Year: 1998 Source: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, v.19, no.4, (December 1998), p.377-380 SIEC No: 19990319

Death during autoerotic asphyxial activity is usually considered accidental due to unanticipated failure of the device that was used to induce hypoxia during sexual arousal. Two cases of hanging are reported in which apparently, typical features of autoerotic asphyxial activity were present. The possibility of suicide must always be entertained, even in cases that may initially appear typical.