Yeah, hi, welcome to Cosmo , where we not only care about your dream—but also help decode the meaning behind it. But sex dreams? Yeah, those are a whole different entity than just your normal REM cycle dreams. These are explicit, sometimes naughty, and if I may speak candidly, sexy AF.
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How to Have Sex Dreams
If you're fortunate enough to remember your dreams, then you already know dreams can run the gamut and, sometimes, be weird as hell. But dreams can also be sexy. According to a study of 3, people published in American Academy of Sleep Medicine , respondents reported that roughly eight percent of their dreams are about sex. The study found that most common sex-related dreams are about intercourse, while sexual propositions, masturbation, and fantasies were in there too.
You know you've had an amazing sex dream when you wake up feeling ridiculously happy. If only you could make it happen every night, right?! In a perfect world, you would. While you might never be able to fully control your dreams, it's absolutely possible to train yourself to have more sex dreams, says W. They can also help give you greater insight into your sexual desires and inspire fantasies to act out with your partner later, she explains.
We all have 'em — but it turns out that our raciest, steamiest dreams might not have that much to do with sex after all. There you are — under the covers, disrobed, fooling around with some sexy mystery hunk. Sexual intercourse was the most common type of sexual dream content in the study, followed by sexual propositions, kissing , fantasies, and masturbation. While sex dreams — indeed, dreams in general — are fascinating, science has yet to discover their significance.