Monday, August 04, 2008

Choking game isn't a game

Just a reminder about the “choking game”, I wrote about it here and here.

Just as a reminder it is a “game” “played” most often by young teenage and pre-teen boys, often for the “rush” (although girls are not immune). Also, at times I think, it is done for the shock value and risk involved in this “play”.

“Play” hanging isn’t a game.

It only takes about 8 pounds of pressure on the neck to stop blood flow to and from the brain with the result being death. 8 pounds of pressure, the weight of the head, can result in death. This can occur in the sitting or near sitting position, lying or near-lying position, or suspended. The key is you don’t have to be suspended to die.

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