Other people‚Äôs dreams are never interesting‚Ä¶except when they‚Äôre about sex. Each week, our dream analyst¬†Lauri Loewenberg¬†tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze?¬†Click here to submit it.¬†This week, a reader asks Lauri:
Hello, I’m single, celibate, and have been for seven months. I fear intimacy with someone who isn’t right for me or doesn’t want to commit, and recently I had two bizarrely weird sex dreams.
In the first I am in a Garden of Eden type place. It’s a mild summer dusk, the sky is a very pale blue, and the Garden is lush with green grass, broad trees, and abundant foliage, but everything is covered with fresh, green Eucalyptus leaves. A Facebook friend who’s usually a grouch is there being encouraging, smiling and good natured. I am hungry so she suggests I eat, but all I can see is an eaten apple. I look again and that too is covered with Eucalyptus leaves. She suggests getting something from a tree that’s enclosed by a picket fence. I walk in and the Eucalyptus grass stirs. A fat green snake, covered in Eucalyptus, hisses and lunges for me. I scream and wake up.
In the second dream I am lying naked on a luxury upgraded version of my bed. My mouth is open and pouty. I look great and am horny. My hands reach down towards my genitals. My pubic hair is groomed but fluffy. As I am about to masturbate, I pull out juicy, ripe peaches from my genitals. It doesn’t hurt pulling them out. I try to again and this time I pull out cream cheese. Green salad leaves start growing from there as well.
It’s so confusing, what does this all mean please?
Lauri:¬† I have to tell you, I absolutely adore these dreams! The imagery and especially the messages are fantastic! Making the decision to remain celibate until you find that special someone you know won’t disrespect you or take advantage of you is a big deal! And in this day and age that is something to be commended… yet at the same time, in this day and age that is something that will be difficult to do. But fear not! These dreams are not only confirming that you have made the right choice for yourself, they are also giving you some very clever encouragement.
The setting of your first dream is the Garden of Eden, the most famous place of temptation in history! And boy, howdy, are you going to be finding yourself in places of temptation as you try to stick to your guns! But notice how everything is covered in leaves. I believe that is a reminder that when you gave into temptation in the past, someone would “leave” you. Yes, dreams loooove to use puns. If you can find one in your dream, you have found part of the message.
You are hungry in the dream because you are hungry for a lasting, healthy, trusting relationship in real life. The eaten apple you find symbolizes how you feel about letting others take a bite out of you in the past. You don’t want to be that girl that is considered all used up. I think your typically grouchy friend who is unusually friendly and encouraging is how your dreaming mind wants you to be: kind and supportive to yourself rather than angry at yourself over the past.
The snake that comes at you at the end of your first dream is the absolute perfect symbol for the temptation you are going to have to face in the coming months. The snake not only represents the temptation that Eve fell victim to, but it also represents the tempting phallus -0 or rather phalli — that you will likely be confronted with and must resist until you finally encounter that friendly, trustworthy phallus that is out there somewhere.
Since the first dream is all about the phalli you are trying to resist, this second dream is all about “the lady garden” you must protect! Yes, you can certainly enjoy it all you like and that will certainly help you to resist falling prey to a smooth talking snake with ill intensions! But what’s more, I think this dream is trying to show you the value of what you’ve got going on down there. The peaches represent how juicy, delicious, and tempting it is for men but at the same time, it is a fruit that they must labor for and should not be given away willy nilly!
The cream cheese is… well, duh! But it could also be a warning not to spread yourself around too thinly as may have been the case in the past. And finally, the growing salad leaves, I believe are all about how a “healthy” relationship can grow and flourish. And ultimately, that’s what you are after and it seems all the delicious symbols in this dream are giving you the recipe for how to acheive just that!
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