A form of suffocation, asphyxia, caused by the position one is in.
Asphyxia created by the position one is in, such as being restrained in a certain manner, where the flow of oxygen is cut off, or reduced to a point of being insufficient to sustain life.
Commonly akin to Breathe Play, which is where one deliberately withholds oxygen, to enter a state of semi consciousness while engaging in masturbation or other sexual acts.
HIGHLY UNSAFE SEXUAL PRACTICE
History (Legend): Theorized that ancient Crucifixion actually killed its victims, by postural asphyxia, due to their utter exhaustion and how their bodies hung from the cross.
Improper use of restraints, or application of suspension techniques, can result in a shortness of breath, a deprivation of oxygen that can cause breathing problems, leading to asphyxiation if not immediately corrected.
Restraining a person in a face down manner, can bring about such oxygen restrictions, or contribute to them, that asphyxiation can occur.
Practice (Associated Acts): Use of rope around the neck can restrict one's breathing, one's ability to have sufficient oxygen flowing to the brain. It is an extremely risky act, and most BDSM experts suggest using an over behind technique to add control over the head/neck.
This requires no restraints over the frontal area of the neck, instead suggesting a looping action that goes behind the neck. A halter type approach, as any restraints over or around the neck are asking for possible trouble.
Noteworthy: Growing number of teens are taking part in scarfing, a form of breathe play, that results in death. There is NO SUCH THING as safe breathe play.
The thrill, or closeness to death is supposedly the draw for such actions, which is really like playing Russian Roulette with 5 out of 6 chambers loaded.
Practioners of such activities, claim a more intense orgasm, least that is, what those that live, that survive, say.
Unconsciousness can occur within a minute or less when a person is deprived of oxygen. At the same time, underlying causes of such a state could be cardiac arrest, in which even well timed, proper CPR will generally have no effect.