When Smooth Synergy medispa invited me to have a needle injected into my clitoris last February, I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t say no directly. I said yes, because I’m a sex writer and I know a good story when I see one. But once I said yes, I kept putting it off, and putting it off, and putting it off some more.

I can handle pain; I’ve gotten three tattoos and have broken bones and did all of that like a total badass. But there was something about a needle full of my own blood injected straight into my clitoris and vagina that made said body part retreat back up inside me like a small, pink turtle’s head.

I rationalized this decision brilliantly. The O-Shot, after all, was designed for women who are having a difficult time reaching orgasm. Continue Reading