Volume 38, Issue 2 (March 1993)

    Autoerotic Fatalities with Power Hydraulics

    (Received 1 July 1992; accepted 16 July 1992)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    We report two cases in which men used the hydraulic shovels on tractors to suspend themselves for masochistic sexual stimulation. One man developed a romantic attachment to a tractor, even giving it a name and writing poetry in its honor. He died accidentally while intentionally asphyxiating himself through suspension by the neck, leaving clues that he enjoyed perceptual distortions during asphyxiation. The other man engaged in sexual bondage and transvestic fetishism, but did not purposely asphyxiate himself. He died when accidentally pinned to the ground under a shovel after intentionally suspending himself by the ankles. We compare these cases with other autoerotic fatalities involving perceptual distortion, cross-dressing, machinery, and postural asphyxiation by chest compression.


    Author Information:

    Dietz, PE
    Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

    O'Halloran, RL
    Ventura County Medical Examiner Office, Ventura, CA


    Stock #: JFS13416J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13416J

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    Title Autoerotic Fatalities with Power Hydraulics
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