Naked Men

Naked Men

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Dreams are connected to our own subconscious mind we often transfer important information from our conscious mind during the dream process. Some dreams are strange and dreaming of nudity is quite common.

Along with this dream, there are certain aspects that play in our subconscious mind while we sleep: such as rejection, vulnerability, and the inability to communicate with others and of course the requirement of freedom. Seeing human beings naked in a dream is extremely common. It could imply that your own privacy is being invaded. I will break this down further below.


Famous dream psychologist Sigmund Freud wrote at length about self-exposure and how this affects our dreams state. If we turn to psychoanalysis then the enactment of exposure to speaking to the unconscious mind, which is basically a fear the transformations and the level of development through both conscious and unconscious thought processes. Freud theory was devised in the 1930s along with the other famous psychologist known as Carl Jung. Jung believed that to see nudity in a dream can indicate that one needs to draw more attention to themselves in waking life.


We all have strange dreams when we are feeling vulnerable and this is a fear type tree especially around rejection, which I will outline below. I am sure you will agree that we feel somewhat vulnerable when we do not have clothes on! – and it is common for these dreams to occur when we are feeling vulnerable in real life. If you are going through life changes, such as a new relationship or job then these dreams can occur. Often, when we begin something new this is a completely new dream.


When we are naked we are not hiding anything. Symbolically this can indicate that you’re exposed to anything in life. We cannot cover our true feelings. Therefore, there is a focus that this dream means certain emotions are coming to the forefront. It obviously easy to mask our own emotions especially when we feel other people are going to reject us. If for example you dreamed of naked men at work then this can indicate that there are worries or emotions you are experiencing.

Negative problems:

A dream such as this is also associated with coming out of difficulties and possible humiliation. Dreaming of being in public and witnessing nudity will automatically result in feelings of worry, guilt, anxiety and other embarrassing emotions. These types of dreams usually come to us when we are somewhat depressed or worried.


There are no shirts or pants for the psyche and so one of the most direct ways in which the mind will bring something to the conscious mind’s attention is by making it in its natural form. When you are seeing another person without clothes in a dream there is a key that can be unlocked based on the gender. Seeing a man if you are a woman will elicit different feelings than if a man sees another man. The general dream meaning of seeing people naked in a dream will indicate hidden feeling or desires depending on how both people feel about the dream. The key to these types of dreams is how you feel about the dream when you wake in the morning.

We all dream and sometimes the silly, worrying however disturbing or completely unreal. It could be that you have one scenario of nudity that you regularly dream of. All dreams have a meaning, even the most preposterous. We still don’t have a reason why we dream even through scientific research. Dreams appear every night and insight into the dream meaning can help us with our emotions. History more than once which is known as a recurring dream. Psychologically, it is important to understand the context of the dream and also the symbolism if it keeps reappearing.

What does it mean to dream of seeing a man naked?

When we are born we are naked, it is a natural part of human nature. Dreaming of a man in your dream represents a symbol of removing mental blocks. It denotes how you feel about your secret emotions and reveals your real personality. It might also represent your focus and dedication for a project. When we sleep our subconscious portrays every person in our dream because we either want to connect with them (in real life) or that we want to understand them better. Seeing men in a dream might also symbolize trust in a certain situation.

If you’re seeing someone you know in your dream, it means you trust the person unconditionally. Seeing someone and feeling discomfort in a dream indicates the feeling of being judged for the past. This dream can also trigger that someone has misjudged you in some way, if you see a man that you do not know in the dream.

If you dream of no clothes on (in front of someone) then this is your subconscious mind. As clothes in dream offer a sense of protection. It is a dream meaning that you feel like you have nothing to hide and you wish the person would know how much you care about their opinion of you. To see a man in front of you during the dream means you need to be more aware of people’s emotions toward you. If you’re undressing a person, it means you’re trying to get to know the person better and show understanding. What an interesting dream! There has been many dreams psychology folklore about this dream and I hope to help you decide what this means. Clothing is the cover-up or mask of our conscious mind that the subconscious seeks to make sense of.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You had positive feelings about the man that you saw in the dream.
  • That you were in the dream.
  • You helped the man put on clothing or find clothing.
  • Saw a man in water, shower or in the bath. (especially if seeking a relationship)

Dream meaning for a man:

Seeing a man naked in a dream can sometimes be awkward. Your psyche will try to sum you up based on what else is present. Seeing a naked man that is in better shape than you can cause you to feel uncomfortable. This also indicates feeling powerless. However, if the person you see in your dream makes you feel uncomfortable and you know this person then there is a likelihood that the person is going to be more in power or that they will no longer have power over you. To see someone you know who is undressed can indicate that you should pursue a better relationship with them.

Dream meaning for a woman:

Dreaming of a naked man for women, in general, will refer to the need for a relationship or wanting more from your current relationship. If you know the man that you see who is naked, this is another good sign for marriage or a long-term relationship with this person, if you knew them. If you are getting married and you walk down the aisle and your partner is not wearing any clothing, it can be an indication that you do not fully trust them – or that they are holding something back.

Extended dream interpretations:

Seeing a man in water without clothes shows a masculine energy that is wise and emotionally open. This will usually indicate good tidings for you in love or childbearing. It can also indicate that the man specifically standing in water has good news for you or will help you emotionally or spiritually in some way. If you can see his whole body in the water then it is a positive sign for fertility.

Seeing a man who is lost and seeking help can mean that they are going to lose status in their life. The person you see in the dream, if you do not know him – can indicate that you are going to lose money and you need to be careful of your finances. If you help to clothe the man, it a good thing though – meaning things will look up financially.

Being chased or placed in a situation where you are fearful of the naked man can be an indication of a general fear of men or not trusting men. These dreams can be especially hard to interpret because it will depend on the man in the dream. Try to use other dream indicators to piece the full puzzle together and see if it is a message or caused by trauma caused by a man in your past. Seeing an old man represents wisdom and self-discovery.

What does it mean to dream of a man exposing himself?

This is quite an interesting dream seeing a man exposing himself can foretell traits of our own masculinity. If you are a woman and you have the dream this indicates that you understand your own characteristics. To some degree, this could be how you are perceived by others. Many dream books nudity is associated with trying to run away from a situation waking life. If you’re worried or scared during the dream misrepresent your inner anxieties. If you knew the person in your dream then this suggests that you need to accept him.

What does a shirtless man in a dream mean?

To see a shirtless man in a dream suggests that you can progress quickly without exposure. It implies that you will gain knowledge from other people which will result in beneficial relationships.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Looking for love or hoping to find a partner
  • Focus on what is important.
  • Finances and fortune.
  • Fertility.
  • Freedom in life
  • Happiness in life
  • Marriage.

In conclusion, nudity and dream are associated with hiding something from others, being afraid or vulnerable and above all exposed. It could just be your anxiety but it is important to look at the different symbolism is within the dream.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a naked man:

Shock. Fear. Curiosity. Desire. Scared. Insecure. Passion. Helpful. Uncomfortable.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012