sexsomnia

A distinct parasomnia (sleep disorder) involving compulsive sexual behaviour while asleep

sexsomnia

Sexual arousal, sexual intercouse or masturbation occurring during genuine sleep. Intercourse is commonest with established partners but may occur with others, and the principal trigger is probably bodily contact, especially with fondling. Other triggers include stress, sleep deprivation, fatigue, alcohol and drug use.
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org , a website that offers support and information on the disorder, Sexsomnia, or sleep sex, is a rare condition where a person engages in sexual activity while sleeping.
com/THESCOTTISHDAILYRECORD A MAN who allegedly told two women he suffered from sexsomnia has been cleared of raping them.
A MAN accused of raping two women told them that he was suffering from sexsomnia, his alleged victims have told a court.
4) However, the drug has been associated with NREM parasomnias, namely somnambulism or sleepwalking, and its variants including sleep-driving, sleep-related eating disorder, and rarely sexsomnia (sleep-sex), with anterograde amnesia for the event.
AMAN who blamed rare condition SEXSOMNIA - sufferers engage in sexual activity while asleep - for an attack on a teenager has had his jail sentence increased.
Brutal Joseph Short - a platoon sergeant in the Rifles regiment - had avoided justice for five years, claiming he suffered from so-called sexsomnia and had no memory of assaulting his victims.
Sleep, sex, and the Web: Surveying the difficult-to-reach population suffering from sexsomnia.
From facial mapping to sexsomnia, from fingerprints to post mortem examinations, the seminar will consider the way in which expert evidence is constructed for and presented to a criminal court, and in particular to a jury.
However, one newly described sleep disorder, which did not make the final cut, is sexsomnia.
Sexsomnia can present in different forms but is generally described as engaging in sexual activity while asleep.
The prosecution said that the his claims of sexsomnia - a medical condition in which people engage in sex acts while still asleep - were "feeble excuses to escape the inevitable.