What Is Autoerotic Asphyxiation?

Q:
What is autoerotic asphyxiation?

A:
If you want to know what autoerotic asphyxiation is, you need to know the term erotic asphyxiation first. Erotic asphyxiation refers to the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain. The purpose of this practice is to arouse someone’s sexual response.

Erotic asphyxiation practices including hanging, self-strangulation such as with a ligature, gas or volatile solvents, suffocation with a plastic bag over the head, chest compression etc.

If the practices are done by a person to themselves, that’s called autoerotic asphyxiation.

Keywords: autoerotic asphyxiation; auto asphyxiation; autoerotic asphyxia; autoerotic asphyxiation

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