Erotic Asphyxia And The Brain: How Little We Know

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A friend pointed me to this article on erotic asphyxia and the limits of the brain–and not just of the brain, but brain research as well.

A man who perished while practicing this form of masturbation left behind films of himself that prompted brain researchers to question previously accepted knowledge about how much oxygen deprivation it took to damage the brain. This case upsets conventional wisdom, however, emphasizing the need for more research.

This also seems like a good opportunity to caution people who are into breath play to be careful – any amount of oxygen loss to the brain could potentially be damaging.

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Jeana

Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.