Making sexy dreams a reality: How 59% of us are inspired to try something new in bed by night time fantasies

  • Two thirds reckon there are hidden meanings in our erotic dreams
  • Sexual frustration is the biggest driver of erotic dreams
  • Women like discussing the meanings of their sexy dreams more than men

By Deni Kirkova

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Most people have been inspired to try something new sexually by a dream, according to new research.

The study found that the majority of people (59 per cent) have lived out fantasies they have in their sleep for real.

The survey also found that 93 per cent of us have erotic dreams regularly - with more than a quarter experiencing them as often as every few days.

Almost two-thirds reckon there are hidden meanings in our erotic dreams - and women love discussing them

Almost two-thirds reckon there are hidden meanings in our erotic dreams - and women love discussing them

Other than a current partner, the most common fantasy figure in an erotic dream is a friend.

The second most popular fantasy figure is a former lover, followed by a person the dreamer fancies in real-life and then a celebrity.

A quarter of us have erotic dreams about people in our lives who we are not attracted to.

 

Almost two-thirds of us (61 per cent) reckon there are hidden meanings in our erotic dreams.

That could be because 70 per cent of those surveyed said they are most likely to have erotic dreams when they are sexually frustrated.

Other than a current partner, the most common fantasy figure in an erotic dream is a friend

Other than a current partner, the most common fantasy figure in an erotic dream is a friend

More than half the women polled (53 per cent) said they had dreamt about sex with a gender they are not usually attracted to, compared to just 28 per cent of men.

Women are far more likely to discuss the significance of their dreams with their partner -  62 per cent of women do this, compared to 54 per cent of men.

Two fifths (39 per cent) of us regularly wake up in the middle of an erotic dream and feel frustrated that we cannot not see it through to the end.

How often do you have erotic dreams?

1 Every few days - 26 per cent
2  Once a week - 16 per cent
3 Once a fortnight - 12 per cent
4 Once a month - 14 per cent
5 Few times a year - 20 per cent

Who have you slept with in your dreams other than your partner?

1 A friend
2 An ex-lover
3 Someone I fancy in real-life
4 A celebrity
5 Someone I don't even fancy in real-life

Unsurprisingly, people (69 per cent) want to have sex as soon as they wake up from an erotic dream.

Almost everyone (99 per cent) said they enjoyed having erotic dreams.

Anything can spark an erotic dream and having sex or watching sex beforehand is not a significant factor, according to two-third of those surveyed.

The results came in a survey of 1,855 people by adult lifestyle firm Lovehoney.

A spokesperson said: 'The survey shows what exciting erotic dreams we are all having.

'It's great that almost two-thirds of us have woken up from a sexy dream and thought: "I am going to try that for real - it sounds like fun".

'We are all getting much more relaxed and adventurous about sex and enjoying it more - and that has to be a good thing.'

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I never have erotic dreams - probably because I'm never sexually frustrated. My wife take care of me perfectly :)

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People, I read an article on the DM this morning that said if you don't get enough sleep at night you are likely to develop Alzheimer's...enough sleep meaning 8 or 9 hours. So stop all that fooling around in bed and get to sleep !!!

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I had one last night but just waiting for the other person to be found to try it on :) Happy new year x

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"Something new" - as in the use of an alternative orifice?

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I wish my Ex had had a few, I might still be married to her

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If I were the Devil... I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging is more fun, that what you see on TV is the way to be. And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure... If I were the Devil... - GentlemanD, London, United Kingdom, 31/12/2013 18:52 Get help now. Weirdo.

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I rarely get dreams, if i do, it is something like a normal day them a problem comes up then i have to solve it

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You get a better class of partner in a dream.

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The gal in the second photo has a fantasy that her boyfriend doesn't look like Charles Manson.

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If I were the Devil... I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging is more fun, that what you see on TV is the way to be. And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure... If I were the Devil...

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I do all of those in real life. No jokes. Today morning I had a dream where my friend is studying(she is very studious) and I ask her permission to play with her breasts, saying that this is what I want for my birthday. She complies. I keep having these fantasies every other week and usually I go for it. Now I intend to do it for real. Great article. If only people were more open and honest.

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