Sex Dream Meaning

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Sex Dream Meaning

Sex.

Dreams that are sexual in nature, whether you have a dream of the penis, vagina or alternatively intercourse or orgasm show that you are exploring life in your own way.

Sex dreams are amazing to have. They can be so “vivid” that you actually believe you are having sex or reaching an orgasm in real life. Dreams of this power can have a lasting effect on the dreamer. Sex is not often associated to “real” sex in life.  Sexual dreams are often about marriage or commitment in life. In essence, the coming together of your own sexuality in the waking world. This dream represents some parts of your life that you have “emotional” connection. Surprisingly, sexual dreams can be associated with creating a career change or a completely new move in life. It can also be a wake up call to have the confidence to take control of one's career and life.

  

Sigmund Freud (dream psychologist) wrote much about sexual dreaming. He believed that these type of dreams were associated with general sexual needs in waking life. In essence, he believed that any dream about sex was "pure frustration" in waking life. He also believed the type of sex in dreams is important.

Even in this modern world dreams of sex can leave us feeling worried in life. People often have the dreams when they are worried about something in life.  If in the dream you have a sexual encounter Freud believed that this was simply a symbol of the force of life which is projected as the sexual aspects in the dream. The theory that Freud connected with such dreams is that one has what is known as a “psychic censor” that this internal censor occurs during one's sleep, thus it projected that sex in the dream was dumped down somewhat and that the desire was not present when the dreamer awoke. He believed the censor allows one to hide true feelings during the dream state. Therefore, if one dreams of an ex partner then in Freud's terms it is more about how you perceive that relationship. If we look at the great Carl Jung (dream psychologist) and his take on a sex dream he believed that the dream of sex is really something else which is hidden. There is focus on repressed feelings. He believed that one’s sex drive is focused on the archetype that is found in one's physical body and also the mind. They are interchangeable. Sex in dreams of this nature are powerful. Carl Jung felt that our bodies are strong and that the dreamer is simply playing out the desire for sex.

Now, we have briefly given the “expert” opinion on a dream of sex we can conclude that you encountered sexual feelings that is associated with the connection in the real world. What Jung and Freud did not analyze is when dreams of sex turn violent. Also the identity of the lovers having sex in a dream. It is popular to note that sometimes we dream of sex with a stranger that one does not recognize.

Going back to the theory of both psychologists when it comes to sex dreams they both agree that sex is associated with masculine and feminine energy from an archetypal perspective. To dream of strange sex dreams can indicate a damaged area of the mind of the dreamer. If one dreams of being homosexual this can sometimes associate with desire in life for the masculine energy we need. Sexual feelings as emotional connections in real life could yield such dreams. The dream of sex has been connected to the various stages of one’s relationship with their partner.

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As we have already concluded above sex in dreams can often be connected to our subconscious minds. Many of our dreams often have explicit content that you may find embarrassing upon awaking. In our mind we have dream about sex and normally have what Freud believed was called “censorship” which we mentioned in the introduction. This means that whatever we dream is often associated with being repressed. Thus, dreaming of sex from a Freud perspective indicates that one is often connected to themselves and through the dream they alter the reality.

Self-betrayal is indicated if you dream that the sexual encounter is not positive. You might end up entangled in a worrying problem or difficult situation. For some, to dream of performing sexual acts in the dream means being taken for granted. Are you being affectionate towards others? To not have a penis but try to have sex suggests some lack of focus in life. You may have some inner doubt in life - e.g. you believe that you're not measuring up to others' expectations. To have sex with your own partner is connected to happiness in life. It is about emotional connection of two people. Having sex with someone famous can denote feeling worried about how you perform in your job. It is connected to internal feelings of being “needed” in life. To have sex with a person of the same sex can be rather worrying in dreams.

It is true to say that most people have sexual urges and depending upon the details in your dream, your hormones can play a significant influence on your dreaming state.  If you dream of sex on a regular basis, it is likely that these hormones are going to be the reason why you have the dream. If the dream is strange in any way, then it is important to read on!

