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Autoerotic Asphyxiation: The Killer Cocktail of Taboos

Powell, Haley
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This analysis examines the trends of fifty years of forensic rhetoric regarding autoerotic asphyxiation (AEA) in Judeo-Christian society and discusses how taboos influence this society's perception of the act. Each component mechanism of the AEA taboo is separately analyzed; both for its own effects on society and for its influence on the overarching AEA taboo. A recommendation is made about ways to combat the effects of the taboo. Emphasis is placed on why these changes are important.
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University of Wyoming. Libraries
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taboo , masochism , death , suicide , autoerotic asphyxiation , forensic , Arts and Humanities
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