This Should Make For Some Interesting Clinical Trials

I’m not sure I see a downside to this newest ‘malady’:

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’m not sure what the ‘difficulties’ are that it leads to; it seems to me it should make a lot of husbands and wives happier: he gets what he wants and she still gets to sleep.

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

A pity the name “Twinkie Defense” is already taken…

10 Responses to “This Should Make For Some Interesting Clinical Trials”

  1. Lisa says:

    I thought sex when one person was unconscious was called “college.”

  2. Mike Rentner says:

    Sometimes I think doctors are just dirty old men. How in the world is he going to test his theories?

  3. Playing “hide the Twinkie”, Mike.

  4. Nightfly says:

    Must everything be a disorder? Sex, anger, the fidgets, conservatism…

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    “Conservatism” is eeeevull, ‘Fly.
    Sigh. Try to pay attention.

  6. major dad says:

    Hmmm I was wondering why I sometimes wake feeling like I had been punched/slapped in the face…

  7. Just close your eyes, honey.

  8. major dad says:

    That’s as far as I’m going with this…

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