The first time I had a sex dream about a platonic friend, I woke up to a pillowcase drenched in sweat, in a state of pure panic. The dream itself was mostly non-descript; I couldn't remember the details surrounding the sex very well, but I couldn't shake the fact I thought of my friend in that way. The dream sex was extremely average; I would even go as far to say the sex, despite created in my own limitless, vivid brain, was bad. In the hours that followed, I paced up and down my flat, trying to pick it all apart:
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Ever dreamt you had sex with your ex? Your co-worker? Your boss? They say that dreams are windows to our subconscious and it turns out sex dreams are no exception. If we dream that our teeth are falling out, we look for some deeper meaning, usually something involving debt or vanity, but waking up after a sex dream is a completely different story.
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I mean, how could a nightmare about getting chased around by some doofus with knives for hands compare to the true horror of dreaming that you and your best friend are covered in lube and riding a sex swing together? And sex dreams can do more than just make our next IRL meeting with our dreamland partner uncomfortable. They can drive us nuts, as we struggle to figure out why we had a sex dream in the first place. What does a sex dream about a real person who's not your real partner mean? Does it mean that you want to wax their tadpole in real life, too?
We can't control what happens in our dreams and, as many of us know, things can get pretty weird up in our brains while we're asleep. Fran Walfish , Beverly Hills family and relationship psychotherapist, tells Bustle. You should ask yourself what meaningful person or 'thing' do you long for currently in your life that you are missing. So try not to put too much thought into what you dream about.