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The French call a climax la petite mort—the small death.

The French call a climax la petite mort—the small death.

Into the wake of star David Carradine’s death, possibly by erotic asphyxiation, most are wondering why anyone may wish to be choked while having sex. In a bit which should never be read by a small, this journalist and practitioner informs you why he persists in carrying it out.

The thing that was David Carradine into? Conjecture concerning the reply to that concern happens to be swirling from the time the Kung Fu and Kill Bill actor ended up being discovered dead in a Bangkok college accommodation the other day. Carradine had been apparently discovered dead of asphyxiation, maybe using fishnets and a wig, with red women’s lingerie laying nearby from the sleep. It continues to be ambiguous whether he had been alone or not—though people do perish from autoerotic asphyxiation (choking by themselves while masturbating), some have actually raised issue of just how Carradine might have tied up himself up without some body else’s assistance.

But from time to time whether he did it to himself or was aided by a partner, as a member of the New York kink community, I know a number of people who are into erotic choking, and I’ve experimented with it myself. (more…)