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Hand Over Mouth

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  • Extreme care is to be taken during any form of oxygen deprivation, as brain damage, disability, and death are very real and surprisingly easy to accomplish outcomes.
  • Be sure to have a safe action that is always known and followed to help ensure that play stops when the person being deprived of oxygen needs it to stop.  
  • Safe words will not work for this kind of play, being as the mouth will be covered. 
  • One should ALWAYS keep a clock nearby so that play never exceeds a certain amount of time.
  • It is extremely important that both partners be well tuned into eachother so as to see when the person being deprived is reaching their limit.
  • Most importantly, know your own limits.  Do not ever allow yourself to go without using the safe action until it is too late simply because you don't feel ready to stop play yet.
  • Many people advise against any asphyxiation play due to potential dangers.  Be extremely cautious.  People DO die from this.

The act of cutting off another person's oxygen intake using one's hands over the person's mouth and nose. The most common form is that of one hand covering the mouth, preventing it from opening sufficiently to intake oxygen, with two fingers of the other hand pinching the nose shut.  This is often combined with gloves or fabrics to enhance the experience of both parties.  Many people enjoy this form of oxygen deprivation because of the easy ability to look into each other's eyes and connect more intimately during the experience.