Take Your Breath Away–Asphyxiate Safely
There are many different fetishes out there. Erotic asphyxiation is one, and it can be an amazing rush. We know friends that jump right into this sort of kink all the time–but, seriously, as fun as it is, you’ve got to be smart about it.
We’ve met too many people that have had close calls with this sort of thing to really mess around with it, so we’re telling you right now: if you want to get into this kind of kink, then do it in a way that’s smart and safe. It can be a lot of fun, but realize the dangers, and never, ever do this without someone else around to help you.
You’re going to get some raised eyebrows.
That’s because this kink can honestly endanger your health. That being said, this is a kink that ranks pretty high on the RACK (risk-aware consensual kink) list, because so long as you know what you’re getting yourself into, then you’ll feel a lot safer diving into it.
Again, we aren’t going to kink shame you for this. We’ve enjoyed erotic asphyxiation on our own time, but we’re smart about it, and we just want you to be aswell.
Play it safe, no matter how it messes with your buzz.
Some people try and say that trying to do this kind of thing safely will just ruin the whole thing. That’s not true at all, because we aren’t idiots, and we’re careful and safe every single time that we bring this kind of play into the bedroom.
Let us reassure you right now, we still get off just fine.
It’s because we know how to balance the right amount of breath play kink and safety at the same time. There are limits that always need to be discussed, and signaled safety words that need to be ironed out, too. If you can take the time to do that, then you can definitely have a fun time with this kind of kink the bedroom…within reason.
Getting yourself killed isn’t kinky.
Remember that if someone tries to drag you into the middle of some breath play without a safe word. You need to have a lot of trust in your partner when it comes to playing with this particular kink, and that’s because of the obvious: they’ve got your life in their hands, literally, or vice versa.
Before you even begin to get started, you need to discuss at length what is acceptable. How long can you actually stand being choked? Have you tried this before? What sort of signals are you going to use if you can’t speak?
These are all questions (and there are many, many more) that need to be discussed before you even put your hands on their neck.
Never proceed without a safe word.
In the middle of erotic asphyxiation, this is should read more like ‘never proceed without a safety gesture.’ You’re not going to be doing a lot of talking when you have someone’s hands around your neck, so keep that in mind and pick something that you’ll be able to remember even when you’re being deprived of oxygen.
We get it that some people think that a safety gesture is pointless, because you might be flailing around a bit already. Pick something that has nothing to do with flailing, then. If you choose carefully, you won’t have any issues keeping this kind of play safe.
If you have any medical issues, think twice.
This kind of play can be even more dangerous if you have any kind of medical issues. We really suggest that you refrain from participating in any forms of breath play if that’s the case.
Remember, no matter how much you want that buzz, your life is so much more important than your kink or fetish. There are other ways to get off, and you should always take care of yourself before you take care of your lust for a particular kink.