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Title: Sexsomnia: Abnormal sexual behavior during sleep
Authors: Andersen, Monica L. [UNIFESP]
Poyares, Dalva [UNIFESP]
Alves, Rosana S. C.
Skomro, Robert
Tufik, Sergio [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Univ Saskatchewan
Keywords: sleep disorder
atypical sexual behavior
sleep deprivation
sleep apnea
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2007
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Brain Research Reviews. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 56, n. 2, p. 271-282, 2007.
Abstract: This review attempts to assemble the characteristics of a distinct variant of sleepwalking called sexsomnia/sleepsex from the seemingly scarce literature into a coherent theoretical framework. Common features of sexsomnia include sexual arousal with autonomic activation (e.g. nocturnal erection, vaginal lubrication, nocturnal emission, dream orgasms). Somnambulistic sexual behavior and its clinical implications, the role of precipitating factors, diagnostic, treatment, and medico-legal issues are also reviewed. the characteristics of several individuals described in literature including their family/personal history of parasomnia. as well as the abnormal behaviors occurring during sleep are reported. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0165-0173
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