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Somnambulistic sexual behaviour (sexsomnia).
J Clin Forensic Med. 2006 May; 13(4):219-24.JC

Abstract

Somnambulism or sleepwalking is a viable defence on the basis of automatism. The behaviours that occur during sleepwalking can be highly complex and include sexual behaviour of all types. Somnambulistic sexual behaviour (also called sexsomnia, sleep sex) is considered a variant of sleepwalking disorder as the overwhelming majority of people with Sexsomnia have a history of parasomnia and a family history of sleepwalking. Sexual behaviour during a sleep automatism can vary from explicit sexual vocalisations, to violent masturbation, to complex sexual acts including anal, oral and vaginal penetration. A recent case in England is reported where the defendant was acquitted on 3 charges of rape on the basis of automatism due to somnambulistic sexual behaviour.

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The London Sleep Centre, 137 Harley Street, London, W1G 6BF, UK. info@londonsleepcentre.com

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16564199

Citation

Ebrahim, Irshaad Osman. "Somnambulistic Sexual Behaviour (sexsomnia)." Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine, vol. 13, no. 4, 2006, pp. 219-24.
Ebrahim IO. Somnambulistic sexual behaviour (sexsomnia). J Clin Forensic Med. 2006;13(4):219-24.
Ebrahim, I. O. (2006). Somnambulistic sexual behaviour (sexsomnia). Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine, 13(4), 219-24.
Ebrahim IO. Somnambulistic Sexual Behaviour (sexsomnia). J Clin Forensic Med. 2006;13(4):219-24. PubMed PMID: 16564199.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Somnambulistic sexual behaviour (sexsomnia). A1 - Ebrahim,Irshaad Osman, Y1 - 2006/03/27/ PY - 2006/3/28/pubmed PY - 2006/10/20/medline PY - 2006/3/28/entrez SP - 219 EP - 24 JF - Journal of clinical forensic medicine JO - J Clin Forensic Med VL - 13 IS - 4 N2 - Somnambulism or sleepwalking is a viable defence on the basis of automatism. The behaviours that occur during sleepwalking can be highly complex and include sexual behaviour of all types. Somnambulistic sexual behaviour (also called sexsomnia, sleep sex) is considered a variant of sleepwalking disorder as the overwhelming majority of people with Sexsomnia have a history of parasomnia and a family history of sleepwalking. Sexual behaviour during a sleep automatism can vary from explicit sexual vocalisations, to violent masturbation, to complex sexual acts including anal, oral and vaginal penetration. A recent case in England is reported where the defendant was acquitted on 3 charges of rape on the basis of automatism due to somnambulistic sexual behaviour. SN - 1353-1131 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16564199/Somnambulistic_sexual_behaviour__sexsomnia__ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1353-1131(06)00031-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -