asphyxia

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a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis

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In one case of suspected suicide, investigators determined that the death was the result of autoerotic asphyxia by noting ligature indentations in the rafters of the bedroom, indicating that this type of "hanging" had been done more than once, he said.
Other means of producing autoerotic asphyxia include a plastic bag, chest compression, and inhalation of chemicals such as nitrous oxide.
But autoerotic asphyxia has a history embedded in masculine sexuality and in culture, too.
A better way to characterize it might be to say there is something in ``Zumanity'' to turn nearly everybody off - whether it's male or female homosexuality or autoerotic asphyxia.
And although many of the bedroom problems are played for laughs, there's a darker side developing too as Linda is called out to give her expert opinion on a young woman who is the apparent victim of autoerotic asphyxia and also faces some devastating relationship news of her own.