Erotic asphyxiation

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Erotic asphyxiation (variously called asphyxiophilia, hypoxyphilia or breath control play) is the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for the purposes of sexual arousal.wikipedia
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Strangling

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Various methods are used to achieve the level of oxygen depletion needed, such as a hanging, suffocation with a plastic bag over the head, self-strangulation such as with a ligature, gas or volatile solvents, chest compression, or some combination of these.

Sada Abe

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Sada Abe was a Japanese woman, a geisha and prostitute, who erotically asphyxiated her lover, Kichizō Ishida, on May 18, 1936, and then cut off his penis and testicles and carried them around with her in her kimono.

Stephen Milligan

Milligan was found dead in his house in Chiswick, London, in February 1994, apparently self-strangled during an act of autoerotic asphyxiation.

Albert Dekker

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The coroner found no evidence of foul play and ruled his death accidental, the result of autoerotic asphyxiation.

Asphyxia

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Erotic asphyxiation can lead to accidental death due to asphyxia.

Self-bondage

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Self-bondage is considered a higher-risk activity than many other BDSM practices — particularly when combined with autoerotic asphyxia — and has led to a number of recorded deaths.

Hypoxia (medical)

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Author George Shuman describes the effect as such, "When the brain is deprived of oxygen, it induces a lucid, semi-hallucinogenic state called hypoxia. Combined with orgasm, the rush is said to be no less powerful than cocaine, and highly addictive."
In the Hulu web television series The Path, season 3 episode 1, Sarah has Cal give her an "hypoxian cleanse", consisting of her "unburdening" (reciting her transgressions) while he tightened bonds around her neck and torso to cut off the oxygen flow, in an effort to help ease her guilt about her actions in season 2.

World's Greatest Dad

One night, after Kyle and Lance spend an evening with Claire, Lance discovers that Kyle has died in an autoerotic asphyxiation accident in his bedroom.

Hanging

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The idea for this most likely came from subjects who were executed by hanging.

Ken Park

He is shown engaging in autoerotic asphyxiation during masturbation.

Frantisek Kotzwara

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His is one of the first recorded deaths from erotic asphyxiation.

Choking game

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Reasons for practice are distinct from erotic asphyxiation.

Sexual Healing (South Park)

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Kenny is killed after attempting autoerotic asphyxiation while in a Batman suit, while Kyle and Butters are sent to attend a therapy session for sex addicts consisting of Michael Douglas, Michael Jordan, Ben Roethlisberger, David Duchovny, Charlie Sheen, David Letterman, Bill Clinton, Billy Bob Thornton, Kobe Bryant, Eliot Spitzer, and Tiger Woods.

Vaughn Bodē

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Bodē's death was due to autoerotic asphyxiation.

Kevin Gilbert (musician)

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Gilbert died at age 29 in Los Angeles from apparent autoerotic asphyxiation.

Facesitting

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Unlike smothering, in facesitting the bottom partner is not deprived of air.

Cerebral hypoxia

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David Carradine

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However, reported evidence suggested that his death was accidental, the result of autoerotic asphyxiation.

Sexual fetishism

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Erotic asphyxiation is the use of choking to increase the pleasure in sex.

All Prologue

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Mugs garrotes D'Angelo with a leather strap, then ties it to a doorknob and places D'Angelo's hands in his pants, so it appears he died accidentally while performing autoerotic asphyxiation.

Oxygen

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Erotic asphyxiation (variously called asphyxiophilia, hypoxyphilia or breath control play) is the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for the purposes of sexual arousal. Author John Curra wrote, "The carotid arteries (on either side of the neck) carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain. When these are compressed, as in strangulation or hanging, the sudden loss of oxygen to the brain and the accumulation of carbon dioxide can increase feelings of giddiness, lightheadedness, and pleasure, all of which will heighten masturbatory sensations."

Sexual arousal

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Erotic asphyxiation (variously called asphyxiophilia, hypoxyphilia or breath control play) is the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for the purposes of sexual arousal.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

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The erotic interest in asphyxiation is classified as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.

American Psychiatric Association

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The erotic interest in asphyxiation is classified as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.

Common carotid artery

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Author John Curra wrote, "The carotid arteries (on either side of the neck) carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain. When these are compressed, as in strangulation or hanging, the sudden loss of oxygen to the brain and the accumulation of carbon dioxide can increase feelings of giddiness, lightheadedness, and pleasure, all of which will heighten masturbatory sensations."