The P-Shot involves taking platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood and injecting it into your penis. This means your doctor takes your own cells and tissues and injects them into your penile tissues to promote tissue growth and purportedly give you better erections.
What is PRP?
PRP therapy involves injecting a concentration of platelets from your own blood into your body. Platelets are involved in normal wound healing and mechanisms like blood clotting.
What is the P-Shot used for?
The P-Shot is based on PRP therapy used in recovery from muscle and joint injuries and explored for treating chronic health conditions.
In all cases, it’s considered an experimental treatment.
In short, the P-Shot has been used as an alternative treatment in cases including:
- erectile dysfunction (ED)
- lichen sclerosus
- Peyronie’s disease, a condition in which scar tissue makes the penis curve when it’s erect
- penis enhancement
- general sexual function, performance, and orgasm enhancement
Does it work?
All we have to go on is anecdotal. If it works to enhance sexual function, no one knows why, whether it’s repeatable or not, what outcomes are, or how safe it is.
Orgasms happen (and don’t happen) for a number of physical, mental, and emotional reasons. A shot may not actually do anything for the root cause of your ability to have orgasms.
According to Dr. Richard Gaines, who provides the P-Shot along with other therapies at his LifeGaines practice, the benefits of this treatment on sexual performance may be attributed to:
- increased blood flow
- repair responses in some tissue or cells
- new neural pathways being established (from new experiences and positive reinforcement)
- the placebo effect
Does the P-Shot really work?
The P-Shot works well for men who cannot reach or maintain an erection, men who have lost sensation in their penis, and men who have a decreased sexual drive. Not only does it restore sexual function, but the shot also increases penis length and girth for men who may want their penis to be larger.