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.
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By Vernon J. Geberth, M. This article examined serial murderers, who violated their victims sexually, as reported within the journalistic, academic, and law enforcement literatures. The goal of this study was locating within clinical literature specific references of behavior which could be utilized in "predicting future dangerousness" of serial killers who were described as "psychopathic sexual sadists. Among the number of paraphilias discussed in De River's often cited work "Crime and the Sexual Psychopath," is sexual sadism.
Urgent call for new law to tackle non-fatal strangulation in England and Wales
But how did strangling ever become normalised? 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.
Strangulation in the context of domestic violence is a potentially lethal form of assault. Unconsciousness may occur within seconds of strangulation and death within minutes. Strangulation can be difficult to detect and until recently [ when? However, in many jurisdictions, strangulation is now a specific criminal offense, or an aggravating factor in assault cases. Although sometimes the words are used interchangeably, "strangulation" and "choking" are not the same thing.