You Can Make The First Move

The saying that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” obviously means you can’t finish something unless you start it! Holding on to the familiar, even though it’s not necessarily good for us, is a behavior pattern many of us manifest. Getting started toward change is hard. Fear of the unknown …

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Can Birth Control Cause Low Libido?

Did you know that your birth control pills could be the cause of your low libido? Ironic as it may seem, the little pills you started because you were having sex, are now what could be the reason you don’t want to anymore. Birth control pills suppress hormones in your body to prevent you from …

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Bachelorette Uncovered: Katie Thurston

If you watched  Episode 3 of this season’s “The Bachelorette” on ABC, (SPOILER ALERT if you didn’t), then you saw a lot of what appear to be true confessions. The sharing sesh took place not during a one-on-one, nor did it happen via “private” camera commentary. This time, our courageous, no-bullshit warrior, Katie Thurston, cultivated …

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Let’s Talk During Sex, Baby

In rom-coms, the two romantic leads wordlessly fall into bed and just automatically know what the other wants. And while rom-coms may purport to be more realistic than a movie about dragons, it definitely requires magic to know what your partner wants without them telling you. But this is real life, and the only way …

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“Just do it?”

I was recently having a conversation with an OB/GYN about low sexual desire in women. We were discussing treatment options, when he said; “I tell my patients to do it the Nike way, you know, Just do it.” I didn’t know what to say. I stood there in total silence, somewhat horrified and offended. Shocked …

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Celebrate Pride with a Queer Movie Night

Happy Pride everyone! While some cities will be having in-person Pride events this year, I’ll be sitting them out. I’ve never been one for crowds and I melt in the sun, so I’ll be celebrating in a different way: Queer movie night. Grab some wine (or the beverage of your choice) and some popcorn, and …

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Do You Need To Label Your Sexuality? Here are the Pros & Cons

Gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, pansexual, straight–there are a lot of different sexual orientations out there (and these are just a few). For people thinking about their sexualities, these labels can be useful, affirming, confusing, unhelpful, or anything in between. Your sexuality is really personal, and only you get to label it–if you even want to …

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Choosing A Birth Control

While birth control options for women are far from perfect, they are indeed plentiful. IUDs, sponges, pills, implants, diaphragms – they are all available and they are looking at YOU, cis-gender-pregnancy-protection-seeking females! Several of them are very, very good at doing just what they’re supposed to – preventing an egg of yours and a sperm …

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Low Desire Affects 1 out of 3 Women

At Maze Women’s Health, we treat women with the following sexual wellness concerns: low desire, low arousal, difficulty with orgasm, and pain. Often, there is some overlap and these conditions are nuanced and multi-factorial. I want to focus on “low desire” which affects one out of three women ( I’m  not talking about HSDD- hypo …

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