This is just some background info on
The house of Gaspers and a little bit about the history of the ASA (alt.sex.asphyx)
and ABPEFN news groups.
I dont remember to update it that often but since it is really of no interest
to most folks that is not a problem.
It's mainly for those newbies that might be interested in how Gaspers and Asphyx
got started in the United States and the small part that Retrotek had in it.
Sorry but this is written in both the first and 3rd person. I'm not a gud
One thing you must know is that
Gaspers and Asphyx were not always household words nor were they generally accepted
by anyone who was of moral standards. Asphyx was Tabboo and Gaspers were mentally
Any Pictures of girls being choked or hanged, especially nude girls, were considered
criminal and were often reported to one agency or another and the pictures removed.
BBS's were shut down. Equipment confiscated.
When this new thing called the Internet came around there were a few asphyx
pictures that popped up here and there. Those web pages were also shut down.
Many folks who are new to aspxhyx take it all for granted. They don't know the
battles that went on in the early years.
This page is mainly just a diary of how Retrotek and many others helped to break
ground and pave the way for the new wave that was sweeping the globe.
The House of Gaspers starts out as a
56k modem, direct dial in BBS (bulletin board).
Originally the house was called Voyeurs BBS and it ran using the RBBS
modem scripts and program. It featured females in bondage and a few hanging
and strangling photos. It was a download only area until someone developed a
way to upload files to the BBS. Voyeurs ran in two states until costs caused
it to be run only in New Jersey.
Voyeurs RBBS changed when a program called BOYAN came out which featured BBS
DOORs and lots of other nifty features. The House began to have the look and
feel of a real house as you entered each DOOR. The rooms where not named but
each DOOR lead you to a differant topic.
I was not aware of the real Internet until the beginning of 1992. I got on line
and the first place I headed for was the USENET Newsgroups. After a little bit
of searching I found a newsgroup the looked like it has some real appeal.
April, 1992 Jeff Stone had created a newsgroup for the discussion of Asphyxia
and oxygen deprivation as it applies to sexual asphyxia.
The group is A.S.A. Alt.Sex.Asphyx.
There is very little activity in the group so Jeff decides to quit the newsgroup
and asks if I would take it over. I agree. So the Sexual Asphyx Movement actually
began on April 15th 1992 when I posted some of the photos of girls hanging (that
I had been posting in the BBS) to the ASA group. Activity quickly began to grow
on the ASA newgroup.
So does attention from Government and Senatorial committees, and activists.
After being displayed on this rough system it was discovered that there was
a much better system out there that could have been used instead of the telnet
service. It was called the Internet. The House was still titled Voyeurs BBS
when it first appeared on the Internet. It was found that DOORs were no longer
needed as a complete directory structure was now available.
The DOORs had now become ROOMS with a different name and topic for each room.
After a while it was obvious that since there were so many ROOMS that this acreage
was now forming into a House.
I knew two little known slang terms that hookers use to refer to the girls that
liked to be choked or smothered while they were being screwed. The terms were
"GASPER" and "CHOKE CHICK". I began using these terms on the Newsgroups
and found that they were catching on. With the removal of all of the simple
bondage photos the House now became
"The House of Gaspers" hosted by "Smiley".
Someone posts a suspected child pronography photo to the ASA newsgroup. The
newsgroup and RHOG come under fire. The ASA newsgroup falls under a Senatorial
banned newsgroup list.
Legal email starts to come in from unverified Government sources demanding
that RHOG be shut down "volunteraly".
(Guess who's email address becomes very popular). I take charge as unofficial
moderator for the group. Letter s of action and appeal fly back and forth for
months. Support is limited but persistance is not. RHOG's host decides to keep
the site open. An apology comes from two child protection organizations. ASA
remains on the banned list but Usenet keeps the group directory active.
Glenn G. finds the House and offers some of his gasper photos to add to the
house. The rooms begin to grow. Bass2 and Sandman find the house from a posting
on the Alt.Sex.Asphyx news group and also begin contributing photos to help
build the house. Selvertung and A.J. come up with some really good photos that
are added. The house begins to grow.
Someone called D-Que finds the
house and offers to create a
few background icons to use in the house. He also offers some nice characters
to be used as hosts for some of the rooms. A neighbor named Doug White redraws
many other popular characters to also include.
(the house is remodeled)
A clergy group attacks ASA on behalf of a very popular Television evangilist
who's first name is Billy.
Flame emails fly. Letters of introduction are exchanged. The intent of the newsgroup
is explained. Final letters of "........and the horse you rode in on"
ASA returns to normal.
Someone named Lee Feldma visits the house and offers a few photos for the house
and asks how to read and post to the Usenet news groups anonymously. Not being
able to post I offer to post the drawings and photos for Mr. Feldman.
Another room is opened in the House.
Damien visits the
house and offers a few casual suggestions for improvement. The stuff
is really good and the house begins to take on an entirely new look. Damien
helps to rewrite many of the rooms in the house and puts down ground work for
Someone posts a few invitation to snuff type articles to ASA. I cancelled those
posts. The newsgroup asks me to become the official moderator of the group.
I refuse but accept the possition of Administrator.
About the same time it was found that Samson Alexae had created a database of
asphyx related movies and rentable videos. There were no sample clips available
due to lack of web space. There were sample clips of movies available in the
house of gaspers that matched many of the ones that were listed in his database.
Samsons Movie List merged with the House of gaspers to form a cross linked
movie preview and database. Samson began to do an amazing amount of reseach
to make his site as accurate and informative as possible. A few of the rooms
in the house were put on hold to give him as much web space as possible and
to provide the sample photos for his guide. He proved to be a worthy addition
to the house.
The term "ASPHYX was now starting to really catch on. Other folks were
using the term on their new asphyx related web pages or refering to their pages
as "ASPHYX" pages.
Dangles (using another name) sends an email about him and his wife and suggests
that they might be interested in sending some photos to be used in the House.
They are concerned that posting to the news groups might cause unwanted attention
They submit 8 photos to be used as a test bed. The response is overwhelming.
Derrick Payne (now Mr.Bodangles) and his wife send in an entire photo set to
be used in the house. They want to keep her anonymous so I sugguest we call
A new area labeled Ret's Room is created to hold the new non-commercial
photos and a story line is developed.
M5 visits the house. He and his wife Manu
send in some photos to be published along with Tracy. With two girls in Ret's
room there comes email from folks choosing between the two. The PICK of the
Month area and MESSAGE BOARD are created for folks to leave comments and suggestions.
About the same time Bodangles says that Tracy's sister Monique (also a name
that I created) would like to send in some photos in competition with her sister.
Manu and Monique both appear in November. A competition between the three
girls seems to arise so the Gasper of the Year voting booth is created to decide
who is queen among the three contenders.
Tracy wins the competition
USENET decides to save a few bucks and implements an old rule that binaries
(photos)may not be posted to non binary newsgroups. A few letters exchange.
The only course of action is to try and move all of the subscribers of the ASA
newsgroup to an existing binary newsgroup. A group is suggested by one of the
subscribers. A letter of intent is submitted with no reply. I submitted a few
posts of introduction to the abpefn newsgroup with no reply or refusal. I take
a bold chance and "move" all of the subscribers over to the binary newsgroup.
We shall have to see if we get kicked out or not.
After seeing that there are many people who do not have access to the Alt.Sex.Asphyx
newsgroup or the ABPEFN group it is decided to open a forum where these people
can interact with others who are also interested in sexual asphyx. This also
provides information for those who have not been active on the group for a while
to know where the group moved to. The first topic to be addressed is that the
news group is being taken over by a rash of death related and other non ASA
As a result from numerous request from fans, Tracy and Bodangles appear together
for the first time in RHOG. Tracy and Monique also appear in the leading shots
to " BO's Place ". The only room inside of a room in the house.
The house of gaspers gets a notice from our Internet Service Provider stating
that the house is over quota. In fact, the house has accounted for more than
35% of all of the traffic to their IP address (that included their commercial
accounts.) Good for us , bad for them.
We are given a choice of becoming a pay commercial site or closeing the house.
Since the house is a free site and not commercial or charging any fees for access,
the decision is made to close the house and look for another ISP to host the
THE REMODELING AND REOPENING
GASPING and ASPHYX are for LOVERS.
PLAY SAFE, NEVER play alone ! ! !
Auto-erotic asphyx is a deadly game.
The only way to win, is not to play.