An autoerotic death in Korea

Jung, S.-K.

Medicine Science and the Law 53(1): 48-50


ISSN/ISBN: 0025-8024
PMID: 22941517
DOI: 10.1258/msl.2012.012033
Accession: 036836639

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Accidental autoerotic asphyxia occurring during autoerotic activity is usually considered the unanticipated failure of a sexual stimulation device to induce hypoxia during solitary sexual arousal. Here, we provide the first reported case of autoerotic death in Korea. In the present case, a young man died from asphyxiation as a result of being suspended with his head in a plastic bag. The death was considered accidental and not suicidal. The diagnosis of autoerotic death may be difficult when typical features are absent.