Dating in Quarantine: It’s Not All Bad

I’ve always wanted to live in a Jane Austen novel, but this is not what I had in mind. Sitting around all the time, a walk as the only form of entertainment, not being able to get too close to the person you’re dating, and everyone being scandalized by a slight touch of the hand. …

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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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Sex is for EVERYbody

Would you deny sleep to someone who has a disability*? How about water or oxygen? Of course not. So why would it ever be acceptable to deny sex to anyone – ANYONE – who wants to have it? Much of society still views those with physical disabilities as either not requiring physical pleasure or as …

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Pop Quiz!

When was the last time you let a sexual partner in on what makes you feel good? Go on, I’ll give you a minute…  Are those crickets I hear? Okay…let’s try another one: When was the last time you asked a sexual partner to adjust the way they were doing something? Time’s up. Wait – …

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Why You Should Never Fake an Orgasm

Picture it: You’re hooking up and it’s just not happening: an orgasm remains out of reach. Maybe you’re feeling great and enjoying yourself, but you just can’t get there. Whatever is happening just isn’t making you feel good. In this situation, many women would pretend to have an orgasm. They might do it to hurry …

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Let’s Talk About Impotence

My friends and I talk a lot about sex. We talk about the sex we’re having, how to make sex better, and occasionally about awkward interactions we’ve had in the bedroom (or sofa, or shower). But there was something we’d never spoken about until recently: impotence. I always thought of impotence as something that older …

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