The High Cost of Being a Sexually Active Woman

Finally! For years I have been wondering how come there are generic drugs for women’s health that are astronomically expensive even though they have been around for ages and sometimes even are generic. It just didn’t make any sense to me. Well, here you have it. The NYTimes just did a fabulous job describing the …

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Orgasm Gap…Kind of Like the Wage Gap

Wouldn’t it be nice if legislation could be introduced to address the orgasm gap?  The ground breaking supreme court decision known as “The Equal Pay Act of 1963” requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work.  How did this legislation come about?  Women asking for it, women and men fighting for it …

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Me, Myself and I

It’s especially inspiring when a single woman comes to Maze Women’s Health to work on her dynamic with herself. Being “active alone” and carving out a space for pleasure can be rewarding and exciting. Dedicating time to and for ourselves is challenging in our social driven, FOMO culture. “ Masturbation is the subtle art of …

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All About Lube

I am not sure where this myth came from, but it is one that we need to constantly address in the field of sexuality.  Using lubrication is not a bad thing.  It does not mean something is wrong with you if your vagina is not always as naturally lubricated as you would like it to …

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Update

The old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me” has gotten an update. In fact names, words, do hurt us. A more recent version reads: “Sticks and stones may break my bones But words can also hurt me Sticks and stones break only skin While words are ghosts …

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A New Look for Pelvic Exams

Ever wonder who invented the speculum, the handy tool used during pelvic exams to help open the walls of the vagina?  History tells us that something resembling a speculum was found during an archeological dig in Pompeii. However, in more modern history the first commonly used speculum appeared about 150 years ago and James Marion …

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Vaginismus? Vulvodynia? What?

People ask all the time about the difference between Vulvodynia and Vaginismus, so here’s a brief explanation: Vulvodynia is chronic unexplained pain in the vulva that lasts for over 3 months. The pain can be described as burning, stinging, rawness, or even itching. It can occur with intercourse, but frequently women will have pain with …

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Pelvic-Floor Therapy

As a professional working in the field of women’s sexual health at Maze, I wondered what impact the abuse perpetrated by Larry Nassar on USA gymnasts would have on individuals in need of pelvic – floor physical therapy and the profession in general. I came across a piece in the huffingtonpost.com which sets the record …

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A Shot for Orgasms?

We have recently started a new treatment at Maze, and are seeing great results. The O-Shot, or “orgasm shot”, works by using your own blood to boost your ability to orgasm. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is extracted from the patient’s blood and injected into an area near the clitoris and inside the vagina. The goal is to stimulate the …

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May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

Last year, the International Pelvic Pain Society designated May “Pelvic Pain Awareness Month”. Spreading this awareness and education about pelvic pain means a lot to us at Maze. We see Pelvic Pain on a daily basis and are always frustrated at how little is known about it in the medical community, and society at large. …

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