An interesting story appeared in Sydney Morning Herald about a Canadian man who was acquitted of sexual assault this week after a judge ruled he was asleep during the attack.
The acquitted 33-year-old landscaper had met a woman at a party in July, the Toronto Sun newspaper reported on Wednesday and both had been drinking and fell asleep on a couch. The woman woke up to find the landscaper having sex with her and pushed him off. He immediately woke up but was not conscious of the coitus. He claimed in the court that he first suspected they had had sex only after going to the bathroom and finding he was still wearing a condom.
A sleep expert testified at his trial that the man suffered from “sexomnia”, a sort of sleep walking that includes sexual acts, likely brought on by alcohol, sleep deprivation and genetics.
The man had previously had “sleep sex” with four girlfriends, the court heard.
The judgment outraged women’s groups, according to the report. “This is infuriating. It’s another case of the courts not taking a woman seriously, adding yet another item to the list of excuses which men use for sexual assault,” Suzanne Jay of the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres told the newspaper.
The phenomenon of somnambulism has been sublimated to new heights by the “sleep-sex”. The world of wild sex is weird indeed!
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