AUTOEROTIC ASPHYXIATION

refers to sexual pleasure obtained from being deprived of air during masturbation. It may involve the person hanging him- or herself. However, this is a dangerous practice that has been found to result in a number of accidental deaths each year.

AUTOEROTIC ASPHYXIATION: "A person who enjoys autoerotic asphyxiation likely self-strangles to derive sexual pleasure during masturbation. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUTOEROTIC ASPHYXIATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/autoerotic-asphyxiation/ (accessed March 24, 2020).
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