Man 'had throttling fetish'. A suicide or another cause of accidental death was excluded based on the way the man was dressed. Author John Curra wrote, "The carotid arteries on either side of the neck carry oxygen -rich blood from the heart to the brain. Upon examining the studies on hypoxia he found that "abnormalities in the cerebral neurochemistry involving one or more of the interconnected neurotransmitters , dopamine , serotonin , and beta-endorphin had been reported in all the conditions associated with hallucinations. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. The corpse was found by the neighbors near the table in the cellar.
The Relativity of Deviance. Hallucinations, hypoxia, and neurotransmitters". Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In some fatality cases, the body of the asphyxiophilic individual is discovered naked or with genitalia in hand, with pornographic material or sex toys present, or with evidence of having orgasmed prior to death. Wikipedia indefinitely move-protected pages Wikipedia indefinitely semi-protected pages All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from December Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Commons category link is on Wikidata.
Retrieved October 4, Views Read View source View history. Various methods are used to achieve the level of oxygen depletion needed, such as a hanging, suffocation with a plastic bag over the head, self- strangulation such as with a ligature , gas or volatile solvents, chest compression, or some combination of these. E L Lloyd 29 March
Erotic asphyxiation variously called asphyxiophilia , hypoxyphilia or breath control play is the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for the purposes of sexual arousal. Her eyes were shut. He further notes that no such state occurs in hypoxia brought about by sudden aircraft decompression at altitude. In two cases death was determined by suffocation due to strangulation and in the other two by plastic bags placed over the individuals' head. Most commonly, choking is done with bare hands, a forearm to the throat, known as a choke hold, or with a prop such as a scarf or length of rope. What Kind of Top Are You? Coutts, who lived with his pregnant girlfriend, Lisa Stephens, said Miss Longhurst had agreed to asphyxial sex.