Re: Erotic asphyxiation

Subject: Re: Erotic asphyxiation
From: Worthington <debral -at- FALCON -dot- CC -dot- UKANS -dot- EDU>
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 1995 13:47:51 -0500

On Sun, 9 Apr 1995, Heilan Yvette Grimes wrote:

> >> Here! Here!
> >>
> >> My ex-husband works for one of the companies that installs those towel
> >> roller devices in restrooms. You'd be REALLY surprised at the number of
> >> kids who've killed themselves in search of a "high".
> >
> >Ok. I know this isn't really a LIST topic, but I have to assume that a
> >number of us have had our curiosity piqued. Can you tell us a bit more?
> >I mean . . . do people really do this stuff? (smell that? That was
> >sarcasm!) But really, I've been enjoying the product packaging
> >conversation -- especially the humor stuff!
> >
> >Perhaps I just grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, but what kind of
> >"high" does one get from towels??? :) (because, you know, I have some in
> >my bathroom, and I'm pretty stressed out . . . ahem. That was a joke.)
> >
> >Land Softly,
> >
> >Lori
> >
> Kids, don't try this at home (or even away from home). The high one gets is
> called erotic asphyxiation. It seems that if one is choking oneself while in
> the process of masturbating the thrill (?) is increased substantially. (Wrap
> your head in the towels hanging down from the rollers and lay back to cut off
> your oxygen supply while in the process doing other things.) Unfortunately,
> in the ecstasy of the moment people sometimes accidentally hang themselves.

> I don't know the above from personal experience and had no knowledge of it
> until a friend was talking about a discussion of this she had watched on one
> of those tabloid talk shows.

> However, I do remember when I was in high school some kids would do something
> similar (again I never participated). You took three very deep breaths always
> exhaling them completely. Then a friend standing behind you would embrace you
> and squeeze real hard as you fell back against that person. Apparently this
> produced some sort of rush, and frequently loss of consciousness. There was
> even an announcement over the PA system during morning announcements that
> this practice must stop.

> --Yvette (who in school would read during noon hour rather than do other
> things)

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