Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Masturbation Can Kill You Just Ask David Carradine

Thai police said Monday that they would welcome the FBI's assistance in investigating the death of American actor David Carradine, but only as observers in the high-profile case.

Carradine's naked body was discovered last Thursday morning in his luxury suite at Bangkok's Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel. Police initially suspected his death was a suicide, but have since said it may have been accidental suffocation or heart failure after revealing he was found with a rope tied around his wrist, neck and genitals.

The circumstances suggested he might has died as a result of a dangerous sex game, Pornthip Rojanasunand, a prominent Thai forensic pathologist, said last week.

With the uncertainty and conflicting information surrounding the death, Carradine's family in the U.S. went to the FBI last Friday asking for its help investigating the case.
I did some research : Erotic asphyxiation refers to intentionally cutting off oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal. The erotic interest in asphyxiation is classified as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. Psychiatrist Joseph Merlino stated that it meets the criteria for a disorder "because it has the potential for lethality or serious injury."[1]

Over 1,000 people die a year maybe more the stats sometimes ruled as suicide not as accidental asphyxiation.


Hogday said...

Its often a pity that someone who would otherwise be seen as anything from a talented artist to just an average all round reasonably decent guy, ends up being remembered for simply getting it off in a different style. But as B's in B have inferred, `dicey, dicey`.


John M. Wills said...

Those of us in LE are familiar with the technique that have caused thousands of deaths over the years. It doesn't appear to be a mystery; this will be a quick solve for the FBI.

USA_Admiral said...

A sad day for his family and friends only multiplied by his behavior.

Cpdcoppurr said...

OMG i LOVE the photo, and the much needed laugh ladies. Awesome............

Unfortunately this is a practice that is very common, mostly among gay Sado Masochistic Practicers. Well I guess practice makes perfect, because I am thinking Ole David went out happy.

It is sad though, I did love him as an actor.

Ky Long Rider said...

Different "strokes" for different folks. To bad he didn't find out sooner that when the head, either head, turns purple you're squeezing to hard.