‘If you could have sex with your wife right after you got mugged, it would be the best sex of your life.” (If I make a joke here, getting mugged will be the easy part.) In Aeon Magazine, Sy Montgomery explains what she learned about fear, sex, desire and dread from the peculiar pleasures of diving with great white sharks.

+ Speaking of fear, I invented an acronym over the holiday weekend: FOMO is the Fear of Missing Out. FOBIA is the Fear of Being Included Again.