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Autoerotic Asphyxiation: Forensic, Medical, and Social by Sergey Sheleg

By Sergey Sheleg

Of many of the sorts of irregular sexual habit, the main harmful and weird is autoerotic asphyxiation, often referred to as asphyxiophilia, sexual striking, sexual asphyxia, scarfing, breath regulate play, and terminal intercourse. although a minimum of one autoerotic asphyxiation loss of life happens within the usa every day, it really is nearly unknown as a particular psychopathological entity in forensic medication and psychology.

Dr. Sergey Sheleg and Dr. med. Edwin Ehrlich draw from their very own learn, in addition to the paintings of others, to supply a complete evaluation of this challenge. Bringing jointly info from numerous disciplines, Autoerotic Asphyxiation: Forensic, scientific, and Social Aspects is a worthy source for pathologists, felony investigators, criminologists, coroners, physicians, lawyers, existence coverage specialists, and funeral administrators, in addition to mom and dad and residing AEA practitioners.

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This pressure suit was inflated with an air compressor (Figure 3). The victim’s head was covered with three masks and a motorcycle helmet. The arms were tied behind his back, and the legs were bound to a bed. 05% and the presence of cannabis. 162 Another victim of autoerotic asphyxiation activity utilized a wooden cross construction. Case # 8 (2000, Federal Republic of Germany) A 43-year-old male was found dead in an SM workshop/ studio. The victim’s head was wedged between two wooden beams of an X-shaped construction.

Sex toys placed on genitals Sex toys (vibrators, dildos) inserted into anus, vagina Bondage activity Pornographic literature and images Mirrors, cameras Masturbation Partial nudity Cross-dressing Dried semen stains in undergarments Evidence for autoerotic asphyxiation: repetitive behavior (unexplained neck bruises in different stages of healing), worn ropes, ropes in bedroom, abrasion, marks on closet rods) Self-bondage Incomplete hangings (some part of the body is touching the ground) 44 Hanging features Autoerotic Asphyxiation • • • • Toxicology results • Possibility of discontinuing the strangulation session Padded noose Feet or knees on floor Ligature has been tied in such a way that its pressure on the neck can be controlled, typically by the arms or legs Usually negative (except for inhalation of gas mixtures) The above criteria for determining autoerotic fatalities are objective.

The next autoerotic case utilized military uniform fetishism with accidental hanging. Case #10 (1996, Federal Republic of Germany) A 36-year-old male was found suspended from chains and tied to a metal ladder (Figure 7). The chains were connected with seven padlocks. The victim was wearing a military uniform and a gas mask. The victim’s genitals were exposed. There was a mirror in front of the victim’s body. There was a metal collar on the victim’s neck. This collar was tied to the metal ladder.

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