somnophilia


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somnophilia

Sleeping princess syndrome Psychology A predatory paraphilia in which sexuoeroticism hinges on intruding and awakening a sleeping stranger with erotic caresses–eg, oral sex, without force or violence. Cf Rape.
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A court heard he has the ultra-rare medical condition somnophilia - dubbed sleeping princess syndrome - in which predators obtain sexual thrills from victims who are asleep.
He tried to use somnophilia as an excuse but he's a monster.
Robert Fryer, 30, led a "Jekyll and Hyde life" and suffered from somnophilia, which makes him aroused when molesting someone sleeping, a court was told.