Being the sexual practice of restricting breath to your partner or yourself. Common methods include ropes, garrottes, and choking. The most common practice is during masturbation. This is known as autoerotic asphyxiation.

This practice is said to cause a euphoric, ecstatic release at the moment of orgasm due to the lack of oxygen in a brain already suffused with neurohormones. Devotees are known to refer to the experience as a rebirth, a purging, or a charge due to the adrenaline of a near-death experience.

Breath play is dangerous due to the risk of death during its practice. Because of this, it is one of several forms of edgeplay.

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