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Musings on women's health, sexuality, and empowerment.

Herstory of Pleasure

By Chaya Aronson | October 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Herstory of Pleasure

Herstory of Hysteria Herstory of pleasure is ancient, but here is one tale to tell from the late 1800s. “Hysteria” was the first mental disorder associated with women. Symptoms of hysteria included depression, insomnia, lack of sex drive, too much sex drive (f*ck that) and “extreme” emotions. Ancient “Medical” Cures for Hysteria Hysteria was perceived…

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PSA on Vaginal Steaming

By Chaya Aronson | October 17, 2019 | Comments Off on PSA on Vaginal Steaming

I practice Maya Abdominal Massage, and have for 10 years now.  Vaginal steams have always been an optional, adjunct service. Women experience extraordinary results and great benefits through vaginal steaming. Find FAQs about steaming here! It has come to my attention that Aviva Romm, who I greatly respect, wrote an article denouncing the validity, safety…

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To the men who think I am too pushy

By Chaya Aronson | October 10, 2019 | Comments Off on To the men who think I am too pushy

To all the men who think I am too pushy. Consider what it’s like to be a woman right now. When abortion laws are being challenged. When every unwanted pregnancy is due to male ejaculation, but women bear the brunt. To be a mother right now. To have shed your own life blood to give…

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Pleasure is our birthright

By Chaya Aronson | September 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Pleasure is our birthright

Pleasure is our birthright, but our society often minimizes the importance and validity of pleasure and sexuality. My friend Levi Gershowitz, of Living in the Light, made this for me for my birthday this year. He told the story of how he made it, which involved a lot of hammering. While he hammered, he focused…

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Raw Humanity

By Chaya Aronson | August 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Raw Humanity

My good and very talented photographer friend Peter Paradise Michaels found this photo in his archives the other day and sent it to me. It was taken about 10 years ago. As I enter my birth month, and the last year of my 30s, It has brought me to reflect on how much this body has…

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Women’s Desire: A Feminist Perspective

By Chaya Aronson | June 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Women’s Desire: A Feminist Perspective

As a culture we are slowly working to unravel this patriarchy. To do this, we must shed light upon our societal perspective on women’s desire. Notes about this post: Much of the language here engages the gender binary and heteronormative culture. I write about this topic from this perspective, because it still is the dominant…

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Barefoot Shoes

By Chaya Aronson | May 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Barefoot Shoes

What is the craze about barefoot shoes? Why wear them? What are they? Most shoes that we wear have the heel boosted at least a little bit higher than the toe. We were born barefoot. Theoretically when we start walking, we are also barefoot. We are not born with our heels higher than our toes.…

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Another One of those Days

By Chaya Aronson | April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Another One of those Days

Today is one of those days. Not the kind when I gave great advice to a client to have more orgasms. It’s the kind when Birch wakes up and just wants to play the “Mama is hungry should she eat Birch’s belly or cheeks” game and cuddle and wrestle.   I do that as long…

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An Ode to Fear and Anger

By Chaya Aronson | March 25, 2019 | Comments Off on An Ode to Fear and Anger

Fear and Anger, those two friends, one on each shoulder ever since I can remember. It’s not like one is the angel and one is the devil. It’s like both are both. And it is my job to discern when to let one of them drive the bus for a minute and when it is…

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The Magical Womb

By Chaya Aronson | March 8, 2019 | Comments Off on The Magical Womb

I honor the myriad of ways we can identify as women and today I wish to give a special shout out to the magical womb in honor and gratitude of how it has given each and every one of us life. Here are some fun facts about the uterus, and therefore why we are all…

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