Warning: Neither the writer, nor Big Easy Magazine directly endorse the sexual practice of breathplay, erotic asphyxiation, or especially auto-erotic asphyxiation. Consult a medical professional before trying any of these practices. The author completely discourages most forms of auto-erotic asphyxiation. For more details, continue reading the article. Before any play, consider talking to someone more experienced in this subject. The shortest answer is that breathplay, which can involve either a couple or more people involved, or be done individually as auto-erotic asphyxiation, is, in short, the withholding of oxygen to achieve an effect.
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She only knows that Vicky, a tall, blond, year-old newlywed who worked as an account manager and who could calculate a balance sheet or assemble a wardrobe without breaking a sweat, was strangled by her husband one night in November in Vicky had married Michael Roberts just five months earlier, but the couple had been together for four years and lived close to their families in Warrington, in Cheshire. Jan, her husband and their three other children saw Roberts as part of the family. Fortunately, there was ample evidence to speak for Vicky. The pathology report showed her injuries could not have been inflicted by a dressing gown cord and the force used was excessive. Roberts had snapped a hyoid bone in the front of her neck. His phone showed he had been conducting affairs with at least three women, calling one of them constantly on the night in question.
This type of sexual activity involves intentionally cutting off the air supply for you or your partner with choking, suffocating, and other acts. People who are into breath play say it can heighten sexual arousal and make orgasms more intense. Still, this activity is an increasingly recognized kink, and steps can be taken to make it somewhat safer for the curious. Different types of breath play pose different risks, and precautions can help you prevent possible issues.
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.