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Re: Autoerotic asphixiation vs other ways of passing out

I don't know if my experience would be different in the erotic context, but I've blacked out a few times both from trauma/medical situations (in an ocean once, after giving blood once, after which the nurses disqualified me from donating again) and several times from simple low blood sugar and/or low blood pressure. In the absence of trauma it was strangely pleasant, my brain feels a sort of ineffable levity and I can't entirely feel my body in terms of spacial relation to itself or other things, but at the same time I'm very aware of it, like my entire nervous system lit up all at once but doesn't really know why or relay any useful information, sort of like the second after a minor injury when you feel the sensation but haven't processed it intellectually. But pleasant, warm and sort of humming. I lose any sense of time, and while I feel aware of my surroundings, I'm actually not processing anything said or done around me. The experience is something like a migraine aura for me, but less self-aware and with less forboding of what's to follow.

When I blacked out from getting pulled into an undertow and inhaling water, though, that was terrifying, with none of the pleasant physical sensations, just the distortion of time and disconnect between sensations and intellectual processing, and when I gave blood I felt like I was watching blood roll down my elevated arm forever (it was closer to 10 seconds, and in reality much less blood than I "saw") without knowing why or how to stop it before I passed out. So my tiny sample size of one would say that context matters greatly, but I'd imagine, for me anyway, that erotic asphyxiation would tend toward the experience above.

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