Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 11:50:00 -0500 From: Gareth Branwyn Subject: Re: Auto-erotic asphyxiation (new term?) In a message dated 11/25/97 5:27:30 AM, Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM wrote: >What a concept. "Auto-erotic asphyxiation." > Sounds like someone who is deathly in love with a car. This is something I'm already well aware of. A friend died of it years ago under similar circumstances: found hung, police said it was suicide, everyone was shocked 'cause the person was not depressed and seemed perfectly fine the night before, police do some research, change tune. Since that friend's death years ago, my wife has guessed a number of auto-erotic deaths. As soon as we heard the details surrounding Hutchence's death, my wife was sure it was auto-erotic asphyxiation. Sounds like she was right. Gareth -------------------------------------------- Gareth Branwyn garethb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], Contributing editor, Wired Co-author _Happy Mutant Handbook_ (Putnam), _Internet Power Toolkit_(Ventana) Author _Jargon Watch: A Pocket Dictionary for the Jitterati_ (HardWired)