This Kinky Sex Act Kills Hundreds Of Men Every Year

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Actor David Carradine was found dead in 2009 in a Thai hotel room with a shoe lace tied around his neck and genitals. In 1997, INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead, kneeling on the ground with a belt around his neck.

Nobody knows for sure, but it's rumored both men died while performing a kinky self-love sex act called autoerotic asphyxiation.

Well, we've never tried autoerotic asphyxiation (and can honestly say we never will), but were curious to learn more about it. Here's what we found out: 

1. It's about your air supply.

Remember the "choking game"? Well, autoerotic asphyxiation is similar to that, but with the sexual element of masturbation thrown in. In other, a guy is essentially strangling himself while jerking off. The idea of course, is to free your airway after orgasm.

Medical types call autoerotic asphyxiation "paraphilia," and the colloquial term for those who do it is "gasper."

2. It can intensify an orgasm.

Practitioners say it makes for a much more intense orgasm.

It's like having sex while taking Ecstasy. That's how Dr. John Sims, director of the neurocritical care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, described it, explaining that this isn't a choking fetish but rather the desire to feel really, really good.

3. It's mostly a guy thing.

It's practiced most by white males between the ages of 12 and 25. Many wear women's undergarments when performing it.

3. It (obviously) can kill you.

"Baggers" or "gaspers" place a plastic bag (to be torn when they desperately need oxygen) over their heads during self pleasuring. Alternatively, they may tie a rope around their neck. Unfortunately, cutting off oxygen to the brain can cause you to pass out and unable to clear your airway. When that happens, this act of self-pleasure turns tragic.

An estimated 500 to 1,000 Americans, are thought to die from autoerotic asphyxiation annually. Usually there are clues, like pornography near the body, that indicate what was going on. Despite that, these deaths are sometimes classified as suicides.

4. If doesn't kill you, it can hurt you.

Cutting off blood supply to the brain can induce cerebral anoxia, oxygen deficiency to the brain, resulting in tissue damage. Other risky side effects include cutting, bruising, or lacerating the neck, trachea, and esophagus. These are dependent upon the suffocation or strangulation technique employed.

It's important to know that there's NO safe way to perform autoerotic asphyxiation.

 

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