autoerotic death


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Death from self-strangulatory asphyxia or electrical self-stimulation

autoerotic death

Sexology
1. Death from self-strangulatory asphyxia or electrical self-stimulation as part of a paraphilic masturbatory ritual in which a ligature of some type is placed around the neck.
2. Death from asphyxiation or electrocution, as a miscalculation in a paraphilic sexuoerotic ritual involving self-strangulation or self-applied electric current. See Electrocutophilia.

au·to·er·ot·ic death

(aw'tō-ĕr-ot'ik deth)
Death as a result of strangulation with a rope or cord affixed to the neck during the course of masturbation, based on the premise that the strength of the orgasm is increased somewhat by hypoxia.
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In many cases the issue is to distinguish autoerotic death from suicide or murder.
99) IN Kathy Reichs' 13th Temperance Brennan novel, the forensic anthropologist is called to the scene of what appears to be an autoerotic death.
IN KATHY REICHS'S 13th Temperance Brennan novel, the forensic anthropologist is called to the scene of what appears to be an autoerotic death.