In the midst of the outrage about gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa, many women have come out about how their bodies reacted when they were raped.
Experts say female bodies can have involuntary physiological responses even to unwanted sex-related stimulation.
In a Ted Talk, sex educator Emily Nagoski breaks down one of the most dangerous myths about sex and explains the science behind arousal nonconcordance.
She says there's a disconnect between physical response and the experience of pleasure and desire.
Research over the last 30 years has found that genital blood flow can increase in response to sex-related stimuli even if those sex-related stimuli are not also associated with the subjective experience of wanting and liking.