Ever have this feeling before....?
"Sexsomniacs" puzzle medical researchers
LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters Life!) - Researchers are struggling
to understand a rare medical condition where sufferers
unknowingly demand, or actually have, sex while asleep, New
Scientist magazine reported on Wednesday.
Research into sexsomnia -- making sexual advances toward
another person while asleep -- has been hampered as sufferers
are so embarrassed by the problem they tend not to own up to
it, while doctors do not ask about it.
As yet there is no cure for the condition, which often
leads to difficulties in relationships.
"It really bothers me that I can't control it," Lisa
Mahoney told the magazine. "It scares me because I don't think
it has anything to do with the partner. I don't want this
foolish condition to hurt us in the long run."
Most researchers view sexsomnia as a variant of
sleepwalking, where sufferers are stuck between sleep and
wakefulness, though sexsomniacs tend to stay in bed rather than
get up and walk about.
Dead...but making millions
Cobain bumps off Elvis as top-earning dead celeb
NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters Life!) - Rock 'n' roll legend
Elvis Presley ceded his crown to Nirvana lead singer Kurt
Cobain on Forbes.com's list as the top-earning dead celebrity.
The list, published on Tuesday, said grunge rocker Cobain
earned $50 million between October 2005 and October 2006.
Presley wound up in the No. 2 slot with $42 million, down from
last year's $45 million.
Forbes.com bases its dollar amounts on licensing deals for
using the deceased celebrities' work or image in advertising or
This was Cobain's first time on the list in its six years
of publication. Presley has ruled the roost since its
inception, said Forbes.com staff writer Lacey Rose.
Cobain's coup was due to his widow, actress and singer
Courtney Love, who sold a 25-percent stake in the Seattle
grunge group's song catalog to New York music publishing
company Primary Wave.