Advanced Sexual Health Solutions

The Blend Institute

Integrative Medicine Practice located in Bradenton, FL

Sexuality, long recognized as a fundamental driving force, is nonetheless frequently misunderstood and neglected worldwide, and many physical and psychological illnesses, as well as aging, may affect your ability to have and enjoy sex. If you or your partner is experiencing issues regarding physical intimacy and closeness, seek consultation with Dr. Timothy Blend and his wife, Kimberly Blend, ARNP, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, at The Blend Institute (TBI) in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. They offer targeted treatment plans to address your individual needs to help you regain vitality, strength, and intimacy. Call to schedule a consultation today.

Advanced Sexual Health Solutions Q & A

What does it mean to be sexually healthy?

Sexuality is an essential part of being human. Different cultures across the globe have different standards of sexual health.  In a broader sense, to be sexually healthy means being able to enjoy a healthier body, a satisfied and enjoyable sex life and a positive relationship with your partner.

What are the sexual problems commonly seen in men and women?

Sexual dysfunction refers to any mental, physical or emotional problem that prevents an individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity. An estimated 31 percent of men and 43 percent of women have some degree of sexual dysfunction.

Men and women of all ages can lack sexual desire; be unable to get aroused, or experience orgasm; or have pain during intercourse.

In older women, the pain may be because of the thinning of vaginal lining and inadequate lubrication due to declining hormonal levels. In many cases, uterine prolapse and fear of urinary incontinence prevent them from becoming intimate.

Men can have erectile dysfunction (ED), premature or delayed ejaculation and Peyronie’s disease. By some estimates, some 322 million men will deal with ED by 2025.

How is sexual dysfunction treated?

Most of the sexual dysfunction in both men and women are treatable by addressing the underlying physical or psychological problems: Other treatments include:

  • Medications
  • Sex and behavioral therapies
  • Mechanical aids
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Cellular therapies like PRP P-Shot and O-Shot

Are there cutting-edge approaches to treat sexual dysfunction?

Recent advances in medical devices and regenerative medicines have revolutionized the treatment of sexual problems. Some of the cutting-edge technologies offered are:

PRP P-Shot/O-Shot

The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) P-Shot and O-Shot are cellular therapies that harness the healing power of growth factors and nutrients derived from your blood. Dr. Blend and Kimberly Blend draw your blood and efficiently separate the platelets using the Emcyte PurePRP® 60mL System to get a pH-balanced, high-yielding PRP shot.

They then numb the treatment area and make the injection. Men receive the shot in specific areas of the penis (P-Shot). In women, the O-Shot goes directly into the clitoral area and the “O” spot inside the vagina.

In both men and women, the P-Shot and O-Shot stimulate the production of collagen and new blood vessels that increase the frequency of satisfying sexual encounters.  

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Gainswave is a noninvasive technology that uses high-frequency, low-intensity sound waves to improve blood flow to the penis. Dr. Blend and Kimberly Blend use Gainswave to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels to enhance sexual performance in men. It primarily treats erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease.

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Vacuum erection devices

Often referred to as “penis pumps,” vacuum erection devices (VEDs) have been treating ED since 1982. A VED uses a pump to create a vacuum to help the penis become erect, while the band or constriction ring keeps the blood from flowing back out, assisting the man in maintaining the erection. These devices are a good alternative for treatment of ED in patients who refuse oral medications or can’t take them.

To know more about these promising treatments, call or click to schedule an appointment today.