autoerotic asphyxiation

noun

Definition of autoerotic asphyxiation

: a state of asphyxia intentionally induced (as by smothering or strangling oneself) so as to heighten sexual arousal during masturbation

Examples of autoerotic asphyxiation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The report also raises the possibility that Castro died due to autoerotic asphyxiation rather than suicide. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 2 May 2021

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First Known Use of autoerotic asphyxiation

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Autoerotic asphyxiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autoerotic%20asphyxiation. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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