Pelvic-Floor Therapy

As a professional working in the field of women’s sexual health at Maze, I wondered what impact the abuse perpetrated by Larry Nassar on USA gymnasts would have on individuals in need of pelvic – floor physical therapy and the profession in general. I came across a piece in the huffingtonpost.com which sets the record …

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A Shot for Orgasms?

We have recently started a new treatment at Maze, and are seeing great results. The O-Shot, or “orgasm shot,” works by using your own blood to boost your ability to orgasm. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is extracted from the patient’s blood and injected into an area near the clitoris and inside the vagina. The goal is to stimulate the …

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May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

 Last year, the International Pelvic Pain Society designated May “Pelvic Pain Awareness Month”. Spreading this awareness and education about pelvic pain means a lot to us at Maze. We see Pelvic Pain on a daily basis and are always frustrated at how little is known about it in the medical community, and society at large. …

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A Thank You to Our Patients

We have been taught to say thank you since we were able to talk. For some of us it’s not an easy thing to say because the feelings around it can be uncomfortable. Maybe you don’t want to feel indebted to someone or heaven forbid appear needy. Some people simply feel embarrassed expressing appreciation. Saying …

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Why We Need to Avoid ‘Sexual Risk Avoidance’

What even is “Sexual Risk Avoidance?”  Abstinence-only promoters are getting sneaky.  They have now termed the phrase “Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA)” education, to replace “Abstinence Only” education.  It has taken me a few tries to figure out what exactly SRA is all about. My inbox was filled with some emails promoting the new public health …

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. As I ride the NYC subways I see numerous posters publicizing the issue of unwanted sexual contact. I’m surrounded by images broadcasting: Keep Your Hands Off Me You Have The Right To Speak Up If It’s Unwanted, It’s Harassment Rub against me and I’ll …

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Is My Low Sex Drive Treatable?

If you have been to the gynecologist and the answer to that question was “Oh just try having a glass of wine” or “Desire is something that fades with time- join the club”, then you might feel like the answer is no. But in reality, that is simply not the case. Sex drive is multifactorial, …

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Spring Fever

Sadly, the snow has not all melted, and there might even be more coming for us in the Northeast.  But on a more positive note, the daffodil and tulip buds are making their way through the snow and bursts of yellow and purple are making their way into the world. For many people winter brings …

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Can Lasers Improve Your Sex Life?

People always ask me that. Here at Maze Women’s Health, we have been using the MonaLisa Touch® for over a year. It is a great option for treating post-menopausal vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy is caused by decreasing levels of estrogen which happens as we age. It causes the skin in the vagina to become thin …

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