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Autoerotic asphyxiation alone is to cause 250 to 1000 deaths per year in the U.
Other methods include chest compression, placing a plastic over the head, using solvents, or a combination of these.
As the split in case law in the context of autoerotic asphyxiation shows, it is difficult to say where the line should be drawn.
Hazelwood, Park Elliot Dietz, Ann Wolbert Burgess: Autoerotic Fatalities.
Obviously, the activity involved is highly dangerous and does pose a risk of death; however, many activities people perform are risky — skydiving, bungee jumping, scuba diving, and motorcycle riding; and the list goes on.
Practice Various methods are used to achieve the level of oxygen depletion needed, such as a hanging, suffocation with a plastic bag over the head, self- such as with a , gas or volatile solvents, chest compression, or some combination of these.
Shockingly, in 1968, Dekker was found dead by his fiancee in his home in Hollywood.