According to Reuters, "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." The serious condition manifests itself like a variant of sleepwalking. The activity can cause difficulties in relationships. A new site, sleepsex.org, has been set up by a psychologist at the University of New Hampshire to study the issue and help sufferers.
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While I can admit to knowing lots about sleep walking and sleep talking, this concept of sexsomia is truly new to me. For those interested in learning more about this condition, a look at the website sleepsex.org is a great starting point.