i saw this on the news the other day, and thought it worth a mention.
a man in the prime of life died suddenly whilst in full-body mummification (clingfilm with a nose hole, and a hood on top). why did he die? because he had taken ketamine (and other drugs) before or during the session and was unable to control his body temperature whilst mummified, and so overheated and died. the men who were with him are now on trial for manslaughter, with the possibility of an alternative charge of manslaughter by gross negligence.
we all know the SSC
acronym - safe, sane, and consensual
- and perhaps this unfortunate man would not have died (and in such a salaciously newsworthy way) if they have paid attention to the Ss. mummification can be safe
, but only if supervised attentively in case something does go wrong. that is what a dom is for: keeping his or her sub safe while they play. but perhaps the most important thing here was sane
, and i guess that's the letter of the three that gets overlooked the most... it's a pretty poor word for what it is trying to encapsulate - are you in a fit state of mind to do this? have you taken something or drunk enough that it is going to affect how your mind and body react? in this case, taking a strong - dangerous - relaxant had side effects that killed the sub, but it also would have made it much harder for him to signal that something was wrong.
i'm not here to judge any of them, not the man who died nor those who are on trial for unintentionally causing his death. nor will i judge him for taking an illegal drug, even though mixing that with physically demanding bondage is what killed him. i'll set aside the fact that he lived with his girlfriend but was meeting these men for sex games - maybe they were open about that, i don't know. and i'm not here to lecture you all either.
just... if you're having fun this christmas, do be safe. www.theguardian.com/uk-news/20…Caregan's Kinky Group Directory: caregan.deviantart.com/journal…
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