Autoerotic asphyxia by hanging


FEDAKAR R. , Akan O., Eren B.

Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, vol.58, no.8, pp.462-464, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
  • Page Numbers: pp.462-464

Abstract

A case of sexual asphyxial death by hanging is presented. A 41 -year-old man was found dead hanging by a towrope. A mirror was placed in front of a table, reflecting him in full height. A photograph of a celebrity mannequin was found against him. The towrope was arranged for the compression of the neck, and controlled voluntarily by a shower apparatus. Autopsy findings revealed an ascending ligature mark, 2 cm in width on the neck. Although this is a very ancient behaviour, we are presenting a very rare case from Turkey. We aim to discuss sexual asphyxiation phenomenon together with the features of the previous Turkish cases on the aspect of the forensic viewpoint, as well as the similarities and differences between different nations and religious.