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It wasn't a have Sexsomnia!!

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posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 02:04 PM
I am going to go ahead and nominate this as the most illegitimate "medical condition" since road rage.

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.

Is "suffer" really the correct term here?

"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.

Which is nice.

"Sometimes they hate it," added Pressman of the reactions of sexsomniacs' partners.

Well if I would have known that that was a medical condition! I am going to be owed some apologies.

In a related story, "sexsomnia" has officially passed "I was so drunk" as the most commonly offered Saturday-morning excuse on University campuses around the world.

Ready for this to stop being funny?
Here you go:

Meanwhile [a Canadian sleep researcher] is devising a procedure for diagnosing sexsomnia in legal cases where sufferers have been accused of sexual assault.

Next week on Legal Sleep Felonies: Murder!

Complete Article Here

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 02:08 PM
Ohhh brother, there's an excuse/condition for every wrong doing in today's society.

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 02:10 PM
Yeah, I don't think "suffer" was the right word.

Pretty funny article.

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 02:25 PM
that rates up there with the fat people who claim they eat in their sleep when on sleep aid pills like ambien. As Dennis Leary put it, you might blame the eating on the sleep aid but are you out buying donuts and ice cream in your sleep too?

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 03:21 PM
Yup, you're not responsible for any actions carried out my your non consious mind, may as well diagnose it as a medical condition as much as anything.

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 11:56 PM
Give it a name, and there will surely be a pharmacutical pill to follow that will "handle" it. Money to be made folks.

We've probably got volumes full of really useless names for conditions.

How about "morning rage" as a name for what we experience when we haven't quite woken up yet.

Then there is "golf course rage" when you mess up your drive and it rolls just inches away from the tee. Of course we could further classify golf course conditiions, like "par 3 rage," "bunker rage," and "putting rage."

I may be joking above, but sadly, it may be something more sinister than mere profit at the root of these "conditions" and the resulting pills. The possible side effects are just insane. It's allmost as if we were being exterminated and/or conrolled by these pills. And what sucks is I'll have people figuratively "beat me down" in defense of "pharmacy world" when I try to show them these pills could be hurting them.

If I see an axe murderer hack up my friend out on the lawn, I sure as hell am not inviting him in for dinner! If you get what I mean. Like I'm going to say, "Sure, come on in, I trust you, you've got government approval to hack up people for their own "safety.""

Ok, I've gone off on a tangent, but it may be related.


posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 06:54 AM
Hi all,

I have had this condition for about two years now, I never knew I had it.
One morning I woke up beside my girlfriend who I have been with for 6 years and she turned to me saying "last night was great" I looked at her confused and said "what are you talking about"
She got really upset that I didn't know what she was talking about and she said I seemed very aware what I was doing, but I can not recall a thing. I started apologising for what I had done in the middle of the morning at around 3 or 4am.
My girl told me not to worry about it as she enjoyed it very much, then she told me other times that I had done it but she never knew I wasn't aware.
Now we both now what I have we have noticed it always seems to happen around the same time early in the morning.
She now tells me every morning if I have done it. and it is so frustrating that I do not remember the slightest thing. She has even tried having a conversation with me afterwards to which I reply to all her questions but I still don't recall anything in the morning.

I have worked out that if I leave the TV on overnight in our room I will not perform this act, its only when its total darkness and silence.

My girl loves it. but I hate it as I cant remember a thing....if this condition annoyed her I would go and seek medical help.

Gosh am I the only one who suffers this on ATS?

posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 10:10 AM
It seems every man I've ever tried to fall asleep next to also suffers from this 'condition'. I think it's part of the same condition that lands the 'poor guy' "ready" in the morning as soon as he wakes up.
We always just called it 'men'.
It is kind of funny that 'men' are now labled as a 'condition'. We ladies have always compained about certain aspects of 'men'... and since the term 'condition' tends to mean there is in fact a problem... well, you see where I'm heading with this.

posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 06:56 PM
I have a problem with things like "Sexsomnia" and "Road Rage" being defined as actual "medical conditions" because the one and only reason that they are categorized as such is as an excuse.

Seriously, when I drive and let people cut in in front of me and give people a wave when they let me I suffer from....(dramatic pause)...

ROAD COMPASSION doesn't make good news and it doesn't get people out of jail why would anyone choose to be labeled that?

I'm tired of all the people who do stuff wrong cornering the market on syndromes and stuff. Because I have been able to read the responses on this thread and formulate a response of my own, I darn well want to be diagnosed with... ... ...


I don't want to belittle people who have true disorders...but the line keeps getting fuzzier. Our children could grow up exactly the way that we did and still incur quadruple the dollar amount in doctor debt.

And that's a real problem.

posted on Nov, 13 2006 @ 04:03 PM
Now that will be a good legal defense. I raped my wife (or whomever) while I was asleep. I am not guilty.

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