Post by Brad-LaSpirits on Jan 6, 2008 20:30:33 GMT -5
SOMNOPHILIA Somnophilia (from Latin 'somnus' = sleep and Greek öéëßá, '-philia' = love), or sleeping princess syndrome or Sleeping Beauty syndrome, is a paraphilia in which sexual arousal and/or orgasm are stimulated by intruding on and awakening a sleeping stranger with erotic caresses, but not with force or violence. The eye-rolling before fainting may also cause arousal. Somnophilia may also refer to having sex with a sleeping partner. There is no technical term for the reciprocal paraphilic condition of being the recipient, which more often occurs in fantasy than in reality.
On the Achewood strip that ran on February 4, 2003, Ray Smuckles makes reference to somnophilia, referring to it as asleep style.