Whether we like to admit it or not we've all had a sexy dream or two. In slumberland anything goes, and if we're not having unbridled passion with Colin Firth, then we're fooling around with an ex, or worse still doing the deed with someone we hate!
Sleeping sex fantasiesJourneying into the deepest erotic corners of our subconscious minds and pulling out the most thrilling but often bizarre scenarios, partners and behaviour, dreaming about sex stirs up powerful emotions which often stay with us for days after.
So why do these nights of unfettered passion with strangers, exes, friends or celebs happen, and what do they mean?
Dr Pam Spurr author of Sex Dreams and Symbols - Understanding Your Subconscious Desires* says: 'As with any dreaming, our sexy dreams are very often about drawing our attention to issues in our lives and/or about 'cleaning the decks' emotionally during the sleeping process.'
When our dominant conscious mind goes to sleep, the subconscious mind is allowed to roam free and starts to assemble thoughts, emotions and experiences from waking life. If we have a strong urge to do something, it's often likely to emerge in our dreams where our conscious mind can't prevent it.
Dr Pam adds: 'Our dreams are there to draw our attention to the things we want and desire, or the things we dislike, things that may worry us, and so on. Of course some dreams are completely random images that have been strung together and don't have any real meaning.'
Add to this the fact that sex is one of the most powerful of all human drives, and it's hardly surprising that our dreams are heavily laced with sex and desires. And interpreting them can be an eye-opening experience!
While these dreams are unique in their details and vary from person to person, there are some common scenarios which many of us will have experienced.
Crack the sex dreams code and discover their meanings with our special sex dream decoder.
|Stranger sex|| Ex-sex || Gay sex |
| Unlikely sex||Celebrity sex|
- Dr Pam Spurr, author of Sex Dreams and Symbols - Understanding Your Subconscious Desires (Connections £9.99)