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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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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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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The Sex Talk

Many of us have heard the camp song, “If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gum drops, Oh what a world that would be….” This song depicts an idealized picture of reality. In a recent YouTube video called “What the Sex Talk Looks Like Now,” a father is attempting to have “The Talk” with …

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Do I Need Therapy and What’s it all About Anyway?

Lately my go to medium for entertainment is podcasts! After listening The Shrink Next Door – “a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades” – I felt the need to blog about the therapy process. This podcast is a cautionary tale that therapy is not intended to …

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Can Anybody Find Me Somebody To Love……..Online?

The answer is Yes! Let’s face it – these days many dates are facilitated by the use of online apps. Dating isn’t easy and at Maze, I speak with many women who are entering or re-entering the dating world which has become a “swipey world”. This is where a dating app ghostwriter like Meredith Golden …

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Vying for Vyleesi: Could it save your sex life?

Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in women is now technically called Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder. Symptoms, which need to be present for 6 months, include nonexistent or minimal interest in sexual activity, lack of sexual thoughts/fantasies, absence of pleasure and difficulty feeling sensations during sexual contact. Additionally, these symptoms need to cause considerable distress. For some …

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Options and Alternatives

Having options and alternatives means freedom, power, and the right to make our own choices. That generally is a very good thing! I came across an article called Birth Control Prescription Online Brands and Options. According to this article, approximately 19 million women in the US between the ages of 15-44 lack access to convenient …

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Sexual Pain Is Not Okay

Many women come to Maze Women’s Health after visiting a number of doctors who have dismissed their complaints of painful sex. Either they don’t see anything wrong and conclude it’s all in their head or they just don’t have the skill set to diagnose and treat this. I was pleased to come across the following …

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Perimenopause, Wait What?

When I turned 40, a friend was constantly asking me, “do you need reading glasses yet?” Actually, I didn’t. And remember feeling that she almost wished I did (we are no longer friends!). But sooner or later, it became harder for me to see the small print in the phone book. Oops. I’m showing my …

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