This example of in-depth research is the key to finding the kind of men women want. Makes you think, doesn’t it? Do you suppose 40 Liberal Arts students would be more or less inclined to find funny things to do with chocolate and hairspray than 40 Psychology students?
A slumber party is one thing, but some things can happen while you’re asleep that get out of hand, so to speak and that may or may not be how you get pregnant
It depends on the circumstances.
A 35-year-old man was convicted of the rape of a sleeping woman at a party in Haparanda in northern Sweden in April, despite claims that he was also fast asleep at the time.
The court heard expert witness testimony from Per-Axel Karlsson, a senior physician at the psychiatric clinic in Öjebyn, who argued that it was extremely unlikely that the man would have been able to commit the rape while asleep.
Karlsson argued that as the man’s actions were “complex and goal-orientated” there is no way the man could have been mid-slumber.
As you might expect, comments on this article ranged from immediate reaction;
Well its extremely funny Glamshek
I doubt if the victim thought it was funny. JulieLou40
to personal experiences confirming the phenomenon from SarahRF and Waajid
In fact, the condition was defined in a paper called “Sexsomnia — A New Parasomnia?” published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry in June 2003. The first doctor to coin the term “sleep sex” was Dr. David Saul Rosenfeld, a neurologist and sleep doctor from Los Angeles, California.
And because sleep sex now has proper credentials, a watchdog site is there to warn us “Some people seem to enjoy it and view it with a sense of humor. However, it can be disturbing, annoying, embarrassing and is a potentially serious problem for some couples and individuals.”
Well, of course it’s not funny, but some of the advice given is. Take this tip on
how to avoid sleep sex from The Independant;
“American Academy of Sleep Medicine, recommends sleeping every night 7-8 hours if you are an adult”
Avoid having sex in your sleep by sleeping for 8 hours. Good one.
Another tip is provided by a 43-year-old virgin, who has revealed how she fastens a wire chain around her upper thigh every night to ensure she remains celibate.
If you’re not careful, it’s revelations like these that can lead to international best-sellers about shadowy Catholic organisations and their secret sexual practices.
- Slumber Secrets (psychologytoday.com)
Social network Plurk has already given Second Life the status of a country, and now commercial interests have gone a stage further by providing an interface between 3D reality and 2D fantasy.
The seaside town of Atami in Japan is offering young men a tourism destination to frolic with their virtual girlfriends.
The resort is based on a game called “Love Plus,” which encourages players to develop long-term relationships with virtual women . One hotel has gone as far as putting a barcode in its rooms, allowing players to see their “girlfriends” in a more private setting wearing “summer kimonos”. Hmm.
While it’s obviously a great sexual relief to be able to practise, er, frolicking with the fantasy of your choice, it’s a little difficult to actually hold a hologram.
Fear not! There are further developements.
Anyone else ever buy a Sam Fox pillow? (Too much information. Ed.)
Cultural observers say the rise of 2-D love can be pinned in part on the difficulty many young Japanese of modest means have in geting to grips with modern romance.
More than a quarter of men and women between the ages of 30 and 34 are virgins; 50 percent of men and women in Japan do not have friends of the opposite sex, a government survey reports.
Figures released recently by the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) showed that “overall German teens are less sexually active than they were in 2005”.
We will not speculate on what kind of sexual relationships these teens were having 5 years ago. Will we?
But the problem remains – how do you have a sexual relationship without just diving in at the deep end, so to speak? And, having made a tentative commitment, what if it doesn’t live up to expectations?
Fortunately, the rubber industry has the answer. Or, at least, it did for a 50-year-old Italian man, who went to adult toy-maker, Diego Bortolin in Treviso, Italy, with his request.
He was apparently so obsessed with his girlfriend that, even after she dumped him – for reasons we can only guess at – he wanted a life-size doll made in her image.
“I want it just like her but with bigger boobs”, Italy’s Il Messaggero newspaper said. The cost? A mere US$18,000.
There is no truth to the rumour that he was later seen wandering around the resort in Atami taunting Japanese youths by saying ‘”Been there, Done that. Got the pillow.”
What was it people used to call practising sex on your own? Something onan inane, no doubt.