MAN DIES IN KINKY SEX GAME HORROR
Found wearing black mask
HANGED: Simon Smith was in cupboard A LIBRARIAN was found hanged in a cupboard wearing a black latex mask after accidentally killing himself during an “extremely dangerous” solo sex act.
Simon Smith, 38, had the mask over his head when he was found dead at his home in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.
An inquest heard the former funeral director had been trying a game called ‘breath play’ when he accidentally killed himself.
The game – also known as auto erotic asphyxiation – involves the restriction of oxygen to the brain.
It increases feelings of giddiness and pleasure but can be fatal when a person loses control and is starved of oxygen. house and found him in the cupboard wearing a black latex mask.
Coroner Mark Layton said Mr Smith was found hanged in the cupboard but ruled his death was not deliberate.
He said: “There is nothing to suggest that this was an attempt at suicide. Mr Smith’s history of depression doesn’t appear to be a factor in his death.”
Mr Layton said the librarian died from attempted “sexual asphyxia”, adding: “The proper and correct verdict is one of misadventure.”