Behavioral Treatment for a Female Engaging in Autoerotic Asphyxiation

@article{Martz2003BehavioralTF,
  title={Behavioral Treatment for a Female Engaging in Autoerotic Asphyxiation},
  author={Denise M. Martz},
  journal={Clinical Case Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={236 - 242}
}
  • D. Martz
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Case Studies
Once thought to be a phenomenon only practiced by men, autoerotic asphyxiation, a form of sexual masochism that is life-threatening, has been documented in women. This case study presents a 22-year-old college female with comorbid depression and avoidant personality disorder complaining of the use of autoerotic asphyxiation during masturbation. This female was a virgin and reported that asphyxiation by use of a ligature had always been used since puberty during masturbation and was necessary… 
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