Everyone is entitled to their sexual pleasures, including those in the BDSM community. Almost all sexual play comes with risks and this is definitely true when it comes to the kinkier side of the bedroom. An accidental death in a BDSM Vac bed has highlighted the need for extreme caution to be used in extreme sex acts.

 

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What exactly is a Vac bed?

 

A Vac bed, as shown above is a bed made of latex and have a top and bottom with tube inside, a mouth gasket (for you to breath out of) and a gasket to attach to a vacuum cleaner so that you can suck all of the air out. It’s the highest level of pleasure for someone with a latex fetish. It’s also incredibly dangerous and should NEVER be used without a person standing by.

 

How the Vac bed death happened.

 

The death (according to reports from a business blog run by BDSM friends and coworkers) was a direct result of prolonged neck compression from the neck gasket. The bed the victim chose to go in had been custom fitted to another person, who has a much smaller neck. The baro receptors in his internal carotid arteries signaled to his body that his blood pressure was dangerously high, and this sent off a vagal response to slow the heart. Since the signal of high blood pressure could not be relieved, he lost consciousness and the vagal response caused his heart to stop completely.

 

How to use a Vac bed safely.

 

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When there is compression of arteries and a chance of suffocation, there is no way to use a Vac bed that will be entirely safe, that being said, there are certain ways that can reduce your risk.

First off, always use a Vac bed with supervision. That means you have a trusted adult friend who will stay beside you, can reach the release valve and will check in with you to make sure you are awake and alert.

Secondly, use a bed that fits the size of your body, if you are a larger person, do not use a small Vac bed, otherwise you could stroke out by putting too much press onto your carotid artery in your neck.

Finally, trust your gut. If you are feeling tired, are just getting over a cold or don’t fully trust the person you are with, don’t get into a Vac bed. There are too many variables that are outside of your control (yes I know that’s part of the fun, but seriously fun shouldn’t kill you).

 

Be safe and be well. We give our sincerest condolences for those who knew the victim of this death.

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