Tuesday, 4 July 2006

Sleepwalking sex

Fascinating programme on TV last night about sleepwalking. A subject close to my heart as a lifelong sleepwalker.

My sleep activities are quite mild in comparison to some of the sleep murders and sleep eaters going on out there. Apparently I am only one of 2,600 people in the UK sleep walking.

My sleepwalking is a shade different in that I often have a vague memory of it after the event and even as it is happening or at some point know that I am asleep and tell myself to remember it, or something like that. Quite wierd really.

Apparently there is a whole species of people who specialise in having sex during their sleep walking activities. Well...... I have to say, that I did that once - that I remember. Hubby was more than delighted to be woken in the middle of the night and rose to the occasion and did not realise until the morning that I had actually been asleep. He wasn't complaining and would be quite happy to oblige anytime!!!

Original Comments:

Jo said...

ROFL - I bet he got a bit of a shock when you said you were asleep! It would be enough to dent any chaps confidence! ;-)

My middle daughter sleepwalks sometimes - we'll find her confused downstairs in the middle of the night, seemingly awake, but not. All we can do is gently guide her back to bed.

BTW I'd have thought there were far more than 2600 sleepwalkers in the UK? That's amazing.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:53:00 PM

jane said...

WOW you most definately are in a small minority. Sleep walking murders would be a very interesting book. I mean, one that actually did it & was unaware, in reality. Not that I want anyone to. You know what I'm saying. (right?)
heh, I'm so glad hubby "rose to the occassion." That Mr. Doris, he deserves to be loved whether you're awake or dreaming. ;)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 10:22:00 PM

Cheryl said...

We saw the same programme and both blogged it - but you saw sex and I saw murder.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 11:12:00 PM

Ghone said...

I have awoken 'fully enagaged'. Mrs Pig seemed to be quite accomodating!
It seems are minds can be quite active even whilst sleeping.

Thursday, July 06, 2006 10:45:00 PM

Curly K said...

I wish I had the option to sleepwalk for sex. As I live alone it would entail breaking and entering - hardly mood inducing stuff!!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 11:02:00 AM

BadAunt said...

I haven't sleepwalked since I was in my 20s, but I have a student who told me that he sleep-shops. He goes outside and buys things from the vending machines outside his apartment. He only knows because his mother has caught him several times.

My most worrying sleepwalking experience was waking up with my room in a mess, like it had been burgled, me stark naked, and sand in the bed. I had gone to sleep in pyjamas, clean, and with a tidy room. The beach (with sand) was two blocks away.

I never did find out what happened.

Monday, September 11, 2006 7:15:00 PM

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