It’s time to stop and recognize the good in our life, and what makes us happy now, not what could make us happy.Continue Reading
Have a Heart – The origin of the heart shape
These days, many of us are researching our genetic roots through Ancestry.com, 23 and Me and other genealogical sites. People want to know where they and everything else came from. With Valentine’s Day approaching I see hearts everywhere! So, I’m wondering where the heart shape, the symbol of love known all around the world, originated. …Continue Reading
Treating Patients with Respect
We ask all of our patients at their initial appointments if they’ve sought prior treatment for their sexual pain/dysfunction symptoms. The answer is frequently “yes,” a reply that is all too often followed by stories about negative treatment they’ve received. Here’s a mere sample of what women report hearing from previous appointments: “Just have …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
“Fifty Shades of Grey” — We read it.
Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James is really fun. The trilogy tells the story of a recent college graduate, Anastasia Steele and her wealthy, handsome CEO boyfriend named Christian Grey. As their courting progresses, Mr. Grey exposes Ms. Steele to the wonders of BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission and sadism/masochism ). For some readers this …Continue Reading
A funny thing happened at the airport…
Last Wednesday I was heading off to Chicago to speak at a sex therapy and research conference. Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as sex therapy and research conferences (for the record, many of them are not nearly as much fun as they sound, or as they could be, so don’t go Googling and …Continue Reading
An interesting thing happened at Yale a few weeks ago. Betty Dodson, a feminist, bisexual, 84 year old, champion of free love and sexual diversity, debated an Orthodox traditional Jewish 21 year old at the Yale political Union. The Yale Political Union is the nation’s largest student debating society where students engage each other as …Continue Reading
Four years old is WAY too old to start talking about sex!
So it turns out I was wrong. When I give Sex Ed talks to parents and they ask when a parent should start talking to their kids about sex, I usually say… “it’s never too early. You should start when the kids are three or four”. Well, it turns out that four may be on …Continue Reading
Newlywed’s guide to intimacy.
In my work at the Center I frequently see “Torah observant” women who are struggling with sexual and relationship issues in a new marriage. They are from a community where certain rules and rituals must be observed. A new book called The Newlywed’s Guide to Physical Intimacy has just come out by Jennie Rosenfeld, PhD …Continue Reading
Let’s get it on.
The Guide to Getting it On is a book by Paul Joannides. He describes himself as a research psychoanalyst and he writes a blog regularly for Psychology Today called “As You Like It”. He deals with a lot of important issues in both his book and in his blog, however his style in the book …Continue Reading