These 19 People Are Living With Sexsomnia

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Imagine waking up one morning and the person you're in bed with is like “dang that middle of the night sex was awesome!” And you're wracking your brain, but you can't recall any middle of the night sex. You weren't drunk, so you're just like “WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?”

Well, if this has happened to you, chances are you have Sexsomina, which is when you commit sexual acts in your sleep, such as banging a partner or masturbating. It's actually a pretty common thing, and doesn't sound all that bad. More sex? YES PLEASE.

Turns out a lot of people with Sexsomnia aren't too happy about it. They have sex they can't remember, and feel as if they run the risk of sexually assaulting the person in bed with them. It's not their fault, but it's risky and scary to feel as if you're touching someone that may not want to be touched. And it's weird AF to hear about awesome sex you had, when it feels like it didn't even happen.

So if you have Sexsomnia, you want want to see a doctor. Sure, maybe your partner LOVES IT, but Sexsomnia is a sign that there are deeper rooted issues, like insane amounts of stress. So check yourself before you wet yourself.. with sex juice (too far?).

These 19 people have to deal with Sexsomnia:


My girlfriend's deathly afraid of me and knocking her up. There's no way of telling when it happens but in the middle of the night I find myself on top of her with her shirt down suckin' on her tata's OR my pants are completely off when I wake up. When the latter happens it's usually because she stopped me from bangin' her and she put up a fight and I gave up and I passed out. She usually flicks my balls to get me out of the mood I SWEAR TO GOD


My sexsomnia has become a big issue. I usually never remember doing it, but my husband will always tell me the next day. He thinks it's awesome & loves it. He tells me that I'm incredibly aggressive & dominant, foul-mouthed & that I take control of everything. I've always been quiet & kind of boring when it comes to sex, & I've always shied away from dirty talk, & to hear that I'm like a totally different person when I'm asleep is kind of a blow to my ego, but a boost at the same time. I have a hard time opening up & being more assertive during sex & am very self-conscious of everything I say or do, but when I hear that I do things that are completely out of my comfort zone, it makes me wonder if it's a repressed part of me trying to come out.


I'm a guy, and I had this for a while and it was quite problematic. I would grab her boobs, hard, and hurt her. She would punch and kick me to get me to back off, but I wouldn't wake up.


I was mostly concerned/mortified that I attempted sex on an unconscious person, someone I care about, while I myself was asleep. I had no control over/recollection of my own behavior, and that is pretty scary. It also makes the idea of consent sort of fly out the window. Thankfully, everyone I ever made advances on while I was asleep was receptive, and these days my wife encourages the situation, so there's no harm in it now. The only thing that bums me out now is that I can't remember the experience.. and that I typically last longer when I'm asleep. What the hell.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of