The New York Daily News’ Rush & Molloy reported in their column today that super creeptastic rock musician Marilyn Manson got married this past weekend to his girlfriend, burlesque artist Dita Von Teese.
Von Teese talked about her penchant for asphyxiation (that’s right, folks, choking) as a part of her sexual repertoire:
“I’m into bondage,” Von Teese said shortly before heading to her nuptials last weekend in Ireland. “I think it’s really fun, and I love playing the part of the damsel in distress. … The feeling is amazing when someone [spanks me] right.”
She also admitted “dabbling” in the sort of erotic asphyxiation that cost INXS singer Michael Hutchence his life in 1997.
“I think it’s exciting when you do it with someone you trust,” the new Mrs. Manson told Steppin’ Out magazine’s Chaunce Hayden. “I know there are different gadgets people can buy to do it to themselves safely, so that when they pass out they can breathe again. You just have to do it safely.”
“When they pass out”? “Safe choking”? That’s like “safe shooting” or “safe stabbing.” There’s certain things you just can’t do halfway. Or safely.
And while I can certainly understand Von Teese opening her eyes during sex and, upon seeing this on top of her…
…freaking the hell out and choking him in an effort to get away, I just don’t get the asphyxiation-as-a-turn-on thing.
Where I come from, nobody chokes anyone “for fun.” If you choke somebody, you’d better damn well kill ’em, because if you just jack ’em up by the neck real good—just for shits and giggles—and walk away, well, somebody’s gonna get stabbed or shot before it’s all over. And you can best believe it won’t be “safe.”