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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15427247/

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LONDON - 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.

Research into sexsomnia - making sexual advances towards another person while asleep - has been hampered as sufferers are so embarrassed by the problem they tend not to own up to it, while doctors do not ask about it.

As yet there is no cure for the condition, which often leads to difficulties in relationships.
I think these researchers need to concentrate on how to give some tired people this condition...
 

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I think these researchers need to concentrate on how to give some tired people this condition...
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It's real. I've known several people who have a) woken up to this while in committed relationships with people who were not rapists and b) were the ones doing the waking up. Of course, I never knew it was an actual disorder, or whatever, but it isn't always because someone is a rapist.
 

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umm what's the point? You can't enjoy it you're asleep!
You've just never been with the right person while you're asleep, baby.
 

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I'm sorry, but i'm highly doubtful that this is real. Good excuse to get out of a rape conviction though.

This is a real condition, in same realm as sleepwalking. They do sleep studies on this sort of thing.

My mom's side of the family has weird sleep issues..sleepwalking..punching husband in sleep.

I believe it, some of us do weird stuff. If any of them are having sex in sleep no one has mentioned it..not really a good family dinner time conversation topic.
 

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People can do some very complicated things while sleepwalking, and still not be aware of it. There have been cases of murder while sleepwalking. I remember seeing a TV show about the Kenneth Parks case. (You'll have to scroll down to see it.)

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Kenneth Parks, a 23-year-old Toronto man with a wife and infant daughter, was suffering from severe insomnia caused by joblessness and gambling debts. Early in the morning of May 23, 1987 he arose, got in his car and drove 23 kilometers to his in-laws' home. He stabbed to death his mother-in-law, whom he loved and who had once referred to him as "a gentle giant." Parks also assaulted his father in law, who survived the attack. He then drove to the police and said "I think I have killed some people . . . my hands," only then realizing he had severely cut his own hands. Under police arrest he was taken to the hospital where he underwent repair of several flexor tendons of both hands.
Because he could not remember anything about the murder and assault, had no motive for the crime whatsoever, and did have a history of sleepwalking, his team of defense experts (psychiatrists, a psychologist, a neurologist and a sleep specialist) concluded Ken Parks was 'asleep' when he committed the crime, and therefore unaware of his actions.
He was found not guilty.
If I remember the TV show correctly, his grandfather used to fry eggs in the middle of the night while asleep, and would get violent if anyone tried to wake him.
 

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People can do some very complicated things while sleepwalking, and still not be aware of it. There have been cases of murder while sleepwalking. I remember seeing a TV show about the Kenneth Parks case. (You'll have to scroll down to see it.)
He was found not guilty.
If I remember the TV show correctly, his grandfather used to fry eggs in the middle of the night while asleep, and would get violent if anyone tried to wake him.
Oh my, I am glad in my family it is mostly limited to poor direction sense while sleep-looking-for-bathroom and being caught pee-ing in a corner.


I talk, I get quite chatty.

It is one of dh's many sources of amusement. I have given him a couple of mod alerts but he doesn't have an account here.
 

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Hmmm. My husband gets quite "fresh" with me while he is sleeping and doesn't remember it the next day but we've never had full-out sex. Interesting.
 
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