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The Startling Rise of Choking During Sex

A quarter of women in the U.S. report feeling scared during sex.
Source: Stoyan Neno / Reuters

There are a lot of emotions commonly associated with sex: love, happiness, excitement, maybe even relaxation. But for many women, one sexual feeling that comes to mind is a darker one: fear.

In a recent study, Debby Herbenick, a professor and sex researcher at the Indiana University School of Public Health, found that of adult women in the United States have

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