I will admit – I often dream about eating sandwiches. But while I dream about food, the rest of the world seems to dream of their partners cheating or them failing an exam. And while the most popular thing people dream about (and want to dream of) is flying, physical activities like sex and sports aren’t too far behind. We all occasionally see dreams about sex, but who can tell how to translate them? What these sex dreams really mean?
10 common sex dreams and how to translate them
1. You dream of cheating your partner
Dreams of cheating your partner can mean two things:
- You are feeling guilty of something (but not always guilty about real cheating)
- You experience some confirmation of the passion you feel for your partner. If these dreams appear before your wedding (which is the most common option), it reflects a fresh, renewed sexual attachment to your partner. So don’t worry if sex dreams make you feel unfaithful.
2. The dream that your partner is cheating on you
There is a good chance that these dreams mean that you are trapped, neglected, or you just need attention. A dream of mistrust may also reflect some problems of inner self-esteem and your trust.
3. Dreams about anal sex
Anal sex dreams can mean that you are ready to be obedient or that you hide your worries about expressing your inner thoughts and emotions for fear of rejection or pain.
4. Sex with a celebrity
Let’s be real: who hasn’t had a sexy dream about Ryan Gosling or Justin Timberlake? While it is completely harmless to dream of someone you may never meet in real life, if you dream of having sex with a famous person, it can mean that you have a strong desire to succeed and gain recognition for that success. Basically you want to be a star!
5. Orgasm dream
Have you ever woken up in the middle of a sex dream to realize that you are actually experiencing an orgasm? No hand movements, no effort, just lying in bed, having an orgasm? If not, you’ve missed a lot. But even if you just have dreams of having an orgasm, it’s not bad, because it symbolizes “a great conclusion to some process.”
Dreaming about orgasm can also mean that you just need to have sex in real life or deal with any problems you are currently having in sex.
6. Dream of same sex partner
If you are heterosexual and dream of having sex with a partner of your sex, it has two meanings: either it means that you truly love yourself and have fully accepted yourself, or vice versa – you have insecurity about your masculinity or femininity.
7. Sex with your boss
If I had a coin for every sexual dream with one of the many bosses I have had over the years, I would be rich. Although at the time I thought it was a kind of repressed sexual desire towards these particular men, these dreams actually reflected a desire for control, authority and demonstration of one’s abilities. You just want to be a boss in real life.
8. Dream of having sex with your best friend
Just like dreaming about your boss, having sex with your best friend doesn’t always mean you actually want to do it. It can only signify your emotional intimacy, and this close connection manifests itself as… sex. However, if you are sexually attracted to your friend, sex with him/her in a dream means that you are not ready to express those feelings in life, so you try to solve it in your dream world.
9. Sex with your ex
Well, this is not surprising – dreams of your ex mean you have to let him or her go. If you are with a new partner but still cannot get rid of the awkward dreams of your ex, you are not satisfied with the new relationship or you are worried that your current partner has similar characteristics to your ex.
10. Dreams of oral sex
If you dream of having oral sex or giving it to someone, it means that you are on the right path in your life – just keep going in that direction. It also points to your creativity skills. But if you dream of giving yourself oral sex, it may mean that you want to feel satisfied with yourself. Why else would you dream of being so flexible?