Ever since Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs came on the scene, women have been clamoring for something they can call their own, and it seems that day has arrived. Now that some of the stigma surrounding these very private and personal female conditions has been lifted, people are talking openly about women’s sexual health like never before. Today women have a plethora of options to choose from.
You may have heard kitschy buzzwords like ‘vontoruing’ or ‘below-the-belt contouring’ thrown around recently, but whatever you want to call it, non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation is certainly here to stay. There are a wealth of energy-based devices out there that promise to reverse the effects of aging and/or childbirth on the vagina. These devices can improve laxity, stress incontinence as well as sexual gratification. The energies that are typically offered are radiofrequency or carbon dioxide (CO2). Alma’s FemiLift is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses CO2 laser technology uses laser energy to boost production of collagen and elastin production, leading to a tighter vagina., which also translates to less leakage. The procedure is fast, surprisingly painless and safe. Some doctors up the ante by combining this procedure with shots of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) aka The O-Shot® to stimulate vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation and intensifying the female orgasm.
Cost: $3,000 approx for a series of 3
Pelvic floor exercises (i.e kegels) do more than help stave off leaking, these tried- and-true exercises may improve sex life too largely by increasing blood flow in the urogenital area. To properly perform a perfect Kegel, identify the pelvic floor muscles by starting and stopping urination. Once you have located them, simply tighten and release them in sets of five, holding each squeeze for about 10 seconds, three times a day. Give yourself a few weeks to a few months to start seeing the benefits. Need a helping hand? PeriCoach is a web portal, app and device that helps women do their kegels correctly.
If Kegels just don’t do it for you in that way, the latest ‘sex toy’ just may. The Fiera® Arouser for Her is the first-ever wearable intimacy enhancer for women. It is used in advance of a sexual experience as “before-play”. Yes, this is the same device that made a splash in the 2016 Oscar swag bag! Fiera from Nuvelle applies gentle suction over the clitoris to get you ready for sex.