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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Take That, Becky Ackerman

Who didn't believe me when I told her that I had a serious medical condition that made me sleep with other women. I was just sleepsexing with them, baby.
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.
More here.

This condition does raise some interesting issues. I've heard of people suffering from this condition who wake up, go out to bars, and sleep with strangers. If I don't know they're suffering from this and sleep with them, is it rape? If not, why is it rape if I sleep with a woman who is really drunk? In both cases they may have impaired judgment, but still consent to the act. Of course, a strong argument can be made that any woman who sleeps with me must suffer from impaired judgment.