Bringing Spontaneity Back to Sex
From the time “the little blue pill” was first placed on the market in 1998 by Pfizer, Viagra has been a miracle drug for men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Its popularity is evident from the $2 billion in sales in 2008. But for Viagra to work, it has to be taken an hour or two before intercourse. Now, the Priapus Shot, or the P-shot as it is commonly called, is bringing the spontaneity back to sex.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects 100 million men around the world and 30 million men in the United States alone. The incidence of ED increases with age, and surveys have estimated that in men between the ages of 40 and 70 years old, one in two has some degree of erectile dysfunction. The embarrassment and stigma associated with the condition mean many men continue to suffer in silence. The inability to achieve an erection or maintain an erect penis can have a considerable negative impact on a man’s self-esteem. Personal relationships suffer and ED can even lead to clinical depression in severe cases.
The P-shot is a drug-free option for men suffering from erectile dysfunction due to poor circulation, diabetes, medication effects, surgery, and prostate cancer. This relatively quick and pain-free procedure improves the sexual health of a man. The results are often dramatic and long lasting.
The P-shot utilizes the patient’s own blood to promote tissue and blood vessel growth. The platelet-rich plasma is injected into the penis, where it helps improve the strength of erectile muscles and enhances penile sensitivity.
The platelet-rich plasma is extracted from a small sample of the patient’s blood which is placed in a centrifuge machine. The extract is then injected into the penis under local anesthesia. The growth factors in the shot rejuvenate penile tissues and revitalize the cells responsible for sensation, leading to better responsiveness. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform. It is associated with minimal pain and slight bruising at the injection site.
The P-shot works by promoting tissue growth and the growth of new blood vessels in the penis. This can not only improve the length and girth of the penis but also improve blood flow for stronger erections. The improved sensation means the man experiences more pleasure during sexual intercourse. The P-shot has both immediate effects as well as lasting improvements in the man’s overall sexual health.
Following a P-shot procedure, the man can expect to notice an improvement in sexual performance in one to two weeks. The results typically last for a year. The outpatient procedure does not require any downtime. Couples may opt to go in for an O-shot (for women) and a P-shot (for men) in conjunction. The treatment is expensive ($1900 a shot at one New York clinic) and is not covered by insurance, but for men looking to bring the spontaneity back to their sex life, it may be a small price to pay.