The ‘Husband Stitch’ Doesn’t Leave New Moms Laughing

A woman I was chatting with mentioned that she is still undergoing pelvic floor physical therapy to treat painful sex a year after giving birth. Her provider had added an extra suture post-birth known as “the husband stitch.” This is done during the repair process after a vaginal birth, by stitching the vaginal entryway narrower …

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Not Tonight Dear, I’ve Got A Headache

When there’s pain with sex, anything that whispers sex can make us women cringe. It can negatively impact our openness to being touched, inhibit our desire and arousal, and erode our ability to experience sexual pleasure. Some conditions leading to painful sex include: vaginismus, vulvodynia, infection, stiff joints, scar tissue from a procedure after giving …

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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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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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