Re AA (Capacity to consent to sexual practices) [2020] EWCOP 66

Autoerotic asphyxiation "I am concerned with AA, a 19 year old man, who has been diagnosed as having autism ('ASD') and Asperger's Syndrome. He has interests relating to certain sexual practices including autoerotic asphyxiation ('AEA'). He has posted material about himself on the dark web, advertising his wish to be a submissive partner and his desire to be kidnapped and raped. The issues for me to determine are: (i) AA's capacity to conduct proceedings and make decisions regarding AEA, internet and social media, consent to sexual relations and contact with others; (ii) AA's best interests in those domains where he lacks capacity to decide; and (iii) Whether I should authorise AA's deprivation of liberty."


Full judgment: BAILII


  • Sex and marriage cases🔍

Date: 15/12/20🔍

Court: Court of Protection🔍

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Published: 1/12/22 16:10

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