Have you ever wondered why Viagra is so popular? Sure, there are all the jokes on late-night TV, and the sensational stuff that shows up in the news. But Viagra is a revolutionary drug, and it has such large penetration in the marketplace, because it addresses a legitimate and significant problem. Sexuality is an important part of a couple's relationship. If one of the partners can't be sexual, or does not fully enjoy the experience, then that part of the relationship doesn't work and the whole relationship can suffer as a result.
At the moment, they are focused on developing a drug that increases blood flow to the female genitals, resulting in vaginal lubrication and relaxing vaginal muscles.
That would help the "arousal" leg of the female sexual dysfunction triangle, which the article defines in this way: "Female sexual dysfunction is characterized by a lack of desire, arousal and orgasm."
Now there is a procedure that looks like it may help the "orgasm" leg of the triangle in an important way. The procedure is known as G-spot amplification (AKA G-spot Enhancement).
Let's start at the beginning: what is the G-spot? According to Discovery's Health Center, the G-Spot is defined in this way:
The G-spot (or Grafenberg spot) is a dime- to half-dollar sized area of especially high sensitivity, situated beneath the surface of a woman's vagina on the wall toward the front of her body.
While the precise location varies, the G-spot is typically situated about halfway between the pubic bone and the cervix, about three inches into the vagina.
Researchers have found that some women experience sensitivity more generally along the upper vaginal wall, rather than in a definable spot.
Because the G-spot is beneath the surface of the vaginal wall, it must be stimulated indirectly through the vaginal wall. Many women reportedly notice an urge to urinate when the spot is initially stimulated, but find continued stimulation (with an empty bladder) very pleasurable. Some go on to experience orgasm, and some expel a fluid along with the orgasmic contractions.
The key phrase here is "through the vaginal wall". That can decrease sensitivity.
Apparently someone looked at that particular problem with the human anatomy and asked, "what if we were to reconfigure things just a little bit to make the G-spot more sensitive or responsive to stimulation?" The result is this:
The "seconds" part of the title might be a bit misleading. This video is a a little more reserved about the time line for benefits (it suggests days rather than seconds), but it still looks promising:
The procedure is fairly new and is being refined. The article describes the current procedure in this way:
In a pilot study of GSA, Dr. Matlock found a majority of women were satisfied. "81 percent of women that had the G-shot reported enhanced sexual gratification and sexual arousal from the G-shot," said Dr. Matlock.
In short, the G-Shot produces a G-Spot about the size of a "quarter" in diameter with an internal projection of about 3-5 mm. The G-Shot is an office based procedure that takes fifteen to twenty minutes from start to finish (the actual injection is about 5 seconds). "It's a lunchtime procedure they can come into our office and go right back to work," said Matlock.
G-Shots cost between $1,200-$1,800 per injection and last about four months. Results vary and require repeat injection on a quarterly basis to maintain the effect.
Surely the price will fall as the procedure becomes more common.
What that leaves is the "desire" leg of the triangle. Is there a way to affect it? The article puts it this way: "A woman's lack of sexual interest is often tied to her relationship with her partner, says Sandra Lieblum, director for sexual and marital health at the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. 'The important sex organ [for women] is between the ears.'"