What Is the Difference Between Autoerotic Asphyxiation and Suicide?

Q:
What is the difference between autoerotic asphyxiation and suicide?

A:
Autoerotic asphyxiation means that erotic asphyxiation practices, like hanging, self-strangulation such as with a ligature, gas or volatile solvents, suffocation with a plastic bag over the head, chest compression, are done by a person to themselves.

While suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death, and the common methods of suicide include hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms.

Autoerotic asphyxiation and suicide have something in common, but autoerotic asphyxiation can’t be determined as suicide.

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