Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 02:28:53 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Re: Auto-erotic asphyxiation (new term?)

At 12:05 AM 11/25/97 -0500, you (Barry Popik) wrote:

Is "auto-erotic asphyxiation" a new term?

This term has been in use in the media for at least ten years, according to

my recollection. Someone with NEXIS or the like could run a search. Or,

maybe try looking through old runs of pornographic magazines that would be

sure to mention the term and the practice in the 80's or maybe earlier -- if

you can bring yourself to do so, I mean.... But not knowing this is

perfectly OK, Barry, especially working in traffic court -- combining this

with a traffic violation, moving or not, would really take some doing.

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]