Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 14:22:36 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: autoerotic asphyxiation
Arnold Zwicky writes,
i had a dear friend who was presumed to have died from this
practice in 1963, and i'm pretty sure "autoerotic asphyxiation"
was the term the police used.
(it might have been suicide. but i remember the expression;
it was the first time i'd heard of it, or the practice it labels.)
It's becoming clearer and clearer that even the identification of masturbation
as a safe-sex practice is strongly context-dependent.
Larry, on behalf of pragmaticists everywhere