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Are you a Sexsomniac?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    Researchers are struggling to understand a rare medical condition where sufferers unknowingly demand, or actually have, sex while asleep, New Scientist magazine reported on Wednesday.
    "Most of the time sleep sex occurs between people who are already partners," Mark Pressman, a sleep specialist at Lankenan Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, told the New Scientist.

    "Sometimes they hate it," added Pressman of the reactions of sexsomniacs' partners. "Sometimes they tolerate it. On rare occasions you have stories of people liking it better than waking sex."

    With no cure, addressing triggering factors -- stress or sleep deprivation -- can help, while Michael Mangan, a psychologist at the University of New Hampshire in the U.S. has set up a Web site, www.sleepsex.org, to help sufferers.

    Meanwhile Trajanovic is devising a procedure for diagnosing sexsomnia in legal cases where sufferers have been accused of sexual assault.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    And I thought Salma Hayek was just a dream!
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I usually make sexual advance toward my partner while she's still asleep. Does that count?
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That counts. Rolling over and going to sleep right after doesn't.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    How do dolphins sleep, anyway?
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Very soundly.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Sorry, Buck.

    The correct answer was: Lightly, if I'm in the tri-county area!

    What do we have for him, Bill?
  8. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    I actually read the thread title as are you a Sexomaniac

    Which I would venture to say is most of this board.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but you gotta pretty good at sex to be able to do it in your sleep.
  10. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Walter's avatar is nearly giving me a seizure.
  11. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Is someone a sexsomniac if they fall asleep DURING sex? My, uh, friend wants to know.
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