Something tells me that this one isn’t going to be a rare disorder for too much longer.
CANBERRA, Australia – If you’re cheating on your spouse and get caught, you could use this as your alibi. Apparently, an Australian doctor has diagnosed one of his patients as having a disorder that leads her to have sex with strangers while she sleeps. According to the doctor, the woman would later not remember her activities. It wasn’t until herpartner woke up, noticed she was missing from the bed, and found her having sex with another man that she realized what she was doing. The doctor tells an Australian radio station that “people are often stunned and overwhelmed” when they find out what’s been happening. He is concerned that those with the disorder might not seek professional help because they are embarrassed and fear that partners and doctors won’t really believe they were sleeping.
The thing that strikes me about this story isn’t that a sleeping person could have sex without realizing it even though that is pretty weird. What I wonder about is who is having sex with these people? How would you even get into a situation like that?
“Hey baby, are you a parking ticket, because you’ve got fine written all over you.”
“Woe hot stuff, it sounds like you’ve got a bit of a cold or something, but that’s ok, you’re not the only thing that’s contagious in this place.”
“You sure don’t talk much do you sugar lips, but that’s ok, because you’ll be screaming my name by the end of the night.”
“Well I must be the man of your dreams because you’re already sleeping. Come with me, we’ll head back to my place.”
How the hell does something like that happen, and how does it happen repeatedly? The mind boggles. And how good can the sex possibly be if it’s not even waking you up? So many questions, so few answers.