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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When Did Common Become The New Normal?

At Maze Women’s Health, we see many women reporting pain with sex.  Most of them come to us after having been to other specialists and receiving various explanations and suggestions, such as:   1)    “It’s normal” 2)    “It’s emotional” 3)    “You just have to deal with it.” Unfortunately, besides being just plain wrong, the above …

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Say Something!

On a recent episode of HGTV’s Fixer To Fabulous, Dave Marrs  playfully tells his wife, Jenny “your butt looks good in those jeans.” She smiles and thanks him for the compliment. After what seems like an eternal silence, Dave says “you can also tell me my butt looks good in my jeans, you know!”  While …

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Bachelorette Uncovered: Katie Thurston

If you watched  Episode 3 of this season’s “The Bachelorette” on ABC, (SPOILER ALERT if you didn’t), then you saw a lot of what appear to be true confessions. The sharing sesh took place not during a one-on-one, nor did it happen via “private” camera commentary. This time, our courageous, no-bullshit warrior, Katie Thurston, cultivated …

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Celebrate Pride with a Queer Movie Night

Happy Pride everyone! While some cities will be having in-person Pride events this year, I’ll be sitting them out. I’ve never been one for crowds and I melt in the sun, so I’ll be celebrating in a different way: Queer movie night. Grab some wine (or the beverage of your choice) and some popcorn, and …

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