5 Common Sexual Dreams -- and What They Really Mean

Making Love in Public

You and your sweetheart are in an improbable place for a sexual encounter, but, overcome by the moment, you decide to indulge in a few minutes of passion. What begins as an innocent impulse turns out to be a major display as you realize the place you've chosen is more public than you'd realized. You may be in a store display window, in the orchestra pit at a major symphony, or on the sound stage of a TV show. Although no one seems upset by this, you and your partner freeze like two deer caught in the headlights of a car as a major audience forms around you. This is a dream that exaggerates a sense of your relationship being in the public forum. People whose private lives are made public may have this dream, and so do people who feel conspicuous for some reason. If you select a partner your friends or family find provocative for some reason, you may have this type of dream. The public intercourse simply represents the sense that people are speculating about your private life and, for you, this knowledge is quite uncomfortable. By understanding the sense of vulnerability this dream reveals, you have a distinct advantage. These days it's fashionable to pretend you feel comfortable with almost everything; thus, if you do feel some sense of exposure, you may not give yourself permission to have those feelings, learn from them, and gently let them subside. Recognition will allow you to own your feelings and process them in a more healthy and effective way than will denial and pretense. In addition, you have a perfect opportunity to discuss this with your partner, or if that doesn't feel right, with supportive friends who may understand and have suggestions. Finally, the dream itself lets you know that although an audience may indeed be observing your relationship, they aren't really sitting in judgment. They are simply watching the show. This provides a hint that if you and your partner carry the energy and intention that "there's no show here folks, go home: others may pick up that psychic signal and lose interest.

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