somnophilia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

somno- +‎ -philia

Noun[edit]

somnophilia (uncountable)

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  1. A paraphilia in which an individual becomes sexually aroused by someone who is unconscious.
    • 2008, D. Richard Laws, William T. O'Donohue, Sexual deviance: theory, assessment, and treatment (page 401)
      In contrast, Calef and Weinshel (1972) suggested that somnophilia may be a neurotic equivalent of necrophilia.