Auto-erotic asphyxia
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Auto-erotic asphyxia is the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal. The sexual preference for that behaviour is variously called asphyxiophilia, autoerotic asphyxia, hypoxyphilia. Colloquially, a person engaging in the activity is sometimes called a gasper.

Links and references

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=51776
http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/auto-erotic-asphyxiation
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/739/whats-the-story-on-autoerotic-asphyxiation

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