In your dream you may have…

  

  • Pleasurable sexual encounters.
  • Been content and happy with your personal relationships.
  • Made love to someone.
  • Watched people having intercourse.
  • Been having sex with a demon.
  • Been unable to have intercourse or satisfy yourself sexually dream.
  • Felt that the experience of sex ends up in disgrace and conflict.
  • Seduced another person.
  • Been seduced by somebody that you know.

Positive changes are afoot if...

  • You enjoyed the sex.
  • The experiences within your dream were worrying in any way, for example you faced being raped by another, and then if you are able to face the situation within your dream and escape this, it is a positive omen.
  • You expressed any type of negativity to the sex situation within your dream.
  • The situation made you feel uncomfortable.

Detailed dream interpretation...

Researchers at the University of Montreal calculated that adults dream of sex approximately eight percent of the time. This makes your dream common. There are many aspects of sexual dreams, and some of them are covered on this page. 

Generally a dream of sex is a symbol of unity between two people, and it symbolizes the desire to express ourselves in love. To dream of sex may also indicate that you need to look after yourself in emotional ways that are not necessarily sexual. You may need to put more effort into taking care of yourself or a relationship. The dream is quite interesting in that it shows you that real spiritual growth is taking place.

If the sex activity resulted in child birth, then things are moving forward in your life. To dream of having a penis detached from the body means that you are likely to meet a significant person soon that will give you some good advice. If in your dream you fear that you get pregnant or you make a woman pregnant, then this indicates you have been trying to move away from people that are close to you, especially people that you have a sexual relationship with.

  

Dreams that highlight your total desire in a sexual nature mean that you can grow to love someone, and it is time to review what is important to you. Dreams that feature yourself having sex with another generally signify happiness and contentment is on the cards, but only if the experience is pleasurable. If you dream of watching other people having sex it shows that you have been struggling to gain a loving relationship. To be in a red light district it means that your relationships are false.

If the sex within your dream was unpleasant in any way, then this is a gentle warning that you are likely to be undertaking a social meeting or gathering in the near future, and this will lead to guilty feelings. If you are a woman and you dream of being seduced by a man, then it shows you are likely to encounter somebody which is going to influence you in some way. If you are a man and you seduced a woman, then this is a subconscious warning that you need to be more on your guard in connection with work situations.

To dream of sexual problems such as common STDs - Chlamydia, genital warts, herpes, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis and Syphilis, it means that you may find someone accusing you of something that you have not done. To dream that you have AIDS or HIV and you do not have it in the waking life, it shows that your psychological integrity is soon to be attacked. Maybe you have been unable to defend your position in a matter.

If in your dream you see your partner is angry because you had sex with another person, the ancient dream interpretation of this situation is that your pleasures in life need to be recognized.

If you dreamt of sexy clothes or a strip club, then this is specifically related to your perception of yourself, and it is time to improve your reputation. To dream you are having sex fully clothed indicates that you have been feeling guilty about a situation related to your relationships, and you are hiding something. This guilt is a failure of commitment. If you dream that you had a date, conversation or meal before you actually had sex, this indicates you will be able to improve your relationship. 

  

If you dreamt of kissing another it means there is a desire to respect your partner. Please see the kissing dream meaning by clicking here. It is important that you could understand the learning from this dream in order to improve your relationship. To have a positive experience between yourself and your lover is a successful omen, and it relates to how you feel in the waking life. French kissing generally means that you need to find more ways to excite yourself in the bedroom.

To dream that you masturbated it shows that you have not acknowledged or expressed sexual desire when it was needed. To see others masturbating in your dreams demonstrates your anxieties and worries about your inhibitions. It may also be a sign that an issue in your waking life is not as satisfying as it might be. Keep in mind that this dream may not necessarily represent sexual relationships or satisfactions. This dream may be analogous to some situation or relationship in waking life. Have you been looking after yourself recently? Masturbation can also mean that you have some sexual tension that needs to be released. 

Homosexuality in your dream often relates to doing a favor for somebody of the same sex. It is important to note it is very rare that dream involves being gay in the waking life or even having desires for the same sex partner. The majority of these types of dreams is usually symbolic in nature, and means that you are helping out people of the same sex as yourself. 
 

