- The G-shot promises enhanced sexual pleasure through the injection of hyaluronic acid fillers into the G-spot.
- Other minimally-invasive female enhancement procedures include fat grafting, clitoral shots, and vaginal rejuvenation laser treatments.
- Many sexologists, gynecologists, and plastic surgeons disapprove of these procedures, and warn women against their potential side effects.
The G-Spot: Myth or Fact?
First described by German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg in 1944, the G-Spot is known as a highly innervated mass of tissue located 2-3 inches inside the vagina, in the front inner wall opposite of the clitoris.
Renowned sexologist Dr. Beverly Whipple “rediscovered” the G-spot and presented further evidence of its existence in her 1982 best-selling book, The G Spot: And Other Recent Discoveries About Sexuality, underlining its role in female ejaculation.
Whipple’s theories were largely met with skepticism, and her research methods were criticized for their alleged lack of scientific rigor. This mysterious erogenous zone has since been a hotly debated topic among scientists, and to this day its role as an enhancer of female pleasure remains contested.
Dr. Carol Queen, author and staff sexologist at the renowned Good Vibrations sex store in San Francisco, believes in the G-spot’s existence and instructs women on its proper stimulation.
In 2010, when a highly publicized research performed by a team UK scientists concluded that “there is no physiological or physical basis for the G-spot,” Queen’s response was critical of both the scientists and the media who relayed their findings.
Nevertheless, even Queen acknowledges that the G-spot remains uncharted territory.
“It isn’t at all clear from the scientific knowledge accumulated so far that every woman does have a G-spot… or that she doesn’t,” Queen says. “We likely all have the basic anatomic structure, but whether it is (or could be) sexually sensitive for all women is another question altogether.”
Regardless of the scientific community’s current stance on these questions, women have the power to find out more about their own sexual triggers and erogenous zones.
Recent studies have found that close to a third of women have had trouble reaching orgasm during sex, while 80 percent have difficulty climaxing from vaginal intercourse alone. Whipple contends that women can experience orgasm from many different types of stimulation, even without touch, and sometimes through mental imagery alone.
“We have found 15 or 16 different touch points,” explains Whipple. “It’s important for women to know themselves what is pleasurable to them. Women have a part in finding all this out, acknowledging it, and then communicating it to their partner.”
What the G-Shot Promises
Developed by Los Angeles vaginoplasty surgeon Dr. David Matlock, the G-shot is a 10-minute procedure that can temporarily augment the G-Spot.
For $2,000, Dr. Matlock will inject hyaluronic acid, a common ingredient found in many dermal filler products, into the inner anterior vaginal wall to thicken it and increase the possibilities of female orgasm.
The procedure was tested in a UCLA study of 20 women, with 87% of the participants reporting experiencing increased sexual gratification for an average of 3-5 months afterwards.
According to the official G-Spot Amplification website, patients can resume normal sexual activity within a few hours. There’s no recovery time needed.
Although it’s mainly intended for women who suffer from vaginal elasticity loss due to childbirth or aging, patients of all ages are clamoring for this sexual enhancement procedure. Dr. Matlock’s patented G-shot procedure is now available through many licensed professionals across the globe.
Criticism of the G-Shot and Female Enhancement Procedures
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) does not endorse Dr. Matlock’s G-shot as being effective or safe, and expresses concerns over the off-label use of hyaluronan injections into the vaginal walls.
The lack of data and research is the main issue behind the organization’s disapproval of G-spot amplification treatments.
The ACOG also notes that potential complications include infection, altered sensation, dyspareunia, adhesions, and scarring. In fact, the potential risks listed on Dr. Matlock’s own website include scarring, numbing, and the loss of sensation. However, no data is currently available on the actual number of patients who have experienced these side-effects.
Furthermore, ACOG spokesperson Maggie McEvoy states that “it is deceptive to give the impression that vaginal rejuvenation, designer vaginoplasty, revirgination, G-spot amplification, or any such procedures are accepted as routine surgical practices. Patients who are anxious or insecure about their genital appearance or sexual function may be further traumatized by undergoing an unproven surgical procedure that comes with obvious risks.”
Medical Alternatives to the G-Shot
Dr. Ryan Welter, Founder and CEO of Regeneris Medical Spa in North Attleborough, MA, offers several vaginal rejuvenation procedures at his own facility, and claims that his patients are overwhelmingly satisfied with their results.
One alternative to the G-shot uses the patient’s own fat to rejuvenate and enlarge her G-spot area, instead of hyaluronan filler injections. “We use high-density activated platelet serum and micronized fat,” Welter explains. “The goal is to provide subtle injections that over time will stimulate and promote angiogenesis and nerve growth.”
Welter prefers these fat grafts, which from his experience last longer than the few months you might expect from a synthetic filler. “There is also less risk of complications and rejection,” he says. “None of my patients have had issues with this procedure.”
Another option is the O-shot, or Orgasm Shot, where the injection site is the clitoris rather than the G-Spot.
Vulvar tightening, fat grafting, and vaginal tightening are other procedures to enhance a woman’s ability to experience sexual gratification. Prior to the injections Welter also uses the Femtouch, a CO₂ laser device, in order stimulate collagen growth, tighten the vaginal canal and restore the vulvar area.
“Hundreds of patients have been treated with the Regeneris vaginal rejuvenation package, which includes the O-shot and G-shot combination along with PRP, micronized fat and fat-derived stem cells,” explains Welter.
Recently, one such patient came to Dr. Welter with all the typical changes a postpartum female in her forties might experience.
“She had a sagging and thinning vulvar opening, a loose vaginal canal, and a significant reduction in her ability to achieve orgasm,” recalls Welter. The patient underwent the entire vaginal rejuvenation package at his facility, and “remains extremely content with her ability to experience sexual pleasure once again.”
The Bottom Line: Is It Worth It?
While patient satisfaction rates following female enhancement procedures are generally high, many sexologists and plastic surgeons feel that the G-shot and other approaches lack clinical evidence. At worst, some believe that they may actually be detrimental to patients’ sexual health.
Queen has one last piece of advice for any woman seeking medical help to revive her sex life:
“If a woman gets the G-Shot without learning about her own body arousal or what the G-Spot can really do for her, I would argue that she has skipped several vital steps. Exploration, communication and self knowledge can naturally enhance a woman’s sex life.”