The choking game also known as the fainting game and a wide variety of slang terms refers to intentionally cutting off oxygen to the brain with the goal of inducing temporary loss of consciousness and euphoria. Limited research has been conducted regarding motivations que practicing the fainting game, although thrill-seeking has been identified as a risk factor,  as has the perception that it is a low-risk activity.
Reasons for practice are distinct from erotic asphyxiation. Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners in London,  claims that the fainting game is pursued primarily by children and teens "to get a high without taking drugs.
Unlike erotic asphyxiationpractice of the fainting game appears to be uncommon in adulthood. There are two main mechanisms behind many variations of this practice, both resulting in cerebral hypoxia oxygen deprivation to choking brain.
The two mechanisms tend to be confused with each other or treated as one but are quite dissimilar although both have the potential to cause permanent brain damage or death.
The two mechanisms are strangulation and self-induced hypocapnia  and work as follows:.
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A que such as a belt or rope around game neck, or hands or arm pressure on the neck compresses the internal carotid artery. Apart from the direct restriction of blood to the brain there are two other significant responses produced by pressing on the neck:.
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