Dyspareunia

“What is Dyspareunia” has probably not been an answer on Jeopardy, but I could be wrong. Dyspareunia is a general term that describes any pain during sexual intercourse. Symptoms can include: pain upon penetration, sudden pain after intercourse, deep pain during thrusting, and burning pain anywhere in the pelvis. It is essentially a “basket” diagnosis, as it …

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Living Life in Shades of Gray

Many of us tend to “split” and see life and ourselves as either good or bad, right or wrong, smart or dull, fair or unfair, or one extreme or the other.  This is called “black and white thinking “and we generally engage in it to give us a sense of control and familiarity. In truth, …

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All You Need Is Self – Love!

A common theme I hear from women who come to Maze Women’s Sexual Health is how it’s so much easier for them to give to their partners than it is to receive. Of course there is more to this than meets the eye, but it got me thinking that many women aren’t “talented receivers”. Is …

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You’ve Come A Long Way Broadcasting Baby

I am loving TV these days. Remember when Lucy and Ricky’s bedroom had twin beds separated by a large piece of furniture?! Nowadays even vibrators are the subject of discussion on a Prime Time television show. Every type of family dynamic is represented on screen. We have same sex couples, working moms, single moms, stay …

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

The road to change is rarely a straight one. There are usually some bumps along the way. At Maze Women’s Health we treat many women with Vaginismus. It’s so rewarding to witness the success our women have as they go through the necessary dilation process. It may take years for someone to begin treatment and …

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The Power of Touch

I haven’t shaken off a friend’s comment about her son when he was 4 and in preschool. He wondered why the girls in the class got to sit on the teacher’s lap and be cuddled, while he and the other boys just got to play Leggos. The following article by Mark Greene explores “touch isolation” …

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Happy Birthday Smiley Face!

The smiley face is 50 something years old. It was created by Harvey Ross Ball, an American graphic artist to raise employee morale at the company for which he worked. His design has become the most iconic version and there have been many variations since its inception. The notion that an idea can be conveyed …

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I’m Just A Girl Who Can Say No

Remember the song in the musical Oklahoma “I’m Just A Girl Who Can’t Say No”? Aldo Annie is a woman who simply couldn’t turn down male attention against her better judgement. Offstage, saying “No” is an essential skill in the dating/relationship arena and in most areas of our lives. What’s so hard about saying no, …

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The Upside Of Sexting

Sexting may have a bad rap because of certain notorious sexters, but when used within a relationship it can be advantageous to the couple. Research demonstrates that sexting has an affirmative effect on sexual satisfaction. Here’s how it works: When you share alluring remarks, fantasies or sexy images it creates anticipation and incites excitement which …

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Finding Friendship

August 6 was International Friendship Day! I have written about a variety of dating apps and wouldn’t you know, there are friendship apps as well. As we move past college and experience life changes it becomes harder for women to develop friendships. Here are a few apps to help us make new friends: Hey! VINA …

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