Saturday, 10 May 2008


"A PSYCHIATRIST has told a court that a man accused of gross indecency and intercourse without consent, may have suffered "sexsomnia" which caused him to have sex with a woman while he was asleep." At least, that's what the Sun says, and I have no reason to doubt it.

Apparently, the defendant is a known sleepwalker, and was depressed about the break-up of his marriage, on medication and had been drinking heavily at the time of the incident, all of which are said to be potential causes of the incident. Maybe so, but I have my doubts.

For one thing, sleepwalking or not, the expression "Brewers' Droop" springs to mind. A few beers too many are more likely to reduce his erm, effectiveness, than enhance it, as Mrs S would be all-too-ready to confirm.

Then there's the complainant's assertion that he didn't seem to be sleep walking when he got in her bed, and was fully prepared to commit the act. Wouldn't she know whether the dude about to bang her was awake or not? You'd think so, wouldn't you?

No, plausible as the defence sounds, I'm not buying it, and, from the comments left on the story so far, neither are Sun readers.

Billy Seggars.

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