Exploring Blood Choking: What it is and How it Works
By Kink Dictionary
What is Blood Choking?
Blood choking, also known as “sleeper holds” or “strangleholds,” is a form of BDSM play that involves restricting blood flow to the brain in order to cause the submissive partner to pass out or begin to lose consciousness. This can be achieved through various methods, including using the hands, arms, or legs to apply pressure to the arteries in the neck, or by using a rope or other device to create a constriction around the neck.
How Does Blood Choking Work?
When pressure is applied to the arteries in the neck, the blood flow to the brain is restricted. This causes a decrease in oxygen and glucose to the brain, which can result in the submissive partner feeling lightheaded, dizzy, or even passing out. The effects of blood choking can vary depending on the individual, and it is important to communicate with your partner and establish safe words and boundaries before engaging in this activity.
Is Blood Choking Safe?
While blood choking can be a thrilling and intense form of BDSM play, it is important to understand the risks involved. Blood choking can be dangerous and potentially fatal if not done correctly, and should only be attempted by experienced individuals who understand the anatomy of the neck and the risks involved. It is also important to establish safe words and boundaries with your partner, and to have a clear plan in place in case of an emergency.
Alternative Forms of Choking Play
If you are interested in exploring choking play but are not comfortable with the risks involved in blood choking, there are alternative forms of play that can still provide a similar sensation. Breath play, for example, involves restricting airflow to the lungs rather than blood flow to the brain, and can be achieved through techniques such as hand-over-mouth play or using a gas mask. It is important to communicate with your partner and establish boundaries and safe words before engaging in any form of choking play.
The Importance of Communication and Consent
As with any form of BDSM play, communication and consent are key when it comes to blood choking. It is important to establish boundaries and safe words with your partner, and to have a clear understanding of the risks involved before engaging in this activity. It is also important to check in with your partner regularly and to stop immediately if either partner feels uncomfortable or unsafe.