autoerotic hypoxia


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autoerotic hypoxia

Cerebral oxygen deprivation that a person self-induces (such as by hanging oneself or by tying a constricting device around the neck) during masturbation. The practice of limiting cerebral blood flow during masturbation has been thought to intensify pleasure during orgasm. It has occasionally resulted in brain damage or death from hypoxia.
Synonym: autoerotic asphyxia; sexual asphyxia See: asphyxiophilia
See also: hypoxia