Katie Couric hit the streets to ask strangers questions about their sex lives and the outcome is overwhelmingly cringe worthy.

In a new video for InStyle, the veteran journalist seeks out random people in New York City to ask them personal questions like, "What's the weirdest thing in your underwear drawer," "when's the last time you had sex?" and "do you watch porn?"

One person even threw Couric's question back at her, asking if she herself watches porn.

"No, not really," Couric said. "I sometimes have signed up for it in a hotel, but I only watch 30-seconds and I'm like 'this is so gross' and then I turn it off and then I lose $9.99"

The video accompanied an essay Couric wrote for the magazine's September issue, where she details the importance of asking questions.

"Asking questions has shaped who I am as a journalist and a person," Couric wrote in the essay. "Over the course of my career, I’ve asked thousands of them. Some explore the deepest part of the human condition."

She highlighted some of her most controversial moments -- from interviews with notable politicians to compelling human interest stories, including KKK leader David Duke, Sarah Palin and the parents of a young boy named Daniel, who was murdered in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

"I’ve always tried to step back and ask the big questions too, something that’s often hard for journalists in our increasingly frenzied news cycle," Couric said. "Why are we getting fatter despite the fact we’ve been focused on obesity for decades? Why, if the vast majority of Americans support tougher gun-safety laws, won’t Congress pass them? And how can we understand gender identity beyond binary definitions? Trying to grasp the big picture led me to make documentaries exploring these topics."

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