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How often is choking fatal?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not often: Only when there is complete obstruction of the airway is choking fatal. If you are talking about the kind of choking used in sexual arousal; this can be very dangerous and should be avoided at all times.

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