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Transcutaneous temperature controlled radiofrequency for orgasmic dysfunction

Red M. Alinsod MD, FACOG, FACS, ACGE

First published: 19 May 2016


Background and Objectives

To evaluate the safety, tolerability, and clinical efficacy of transcutaneous temperature controlled radiofrequency (TTCRF) on vulvovaginal tissue for orgasmic dysfunction.

Study Design/Materials and Methods

Subjects included 25 sexually active women, ages 21–65, with self‐reported difficulty in achieving orgasms during sex (anorgasmic or slow‐to‐orgasm). Each patient received three sessions at intervals of about 1 month. Treatment was performed using a slim S‐shaped probe with a stamp‐sized metal radiofrequency emitter on one surface of the tip (25 minutes total time on average). External treatments covered the labia majora and minora, lower mons pubis, perineal body, clitoral hood, and clitoris. Full length treatment of the vagina with concentration on the anterior wall was performed. Tissue temperature during therapy was elevated to and maintained between 40°C and 45°C. No anesthesia was required. After treatment, patients immediately resumed normal activities, including sex.


Twenty‐three of 25 patients reported an average reduction in time to orgasm of 50%. Patients also noted significant vaginal tightening effects, increased vaginal moisture, and improved vulvar and clitoral sensitivity. All anorgasmic patients reported the ability to achieve orgasms. Two patients had minimal response.


TTCRF is an effective non‐hormonal, non‐surgical option for women having difficulty achieving orgasm. Treatment also has visible tightening effects on feminine tissues and appears to increase local blood flow, resulting in increased vaginal tightness and moisture. Improved appearance and friction resulted in improved confidence and reduced performance anxiety. Lasers Surg. Med. 48:641–645, 2016. © 2016 The Authors. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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