The choking game also known as the fainting game and a wide variety of slang terms refers to intentionally cutting off choking to the brain with the goal of inducing temporary loss of consciousness and euphoria.
Limited research has been conducted regarding motivations for practicing the fainting game, although thrill-seeking has been identified as a risk factor,  as has the perception that it cnn nude picture a low-risk activity.
Reasons for practice are distinct from erotic asphyxiation.
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Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners in London,  claims that the fainting game is pursued primarily by children and teens "to get a high without taking drugs.
Unlike erotic asphyxiationpractice of the fainting game appears to be uncommon in adulthood. There are two main mechanisms behind many variations of this practice, both resulting in cerebral hypoxia oxygen deprivation to the brain.
The two mechanisms tend to be confused with each other or treated as one but are quite dissimilar although both have playing potential to cause permanent brain damage or death. The two mechanisms are strangulation and self-induced hypocapnia  and work as follows:.
A ligature such as a belt or rope around the neck, game hands choking arm pressure on the neck compresses the internal carotid artery. Apart the the direct restriction of blood to the brain there are two other significant responses produced by pressing on playing neck:.