Mr Yeo Hung Song, a 48-year-old restaurant boss was found dead inside Club One Seven Spa on 19th November 2012. He was found inside Room 5 which featured a saddle bench with wooden legs and two meter tall frame with metal chains dangling from each corner. It was only after seven hours at 9.30pm, a cleaner knocked on the door of the locked cubicle but there was no response. Two cleaners managed to unlatch the door and found Song’s body naked and on bended knees, with a chain around his neck. On the floor was a towel contained his semen.
The State Coroner said there could been a possibility of suicide. It was also believed that Song was practising autoerotic asphyxiation which could have caused his death. Inquiry heard that he told a friend two weeks ago that he wanted to commit suicide before his death in the spa.
Club One Seven Spa was a two-storey spa that is meant for only registered patrons. Though it is being advertised as a men-only spa, some have mentioned it is dedicated for gays.
Autoerotic asphyxiation, also known as breath control play is the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal. The carotid arteries on either side of the neck carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to brain. When compressed, in form of strangulation or hanging, create a sudden loss of oxygen and accumulation of carbon dioxide increase feeling of giddiness and pleasure which will heighten masturbatory sensations. It was said that as much as 1,000 people are killed through the practice of autoerotic asphyxiation.
I am quite unsure about why The New Paper decided to publish an past matter in the newspaper and there are some misleading truth stated in the news. It tarnished the reputation of the spa by calling it “gay sex club”. So can we confer all-ladies spa as lesbian sex club and late night massage parlours as sleazy spa ? What are the media trying to prove ?
Source: The New Paper.