LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – 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.”

Most researchers view sexsomnia as a variant of sleepwalking, where sufferers are stuck between sleep and wakefulness, though sexsomniacs tend to stay in bed rather than get up and walk about.

While sleepwalking affects two to four percent of adults, sexsomnia is not thought to be as common a problem, according to Nik Trajanovic, a researcher at the sleep and alertness clinic at Canada’s Toronto Western Hospital.

But an Internet survey of sexsomniacs carried out in 2005 that drew 219 reliable respondents concluded it was more prevalent than medical case reports alone might suggest.

“Most of the time sleep sex occurs between people who are already partners,” Mark Pressman, a sleep specialist at Lankenan Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, told the New Scientist.

“Sometimes they hate it,” added Pressman of the reactions of sexsomniacs’ partners. “Sometimes they tolerate it. On rare occasions you have stories of people liking it better than waking sex.”

With no cure, addressing triggering factors — stress or sleep deprivation — can help, while Michael Mangan, a psychologist at the University of New Hampshire in the U.S. has set up a Web site,, to help sufferers.

Meanwhile Trajanovic is devising a procedure for diagnosing sexsomnia in legal cases where sufferers have been accused of sexual assault.

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Don’t Stroke! Vote! Says CFS

October 24, 2006 — Immediate Release
Contact: Keith Griffith – 866-410-2377

Owners of the gay website, Cruising For Sex, will announce this week plans to shut down all their websites for a full day on Election Day in a campaign they’re calling “Don’t Stroke! Vote!” November 7, 2006 is the day for mid-term elections in the United States and all 435 House seats, 33 Senate seats, and 36 governorships are up for grabs.

“We want to encourage site visitors to stop stroking on this one day and instead devote their spare time to voting,” said company founder Keith Griffith. “It is also not missed on us the not so subtle message to site visitors that the future of porn in the USA is on the line. Taking porn offline is an intention of the current Bush administration and this is being backed by laws from Congress.”

Griffith said he was not aware of similar plans by other websites but the decision to make this public 2 weeks ahead of the election is done in hopes that other webmasters will take similar action. “This could be a truly meaningful grassroots action to draw attention to what is at stake in the USA. Porn is at risk as an industry,” stated Griffith. “All our freedoms, not just the right to earn a living making adult entertainment, are in grave jeopardy right now and no freedom-loving citizen can afford to sit out this election.”

Sites going offline for this one day campaign include:

CFS websites have been online for 10 years and while some sites are membership driven, the majority of the content is free and is advertiser supported. “We want to thank our advertisers for being supportive of our actions,” stated Griffith. “After all, site visitors will not see the usual banners that direct them to purchase various adult products.”

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Pissed In, Then Pissed Off

VIENNA, Austria (AP) – An Austrian businessman announced Thursday that he would get rid of urinals shaped like a woman’s mouth from a public toilet near Vienna’s national opera, after facing pressure from politicians who demanded their removal.

The urinals, which are located in the “Opera Toilet,” a lavishly decorated public restroom, feature thick, lipsticked lips, a set of teeth and a bright red tongue.

“We think that it’s tasteless, misogynistic and offensive,” Marianne Lackner, media spokeswoman for the Vienna Department of Women’s Affairs told The Associated Press.

The department, headed by Social Democrat Sonja Wehsely, said it was appealing to the owner’s good will, but was also exploring the possibility of legal action.

Monika Vana, the Green Party’s spokeswoman for women’s affairs, also denounced the toilets, telling the Austria Press Agency that they are “sexist and inappropriate.”

“The owner thinks the idea (of the urinal) is funny,” Lackner said, adding that it seemed he was not prepared for the hostile reactions.

Neuhold Gerhard, owner of the toilet’s operator Neuhold Gerhard Limited, said in an interview Thursday with Austrian public radio that he would remove the urinals.

“If there is such outrage in Austria then it’s not a problem,” he said. “We will remove them in the next 14 days.”

Gerhard added that he thought it odd that public interest has only now been focused on the urinals, as they have been around for three years.

The urinals first made a splash during recent campaigns for national elections, as they were the only facility available near Austria’s National Opera.

“The thing that surprises us the most,” Lackner said, “is that no man has ever said anything about this.”

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SEATTLE, WA (October 17, 2006) –, a job classifieds site for models and producers in the adult entertainment industry, is celebrating its three-year anniversary.

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New Straight Video Release

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A new amateur straight video has been released by Love Shack Videos, entitled “HomeMade Video #1” (clever title, huh? 🙂 ), and features a tattooed chick getting facials and fucked for her first time on camera.

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (October 3, 2006) –, an amateur video production and distribution company, today announced that it has purchased all-world rights to all videos and content of Cams On Demand, an amateur gay video production company.

Included in the purchase were approximately 16 videos already released on, some unreleased footage, several domain names, and digital images and video clips. The purchase price was for an undisclosed amount.

“This is our fourth purchase of an outside video company,” says co-owner Allen McNulty. “We’ve gotten pretty good and making this a smooth transition and this one seems to have gone without a hitch.” he adds. produces and distributes amateur videos and is owned and operated by its parent corporation, On The Edge of Cyberspace, Inc. For more information please visit

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