Here are the meanings that relate to homosexuality / gay / changing sex...

If you are female and you dream of having sex with another woman, this is trying to tell you that you need to balance your own emotions at the moment. You have also been helping out females in your life. If you are a man and you dream of having sex with another man, this indicates you have been feeling insecure. It is important that you need to recognize what made you feel this way and how to improve your life. You have also been helping out males in your life.

To dream of changing sex for a woman predicts there is likely to be new opportunities for advancement in the future. If the experience of changing sex is an unpleasant one, then it is important to guard yourself against others that may challenge you stop. If you are a man and you dream you are changing sex, this indicates you need to watch your steps in regards to your behavior.

Sexual Organs...

To dream that you had a sexual disease it indicates that you have been worrying about your social popularity. To dream of having no sexual organs suggests that you need to be able to listen to advice from others in order to improve your working relationships.

To expose your sexual organs to others it generally indicates that you need to be careful about what you say in the near future. If you have an orgasm in your dream, this is in relation to your attitude towards sex and your sexuality, and you have a positive outlook.

Reaching orgasm...

To dream of not being able to have an orgasm indicates that you are likely to get into some minor trouble, because you are going to say something to somebody which will be taken in the wrong way. To rectify the problem explain in a clear manner your true intentions. To reach an orgasm while in your sleep means that good news is ahead.

Any type of incest in your dream symbolizes the desire for comfort in your life, traditionally the ancient dream interpretation for incest means you need to improve your relationship with your parents or family members. To dream of any type of fetish or usual sexual urges generally highlights the lack of capability in life. On a subconscious level, this indicates that you are trying to escape from the realism of life, and it is important to recognize what challenges you in order to move forward.

 New beginnings in your life are needed if in your dream…

  • The sexual organs were not normal or missing.
  • You grew a penis or vagina (when you are not the right sex).
  • The dream involved you feeling used by another, and you were unable to stop this during your dream.

Intercourse...

To dream that you are having intercourse with another person generally means that emotional pleasure is soon to enter your life. Intercourse can also foretell that you are trying to understand your own personality. If a child is born in your dream from little intercourse, then this indicates continued success in a project. 

If you have any desire to hurt others through sexual encounters in your dream, such as rape, this often indicates that you need to sort out your emotional well-being. If you are raped it means that you feel deep emotional attachment to another person in your everyday life. It is time to something that is going to make you happy.

If in your dream you were abused in any way, this is directly related to violation of your personal space. The majority of dreams which involve rape are often a sign of a power struggle between your emotions.

Common dreams include...

  • Had pleasurable sexual encounters.
  • Ending up in a conflict or unpleasant behavior.
  • You dream that you are a prostitute or that you see a prostitute.
  • Your dream involves seeing or being a virgin.
  • To dream that you have an affair or have sex with somebody unknown.
  • To dream that you are being forced to conduct things in your dream against your will.
  • You have reached orgasm in your dream or the experience was pleasurable.
  • You dream of having sex with a famous person or somebody in your working life.
  • During your dream you recognize that you are actually of the other sex.
  • During your dream you ignore your own sexual nature and pleasure.
  • You had a strange sexual experience that you would not encounter during your waking life.
  • You dreamt of castration. This means that things are going to be rocky for some time.
  • To wear sexy clothes or you were fully clothed during a sexual encounter.
  • Fear of pregnancy or the responsibility of childhood was featured in your dream.
  • Dreaming of homosexuality or the desire for sex with a partner who is of the same sex as you.
  • The desire to hurt yourself or others during a sexual encounter. This means that you need to try to overcome a painful encounter.
  • Being found by another in a promiscuous position. The message here is that you need to remember that people around you need care and attention sometimes.
  • Being celibate or not wanting sex from another. This means that things have been complex in a close relationship.
  • You were having sex with your own partner in real life.
  • You were having sex with someone famous.
  • You had sex with a being (not human)
  • You were having sex with a person of the same sex as you.
  • You had sex with an ex partner.
  • You were having sex with a friend in your dream.
  • You were having disturbing dreams about sex.
  • The sex in the dream consisted of violent acts.
  • You were giving oral sex or receiving this in your dream.

