Sexsomnia is a medical condition which occurs when a person is asleep and yet proceeds to initiate sexual activity with their bedmate. Another Definition: A disorder that causes people to commit sex acts and have sex with others while asleep without waking up. I saw a documentary about it weeks ago and I am unconvinced about it. Sadly, the girl who it happened to was drunk and asleep next to a sexsomniac.
In my opinion: A) How can a man be asleep and manage to go through all the motions of having sex? B) If a woman is attacked by a guy. If he has a very good lawyer, I think he could plead that his client suffers from sexsomnia as an excuse.
Does anyone really believe this Medical condition exists?
It is really hard to believe. But as per the concern of making excuse that the client suffers from so called sexsomnia, I really do not think if a sexsomniac person can really force/attack a woman to have sex, it will be entirely on the woman to have sex unless she is drunk. If that is the case, then there is no meaning of sexsomnia, anyone can have sex whether he is suffering from this or not.
I don't believe it. I guess the terms like 'dissociative identity, sexsomnia and other psychological disorders (so called) are nothing but certain defense mechanisms created by the mind in order to combat certain situations which are not conducive to human psyche. The best part is that when doctors don't find an answer to intriguing behaviors, they give it a sophisticated name which sounds convincing to a layman.
There's no reason why it couldn't. There are people who routinely sleepwalk, sleep eat, heck there are people who hold entire conversations while asleep.
Now is this very prevalent. No. I imagine most juries, lacking evidence of other nocturnal episodes like eating, driving or holding conversations, would convict someone using this defense. But then again you're talking juries and anything is up for grabs in a trial.
I dont think I believe it. I really dont. The thing though is, people can use sleepiness as an excuse to get laid. Especially if you're shy or something - they can always say, sorry I was asleep, I've got wuchmacallit - Sexsomnia. But I'll let the Medical experts comment.
I believe it because it happened to me and my husband. I was dreaming about doing sexual things to him and then I woke up and I was on top of him and we were in the throes of passion. It was only once ever though so I don't know if its actually a medical condition.
I saw a documentary on this (maybe 60 mins) not sure but all three adults watching did this >>
the girls husband was sleeping right beside her,while she was um..busy?? (now what guy would just lie there,watching)
then it cut to her lack of sleep and it affecting her daytime life, c'mon.
The guys story was slightly different ,as he excused himself ,no matter where he was, dinner,work,dentist and basically masterbated. The reason his problem(?) fell under that word,was he didnt remember doing it...
There is a part of the brain that disables the muscles during sleep, thus preventing us from physically acting out our dreams. There was an experiment done on cats where that part of the brain was removed, and the cats were sleepwalking, just like some humans do. That is what scientists believe is happening to sleepwalkers.
So is it not also possible that sexomnia is a dream being acted out by a person whose part of the brain does not disable their muscles while asleep?
Yea it does happen... Well I have been through this sort of. I was too too much high the day before and I believe I was under some kind of influence of drugs. But I didn't really have sex sleeping. It was the things one does before having sex.
I don't think it is a medical condition. I mean it very well could be, but not in my case nor do I think it is probably very common. I/my partner will wake up in the middle of the night and start kissing one another and then go at it. The next morning I'll be like "Did we? Last Night?" "Yeah we did!" It isn't a medical condition, just being turned on laying next to him, and then acting on it because we've been sleeping together for 3 and half years. I just happen to be 90% asleep! He doesn't complain.
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