Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a male reader asks Lauri:
I have sex with my mom in my dreams WTH is that all about?
Lauri: Yes, major “Eew!” factor with this one. But fear not! Remember, dreams are symbolic and not to be taken literally. Sex, to the dreaming mind, is not always about a physical union you want, but is more often about a psychological union you need. Do you need to connect with your mom in some way? Have you drifted apart, or do you no longer get along? Your dream may be urging you to re-unite. Or do you guys have an awesome relationship? If so, you may get this dream whenever you two really connect and get each other.
It is also possible that your mom is not playing herself at all but rather is standing in for your own “inner Mom,” meaning the part of you that is nurturing and that cares for and “mothers” yourself and others. Your recurring “Oedipus” dreams may merely be a reflection of the fact that you are a big, caring softy.
Whatever the case, these dreams in NO WAY indicate that you are an incestuous freak.