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Sexsomnia – do you believe it?

  1. Lady_E profile image81
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. anujagarwal profile image62
      anujagarwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. anjalichugh profile image76
      anjalichughposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Lady_E profile image81
        Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks.  That's true Anjali,
        So, if I was sleeping in bed with a partner and HIT him in the middle of the night, I could say I suffer from a rare medical condition called - Hitsomnia.

        1. anujagarwal profile image62
          anujagarwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          'Hitsomnia' nice one... lol

    3. Davinagirl3 profile image61
      Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wish my husband had it!

      1. anjalichugh profile image76
        anjalichughposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol This is what many women dream of.

    4. ledefensetech profile image73
      ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I absolutely without a doubt, 100% know this condition exist. big_smile

      1. ledefensetech profile image73
        ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That sounds like the voice of experience talking.  yikes

        1. anujagarwal profile image62
          anujagarwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It seems dream of some women became a reality for someone. big_smile

    6. kmackey32 profile image63
      kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OMG is that what I have. My husband says I do things to myself in my sleep all the time. lol

  2. fierycj profile image78
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wuchmacallit? Lol.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol - That is the funniest thing you have come up with.

      I think I have whachumacallit. 'Least that is what my wife says - I can rarely remember. I was asleep. wink

      1. fierycj profile image78
        fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hilarious, Mark.

  3. fierycj profile image78
    fierycjposted 8 years ago
  4. fierycj profile image78
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    How're you doing today, Sweetie Pie?

    1. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm okay Sugar Pops. Hope your fine too.

      1. fierycj profile image78
        fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm glad we could put that craziness in the forum behind us. Your friendship...even beyond this virtual world means a lot to me.

        1. Lady_E profile image81
          Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Aaawh...  That's ok Fiery. Ditto. smile

  5. soni2006 profile image80
    soni2006posted 8 years ago

    Wow sexsomnia, a nice thing to write on. Thanks for the idea.

    1. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Look forward to reading it Soni. There's video footage on the internet.

  6. Mrvoodoo profile image59
    Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago

    Um, people sleep walk, is that kind of the same?  Not sure. big_smile

    1. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      More like Sex Walk Mr Voodoo. 
      I've noted you are leaving Hubpages and would like to wish you good luck in your new Ventures.

      Regards, E.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
        Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        'Sex Walk' lol, I like the sound of that, but not in a bad way!

        Nope, I'm not leaving, that was kind of a joke thread, if you read it you'll understand, but thank you for your best wishes. smile

  7. profile image48
    bhanyheadposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. fierycj profile image78
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Intriguing story. You sure are coming in here with a bang. Lol. Get it? Bang. Welcome to Hubpages.

      1. profile image48
        bhanyheadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks I think I'm going to like it here!!  Not many places you could tell that story to total strangers and not get the "SHE'S SO WEIRD" looks.

    2. fierycj profile image78
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Intriguing story. You sure are coming in here with a bang. Lol. Get it? Bang. Welcome to Hubpages.

  8. andromida profile image61
    andromidaposted 8 years ago

    So far there is no strong evidence for or against Sexsomnia.People do many things while asleep like walking,spitting,talking etc.

  9. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    I saw a documentary on this (maybe 60 mins) not sure but all three adults watching did this >>lol

    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...

    lol      lol       lol  what the...

    1. anjalichugh profile image76
      anjalichughposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do you buy that crap (guy's story)? lol

  10. profile image47
    Lottie Macposted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting question Lottie, but I don't think so. 
      Even the cats were only sleepwalking.  smile

  11. Ultimate Hubber profile image70
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    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.

  12. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    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.

  13. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    What is it called if you are asleep and your partner has sex with you and you have remained asleep, this hapened a few years ago.

  14. kmackey32 profile image63
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    Whats it called if I wanna do it all the time then? Awake, asleep, in the shower, at work, i could go on and on.. LMAO

 
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