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Mac McClelland

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I’m Gonna Need You to Fight Me On This: How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD

As a journalist who covers human rights, I spend a lot of time absorbing trauma. This is one thing that helped me deal.

It was my research editor who told me it was completely nuts to willingly get fucked at gunpoint. That's what she called me when I told her the story. We were drunk and in a karaoke bar, so at the time I came up with only a wounded face and a whiny, "I'm not completely nuuuuts!" Upon further consideration, a more explanative response probably would have been something like: Well. You had to be there.

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