Spicing Up Your Sex Life

It’s that time of year when people are thinking about their new year’s resolutions. And while there are lots of great ideas for what you can plan to accomplish in 2021 (just celebrating that it is no longer 2020 is a great start), might I suggest resolving to either improve or get more out of …

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Gay Women and Sexual Dysfunction

People have asked me if I would give different advice to gay women than I would to straight women. The short answer is no. The main difference is that any sexual problems can now be multiplied by two. Both people in the relationship might suffer from a pain condition, experience low desire, or find themselves …

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And Baby Makes…(Sex Challenging)

It’s not uncommon for new moms to face challenges regarding sex after they welcome a new baby into their lives. There are a whole host of reasons for this, and we invite you to check out our Postpartum Page for a comprehensive explanation of potential causes and evidence-based solutions that can get you back on-track. …

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Low Desire in the Time of a Pandemic

Given this time of heightened anxiety, we know that many women are finding it difficult to focus on their sex lives.  We are all under quite a bit of stress trying to multitask within the home, take care of our children, and work from home. So, if sex is the LAST thing on your mind …

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Can anti-depressants cause low libido?

It is estimated that approximately 1 in 6 women in the United States is taking an anti-depressant. Unfortunately, a substantial proportion of these women will experience unwanted side effects that impact their sex lives. Not surprisingly, depression itself is a major risk factor for sexual dysfunction; many women who are struggling with depression have very …

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Weighing in on Addyi

When taking medication there is generally a cost/benefit factor to consider as medications tend to have side effects. At Maze Women’s Health one of the most common questions women ask about a medication is “will I gain weight?” Interestingly, there are some medications, such as Flibanserin, aka Addyi, that can actually cause weight loss! Addyi …

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Food Glorious Food!

Are libido-enhancing foods for real? I get random emails about food daily, and I’m guessing you do too. Foods that can lift mood and improve mental health, foods that give you better workouts, foods that lower blood pressure, increase energy, reduce inflammation, and of course foods that boost libido. It’s difficult to find the truth …

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Vying for Vyleesi: Could it save your sex life?

Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in women is now technically called Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder. Symptoms, which need to be present for 6 months, include nonexistent or minimal interest in sexual activity, lack of sexual thoughts/fantasies, absence of pleasure and difficulty feeling sensations during sexual contact. Additionally, these symptoms need to cause considerable distress. For some …

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