The Top 10 Questions about Romantic and Sexual Dreams

You wake up smiling after a very romantic dream. Then, you have a sudden flash of who that charming man kissing you was. Your kooky coworker! Oh no! Never fear. According to Gillian Holloway, Ph.D., author of the The Complete Dream Book, "The dreaming mind seems to use the metaphor of sexuality and closeness to represent a number of different kinds of connection." Read this excerpt to find out what your steamy dreams really mean:

The Top Ten Questions about Romantic and Sexual Dreams

1. Does my dream of a sexual encounter with an acquaintance mean that he or she is really interested in me?

2. Why would I dream of being intimate with someone I'm not even attracted to?

3. What does it mean if I dream I'm a member of the opposite sex?

4. What does it mean if I have a dream that involves incestuous scenes?

5. Are dreams of a partner's infidelity warning signals of real trouble?

6. Do repeated dreams of an old flame mean I have never gotten over them?

7. Why would I dream of being back with my ex when I feel lucky to have left them behind?

8. When I'm on a break from a relationship and I dream of my sweetheart, does that mean I was wrong to break it off?

9. If I have a great new romance but still dream of my previous partner, does that mean I'll never really love the new person in my life?

10. If you have a perfect dream lover, is there any hope that he or she is somehow really on their way into your life?

Plus: Find out what how to interpret five of the most common sexual dreams here.

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