Home>News Center>Life

Woman in sleep seeks sex with strangers
Updated: 2004-10-18 13:37

A woman seduced and had sex with strangers while she slept and later had no recollection of her infidelities due to a sleeping disorder, her Sydney doctor said Thursday.

The middle-aged woman had no idea that she was sneaking from her house at night in search of sex with random strangers until her partner awoke, discovered she was missing from the bedroom, and found her having sex with another man, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital sleep medicine physician Peter Buchanan told The Sydney Morning Herald.

Her partner was already aware that she was a sleep walker and also had been confounded by condoms he found strewn around the house, Buchanan said.

Buchanan will discuss the case when he lectures on sleep sex — the disorder has yet to be given a formal title — at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association in Sydney at the weekend.

"It is very complex, elaborated motor behavior during sleep," Buchanan told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio Thursday.

"People are often stunned and overwhelmed when they're told what they've been doing," he added.

The partners and doctors of people suffering from the disorder often do not believe the acts were committed while they slept, he said.

"It's very stressful both for them, for their partner or for their relationship," Buchanan said. "It also promotes an intense sense of embarrassment on their part, their partner's behalf and this inhibits people coming forward to seek potentially helpful professional intervention."

Miss International Beauty Pageant in Beijing
Bullfighter hooked
Shaolin monk demonstrates non-breathing Qigong
  Today's Top News     Top Life News

Chinese riot police head for Haiti peacekeeping mission



Hu urges police to improve performance



Wiping out poverty galvanizes China



2 Chinese shot dead in robbery in S. Africa



Chinese drivers worry of petrol price hikes



NY Times endorses John Kerry for president


  Monkey King opera crowned a success in America
  Churches installing cell phone jammers
  US Navy makes skirts optional for women
  Johnny Depp says he's no heartthrob
  Laughing bank clerk humiliates robber
  Loosening premarital check causes more birth defects
  Go to Another Section  
  Story Tools  
  Face to face with Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai