Suffocate or Drown?

If you were going to die, which would you prefer?

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Staff member
Well, sorry in advance for the death related thread. I thought this was an interesting enough scenario to post about. :lol:

If you were going to die of suffocation or drowning, and somehow you had a choice, which would you prefer?

I think I'd rather suffocate if it came down to it. I really don't like the idea of dying under water.



4 legs good 2 legs bad
Definitely suffocation. I think the only thing worse than drowning would be burning to death. Something about breathing water into your lungs just seems really unpleasant.


Guardian of the Light
Wow really interesting thread idea.

I'd definitely rather suffocate than drown, drowning just sounds horrible, and you're right the thought of dying in water is terrible. Breathing in water simply sounds worse than not breathing.:shocked:

Yeah drowning is definitely not the way to go, for me at least.
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I am the woolrus
It depends entirely on what i'm drowning in.

Water - No thank you, i'll take suffocation please!

Wine - Oh yeah :D


Registered Member
This one's easy. Drowning is worse. Since when you drown, you ARE suffocating, but you also have the feeling of water going down the wrong way, which is always a pain.


Staff member
suffacaation. drowning would be horrible unless i was realy thirsty before it happened.
You do realize that when you drown the water doesn't go into your stomach right? :lol:

Something tells me being thirsty wouldn't make it any more tolerable. :rolleyes:


Sally Twit
Suffocation because I imagine it would be quicker and you won't be freaking out when you're swallowing loads of water.


Son of Liberty
Drowning all the way.

I've always been a water person so worst case scenario at least I'm going out via an element I hold near and dear to my heart. That and Suffocation just seams so damn scary. I mean think about the sheer panic your heart is gonna go through if you're sittin there with cellophane stuck over your face with your lungs burning and your chest caving in via the lack of oxygen.

Ugh... water in my lungs FTW!


/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
Suffocation for aesthetic purposes. When you drown your bloated body looks horrible.

Seriously now, it depends on which makes us die faster. I just want the shortest period of suffering. Any clue?