On Wed, 08 Feb 2006 05:42:11 GMT,
Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
I've tried practicing with a couple of differnet nooses, the hangman's
knot, and slip knot over my door (rope tied to doorknob no other
side). It's standard (non-nylon) 3/8" rope that will definitely
support my weight, but I'm having a hell of a time with the blacking
out part. I can't seem to do it. I've tried head-up, head down, knot
at back, knot to the left, etc. Should I put something around the
rope to ensure that the carotid arteries are compressed? I've looked
at my watch and all I can muster after 20+ seconds is choking, no
Any help greatly appreciated!
When I was a teen, we used to fiddle with hyperventilation
with friends....for kicks. It would always make us pass out
completely and wake up after several seconds of
unconsciousness. The first way I learned to do this was
take fast deep breaths for about one minute then hold your
breath and have someone pick you up from behind by reaching
their arms around the chest and lifting you off the ground.
That worked. After a few seconds the friend puts you down in
the ground gently and you eventually wake up.
I took this a little further and tried it alone in my
bedroom with a belt around the neck. I wasn't suicidal, just
a teen looking for kicks. I took deep fast breaths for over
a minute then held the belt tight by putting suspension on
the belt by using my hand to hold the tension.
I woke up on the floor and realized that my table lamp was
laying on the floor next to me. That was close. I could've
broke the bulb on myself or worse. Someone might've heard
the thud too. I got lucky and that was the last time I ever
tried passing out that way.
So maybe in the future I might give this a revisit. Instead
of using handheld tension on the belt I might try everything
I did in the past except support the belt from a door,
perhaps. It just might work but I never experimented far
enough to see what happens after a few minutes of
this...whether waking up or staying unconscious is the
One thing I think I would do is make sure that a belt or
rope can be tight enough around your neck where it will make
you pass out even if you're not hanging off of it.