Sex: so good it's sometimes deadly; at least, for some people, including one vice-president. Death during consensual sex is relatively rare (but still common enough to have its own Wikipedia page) but can happen for various reasons ranging from poor health conditions to unusual circumstances (such as a lion interrupting your love-making session to eat your partner. Rude.) Here are a few really bizarre cases of people dying while doing it.
1. What happened to that one Rockefeller?
Nelson Rockefeller, the 41st Vice President of the United States and heir of the Rockefeller clan, died very happy (but we're assuming his wife did not). At the age of 70, he died during an orgasm while shtupping his assistant at the time, Meghan Marshack. That's right: a Monica Lewinsky case gone bad. Marshack went into hiding following Rockefeller's death and reportedly moved on to work as a writer and producer in New York. After one encounter where she was approached by the press, she stated: "I don't do interviews." An original report on the incident in New York Magazine in 1979 included this witticism: "Nelson thought he was coming, but he was going."
2. Houston, We Have A (Sex) Problem
In 1997, Sandra Orellana, a 27-year-old woman from Houston, died in Los Angeles while having intercourse with her boss, Robert Salazar, 33. Instead of calling the police, Salazar left the scene only to turn himself in to investigators the very next day. Los Angeles County ruled it a homicide after investigations that led them to conclude that he pushed her while in the midst of the act.
3. Sex Toys of Mass Destruction
A 27-year-old woman in Pennsylvania died after being electrocuted from nipple clamps while engaging in intercourse with her husband. The nipple clamps were homemade (and clearly not very effective). Her husband, Toby Robert Taylor, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and his bail was posted at $100,000. Yikes.
The lesson here: we should have all just listened to Coach Carr: