If you're fortunate enough to remember your dreams, then you already know dreams can run the gamut and, sometimes, be weird as hell. But dreams can also be sexy. According to a study of 3, people published in American Academy of Sleep Medicine , respondents reported that roughly eight percent of their dreams are about sex. The study found that most common sex-related dreams are about intercourse, while sexual propositions, masturbation, and fantasies were in there too. But while people are dreaming about sex, it doesn't necessarily mean those dreams are actually about sex. Your co-worker or boss represents a part of you, and you obviously represent a part of you.
Usually amazing but sometimes a little freaky, sex dreams are something that pretty much everyone has experienced from time to time. But there are a ton of different sex dream tropes and themes, and some are decidedly less sexy than others hello, ex-boyfriend I never wanted to think about again, what are you doing in here? To decode your steamiest and freakiest sex dreams, expert dream psychologist Lauri Loewenberg broke down what it all means, and why you can't get that weird stranger from the bar out of your sleeping brain. Ever wake up feeling confused about why that person you met six months ago for like, five minutes showed up in your steamiest dream ever? You're far from alone—Loewenberg says this is a common sleep fantasy. She adds that dreams about acquaintances are not about being attracted to them, "but something about them. Dreams about the person you aren't currently boning can straddle the line between fantasy and nightmare, though Loewenberg reassures that having occasional sex dreams about other people is completely normal and fine. If it's happening all the time, she encourages you to examine your actual sex life. Or are you getting enough, but not enough variety?
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Sex dream meanings — what is really going on when you nod off and end up dreaming of sleeping with your ex? Or a co-worker? Or having sex in public?