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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 10:45 AM
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Sleepwalking woman had sex with strangers
Sleepwalking woman had sex with strangers


15:46 15 October 04

NewScientist.com news service

Sleep medicine experts have successfully treated a rare case of a woman having sex with strangers while sleepwalking.

The behaviour had disrupted the lives of the woman and her partner. At night while asleep, the middle-aged sleepwalker - who lives in Australia and cannot be identified for reasons of confidentiality - left her house and had sexual intercourse with strangers. The behaviour continued for several months and the woman had no memory of her nocturnal activities.

Circumstantial evidence, such as condoms found scattered around the house, alerted the couple to the problem. On one occasion, her partner awoke to find her missing, went searching for her and found her engaged in the sex act.

Incredulity is the leading player in cases like this, says Peter Buchanan, the sleep physician at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, who handled the case. But a combination of factors convinced him that the case was a real sleepwalking phenomenon, including the distress of the couple, and an in-depth clinical evaluation.


http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996540
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livinbella Donating Member (477 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 11:14 AM
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1. sorry, I ain't buying it
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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 11:17 AM
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2. She was probably dreaming about sex.......
and decided to live it out.
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Johnny 99 Donating Member (273 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 01:38 PM
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3. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight
A very creative excuse.

Wife: "I'm not cheating, honey, I'm a somnabulist!"
Husband: "What the fuck is a somnabulist?"
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 01:39 PM
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4. Kef
I didn't know you were Matcom News' latest addition to their press pool :D
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 01:41 PM
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5. How did she find the strangers while she was asleep?
Was she wandering around? Where did she go in her sleep? It sounds like she brought them home?

There are a few holes in this story.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 02:46 PM
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7. I thought that part was strange too
A woman having sex with people who she normally wouldn't while sleepwalking could possibly occurr in coed dorms where not much traveling is involved and the potential partners would already know her.
Unless a man is a rapist type, I doubt that many would just have sex with a confused woman randomnly wandering around who wasn't very responsive. Have her partners been found? Wouldn't this be a rape case if it did actually happen that way? Sleep walkers are usually minimally responsive except in their task. How wouldn't her partners notice?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 02:37 PM
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6. "Please return your seat to the upright position..."
A Tyler Durden-ette perhaps?
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