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Just curious, but would you be conscious enough to wake up if someone tried to have sex with you, or could you sleep through it?

By Anonymous November 22, 2011 - 9:38pm
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I've heard of people unconsciously engaging in sexual activity while asleep, so just was curious as to how consciousness/unconsciousness played a role in those who were asleep as well.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. As weird as it might sound, but it's called Sexsomnia. A Study found that almost 8% of 832 patients surveyed at a sleep disorders center reported having engaged in sexual activity while asleep, Researchers believe people who sleepwalk or sleep talk are more at risk for sexsomnia than people who don't. Drinking alcohol, taking recreational drugs, suffering sleep deprivation, and experiencing stress are triggers.



November 23, 2011 - 4:15am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Oh okay, but what about for the person sleeping? Would they feel anything since they don't have the condition?

November 23, 2011 - 10:05am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Whether the person would feel it or not can't be said by us. It would depend on how deeply they slept, whether they took sleeping pills or drugs/alcohol and how quiet the other person having sex was. I suppose it's possible not to wake up, although rather rare. It's certainly not something I, or most people, could sleep through.

If you think someone is having sex with you when you're asleep, or vice-versa, talk to them about it. 



November 23, 2011 - 10:12am
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