What do vaginas and vampires have in common? Apparently, they both thrive off drinking blood. At least, that's the philosophy behind a procedure called the O-Shot (that's short for—you guessed it—Orgasm Shot), which takes blood from a woman's arm and injects it into her vagina for the purpose of improving her sex life.
In an article published Wednesday, Elite Daily editor Emily McCombs wrote about her experience with getting the shot at VSPOT, a spa designed specifically for—again, you guessed it!—vaginas. According to McCombs' account, the doctor who performed her O-Shot procedure numbed her vagina, drew blood from her arm, and injected the blood into her G-spot and clitoris. It was painless due to the numbing, she wrote, and its effects have not disappointed. "There was a clear improvement in the frequency and strength of my orgasms, as well as increases in tightness and wetness," she told Complex.
Dr. Carolyn Delucia, who is a gynecologist at VSPOT, told Complex she offers the solution to patients who are suffering from sexual dysfunction. She also offers a male version called the P-Shot, which actually stands for "Priapus shot" (despite what you might have guessed). Both were invented by Dr. Charles Runels, who created the "vampire facial" Kim Kardashian made famous.
Cindy Barshop, a former Real Housewives of New York star who founded VSPOT, told Complex she created her New York City spa to empower women through a number of services. In addition to the O-Shot, which typically costs between $1,200 and $1,500, she also offers a CO2 laser treatment that is designed to tighten the vagina.
"We've gotten amazing, amazing results," she told Complex. "A lot of people who come to our place, they're not able to orgasm. [The O-Spot is] either to help them to orgasm or to help them orgasm quicker. They enjoy sex more, so their relationships with their husbands or others are better."
The O-Shot, Barshop explained, expands the G-spot so it is more easily stimulated. The procedure has actually been around for a few years now as a part of clinical trials, but according to Barshop, it's starting to grow in popularity and about 20 percent of her current customers get it.
"Since so many women suffer from sexual dysfunction, I am glad that we are developing products that may help those who suffer from low arousal, lack of sensation, and other issues," said McCombs. "Even though it sounds kind of scary in a sci-fi way."
UPDATED 2:28 p.m. ET: This story was updated to include comment from Emily McCombs.