The Horror Movie Aphrodisiac


The Horror Movie Aphrodisiac

Are horror movies a sure-fire aphrodisiac? Does the haunted house really exit into the bed room? Join Robert and Julie as they examine the old scary movie seduction trope and look for the scientific connection between scares and sexual arousal.

Image Caption: How could I not go with Brad and Janet from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on this one? In this cult-classic 1975 musical, we see a sexually repressed couple ascend from an almost nonsexual hetero state to dizzying transsexual heights, all via their terrifying experiences with otherworldly horror. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: Halloween, horror, human behavior, sex