Title

Relationship Satisfaction, Sexual Satisfaction, and Sexual Problems in Sexsomnia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Relationship and sexual satisfaction, sexual functioning, and sexual desire were examined in an Internet sample of 32 individuals reporting engagement of sexual behavior during sleep (i.e., sexsomnia). Individuals with sexsomnia reported lower levels of sexual satisfaction, lower levels of relationship satisfaction, and similar levels of sexual desire compared with controls. More frequent incidence of sexsomnia resulted in lower sexual satisfaction; however, frequency was not found to impact relationship satisfaction or level of sexual desire. Individuals with sexsomnia reported high instances of sexual problems with 81% reporting at least one problem.

Publication Title

International Journal of Sexual Health

DOI

10.1080/19317610903510489