Carradine was found hanging in his Bangkok hotel room last week with a rope tied around his neck and penis, signs that he may have died of auto-erotic asphyxiation gone wrong.
Sex educator Dr. Charlie Glickman says the sexual act of cutting off oxygen flow to the brain in order to gain more intense orgasms during sex or masturbation is extremely risky if attempted without a spotter.
Carradine may not have come to the end of his rope if someone had been there watching him in case things went south.
Dr. Kathryn Ando, an expert on sexual breathing play, says theres no fully safe way to engage in this kinky practice.
However, she says using a release mechanism that lets go of the rope when the body goes limp or twisting the rope instead of knotting it can save lives.
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