What does it mean to dream of Rape

Keywords
Sexual assaultHarassment
To dream that you were, or almost were, raped may suggest resentful feelings towards the opposite sex. Perhaps you feel like you have been violated or taken advantage of in your waking life. This can also be linked to past trauma or a bad experience — in which case the dream is often recurrent. Trying to take control within the dream can be a way to overcome this trauma.

Interpretation is relative

This interpretation is just a suggestion based on general cultural and psychological significance. Don’t take this as absolute truth. Your dreams are linked to your experiences and memories, so we can’t tell you what your dreams mean exactly. Instead, use this as a base to start a reflection and find your own interpretations.

Dream trends

This graph shows how often people have dreamed of that particular topic in the past year.

Questions to ask yourself

To interpret your dreams properly, you should ask yourself the following questions.

Memory

When was the last time this element appeared in your waking life? In which context?

Dreams often incorporate recent elements of our waking life. If you’ve seen this element in a movie recently, for instance, it may explain the presence of this element in your dream.

Symbolism

What does this element represent for you? Could it be a metaphor for something else?

During dreams, your mind makes a lot of associations between concepts. An animal may represent a person, a person may represent a period of your life, etc... Think outside the box; what could this element represent?

Emotions

What emotions does this make you feel? Did you feel those emotions in your dream?

Were you surprised to feel unexpected love or anger towards this element? Think about why you may have felt those emotions.

Related elements

What else was inside your dream?

Think about the other elements of your dream and their relation with this specific element. Then, you can start this process again with these other elements.