Dreaming about having sex with an ex-partner...

To dream about your ex means that you are still processing some feelings (love feelings) for them. It is not uncommon to see yourself having sex with your ex partner, and it can be confusing. This will obviously resurrect feelings you have for your ex in waking life.  Pay careful attention to the main details in the dream - was the sex with your ex partner enjoyable? Think about the encounter and if it was positive then great things will come your way. Also think about how you felt during the dream. Do you want to get back with your ex partner? Often sexual dreams are connected to your regrets and mistakes in life. If your ex partner gets pregnant in a dream this can suggest you are scared of commitment with others. To dream of having sex with an ex many times can often be associated with concealing something in real life. Being cheated on by an ex in a dream suggests a tough situation in life.

Dreaming about sexual incest in a dream…

Oh dear! Having sex with a family member or an encounter with incest in a dream can be rather worrying. If you have never been a victim of incest in waking life, dreaming of sex with a brother, father, mother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandmother or grandfather can result in a nightmare. It can indicate a number of problems in waking life. Sex with a parent might be totally about maturity. In that, you need to be more mature in the waking world. Sex with a brother or sister is connected with goals in life. You need to set clear goals and work towards them. Sex with a grandmother means you need to be nurtured in life. To have sex with your grandfather in a dream suggests a male figure in life will give you material possessions soon.

If you're raped in the dream by a family member you have to personally seek out help from others. To suffer abuse in the dream (of any sexual nature) then this can suggest childhood problems in life.

Dreams of having gay sex in a dream when you are straight in real life…

Although you're not gay in real life, having sex with the same sex person is connected to your self-esteem. Sex is all about loving yourself better - do you accept your strengths and weaknesses. Sex with a man (if you are a man) might connect your own insecurities in life. Are you worried about your job? To dream of having sex (bisexual / homosexual or gay sex) with a friend suggests that you have to challenge others better. Someone is taking advantage. You will be glad to know it does not indicate you wish to sleep with your friend in waking life.

If you have crazy sex dreams of anything abnormal then you  about them. Dreaming about getting it on with a star is all on your desire fortify your standing or to attain popularity, comprehension, fortune.

Sex with a stranger in the dream…

Carl Jung had a concept that we all have an animus or anima. An animus is a female's energy and energy. It about merger of both feminine and male elements in your own being. And sex with a stranger in one's dream is connected to progression in life. If you cannot see the person’s face in a dream but you are having sex this can suggest you need to strengthening your career goals. You might have to focus on nurturing your own animus in life.

Rape in dreams…

It is still fairly common to have rape dreams if you have been the victim of rape. First of all sorry. This can be unsettling to relive the rape in your dream. It is your subconscious trying to give you advice. Look into these fantasies to learn what went on. These dream types are an unguent call to improve your own self-esteem. It can suggest someone in waking life is violating your self-worth. Sex dreams involving rape are undoubtedly the toughest and most upsetting to shake off when you awaken. To be raped by an ex partner can imply you will have unwanted attention in life.

Dream of being cheated on - seeing your partner having sex with someone else…

It can be worrying to see your partner cheating. The good news is that this dream is focused on inner insecurities or anxieties in your relationship. It could imply that you are worried about your partner cheating.

Weird penis or vagina in a dream…

Having sex in a dream and noticing something weird happening with genitals can be rather worrying. This is connected to creativity, your own sexuality or character. Based on the deformity of your private parts you might be questioning your own sexual pleasures. Often to dream of having wired private parts represents: worry, shame, guilt, or anxiety around your sex life or lack of sex life. Are you in a dead bedroom? Does your partner still want sex? Perhaps you have a surge of passion that has to be "met," it can mean being sexually frustrated in life. To see a women with a penis in a dream of sex means you are shifting as a person, developing and maturing. If you're male and dream you have female genitalia or a ladyboy in a dream it can mean you are focused on improving your own inner animus or anima. It could signal you are not being aggressive enough in life or being too weak. It might be a sign of balance between your masculine and feminine elements in life. If you are a hermaphrodite in your dream it can indicate things are missing in your life.

