The Marquis de Sade in his writings talks about the relationship between hanging and sexuality. Already in 1600 it was known that the hanging would cause an erection and ejaculation in the condemned to death to the point that it was thought that this practice, supervised by a physician, could offer a solution to erectile dysfunction.
The erotic practice of asphyxiation or Breath Control causes physiological reactions such as release of endorphins and a reduction of the oxygenation of the brain that heighten the feelings of pleasure and abandonment, as well as psychological reactions such as panic, excitement and bewilderment.
It’s a very dangerous practice because a slightest mistake can have fatal consequences but at the same time its dangerousness makes it exceptionally intriguing. Playing with life and death, abandoning your life in the hands of someone else, is certainly a very important component of sexual practices.
The real abandonment and the absolute orgasm can be reached when you completely give away your control over your life.
The alternative to real choking is imagination. Often it is enough to imagine a situation to enjoy it just like it was really happening: never underestimate the power of the mind!