sexual function. And the best part, there’s one for men, too.

The O-Shot for women and the Priapus Shot for men are made from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) sourced from your own blood, which is then activated, to heal aged and damaged tissue of the sex organs.

PRP therapy is nothing new – it’s been used for the popular Vampire Facelift, and for decades to treat athletic injuries and promote healing after certain procedures – but those same healing properties are now helping giving patients a boost...in the bedroom.

Here’s how it works: Local anesthetic cream is applied to the injection sites and then PRP is injected at those precise locations. These treatments rejuvenate the “orgasm system” by stimulating stem cells found in the tissue.  New blood vessels and sensory cells are formed and go to work to increase function and improve sensitivity.

The entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes and requires no downtime. Results are typically seen within a week, and many patients experience improvements like increased sensitivity, heightened arousal and improved function within three weeks.

Many men report increases in firmness of erection, penile length and girth, improved blood flow and circulation, as well as better sexual sensation, pleasure and stamina. Men who struggle with sexual dysfunction as a result of an enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, surgery, drug side effects or diabetes also often experience nerve regeneration following treatment with the Priapus Shot.

Women who have struggled with decreased sensitivity, inability to orgasm, vaginal dryness, pain with sex and reduced sexual desire – regardless of age or stage in life – can also see vast improvements in overall sexual function, desire and performance with the O-Shot. It also helps women suffering from stress incontinence and urge incontinence – in some cases – relieving symptoms.  In fact, some of my patients suffering from incontinence have actually been able to go off their medication after receiving the O-Shot.

While these shots offer many benefits to patients of all ages with sexual dysfunction issues, it’s important to remember that there is no “magic bullet” cure.  A healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating and routine physical activity, is necessary as part of your sexual health treatment program.

Dr. Lisbeth Roy is the founder of Doctors Studio inside BodyLogicMD of Fort Lauderdale. The Vampire Facelift and the O-Shot are just two of the most sought-after treatments provided by Doctors Studio, using all-natural platelet rich plasma technology. Dr. Roy is one among only three physicians in the world certified to train other doctors to perform these coveted procedures that turn back the hands of time for both men and women. Dr. Roy has tailored her practice to change the lives of her patients by treating the whole person through hormone balance, comprehensive nutrition plans, fitness programs and achieving total wellness.