The mystery of vulvodynia

Although vulvodynia is a condition that affects many women – studies estimate between 6-20% of women – it is still frequently missed or misdiagnosed, even among clinicians specializing in womens’ gynecologic health. Many women suffer from vulvodynia for years, often seeing multiple providers and being subjected to many unnecessary tests and ineffective treatments, prior to …

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All About Insurance at Maze

Does Maze Health accept Insurance? At Maze Health, we take pride in the time and care we give to each patient. Network insurance plans severely limit the time a practitioner can spend with a patient. Therefore, we do not participate in networks plans. However, if your insurance plan provides Out-of-Network Benefits, a portion of your …

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Being Dress-Coded

Slut-shaming. The phenomenon of girls and women being policed, judged, and denigrated because of their actual or presumed sexuality. Dress-coded. The experience of a student in middle or high school being reprimanded or punished because she is wearing clothing in violation of her school’s dress code policy. Most often, girls are dress-coded for wearing clothing …

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Perimenopause, Wait What?

When I turned 40, a friend was constantly asking me, “do you need reading glasses yet?” Actually, I didn’t. And remember feeling that she almost wished I did (we are no longer friends!). But sooner or later, it became harder for me to see the small print in the phone book. Oops. I’m showing my …

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C’mon, Facebook – Own Up and Step Up

Say what you will about Facebook. Whether you are on #teamFB=spawnofsatan or #teamicanlivewithoutoxygenbutnotwithoutfacebook, the social media giant has had a hold on our society (and lots of others) for years. Despite security breaches that have affected millions of users (and, of late, a democracy or two), the much-maligned behemoth is now facing a new kind …

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Are You Watching Sex Education or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Heard about Netflix’s new series “Sex Education”? It’s garnering a lot of press and tons of eyeballs (as in 40 million-member households, according to the streaming network). Not surprising when you consider the show’s compelling elements: a current British high school setting that’s infused with 1980’s imagery; leading characters who are openly gay and others …

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Enhance Your Sex Life

Over the years, we’ve created an extensive tool box of recommended products and solutions for our patients. Whether they’re having difficulty reaching orgasm or experiencing pelvic discomfort or experiencing pain during intercourse, we have discovered a variety of  products that can help. Here are a few of our favorites: The Womanizer For some women a …

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Should I be Using an Estrogen Cream?

Estrogen creams are for peri or post-menopausal women experiencing symptoms of vaginal atrophy. It occurs because of the lower estrogen levels in the blood after menopause. The skin becomes drier and less elastic, causing such symptoms as burning, pain with intercourse, and even urinary incontinence. Estrogen creams work locally, as opposed to hormone replacement therapy …

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Brain Power

Our brains deserve credit for much of our sexual functioning. Once underlying physiological factors are addressed, we need to exercise the pleasure centers in the brain to boost libido and arousal. How do we do this? Reading erotica and engaging in fantasy are known to positively foster sexuality. They are vehicles that allow us to …

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