Did We Just Have Sex?

“I did not have sex with that woman!” This was the proclamation solemnly intoned by the actor portraying President Bill Clinton in the current TV series, Impeachment. In a subsequent episode, he is testifying at a deposition where he dissects, parses, frames, and reframes the word “sex” as well as what actually constitutes an act …

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Vibe Resentment

Nope, not talking about buyer’s remorse. I’m talking about what I hear from some women when I ask if they use a vibrator. These conversations go a little something like this: “Well, I mean, I have one, but I don’t like it/I hate it/I don’t want anything to do with it”. “Why – what do …

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Low Desire Affects 1 out of 3 Women

At Maze Women’s Health, we treat women with the following sexual wellness concerns: low desire, low arousal, difficulty with orgasm, and pain. Often, there is some overlap and these conditions are nuanced and multi-factorial. I want to focus on “low desire” which affects one out of three women ( I’m  not talking about HSDD- hypo …

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Meet Phexxi, Your New Best Friend

Introducing Phexxi: An FDA-Approved, non-hormonal, birth control option If you’ve been looking for a non-hormonal birth control option, Phexxi may be one to consider. Available as of September 2020, this FDA-approved vaginal gel contraceptive is significantly more effective than spermicides, the other topical (cream and gel) options. Phexxi is 93% Effective Phexxi is a cream …

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Breathe to Ease the Stress

If there’s anyone under stress, it’s Ray Donovan – yes he’s a TV character but on some level there may be a little bit of Ray in all of us. I’m compelled to watch the show even though it stresses me out! In the show, Ray is now seeing a therapist and they “talk” (he …

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Stop, For Just A Moment

The Moment “Oh the coming- out- of- nowhere moment when, nothing happens no what- have- I -to- do – today- list maybe half a moment the rush of traffic stops. The whir of I should be, I should be, I should be slows to silence, the white cotton curtains hanging still.” By: Marie Howe I …

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Is The MonaLisa Touch Safe?

Recently there was an article in the NY Times which challenged the use of lasers for treating vaginal atrophy and other vaginal changes associated with menopause. The MonaLisa Touch is an FDA approved device, although the treatment of vaginal atrophy is an off-label use of the laser therapy. The article suggested that the laser was …

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365 Days to Love Your Lover!

When I would wish my Mom a Happy Mother’s Day (on that designated Sunday), she would tell me “everyday is Mother’s day.” I assumed this meant that she is a mom every day and acknowledging that fact one day a year isn’t going to cut it! Her words give me pause. Which brings me to Valentine’s Day. It’s …

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