What does choking feel like?
We have previously discussed choking techniques in How To Strangle Safely and specific Choking Techniques! Now we will try understand how it feels! To be short - it will go one way or another: Euphoria or anxiety and panic, alongside feeling like they are being killed.
When done correctly, choking creates a sense of euphoria, adrenaline kicks as a panic response to blood flow slowing. Beyond feeling like you’re about to pass out, another sensation is in the areas where pressure is applied, and blood is concentrated, namely the genitals and the neck,
It's emotional. Thoughts become lucid and intense, you may lose the sense of where you are and what is happening to you. As choking requires a lot of trust between partners, the transfer of this trust created a psychologically intense experience. Aftercare may be needed, with attention paid after, asking them if they’re okay, if they need space, know where they are, etc.
When done incorrectly, it will feel like you are killing them. If you crush their windpipe you may cause coughing, grip too hard and you may block blood flow to their brain entirely. They will feel panic, regret, fear and confusion.
Never choke your partner with the intention of restricting breathing. You are applying pressure and reducing blood flow in pulses over a short period of time. Take it slow, communicate and judge your partner's response. Ensure they can always speak and never apply pressure to their windpipe.
If it feels wrong it probably is, so stop and try adjusting. Choking can feel amazing when done right.
Don't just try choking someone else, ask to be choked yourself.