Sex and recurrent UTIs

If you are someone who has been plagued by urinary tract infections (“UTIs”), you know how disrupting they can be to daily life.  Otherwise known as recurrent UTIs, these are bladder infections that occur more than three times per year.  Often, they are associated with intercourse and have commonly been referred to as the “honeymoon …

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Vaginismus and the Single Girl

Vaginismus is a condition where the pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina involuntarily spasm. This makes penetration of any kind painful, difficult or seemingly impossible. There tends to be a fear component as well. Searching for the reason you have vaginismus is usually pointless. What’s not pointless is getting treatment because it’s very treatable. It …

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Sleep and Desire

Patients often come to Maze with concerns about their lack of desire. Prior to their visit with us, they complete an in-depth medical questionnaire. Upon review of their responses, we overwhelmingly see that the answer to the question “do I feel well-rested?” is NO. Actually, I can only recall a couple (as in 2) times …

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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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Vibing Through Quarantine

At this point in the shelter-at-home adventure, you’ve no doubt received copious amounts of advice on just about everything. Care and feeding of your sourdough starter? You’re covered. Kicking off your new accordion-playing career? The internet has your back. There’s even lots of sex and relationship guidance floating about. But let’s talk about something you …

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Hitting the Reset Button

Taking a step back and gaining a new perspective is never a bad idea. You can apply this to factors in your life both big and small and doing so often results in something positive. Whether it’s a switch-up in our daily schedule, a new workout routine or a move to a new area, re-evaluation …

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The Clitoris: Small but Mighty

The clitoris. It’s a part of woman’s anatomy that has been both vilified and revered. But in the world of medicine, it’s been mainly just ignored. I probably don’t have to tell you that the penis has most certainly *not* been overlooked in medicine (or anywhere else for that matter!). The clitoris has likely been …

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Vibrating, the Smart Way

Have you heard of “Femtech”?  If not, listen up.  Femtech involves the use of digital health to motivate patients to access and use applications for managing women’s health issues.  It is hailed as the next big phenomenon in the women’s health market, projected to reach a $50 billion valuation by 2050.  As such, many women-led …

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What exactly is Perimenopause?

Most women, when asked “what is menopause?” can answer the question.  However, much confusion and ambiguity surround the time in a woman’s life known as “perimenopause”, something we take a deeper dive into here in this blog post! First of all, the word “perimenopause” literally means “around menopause”.  It refers to the transition period between …

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