Publication Date: May 20, 2017
Sleep sex, or sexsomnia, is a condition in which a person will engage in sexual activities while asleep. This condition falls within the broad class of sleep disorders known as parasomnias. In extreme cases, sexsomnia has been alleged, and accepted, as at least a part of the cause of sexual assault, including rape.
The proposed medical diagnosis is NREM arousal parasomnia – sexual behaviour in sleep. Sexsomnia is considered a type of non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM) parasomnia. Sexsomniacs do not remember the acts that they perform while they are asleep.
Sexsomnia can co-occur alongside other sleep disorders such as sleepwalking, sleep apnea, night terrors and bedwetting and can be triggered by stress, previous sleep deprivation and excessive consumption of alcohol or other drugs. Sleep related epilepsy may be associated with sexual arousal, pelvic thrusting and orgasms. Sexsomnia episodes may be triggered by physical contact with a bed partner.
Sexsomnia, which is a fairly new medically recognized behaviour, has been used in criminal defense cases of rape.
“5- I wanna fall asleep next to you stars!”
What an incredibly well-written story with such a unique storyline.
I had not heard of this disorder and was stunned to discover that it actually existed.
I feel so much compassion and empathy for those who suffer from it.
I can’t image not being in control of my actions or have no recollection of what my body is doing, ESPECIALLY while engaged in sexual activity.
Abigail is the protagonist who suffers from this disorder.
She is a strong, educated, self-confident woman. She stands up for herself and doesn’t settle for anything less than what she deserves.
Where she lacks control in her sleep, she makes up for in her waking hours.
She also has herself enrolled in a study to find out what actually happens while she sleeps so she can eventually have a healthy relationship with someone without worrying about falling asleep next to them and being assaulted.
Abigail’s also in a desperate need of a job.
Enter Jayden King.
Partner of the 4 Kings Group.
Abilgail has applied for a position as his personal assistant.
When the initial interview doesn’t go as planned, Abigail writes the job off and thinks nothing of it.
Jayden can’t believe what just happened. No one has ever spoken to him like that and called him on his shit.
Now he’s intrigued and curious to find out more about this sassy, smart, quick-witted woman who just told him off.
This is where the story gets really good.
The character development, story, and writing are great.
Jayden does some stuff in the story that I really don’t agree with, but for the sake of the story, I understand why he did it.
This is the first book I read by this author, and I look forward to reading more of her work.
PS: My current price of $2.99 is a release week offer, the price will go up to $3.99. So grab your copy now!
About the Author
Believing in my dreams is my religion!
Even as a child, Anya Omah (born in 1984 in Dortmund, Germany) loved inventing stories, often to the dismay of her parents. The older she got, the more elaborate those stories became until finally, she discovered the craft of transporting emotions through pen and paper… and breathed life into her characters.
When her debut novel, Von Dir Verführt (English: Seduced by You), stormed the German charts, the medical lab assistant and business psychologist decided to believe in her dream! She turned her passion for writing into a full-time career.
Anya needs three things to get her creativity flowing: good music, black tea with milk, and white chocolate.
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Booksource: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review