Types of sex dreams and what they mean

Dream interpretations have been a part of various cultures since ages. But dreaming about sex is a different experience altogether. You’d be surprised to know that about eight percent of our dreams contain sexual content, according to a study carried out by the University of Montreal Dream and Nightmare Laboratory.

So, if you have been wondering what your X-rated dreams may actually mean, here’s a quick guide:

Sex with your boss

In a dream, a boss represents the power to make decisions. So, sex with a boss or an authority figure could mean that you are becoming increasingly aware of your own power and ability to choose what you want in your life.

Sex with an ex

Not surprisingly, an ex usually makes an appearance in your dream as a warning to not repeat past relationship patterns with a current romantic partner. It also serves as a reminder to let go of old behaviours that no longer benefit you, according to Marie Claire.

Sex with a platonic friend or co-worker

A friend or a colleague tends to symbolise a talent that you appreciate and aspire to possess yourself. For example, if your friend is charming, then this means that you are becoming more comfortable and impressive in social situations.

Having gay sex (if you are straight)

Getting intimate with a member of the same sex (if you are heterosexual) stands for a union with different positive aspects of yourself like self-acceptance and compassion. On the other hand, if you are uncomfortable with homosexuality in your dream then this could mean that you have some fears or insecurities regarding your relations with the opposite sex, according to Bustle.

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