A lot of people don’t want to talk about their sex dreams because they’re afraid their friends—or their partners—will assume their dreams are direct reflections of what they want. And what if in their dreams, they were having sex with somebody other than their partner? What if their sex dream was of a violent nature? What if it was just plain weird?
It’s normal to keep these dreams to yourself, but you shouldn’t feel guilty about them. When it comes to sex dreams, things are rarely as they seem. Sleeping with your boss in your dream doesn’t mean you want to sleep with him in real life. Having lesbian dreams doesn’t mean you are really into women. The meanings are more complicated than that. Here are eight of the most common sex dreams and what they mean.