Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 07:45:49 -0500
From: Robert Ness ness[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DICKINSON.EDU
Subject: Re: Auto-erotic asphyxiation (new term?)
I understand that cops call such cases "gaspers." On Tue, 25 Nov 1997,
Barry A. Popik wrote:
Is "auto-erotic asphyxiation" a new term?
INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence died. Today's NY Post (pg. 16, col.
1) has this:
Cops initally called it a suicide, but now say the death might have been
caused when an act known as "auto-erotic asphyxiation" backfired.
Auto-erotic asphyxiation is a dangerous way of enhancing sexual
gratification that involves masturbating while cutting off the air supply,
often by hanging. (Kids, don't try this at home--ed.)
"Several friends of (Hutchence) have suggested that he has been involved
in kinky sex over the years, and so we are exploring the possibility it is an
auto-erotic death," a police source told The Post.
What a concept. "Auto-erotic asphyxiation."
Sounds like someone who is deathly in love with a car.