National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. This year the focus is on risky behaviors. It is important to educate people about habits, and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental health problems. An example of risky behavior involves sex.  Sex is a completely natural and normal part of the human experience, …

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Sexuality without the Fear

On the hit TV show “Grace and Frankie” Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are two post-menopausal women who have recently become single, and while negotiating their new lives as single women, the topics of sex and sexuality often arise.  In a recent article about the show, Lily Tomlin was asked how she would like to …

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Mariska Hargitay also known as Olivia Benson of Law and Order SVU, did not set out to become an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, but after receiving thousands of letters, emails and calls from sexual assault survivors disclosing to her that her character as a police detective on the TV show gave them the …

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One Heart, Many Genders

I recently watched the mini-series “When We Rise”. The show follows the true life individual and political histories of various LGBT activists who were instrumental in the US civil rights movement. Going back further in our country’s history, I learned that all Native American societies acknowledged three to five gender roles : Female, male, Two …

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OSCARS AND KEGELS- AN UNLIKELY PAIR!

Every year, I eagerly wait to hear what treats will be inside the Oscar goody bag. Drum roll: This years’ Oscar swag bag included a limited edition Elvie which is a pelvic floor exercise tracker; a Fit Bit for kegels! The Elvie boasts “better core strength, control, and better sex “as it coaches you through your kegels and measures …

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Porn Statistics

Call me a nerd but I am fascinated by statistics of internet searches on porn sites. I feel like ever since I read A Billion Wicked Thoughts, I am very sensitive to the fact that the only way to gather accurate data about who really likes what, who is really looking for what and what our habits are around …

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My Neighbor, Myself — Loving Both

The Biblical verse “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” has been drummed into many of us.  What especially strikes me in my work at Maze Women’s Health is that we can easily be a good friend to others but ironically, self-compassion is hard to come by. A useful exercise to move away from self-criticism …

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A New Form Of Male Contraception

I am so excited about a new form of male birth control.  According to a new study, a new form of male contraceptive has been successfully trialed on a group of 16 monkeys and has prevented pregnancies for over 2 years of testing. The new male contraceptive is called Vaselgel. It’s mechanism of action is …

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3 Ways to Make Space for Sex

I recently collaborated with Fiera blog writer Kristy Lin Billuni to discuss where to have sex and different ways to make space for sex. Fiera is focused on helping women get their mind and body in the mood for sex again. It’s well known that the world we live in today is buzzing with distractions …

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