It sounds like a incredibly dangerous practice.
All of this crap must have roots in erotic asphyxia, which is also a pretty stupid thing to do, particularly while you are alone. Hello, Albert Dekker..
If you don't know about Mr Dekker just read about him here. He played ' the choking game' and lost... not what I'd call a "dignified death" How embarrassing...
The mother of a 12-year-old boy, who accidentally hanged himself trying the 'choking game', has slammed internet site YouTube for showing videos encouraging the dangerous activity.
Erik Rogg, a promising student and former boy scout from Randolph, Nebraska, died two years ago trying the 'game' which as been going on for decades.
His mother Judy, who discovered him dead in his bedroom, has since become a campaigner touring schools in a bid to create awareness of the dangers of the fad.
But Judy fears it is seeing a resurgence in popularity partly because youngsters are posting videos of themselves doing it on YouTube and similar websites.
She told ABC's Nightline: 'A lot of kids make it look fun.
'They're laughing.They don't realise the kid's on the floor twitching because he's having a seizure.