We all know about those sleepwalkers, well watch out, there is now another group on the stroll during the night, the sexsomnia. Luckily (or unluckily?), it is said that they mostly stay in their own bed to do their sexual “wandering” on their partner in bed with them (and when they do not have a partner in bed with them?). Stress or sleep deprivation are thought to be major causes of this, with the person being caught in the same “between” sleep and awake state as sleepwalkers are. No doubt, some sleepwalkers will think that the sexsomnia group have the better deal. Although some sexsomnia suffers (or their partners) might not agree with this.
Of course, it is strange to say the least that this “symptom” has now suddenly popped up in society! No doubt, the psychologists or medical persons who “diagnosed” this symptom would say it has been there all the time, that it just had not been researched properly, or correctly diagnosed, or some such usual argument.
Psychologists seem to be finding new “symptoms” all the time. A so-called internet survey on this subject has “found” that this symptom is more prevalent than medical documents previously suggested (from internet survey 219 reliable respondents). Now that this is out in the open it is highly likely that more and more suffers of this symptom will suddenly come out with the bed bugs from under the bedding. It is even possible that before long it will even become a serious problem in society.
It is clear that the person with this affliction probably suffer tremendously (at least in most cases), in one way or another. However, the question remains, why does it suddenly have to become a new special medical classification with name? No doubt, it creates a plus point for the researchers or psychologists who have “discovered and termed” this symptom, resulting in them earning recognition in this field. Is this not perhaps an example of the down side of modern electronics and communication, such as the use of the internet! Additionally perhaps too many doing some form of research or study from which the results then immediately are taken up into the mainstream. Perhaps the need to find something new, be the first, or be a leader in the field, are the result of external pressures, or from pressures within themselves. An example of this is the researcher who went so far as to fake part of his experiments in cloning and caused a major scandal.