ok i wanna know if i can help out in some medical study or somthing :bow:

LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters Life!) - 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 toward 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.

“It really bothers me that I can’t control it,” Lisa Mahoney told the magazine. “It scares me because I don’t think it has anything to do with the partner. I don’t want this foolish condition to hurt us in the long run.”

Most researchers view sexsomnia as a variant of sleepwalking, where sufferers are stuck between sleep and wakefulness, though sexsomniacs tend to stay in bed rather than get up and walk about.

While sleepwalking affects two to four percent of adults, sexsomnia is not thought to be as common a problem, according to Nik Trajanovic, a researcher at the sleep and alertness clinic at Canada’s Toronto Western Hospital.

But an Internet survey of sexsomniacs carried out in 2005 that drew 219 reliable respondents concluded it was more prevalent than medical case reports alone might suggest.

“Most of the time sleep sex occurs between people who are already partners,” Mark Pressman, a sleep specialist at Lankenan Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, told the New Scientist.

“Sometimes they hate it,” added Pressman of the reactions of sexsomniacs’ partners. “Sometimes they tolerate it. On rare occasions you have stories of people liking it better than waking sex.”

With no cure, addressing triggering factors – stress or sleep deprivation – can help, while Michael Mangan, a psychologist at the University of New Hampshire in the U.S. has set up a Web site,, to help sufferers.

Meanwhile Trajanovic is devising a procedure for diagnosing sexsomnia in legal cases where sufferers have been accused of sexual assault.


Errr - you are a married lady, right? So it’s not like you are really in need of government assisted studies, after all, right? :stuck_out_tongue:

Now all i need the government to do is to make rape and pillaging a mental disease and i can be a viking again! Hu-Rah! :bigsmile:

That’s crazy, but I actually know a person that strangely has similar tendencies like the ones mentioned in this article. LOL.

:disagree: nope i’m not married yet…or is that a proposal?? :flower:

Hey, I’ve never even dated someone from the IntarWeb. I’m an “in person” kind of person. Oldschool. This whole meeting people in the net thing is something I’m not really familiar with. I’m a n00b. :slight_smile:

oh its always kinky …the first time :wink:

lol… You are SUCH a flirt. :stuck_out_tongue:

:iagree: sorry i just can’t stop myself

Probably isn’t being helped by those new implants. How is your mobility these days? :bigsmile:

Teh No3s! Don’t become unnatural with Teh Plaztix in Teh Bodayz!

Oh I take it you haven’t seen the latest pic of SS then? You need to stay up to date with the post a pic of another user thread.

Nope. Haven’t seen 'em. Is it some photoshop doctored thing?

Men are silly.

yeah photoshop is a wonderful thing

Like that SGT. from Hill Street Blues used to say:

Hey - Be careful out there :slight_smile:

If I was a hot chick, I’d not want some creepy cyber-men messin’ with my virtual body, as it were. They might get some crazy ideas and want to actually meet in person or something. eeeek!

/me has met a couple men from tha intranets… so far no creeps…xcept for the ole Numbers fiasco

Well, way cool that no creeps. Hot chicks deserve companionship for being brave enough to even venture on this crazy net. :slight_smile:

It’s kind of funny (ironic / odd). Most dudes seem to think that a decent looking lady would have no trouble finding men at all. When folks are in a bar or gathering and the room is full of single people, the men are thinking “Dude, a woman can pretty much hand-pick who she wanted to hang with. Like 90% of the guys would totally say yes.”

It seems so obvious on the surface, but many of us would be surprised to find out, for what ever reason, women don’t seem to see it the same way. Or maybe women just don’t realize that is how many men think. Ladies who take that step and take the initiave may find it to be true after all.

What a wacky pheromone-covered planet we live on…

I agree totally.WHile most of my friends go out all the time I’m usually left at home dateless… I reckon thats why i spend so much time on here and in a couple chat rooms…those people see my personality but have no idea what i look like…and the people here see both :wink: but my problem is most guys here i’m half way intrested in …live clear across the world from me…and we all know long distance relationships just don’t work out that often…

Well, yeah. But hey, there are probably dozens of guys right here on this forum that would take you up on it if you said “Hey, fly out here and spend a weekend getting to know each other.”

That’s just how guys are, and even though long distance relationship don’t work out that often, it’s fun to have a few folks on call for occassional visits back and forth, eh? I mean - it is like the 2000’s (TWO THOUSANDS) and all that, right? No harm, no foul, just fun and no pressure or misunderstandings.

Admit it - you probably know about half a dozen local guys you could call for a night out or whatever - and they would come a-runnin’. Women are lucky that way, cause we dudes - we are just so easy, as it were. We are like puppy dogs. You whistle, we come a-runnin’.

Now, you could just do something about all that humidity down there, maybe it wouldn’t make peoples hair all split-ended. :slight_smile:

so you don’t like things hot and steamy?