Reuters, you delight me. Who but you would alert me to the little-known dangers of sexsomnia?
LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters Life!) – Researchers are struggling to understand a rare medical condition where sufferers unknowingly demand, or actually have, sex while asleep, New Scientist magazine reported on Wednesday.
Research into sexsomnia — making sexual advances toward another person while asleep — has been hampered as sufferers are so embarrassed by the problem they tend not to own up to it, while doctors do not ask about it.
As yet there is no cure for the condition, which often leads to difficulties in relationships.
“It really bothers me that I can’t control it,” Lisa Mahoney told the magazine. “It scares me because I don’t think it has anything to do with the partner. I don’t want this foolish condition to hurt us in the long run.”
Not to sound callous to Ms. Mahoney’s plight, but I must note that I find this the most perplexing “us” since Diddy dropped the P (“The name is changed. We made it simpler. We removed the P. The P was getting in between us. We’re entering the age of Diddy”). Is “the partner” part of the “us”? Or is “the parter,” with whom “it doesn’t have anything to do,” getting in between “us”?
Sexsomnia confuses me.