Auto-erotic asphyxiation is an often misunderstood sexual proclivity. People who practice auto or self asphyxiation for pleasure derive a sense of sexual arousal from lack of oxygen to the brain. To each his own, of course, but this form of masturbation can be very dangerous-- as this list of famous people who died of autoerotic asphyxiation proves. You might also be interested in famous people who died during sex and celebrity deaths that were never investigated . This list also includes photos, birth dates, professions, and other information. Often considered as accidental suicide, autoerotic asphyxiation has been depicted in erotica for many years.
Important Declaration: Although media accounts have linked suicides on this page to hazing, it is important for journalists and the public alike to recognize that depression is the most common link to suicides of all populations. I think it important to report when the parents of victims believe hazing is the cause and quote them accurately, but it is also important to note that it is one thing to note there is a huge difference between an alleged link between hazing/bullying and listing it as “the cause” of such deaths. I try to err on the side of caution. HN