Your Rights. Your Privacy. Your Freedom.

What Is Breath Play? Experts Explain Why The Sexual Activity Is So Dangerous

“While this type of sex play can certainly be incorporated into a BDSM sex practice, breath play is not limited to BDSM, says Megan Fleming, PhD, a New York-based sex therapist and marriage counselor. Like Play, Fleming emphasizes that the idea behind erotic asphyxiation is that it “incentivizes orgasm.” But, from an educational perspective, she says it’s important to put aside a conversation about the pros and turn-ons involved in breath play in order to acknowledge something bigger: the inherent risk that comes with restricting someone’s airflow. “You’re literally putting your life in someone else’s hands,” she says.