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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The Bible of Sex

Year after year, decade after decade, when someone asks me what my favorite book on sex is, I answer easily: The Guide To Getting It On by Paul Joannides. It’s the bible of sex, I tell people. It really has everything you will ever need to know about sex. As the years have gone by …

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Sex is Better When You Are Awake!

Sleep is essential for good health, and that includes our sexual well-being. It’s very difficult to rally for sex when you can barely keep your eyes open. Many of us know about the benefits of rest, yet an adequate night’s slumber often eludes us. Life events, work deadlines, family obligations, emotional concerns, hormonal shifts and …

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Ode to Lube

Hello, today I am here to tell you that you should be using lube. But, you say, I’m not having anal sex and I don’t experience vaginal dryness. It doesn’t matter, you should be using lube. Many young women think that lube is something reserved for women of a certain age, when in reality, it’s …

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Pause, Sure. But Stop? Never!

It’s part of my job as a reproductive social worker, a mother of daughters, a woman, and a human being to talk about, research and consider how women move about in the world. The conversation and contemplation is endless, of course – every facet of womanhood is multi-layered, complex and deeply personal. The topic of …

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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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Sex Ed Illustrated: “Oh Joy Sex Toy”

Talking about sex is great, learning about sex is great, but sometimes it can be hard to find resources that are entertaining as well as educational. Enter “Oh Joy Sex Toy” a “sex education and toy review comic” that writes (and draws) about everything from vibrators to vaginismus.   Each comic addresses a single topic, …

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Options and Alternatives

Having options and alternatives means freedom, power, and the right to make our own choices. That generally is a very good thing! I came across an article called Birth Control Prescription Online Brands and Options. According to this article, approximately 19 million women in the US between the ages of 15-44 lack access to convenient …

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