Definition - What does Somnophilia mean?

Somnophilia is the urge to have a sexual encounter with someone who's asleep. Somnophiliacs are aroused by sleeping or unconscious individuals. Although paraphilia, or intense sexual desires, are common, they can be a serious problem when they interfere with a person's life in a destructive way. Strong urges toward somnophilia often pose problems because unconscious partners are unable to give consent to sexual contact.

Kinkly explains Somnophilia

People who have somnophilia may not wish to cause harm or force violence on someone but they receive sexual arousal and orgasm by intruding on and touching or fondling a sleeping person. If these urges are acted on as part of a consensual fantasy scenario, this can be perfectly safe, fun, and legal. Those who can't control urges around somnophilia may seek treatment.

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