As high as 40% of women experience some form of sexual dysfunction in their lifetimes. This usually happens when a woman does not fully experience some or all of the various physical stages the body normally experiences during a sexual activity. For some women, it can be sexually debilitating and can lead to severe relationship and emotional issues. While suffering from this condition is sometimes a result of aging, there often are other contributing factors and causes. It is important to address all the aspects of this issue in order to find an appropriate solution.

Sexual Dysfunction Definitions

Dyspareunia - Women with Dyspareunia suffer from painful sexual intercourse that can be caused by medical and/or physiological causes such as vaginismus, vaginal atrophy, ovarian cysts, STDs or a lack of sufficient lubrication.

Female Orgasmic Disorder (Anorgasmia) - Women who suffer from this problem can become aroused, but have much difficulty with orgasm, sometimes causing sex to be something they avoid.

Female Sexual Arousal Disorder - Women who suffer from this disorder may want to have sex, but have much difficulty finding the pleasure of arousal.

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) - Approximately 10% of women suffer from this problem in which they experience a persistent low level of desire for sexual activity. Among the many factors that can lead to HSDD are reduced libido, medical conditions, hormonal changes, depression, stress, pregnancy or anxiety are among the most common.

Urinary Stress Incontinence - Incontinence involves the loss of bladder control, from mild leakage to sudden, uncontrollable urges to urinate.

What causes sexual dysfunction in women?

Sexual dysfunction is a problem that occurs during a particular phase of the sexual response mechanism. It prevents the individual either from achieving climax or participating in sexual intercourse altogether. The causes of sexual dysfunction in females often overlap with each other. Following are some of the most cited ones.

Physical factors - Certain medical or physical conditions can cause sexual dysfunction in females. These might include hormonal imbalances, drug abuse, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, menopause, etc.

Antidepressants - The link between sexual dysfunction and antidepressants has grown stronger with time. Antihistamines and chemotherapy drugs also contribute to the cause.

Hormones - Post menopause, lower estrogen levels lead to reduced sexual responsiveness. Vaginal sensation reduces and vaginal lining becomes less elastic.

Birth control pills - Many times, birth control pills can also be a cause reduced sexual drive in women.

Psychological factors - These factors include stress, anxiety, depression or guilt that could be a result of personal or professional difficulties.

How can the O-Shot® help?

Although each woman's experience can be different, some possible benefits of the O-Shot® include: 

• Greater arousal from clitoral stimulation

• Younger, smoother skin of the vulva (lips of the vagina)

• A tighter introitus (vaginal opening)

• Stronger orgasm

• More frequent orgasm

• Increased sexual desire

• Increased ability to have a vaginal orgasm

• Decreased pain for those with dyspareunia (painful intercourse)

• Increased natural lubrication

• Decreased urinary incontinence