girls and autoerotic asphyxiation

Hey, a commenter on my Has masturbation hurt you? post mentioned that he’d never heard of females practicing autoerotic asphyxiation (choking yourself during masturbation), which is REALLY DANGEROUS and boys die from it.

And neither have I!

Have you?

I’m not 100% sure why choking can increase arousal, but my hypothesis is this: you know how when you get closer to orgasm, you start to hold your breath? That’s because your pelvic and thoracic diaphragms are contracting rhythmically. I think that choking sort of reverse-engineers that effect, stopping the breath and therefore causing the diaphragms to contract and tense, which in turn increases sexual tension. That’s my best guess.

While there are no mechanical reasons that I can think of why it wouldn’t do just as much for girls as for boys, there are some obvious reasons why it would be rarer in girls than in boys – like, fewer girls masturbate and girls as a population are less risk-seeking than boys, and it’s probably that proneness that allows boys to go so far with it that they are injured or killed. But many girls DO masturbate and SOME girls are risk-seeking. So are there NO girls who masturbate with autoerotic asphyxiation?

But look, if you know a girl (or have been a girl) who chokes herself during masturbation, would you let me know? I’d love to know. And by “girl,” in this case, I’m thinking about people without penises, socialized feminine, since those are the factors that prevent people from masturbating as young people.

Also, if you know someone who’s choking themselves during masturbation, let them know they can get the same effect with MUCH LESS RISK OF ACTUAL DEATH by just holding their breath.