Make a Little Mischief

I recently signed up to receive a biweekly delivery of “Mischief Box” which is filled with vegetables and I never know exactly what’s inside until I open it (like on Chopped!). Being a creature of habit, the kind of person who dips her big toe slowly into the pool and not one to dive right …

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Why Not Use Lube?!

During the initial visit at Maze, I generally ask what lubricant is being used with sex. I get varying responses ranging from “none” (ouch!) to naming a product containing parabens or glycerin (ouch!). Using additional lubrication, even when there’s natural lubrication, helps make sexual activity more comfortable and enjoyable. The trick is creating a balance …

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Sex In the Media: Sex, Explained on Netflix

Sex, Explained is a docuseries on Netflix that contains 5 episodes: fantasy, attraction, birth control, fertility, and childbirth. The Netflix series, narrated by Janelle Monae, presents both the scientific and psychological perspectives of each topic. Experts are interviewed and we hear about, for instance, why BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/ Submission, and Sadism/Masochism) can be a healthy …

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We Need To Talk About Sex

Despite being inundated with sexual images and ideas on TV, movies, advertising, fashion, magazines, etc., sex remains a difficult subject to discuss. When a patient at Maze Women’s Health tells me she feels so relieved to have found an open space to talk about her sexual health, I feel gratified…and a bit sad. I’m glad …

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Dating in the Time of Coronavirus

With restaurants, bars, cafes, movie theaters, concert halls, and sports events off limits for now, how do we date? Here is an opportunity for creativity to thrive. We live in a most amazing technological time where we can see and communicate with each other without being in the same place. A coffee date can involve …

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Breathe to Ease the Stress

If there’s anyone under stress, it’s Ray Donovan – yes he’s a TV character but on some level there may be a little bit of Ray in all of us. I’m compelled to watch the show even though it stresses me out! In the show, Ray is now seeing a therapist and they “talk” (he …

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Have a Heart – The origin of the heart shape

These days, many of us are researching our genetic roots through Ancestry.com, 23 and Me and other genealogical sites. People want to know where they and everything else came from. With Valentine’s Day approaching I see hearts everywhere! So, I’m wondering where the heart shape, the symbol of love known all around the world, originated. …

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Restack the Deck, Here Comes FemTech

There’s a glaring double-standard when it comes to sexual health. A prime example is in the field of “FemTech,” a term coined by Ida Tin. It’s technology designed to improve women’s sexuality and health. The Ose, a blended orgasm sex toy was up for the Innovation Award at the Consumer Electronic’s Show in Las Vegas. …

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