A shot for your spot

Can injecting collagen into your vagina lead to better sex?

Published May 15, 2007 9:05PM (EDT)

Oh, California. Hot spot of free love and home of Good Vibrations, it now has something else going on for it: the G-Shot.

Astute readers will notice that G-Shot sounds remarkably like G spot. It's no coincidence. The G-Shot is a new procedure in which a doctor injects collagen into your vaginal wall to beef up your G spot, supposedly to increase sexual pleasure. And according to this NBC story about a doctor who performs the procedure in California, the results are notable:

"Way more quickly, and multiple, not just one or two, but four or five, which made it a lot better," said one anonymous patient, referring to her post G-Shot orgasms and sex life.

Well shit, sounds great, right? Don't hop up on the table yet -- there are a few catches. One, the price tag: $1,850 per shot (each shot can last up to four months). Two, the side effects: NBC notes that there are 68 risks associated with the procedure, "including bleeding and node formation." Sexy! (For safety information from the maker of the G-Shot itself, click here.)

And three, the G-Shot is intended for "sexually active women with normal sexual function" -- i.e., women who aren't suffering from any sexual problems to begin with. Sure, increasing your G spot to the size of a quarter might make sex feel better, but what happens when it wears off? You might want to go running back to the doctor for another shot, which brings up the age-old question of whether the fact that something increases pleasure makes it worthwhile. Aren't there times when it's better to leave well enough alone?

Regardless of your personal take on G-spot augmentation, I recommend checking out this FAQ page. Nearly every question and its answer involve either the word "G-Shot" or the word "G-Spot" (sometimes both), which makes the entire page seem like a call-and-response tongue twister.

Does the G-Shot help you to become in tune with your G-Spot?

The G-Shot helps you become in tune with your G-Spot.

Does the G-Shot make it easy for me to find my G-Spot?

The G-Shot makes it easier to locate the G-Spot.

Seriously. Try saying them 10 times fast.

By Catherine Price

Catherine Price is an award-winning journalist and author of Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food. Her written and multimedia work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, O: The Oprah Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, PARADE, Health Magazine, and Outside. Price lives in Philadelphia.

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