A Shot for Orgasms?

We have recently started a new treatment at Maze, and are seeing great results. The O-Shot, or “orgasm shot,” works by using your own blood to boost your ability to orgasm. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is extracted from the patient’s blood and injected into an area near the clitoris and inside the vagina. The goal is to stimulate the …

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May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

 Last year, the International Pelvic Pain Society designated May “Pelvic Pain Awareness Month”. Spreading this awareness and education about pelvic pain means a lot to us at Maze. We see Pelvic Pain on a daily basis and are always frustrated at how little is known about it in the medical community, and society at large. …

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Why We Need to Avoid ‘Sexual Risk Avoidance’

What even is “Sexual Risk Avoidance?”  Abstinence-only promoters are getting sneaky.  They have now termed the phrase “Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA)” education, to replace “Abstinence Only” education.  It has taken me a few tries to figure out what exactly SRA is all about. My inbox was filled with some emails promoting the new public health …

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Spring Fever

Sadly, the snow has not all melted, and there might even be more coming for us in the Northeast.  But on a more positive note, the daffodil and tulip buds are making their way through the snow and bursts of yellow and purple are making their way into the world. For many people winter brings …

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Embracing Negative Emotions

Most of us are taught from a young age that negative emotions are bad, and we are not supposed to be angry or sad.  But the truth is we could not be feeling, loving human beings unless we felt those negative emotions.  How could we know what happiness is if we did not feel sadness?  …

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Why We Need #MeToo

When I speak to acquaintances or meet new people and speak about my work as a therapist with survivors of sexual and gender based violence, I am often met with a strained face, and a “Wow, that must be really tough.”  But the reality is that while I do not think of the work as …

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Therapy and Menstruation

As a therapist, I am often wary to ask my patients too many questions during our first visit. I know it is hard enough to open yourself up to someone new, and answer the many questions necessary to get to know someone in a therapeutic context. However, more and more I am starting to realize …

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Vibrators for the Holidays

Holiday shopping can be both fun, and stressful at the same time.  Many people want to get just “the right gift,” or making sure that the person will be surprised at the uniqueness of their gift.  So how about a vibrator?  There are literally hundreds of vibrators on the market, and numerous websites selling them …

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5 Myths About Vaginismus Debunked

There are so many myths surrounding Vaginismus, let’s try and bust them! Myth 1: VAGINIMUS is all “in your head.” Vaginismus is a condition where there is involuntary tightness of the vagina during attempted intercourse. The tightness is actually caused by involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina.  Those muscles are in …

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