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16/04/2014 07:21:07

Author Topic: Is it possible to suffocate yourself to death? (Without tapes, handcuffs...)  (Read 27982 times)

Seany

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  • on: 07/05/2007 21:31:29
Is it possible? By just shutting your mouth and nose, and not breathing. Without any props?

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  • Reply #1 on: 07/05/2007 21:48:32
For ordinary healthy people, this should not be possible - your instincts should take over.  Some people can do this, where their instincts are impaired, and they even run the risk of just forgetting to breath while they sleep.

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  • Reply #2 on: 07/05/2007 21:59:02
Wow thanks. I thought everyone was unable to suffocate to death.. From national instincts and reflexes, but I see that it isn't the case. Thanks ;)

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  • Reply #3 on: 07/05/2007 22:07:41
In MY opinion....Yes, I am sure this can be done with training......NOT that one would train to do this but to do the following from a meditative perspective.

In fact, there are people who can lower their pulse, their breathing . their blood pressure....I don't suppose it would take that much for something to go wrong and then it's " goodbye World"

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  • Reply #4 on: 07/05/2007 22:10:13
Even if we do stop breathing. We will probably just faint and wake back up again?

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  • Reply #5 on: 07/05/2007 22:15:40
YAYYYYYYYY !!..you broke the 2k in posts...well done that young laddio !!

Seany

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  • Reply #6 on: 07/05/2007 22:21:42
LOL. I must say. It wasn't difficult! Now to get the 6000!! YAYYYYYYYYYY! ;)

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  • Reply #7 on: 07/05/2007 22:24:29
Unfortunately, yes.

I knew a person when I lived in Houston who did it. She Put a plastic bag over her head, tied it with a string, and sat there until she passed out from carbon monoxide poisoning.

I hope this isn't a cry for help!!!!!
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Seany

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  • Reply #8 on: 07/05/2007 22:25:47
I'm afraid I said, "Without" props. ;)

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  • Reply #9 on: 08/05/2007 14:48:30
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passed out from carbon monoxide poisoning.

me is confused:  where did the carbon monoxide come from?

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  • Reply #10 on: 08/05/2007 15:00:42
Unfortunately, yes.

I knew a person when I lived in Houston who did it. She Put a plastic bag over her head, tied it with a string, and sat there until she passed out from carbon monoxide poisoning.

I hope this isn't a cry for help!!!!!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Hi self-suffocating-sept adepts (newbies),

of course he meant carbon dioxide and asphyxia instead of poisoning.
How long should we go on with this rather interesting medical issue?

ikod

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  • Reply #11 on: 08/05/2007 17:52:22
Not for the faint hearted (and, please do not try this yourself).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotic_asphyxiation
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A sexual partner may or may not be involved in the act, however, if one is excluded the practice can be referred to as autoerotic asphyxiation, or AEA. Various methods are used to achieve the level of oxygen depletion needed such as a plastic bag over the head or self-strangulation, typically by the use of a ligature (scarfing). The increased pleasure results from the body producing more endorphins as it approaches the state of asphyxia. The process is extremely dangerous and has resulted in many accidental deaths.

Historically, the practice of autoerotic asphyxiation has been documented since the early 1600s. It was first used as a treatment for erectile dysfunction and impotence. The idea for this most likely came from subjects who were executed by hanging. Observers at public hangings noted male victims developed an erection, sometimes remaining after death (death erection), and occasionally ejaculated when being hanged.[3] Note that, however, ejaculation occurs in hanging victims after death because of disseminated muscle relaxation; this is a different mechanism from that sought by AEA practitioners.

Deaths often occur when the loss of consciousness caused by partial asphyxia leads to loss of control over the means of strangulation, resulting in continued asphyxia and death. Victims are often found to have rigged some sort of "rescue mechanism" which has not worked in the way they anticipated as they lost consciousness.

In some cases autoerotic asphyxiation may have triggered carotid sinus reflex death, but this claim is controversial[citation needed].

With the exception of the books Autoerotic Fatalities by Hazelwood et al. (1983) and Autoerotic Asphyxiation: Forensic, Medical, and Social Aspects by Sheleg et al. (published in 2006) there has been no comprehensive coverage of the problem of erotic asphyxiation.

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  • Reply #12 on: 08/05/2007 18:16:30
Sorry George, but why not try it ourselves? ;)

 

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