Bondage in sex dreams...

The first question is: do you like bondage in real life? If so, then this dream does not really have a meaning. To dream that you are trapped in bondage, suggests you are repressed or that your emotions or responses to life’s problems are controlled by others. You sense that you're a captive of your own downfall or could be restricting something in life. If you fantasy that you're and are not bisexual, then it can signify some repression. You might be attempting to compensate for your lack of expression. It may represent confusion. In a dream sense, seeing any kind of bondage reflect your desire to become more that desire in life.

Breasts in dreams of sex…

To see breasts in a dream of sex signifies unacknowledged passions or sexual nourishment along with thinking about progressing in life. It implies that you need to think about caring for people more. Breast’s can suggest nurturance, babies, motherhood, and dependency in waking life. To see one's breasts aroused suggests energy should be projected positively. Seeing ones breasts can denote a feeling of privacy. If you are male, who has breasts in a sex dream it can specifically indicate anxieties.

Brothel sex…

Paying for sex in a dream is connected to deprivation and dissatisfaction of your sex life. To be in a brothel can mean finding a new passion in waking life. It can also be connected to one's psychological connection with others. Attention is needed by your urges. To dream of a castration suggests your fears which you've dropped feelings or your virility of stress. It signifies a lack of imagination. To dream that you're unable to have sex reflects your fears of intimacy. You could be attempting to block your energies or time on others. To see sexual toys in a dream signifies feelings and your attitudes . The dream may be a metaphor. Maybe your manner of thinking of obsolete.

Condoms in sex dreams…

To find a condom in your dream after having sex suggests that you need to focus on being “together” with a partner nothing must stand in your way. This is symbolic and you need to be able to trust your partner. Traditionally, a condom that is not wrapped and used in a sex dream means you want sex with another. To see condoms in a shop can denote difficult times sexually. The condom dream often occurs with sex dream and is a warning of being careful in sexual encounters in life. To have a sexual transmitted diseases in a dream (due to not wearing the condom) can be connected to protecting yourself from other people’s hurtful words.

Here are some specific dreams about the details of sex in ones dream…

  • To dream that you are having or providing oral sex to a partner represents your willingness to give something back to others or receive a gift from others. If the sex dream involves giving oral sex to a male it is connected to your desire for lust in waking life. You have chosen the correct “career” path in life. If the oral sex did not satisfactory or does not go well then this is all about what your partner wants from you in life.
  • To see a mass orgy and people were performing oral sex denotes that you will always remain the same and your sex drive may have suffered in life. Do you feel there is a dis-connection in your love life? To dream that you are currently performing oral sex on your own represents your desire for intimacy.
  • To dream that you are having an orgasm is a strange dream to have. It means the end. Something has finished in real life. Did you have an orasum in real life too? What have you just completed on your life?  This dream can also be associated with “worrying too much” To not reach orasum in the dream denotes that goals need to be met. To see other people's semen in a dream from a Freud perspective is associated with frustration in your life.  
  • If an orgy or porn film is featured in a dream this represents the needs of passion in real life. To participate in an orgy is associated with one's sexuality.  You need to experiment in life. Have adventure in your sex life! It may also mean there's much confusion about your sexual life. Do you yearn for multiple partners? Are you happy in your relationship?
  • To see an erect penis signifies sexual desire, happiness in relationships, control over others and fertility.  To see more than one penis erect in a dream is connected to having sexual frustration in waking life. For the penis to be very small indicates helping people in waking life. To dream that someone looks at your penis usually means that you are currently dealing with some problem. To dream that your penis is chopped off implies a reduction of sexual contact.  You believe you're losing an important part of your identity.  If you dream that your penis is detachable, then your desire to remove yourself from the difficult commitments in life. Dreaming of seeing a penis of someone you know suggests a challenging situation with that particular person. A penis in a dream suggests doubts and anxieties about one's sex drive functionality and libido - it can also be linked to testosterone.  A female dreaming of a penis is associated with desire for sex.

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