Links We Love: Sexsomnia, Sperm Donors and More!

Our weekly roundup of the wackiest -- and most thought-provoking love and sex articles on the web.

Have you bought your super sexy Halloween costume yet? Either way, here are some love and sex links sure to get you in the mood.

How To Have Sex When You’re Asleep
After an amazing midnight sex session initiated by your beau, you wake up to send him a sexy “Last night was great” text message, and he responds with: “What do you mean?” If your guy can’t remember having sex (and he’s sober) -- he may suffer from a rare medical condition called “sexsomnia” where he regularly wakes up his partner to have sex, but he's actually unconscious when he does it. Wow. The Sun tells the story of a sexsommia couple.

Why You Want to Watch Rom-Coms
Craving a night in lusting after Ryan Gosling in The Notebook? It may be that you're really craving an in-the-flesh romp. New research says that most women emotionally react to seeing an onscreen caress in the same way they experience it in-person. Does that mean we actually don’t need sex, we just need to watch it? Jezebel weighs in. (And PS, for a real Notebook romance, read about this married couple of 72 years that passed away holding hands this week. So sweet!)

Why Using a Vibrator Isn’t a New Phenomena
Using a vibrator isn’t really a modern thing -- some evidence dates sex toys to ancient Greece and Rome. And in the late 19th century, early versions of a vibrator were used to treat hysteria, something men (obviously) claimed to be a common disorder for women. With an orgasm-producing prescription, nearly three-quarters of all women suffered from hysteria. Wouldn’t you too? Emandlo chats about the history of vibrators and the Vintage Vibrator Museum.

What Christian Louboutin Theorizes About Orgasms 
Apparently, lusting after the red-soled beauties isn’t just about fashion, but rather, it’s quite orgasmic, according to their creator. In an interview with The Sunday Times, he said high heels are sexual because of “the arch of the foot, because it is exactly the position of a woman's foot when she orgasms.” Maybe -- but has he ever tried a pair of those babies on and walked around all night? There’s nothing erotic about that feeling -- ouch! The Daily Mail reports.

Why You May Choose Facebook Over Sex
If given the choice between going without updating your Facebook status for a week or not having sex for seven days -- what would you pick? According to a recent survey of 2,000 women by Cosmo, 1 in 5 women would pick the Book of Faces over some face-to-face (or belly-button to belly-button). What are we getting from stalking our friends that we’re not getting between the sheets? Cosmo explains.

What You Should Know About Sperm Donors
Can’t find a good man but want a baby? Artificial insemination may just be the way to go, according to a new study that analyzed the personalities of sperm donors. Their findings reveal that donors described themselves as being less worried, uncertain, shy, and less subject to fatigue. It also found that these dudes perceived themselves as independent, resourceful, self-acceptant and goal oriented. MindHacks tells all.

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