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Somnophilia

– Origin: – Coined by John Money in 1986 – Characterized as a sexual fetishism – Linked to marauding-predatory syndrome – Progression to necrophilia possible […]

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– Origin:
– Coined by John Money in 1986
– Characterized as a sexual fetishism
– Linked to marauding-predatory syndrome
– Progression to necrophilia possible
– Associated with acts of incest and abuse

– Prevalence:
– 22.6% of men and 10.8% of women fantasize about somnophilia
– 9% show interest in sex with unconscious individuals
– 82% interested in consensual sleeping partner activities
– 47% interested in non-consensual somnophilic activities
– Studies suggest commonality of somnophilic fantasies

– Treatment:
– Psychotherapy and pedophilia medications attempted for treatment
– No compelling evidence for complete paraphilia reversal
– Diagnosis when causing significant impairment
– Consent crucial in determining diagnosis level

– In popular culture:
– Recurring theme in popular culture
– Example in French film “Who Killed Bambi?”
– Plot involves drugging and raping unconscious victims
– Somnophilia depicted as a sinister act in media
– Influence on horror film storylines

– References:
– Various sources discussing somnophilia
– Studies and books on paraphilias and treatments
– Information on predatory paraphilias
– Exploration of sleep-related sexual interests
– Comprehensive references for further reading

Somnophilia (Wikipedia)

Somnophilia (from Latin somnus "sleep" and Greek φιλία, -philia "friendship") is a paraphilia in which an individual becomes sexually aroused by someone who is unconscious. The Dictionary of Psychology categorized somnophilia within the classification of predatory paraphilias.

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