It’s Supernatural Week on ITV’s This Morning show and they seem to find no shame in discussing such a lustful topic as spectrophilia.
Natasha Blasik joined the programme by video link from the US to talk about her ghost sex. She said she was at home alone lying in her bed when she felt something enter the room but could not se anyone. Then someone was touching her and pushing her against her will and was on top of her and she could feel their weight and warmth but could not see anything.
She said she decided to ‘relax’ and then found that it was ‘pleasurable’ and she ‘enjoyed it’.
I was seeing the term “spectrophilia” (ghost love) come up in our search terms and wondered what was going on. That led me to this piece. Seems people are interested.
The obvious answer is that people are dreaming, hallucinating, imagining or having an episode of sleep paralysis – a strange condition that affects many people at some point in the life when they are dreaming but awake and helpless to move. It’s not well understood why this happens. Sex with spirits is NOTHING new, it’s just making news now when celebs like Kesha, Lucy Liu and the late Anna Nicole Smith tell about their experiences. St Teresa of Avila, who had more than her share of weird episodes, reportedly described a spirit encounters like this. It seems less naughty when it involves the “holy” ghost…
In the 17th century, the idea that demons, incubi and succubi, had their way with unwilling (?) partners was called “demoniality” [Fortean Times 311:43-49] Now, the demons and old hags have become less unpleasant, it seems. Strange that the entities have the ability to pass through ceilings and walls but yet feel solid? That makes no sense unless you think of it as a psychological state. Who hasn’t had such dreams that feel real?
As I mentioned, demons and witches were previously blamed, but also nymphs, fairies, angels, and of course aliens have been rather forceful with people. Paranormal researcher Brad Steiger put out a book of modern ghost sex stories called Sex and the Supernatural (1968) that ended up being a source for people to grab onto and exploit as genuine. It sure as heck makes the news people happy.