This article has been mentioned by a media organization :. This article is clearly about self-asphyxiation. As far as I can tell, there is not a single mention of acts involving more than one person. The article should be renamed or extensively re-written to remove this assumption. At least having a section that explains this distinction would be an improvement. I'm a bit unsettled by photos related to sexuality that were clearly created by a Wikipedia editor.
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. The term autoerotic asphyxiation is used when the act is done by a person to themselves. Colloquially, a person engaging in the activity is sometimes called a gasper. The erotic interest in asphyxiation is classified as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. Erotic asphyxiation can lead to accidental death due to asphyxia. Author John Curra wrote, "The carotid arteries on either side of the neck carry oxygen -rich blood from the heart to the brain.
He had hanged himself. Oddly, his head and shoulders were suspended from a noose only about three feet from the floor and his legs and torso were in a reclining position. Pornographic magazines were found, open, next to the body. At the inquest into the young man's death, the coroner, Dr Peter Dean, recorded an open verdict. He was not convinced it was a case of suicide.