The Psychological Side of Vaginismus

“I feel broken.” While no two patients are the same, that refrain is one of the most common we hear at Maze from those who struggle with vaginismus. Vaginismus is a condition experienced by individuals with female sex organs and is marked by an involuntary tightness of the vagina during penetration. There are different stages …

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Netflix Series: “Workin’ Moms”

I’m admittedly late to this Canadian Netflix series, which is a bit odd when you think about it because I am one. Chalk it up to a streaming queue about 3.8 miles long, and very limited time in which to actually sit down and watch. Because – say it with me – I am a …

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What’s With All The Leaking?

You’d think after all it takes to make a baby, a woman’s body would return to normal after giving birth. I mean, why shouldn’t that be the expectation, after all? Conception (pretty effortless for some and far more difficult for others); three trimesters of exhaustion, morphing body parts and strangers asking questions about what’s none …

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Holiday Stress…What To Do About It.

I was once asked if more people seek talk therapy during the holiday season than at other times of the year. It’s a good question, since it doesn’t take much to set us off when expectations are so unreasonably high. Magic and peace and togetherness are pretty tall orders, and the American capitalism machine won’t …

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Flexy Sexy

Peanut Butter and Jelly. Ben and Jerry. Meghan and Harry. Some things just go better together. The same can be said for flexibility and sex. When you think of this fine pairing, what comes to mind? The splits? Yogic athleticism? Double-jointedness? Sure, muscular-skeletal pliability may be an asset during sexual engagements. But I’m talking about …

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Vibe Resentment

Nope, not talking about buyer’s remorse. I’m talking about what I hear from some women when I ask if they use a vibrator. These conversations go a little something like this: “Well, I mean, I have one, but I don’t like it/I hate it/I don’t want anything to do with it”. “Why – what do …

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SIM: The White Lotus

SPOILER ALERT… So HBO set us off on yet another well-done adventure that focuses on shiny surfaces teeming with a things-aren’t-as-they-seem underbelly. The first season had a killer cast, the backdrop of the Four Seasons Maui Resort, a fascinating score and a very upstairs/downstairs approach to rich white people on vacation and the employees who …

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