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Sexual health is an important topic to discuss, as it has an impact on overall well-being and quality of life. Having a good understanding of it can help to make informed decisions regarding sexual activities, relationships, and overall desires. Even if you are knowledgeable about sex and can express what you want, your body might not be on the same page. New solutions beyond medications are showing promise.

Men’s Sexual Health

Products targeting men’s sexual dysfunctions are commonly known, with Viagra having the most brand name recognition. All medicines don’t work for all men and many aren’t solving the actual problem, which is likely a decrease in blood flow. Using a technology like ViaSure to recharge that blood flow and create new blood vessels for the penis, or angiogenesis, will provide longer lasting results in achieving better sex.

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An appeal for the ViaSure procedure is that it is quick and doesn’t involve any medications. Instead, it uses a long-term treatment to fix tissues causing erectile dysfunction. ViaSure is scientifically proven to increase blood flow and restore smooth muscle cells

Men should be aware of how their body acts during sex, as it could be a precursor to an underlying medical condition. Dr. Sharon Paris, Professor of Medicine in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, said men who have changes in erections, libido, or how they ejaculate should talk to their doctor. If these types of concerns linger into several months it could be due to:

•   damage to nerves or urinary disease

•   on-set of diabetes

•   hormone imbalance

•   heart issues and possible plaque inside arteries 

•   prostate cancer

Women’s Sexual Health

Having access to correct and accurate information on sexual health can help to reduce stigma and misconceptions. It can also help people to make informed decisions about their own sexual activity, and to understand the importance of practicing safer sex.

Women’s awareness of their ability and need to express their sexual yearnings can also be hindered by bodily functions out of their control. For example, menopausal women can experience vaginal dryness due to a decrease in estrogen. Other reasons why women may have low estrogen are:

• Depression

•  Chemotherapy

•  Cigarette smoking

•  Certain hormones or medications

•  Birth Control Pills for contraception 

•  Childbirth

All of these scenarios can deplete sexual desire and cause a disconnect between partners because one is not enjoying sex. While there is no pill like Viagra for women, there are treatments to better and/or help eliminate vaginal problems that are causing sexual issues The O-Shot is all-encompassing in that it solves many issues that prevent women from enjoying sexual intercourse.

The Orgasm Shot

The O-Shot, or Orgasm Shot, doesn’t just relieve vaginal dryness. In fact, it has been referred to as the rejuvenation shot because of the way it revitalizes the vagina and helps women reach an orgasm and/or have stronger ones. The objective of the procedure is to make new cells to grow in the vagina and the clitoral area. This is done by taking your own PRP, platelet-rich plasma, and placed back into the body through a needle.


The PRP is activated before injection using a small amount of Ca Chloride, so that the growth factors contained in the platelet rich plasma are getting to work right away. 

The O-SHOT is injected in the G spot located 1 cm under the urethra opening very close to the vaginal opening and the clitoris. 

Getting the O-Shot might seem painful but medical professionals reassure us by saying the area is numbed enough to experience minimal discomfort that most women rate 2 out of a 0-10 scale.

Most women experience an improvement in their lubrication and sexual satisfaction in the next few months after the shot, depending on how severe the problem is and how quickly the woman responds to the PRP. The benefits can last from one to a few years. 

Some women have noticed improvement in their urinary health and less leakage, less urgency and frequency. The PRP can also be used when a woman suffers from skin conditions like Lichen Sclerosus – a scarring autoimmune skin condition that makes the skin dry and itchy and inelastic, causing painful sex and tears in the skin at the vaginal opening with intercourse, or just prolonged sitting.

Sexual Wellness for Men and Women in Thousand Oaks

Taking control of and focusing more attention to sexual needs will strengthen your relationship and help keep the intimacy high even in stagnant times. It’s natural for our bodies to lose elasticity and sexual feeling as age sets in. Addressing it is not an easy thing to do. However, there are other ways besides pills or solo-time. With the ViaSure and O-Shot, sex can be something to look forward to again.

Our OB/GYN Mirela Cernaianu is trained and certified to perform the O-SHOT, and our nurse providers Dana Duarte and Meghan Morrissette perform the ViaSure shockwave therapy for men. 

Come see us at HERA Healthcare if you are interested in any of these treatments.


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