Erectile Dysfunction is big business. You can’t turn on the television without seeing a commercial for Viagra or Cialis. But these drugs are expensive – especially for men without insurance. And they don’t work for everyone.
But now men have another option beyond drugs or penile implants. It’s called the “Priapus shot” or “P-shot”. (Priapus was the Greek god of fertility – his name is used today as a synonym for penis.) It involves using PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
PRP harnesses the healing power of your own blood to help your body rejuvenate itself. It’s been used to speed the body’s recovery from surgery, to restore skin’s youthful glow, and now to help suffers of sexual dysfunction.
Here’s how it works:
The doctor applies a lidocaine cream to numb the penis. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and put into a centrifuge to separate out the platelets. These platelets are then injected into the penis using a tiny needle. The human growth hormone in the platelets helps stimulate the formation of new blood vessels increasing blood flow to the penis, as well as making the nerves in the area more sensitive. The shots can be targeted to specific areas of the penis to increase its size.
The procedure takes less than an hour and the results can last for 18-months. Men who have received the P-shot report their erections are harder and last longer. They report that increased sensation make their orgasms more enjoyable. As an added benefit, the P-shot has been shown to help men with urinary incontinence, or prostate discomfort.
There is a similar treatment available to help woman who suffer from sexual dysfunction. To find out more about the “O-shot” click here.