Treating Patients with Respect

We ask all of our patients at their initial appointments if they’ve sought prior treatment for their sexual pain/dysfunction symptoms. The answer is frequently “yes,” a reply that is all too often followed by stories about negative treatment they’ve received.    Here’s a mere sample of what women report hearing from previous appointments: “Just have …

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Weighing in on Addyi

When taking medication there is generally a cost/benefit factor to consider as medications tend to have side effects. At Maze Women’s Health one of the most common questions women ask about a medication is “will I gain weight?” Interestingly, there are some medications, such as Flibanserin, aka Addyi, that can actually cause weight loss! Addyi …

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Army of Women

It’s pretty safe to say that most of us recognize October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). But how did the designation come to be and what does it all really mean? NBCAM was established in 1985 as a collaboration between pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca’s Healthcare Foundation and public health, government, and professional medical organizations. …

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The Bible of Sex

Year after year, decade after decade, when someone asks me what my favorite book on sex is, I answer easily: The Guide To Getting It On by Paul Joannides. It’s the bible of sex, I tell people. It really has everything you will ever need to know about sex. As the years have gone by …

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Food Glorious Food!

Are libido-enhancing foods for real? I get random emails about food daily, and I’m guessing you do too. Foods that can lift mood and improve mental health, foods that give you better workouts, foods that lower blood pressure, increase energy, reduce inflammation, and of course foods that boost libido. It’s difficult to find the truth …

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Pop Quiz!

When was the last time you let a sexual partner in on what makes you feel good? Go on, I’ll give you a minute…  Are those crickets I hear? Okay…let’s try another one: When was the last time you asked a sexual partner to adjust the way they were doing something? Time’s up. Wait – …

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Stop, For Just A Moment

The Moment “Oh the coming- out- of- nowhere moment when, nothing happens no what- have- I -to- do – today- list maybe half a moment the rush of traffic stops. The whir of I should be, I should be, I should be slows to silence, the white cotton curtains hanging still.” By: Marie Howe I …

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Why You Should Never Fake an Orgasm

Picture it: You’re hooking up and it’s just not happening: an orgasm remains out of reach. Maybe you’re feeling great and enjoying yourself, but you just can’t get there. Whatever is happening just isn’t making you feel good. In this situation, many women would pretend to have an orgasm. They might do it to hurry …

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Mom and Vibrator in the Same Sentence?

Times have changed. I mean, really, REALLY changed. When was the last time you saw a grown woman express her sexual frustration to her adult daughter on TV? Never? Well, enter one of (IMHO) the greatest series to ever hit the small screen – Jane the Virgin. Things were so steamy in S5 E6 (Chapter …

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