What does it mean to dream of Sex/Erotica

To dream of having sex is, in the vast majority of dreams, a simple reflection of your natural sexual desires. The context of your dreams, the people you had sex with, and the emotions you felt, can provide further insight into your desires and feelings towards your sexual life. To dream of having sex with someone doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re attracted to that person; it is quite common to dream of having sex with "forbidden" people: boss, colleagues, best friend, family member, among others. That dream experience may be your mind wondering and braving the limits of your waking life, or it could symbolize something else, like the evolution of the relationship with that person, an aspect of your personality, or an attribute you’re looking for in people around you.

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

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Questions to ask yourself

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


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.


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?


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.