Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 08:56:21 -0500
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Auto-erotic asphyxiation (new term?)
A friend of mine in the psychology department has been studying the
phenomenon for several years now. His research has convinced him that many
of the suicides reported in prisons are actually failed attempts at
auto-eroticism asphyxiation. He was trying to put together a conference at
which world authorities would address the topic for law enforcement
officials, but the faculty development committee did not want to fund the
preparatory process for such a salacious meeting.
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.