Because of violent porn, almost a quarter of American women have said they have felt fear during sex

By Jonathon Van Maren

Earlier this week, I wrote a column on the stomach-turning sex crimes (one of which included the murder of a young teenage girl) that were fueled by pornography, and the fact that violent pornography has become a ubiquitous part of our youth culture. A few days ago, The Atlantic published an article by Olga Khazan detailing this disturbing trend even further. The title says it all: “The Startling Rise of Choking During Sex.” While physical intimacy is generally seen as a beautiful thing, Khazan writes, “for many women, one sexual feeling that comes to mind is a darker one: fear.”

A stunning study by Dr. Debby Herbenick, a sex researcher and professor at the Indiana University of Public Health, uncovered the fact that almost a quarter of adult American women have “felt scared during sex.” Out of 347 women who responded, 23 said that their fear was rooted in the fact that their partner had suddenly attempted to choke them. Some women described their partners grasping their throats and cutting off their air supply.

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