Another snippet from the Journal of Forensic Sciences, this time from a post-mortem case report from the July edition:
“We here report the case of a 34-year-old man who died due to asphyxia, secondary to body wrapping in the largest and most complex plastic bag ever involved in a published case of autoerotic death.”
People are sources of such surprising sexual diversity and you can just feel the curiousity radiating from the case report.
Despite the seemingly unusual nature of the death, over 400 autoerotic fatalities have been reported in the medical literature, suggesting that similar practices are probably conducted safely on a much wider basis.
For people who deal with tragic circumstances on a day-to-day basis, the intellectual fascination helps cope with the emotions these sorts of cases stir up.
I remember sitting in a cafe with a forensic psychologist happily chatting away, when the people next to us stood up and moved to another table as they seemed to be increasingly put off their food.
Being able to eat lunch while discussing gruesome case reports is one of the benefits of this form of coping strategy.
Link to abstract of ‘Complex autoerotic death with full body wrapping in a plastic body bag’.