Apr Posted by drmarkgriffiths. As with mask fetishism more generally, there is little in the way of academic or clinical research on gas mask fetishism, and much of what is known can best be described as anecdotal. Oleg Skugarevsky, examined a couple of deaths due to hypoxyphilia, one of which was wearing a gas mask at the scene of death.
To fill out this checklist, please add the following code to the template call:. I looked at this one, then followed the link to HowStuffWorks. It has been hypothesized that this may be because of childhood behavioral imprinting when these devices were issued in World War II ". Citation for the "particularly in the United Kingdom" bit? Who hypothesised this explanation? When I added the link, it was a factual article about U. Mickey Mouse gas masks for children, designed to counter their scary appearance.