Sex in the Media: Marc Maron’s “End Times Fun”

If you’re in the mood for stand-up comedy that’s raw, intelligent, insightful, and explicit, I can’t recommend more highly Marc Maron’s new Netflix special entitled “End Times Fun.” Believe it or not, it was recorded before the pandemic! Prophetic? Hmmmmm… Well, even if Maron didn’t employ his self-admitted interest in mysticism during this performance that …

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A Lesson in Orgasm Equity

Ah, the elusive orgasm.  For some, orgasmic release can be a challenge.  Orgasm for women centers around the clitoris.  Did you know that the clitoris is the ONLY organ in the human body (male or female) that is designed exclusively for pleasure?  Pretty awesome, we think!  The clitoris was actually not well understood until it …

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Sex toys for Women – The Next Generation

The sex toy industry is booming—and with good reason. There is a huge variety of sex toys available to order online, which allows people to buy them easily, discreetly, and with an abundance of information. TV shows like Sex and the City, Transparent, and Broad City talk about sex toys openly. Sex-positive stores are popping …

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Sex in the Media: The Crown

Beware of spoilers! I was excited about plans to complete my “Mrs. Fletcher” binging and then write a review, because there’s much to discuss on that front. But, something happened last night for which I was ill-prepared. There I was, innocently watching Season 2, Episode 7 of one of my current great escapes, “The Crown” …

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Why Not Use Lube?!

During the initial visit at Maze, I generally ask what lubricant is being used with sex. I get varying responses ranging from “none” (ouch!) to naming a product containing parabens or glycerin (ouch!). Using additional lubrication, even when there’s natural lubrication, helps make sexual activity more comfortable and enjoyable. The trick is creating a balance …

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Reopening Ourselves as We Reopen The Country

In 2020 B.C. (Before Coronavirus), we might have used the word reopening on just a smattering of occasions. As in, “that Dunkin’ Donuts on Main is reopening after the flood” or “the Royale Theatre is reopening after a 5-year, $10,000,000. renovation.” But now that many regions around the country are planning to slowly reopen much …

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Orgasm Goals

Are you in the market for orgasmic improvement? Good for you –you get an A+ in the priorities department! But, let’s take a minute to explore what can sometimes pre-empt your ticket to paradise. Specifically, I’m talking about expectations. The Oxford Dictionary defines “expectation” as: “a strong belief that something will happen or be the …

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Sex In the Media: Sex, Explained on Netflix

Sex, Explained is a docuseries on Netflix that contains 5 episodes: fantasy, attraction, birth control, fertility, and childbirth. The Netflix series, narrated by Janelle Monae, presents both the scientific and psychological perspectives of each topic. Experts are interviewed and we hear about, for instance, why BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/ Submission, and Sadism/Masochism) can be a healthy …

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Why does tensing my body during sex cause pain?

When many people think of sex and intercourse, the assumption is that it should be easy.  For some women (especially those with vaginismus), nothing could be further from the truth.  Anatomy matters.  To briefly review, the pelvic floor in a woman is made up of a web of connective tissue and muscles.  These provide support …

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We Need To Talk About Sex

Despite being inundated with sexual images and ideas on TV, movies, advertising, fashion, magazines, etc., sex remains a difficult subject to discuss. When a patient at Maze Women’s Health tells me she feels so relieved to have found an open space to talk about her sexual health, I feel gratified…and a bit sad. I’m glad …

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