Imagine this: you wake up on top of your partner in the middle of the night andyou can’t remember that you were there before you went to sleep. Sounds like an unusual – but secretly quite cool – sensation, isn’t it? Keep reading, we explain it below here;
Yet it’s not as uncommon as you may think. A recent Canadian study shows that approximately 11 percent of men had sex (or tried anyway) during their sleep.
The phenomenon sleepsex was officially a medical stamp, how can you be able to have sex during your sleep?
According to the survey nightly sexcapades varied of masturbation and fondling to bubbling, oral sex and real penetration. And all this while the man in question was in a deep sleep. Mostly respondents only when they woke up during the act, or if they were hearing it the next morning from the partner.
The phenomenon sleepsex was this year officially a medical stamp, namely: ‘SBS’ or ‘Sexual Behavior constantly Sleep’, also called ‘sexsomnia’. Whatever you call it, there probably arises one question: how can you be able to have sex during your sleep?
Actually, you could see it as a kind of sleepwalking, according to Michel Cramer Bornemann, lead researcher at the Sleep Institute in Minnesota. Once your brain passes one another sleep stage, neurons do not quite do what they should do sometimes. This can have the effect that a part of your brain suddenly goes ‘on’, while the rest is still precarious. The mistakes of these neurons mainly take place in the parts of your brain where the most basic human functions are stationed.
Basically it’s just a mistake of your brain, a strange, kinky mistake.
“Primal behavior lies somewhere far and away in your brains,” says Dr. Bornemann. “These are simple steps that you need to survive, like bring yourself in a defensive position and chewing. Sexual intercourse and the impacts with the pelvic part of that. ”
In other words, you wake primal behavior and decides to rub against your partner. At the same time your brain is in the 21st century in a deep sleep.
Sleep sex can happen to anyone, says Dr. Bornemann. Women may also have to be that ‘problem’: about 4 percent of the opposite sex is in a sexcapade sometimes.
Don’t you think the rest of your brain can sleep while you lie to rub against her? There is evidence. Researchers made a video of a woman, which shows how she masturbates. Her brain is linked to an electroencephalogram (EEG), which clearly shows that she is unconscious.
Moreover, sexsomnia has nothing to do with wet dreams, according to Dr. Bornemann. Not being happy with your ‘awake’ sex life is also no reason for sleep sex. Basically it’s just a mistake of your brain. But a strange, kinky mistake.
For couples who have been together for a long time is sleep sex often harmless – sometimes even fun. But it can also cause problems. Because you are not aware of what you are doing yourself and actually can’t control it.
It can also put a strain on your relationship, for example, if you think your wife sexsomnia is a sign of dreams about other women or sexual frustration. And if you ride your partner every night, it won’t give a good night rest.
But actually sex sleep shouldn’t be a problem, unless you and your partner get really bothered by it. Are you worried? A visit to a sleep clinic won’t hurt that much