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Improving Sex

Pleasurable sex is an important part of intimacy and also has many proven health benefits. Sex isn’t the only part of sexual/intimate wellness, but it does play an important role.

Many factors contribute to pleasurable sex and to our overall sexual wellness/intimate wellness. For women, childbirth and menopause can have a significant impact on sexual enjoyment, by impacting sensation, lubrication, and ability to orgasm. Libido is often reduced, and some will experience pain with intercourse. For men, the ability to achieve and maintain an erection can impact their experience during intercourse.


What treatments can help me to enjoy sex more?
We currently have two different technologies that can help with improving sexual enjoyment for women:

Both the O-Shot and ThermiVa can help improve sensation, lubrication and the ability to orgasm. We can often help with dysparenuria (painful sex), and research shows that we can effectively treat lichen sclerosis. ThermiVa also assists with vaginal tightening and improving any discomfort of your intimate areas by tightening the skin of the labia (lips).

Research shows a 65% success rate with just one O-Shot treatment, which increases to 85-90% satisfaction with a second treatment. Results last indefinitely, but you may want to ‘top-up’ your treatment on an annual or biannual basis.

These treatments can also assist with urinary incontinence.

Where do I start?

You must have a consultation with one of our medical team prior to proceeding with any treatment. Here, our clinician will discuss your concerns, outline the treatment details and a treatment plan.

For women – you must have had a normal PAP smear in the last 12 months. You are an ideal candidate for these treatments if you have mild-moderate symptoms and are otherwise fit and well.

How much experience do your clinicians have with sexual rejuvenation treatments?
Dr Cat has trained with the inventors of both the O-Shot and ThermiVa, and is a global trainer for the O-Shot, as well as having performed hundreds of these treatments. Dr Cat personally trains all of our nurses who now perform these treatments regularly.

Dr Cat and our nursing team are not gynaecologists or urologists, so for more significant issues, we recommend you notify your specialist and that we work alongside them to get you the best possible results. We recognise that female desire and sexual function is multifactorial, so we can refer you to a qualified sex therapist or urogynaecologist if we believe they will be helpful for you.

I'm self conscious about what I look like 'down there' - can you help?
Every woman’s vulval area looks different – they are as individual as faces! As we age, we often lose volume through the labia, in the same way as we lose volume in the cheeks.

If you have lost volume or naturally have a flabby, flat or small labia majora (outer lips), you can improve the volume in this area with dermal fillers, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a combination of both. ThermiVa treatments can also help tighten the skin of both the labia majora and/or labia minora (inner lips).

Is there an age limit for women who want the O-Shot or ThermiVa?
Potentially results might diminish with age, or if you have poor health, but we have seen success in women in their 60’s and 70’s as well as great success in younger women.

Menopause can have a significant effect on both desire and function, so we find many women seek treatment around this time of their life. Sex should be enjoyable at any age!

I've had breast cancer, can I have treatment?
Yes! Many women who have breast cancer are placed into early menopause by estrogen-lowering medication or removal of their ovaries. This can lead to issues with lubrication, sensation, desire and urinary incontinence as the tissues in and around the vagina atrophy (thin).

Both the O-Shot and ThermiVa can help thicken, repair and rejuvenate these tissues to make sex more enjoyable.

To find out if these treatments are right for you, book a consultation with one of our medical team. Book online here or give us a call on 0800 267 633.
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