>File this one under, “they’ve got a name and an excuse for damn near everything.“
Never heard of it? Me, neither. At least, not the term. The action, however, will probably seem familiar to some of you. This is an official explanation of this, um, disturbing (?!?!) condition:
The afflicted find themselves waking up in the middle of sexual activity. In benign forms the activity is harmless, such as masturbation when alone or in some sexual act with a bed partner. In extreme cases the behavior can be embarrassing or dangerous, such as the protracted shouting of sexual noises, engaging in violent masturbation (more common in men, who can awake with bruises), or in the worst cases sexual assault of a bed partner. Subjects are often more dominant in their behaviors than they are when doing the same things when awake. Subjects report complete amnesia of the events.
Men who yank their wanker in their sleep to the point of it being bruised???? Yikes!!! There’s gotta be some way to stop that from happening!!!
Oh. I guess there is. Anyway, here are two examples from two different couples who are, um, suffering (!!!) from this problem (?!?!?):
“I noticed your site on the internet off of a link from MSN.COM , me and my fiancee is experiencing a problem with sleep sex. Most nights that she falls asleep for a few hours she starts moaning and soon is masturbating and acting out sexual acts in her sleep. She has spoke to her dr and he doesnt seem to think anything serious about it she was put on an anti psychotic pill that only seemed to change the pattern for a couple weeks and then went back to her usual sleep sex. She discontinued the pill at this point. If you can offer any suggestions or help it would be greatly appreciated.”
“Me and my wife have been having a very difficult time since our marriage began four years ago. At night I become a very aggressive person in bed only to awake to a horrified wife that knows all to well what I have on my mind. It is only when she awakes that I do realize what is going on. I do have a very difficult time a night sleeping getting up every night. She has been so patient with me until recently the unwanted ness has become more aggressive. Our marriage is on the brink of divorce because of this obsession. She brought in an article that explains sleep sex! I read this and to my surprise I am astonished at what I was reading. I am looking a mirror image of what is happening to me. Is this just a stipulation or a convenience excuse with men with a sex obsession? If there is more information about sleep sex I would really like to know. I am in desperate need of answers to the question of what is going on.”
I don’t know, I personally don’t see the problem. A little midnight mauling can be great fun, IMHO, depending on who’s doing the mauling and how they maul. I mean, some things are just out of the question, no matter what time of the day or night.
But the good ol’ tap-n-wake can be fun, if done correctly, don’t you think? Not all the time. That would be annoying, impersonal, and way too rapey. But it’d be nice just to mix things up every now and then, yes?
Or not. Maybe it’s just me. I’ve always been a little bit odd.