Dream Interpretation: I Was Castrated, Then I Strangled Ashton Kutcher

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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. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it (18 and older only, please). This week, a reader asks Lauri:

I had a nightmare last night: After a house party, two guys (who in the dream were my friends, though they don’t exist in my life) held me down and cut off one of my testicles, laughing while they did it. I then woke up and tried to get to an ambulance, they were laughing and making jokes like I was a pansy for wanting help.

I woke up and checked myself, and was fine. I went back to sleep and dreamed I was a robot with sentience created by a doctor as an experiment. In the dream I terrified people whenever they looked at me, and I ended up strangling Ashton Kutcher.

Lauri: As cringe-worthy as they are, castration dreams are pretty common for the men-folk, I’ve learned. Why? Because the male genitalia, to the dreaming mind, tends to represent male energy: assertiveness, manning up, growing a pair, etc. So when your male bits are taken from you in a dream, it means you are feeling pressure in waking life to soften up a bit… or something is causing you to feel belittled, diminished or disrespected in some way.

Let’s look at the specifics of your dream to try to get more info from it. This happens to you after a party, which suggests some sort of celebratory or exciting situation in your life has come to an end. These two guys are laughing while castrating you. This tells me you aren’t taking yourself or some situation in your life seriously enough… or perhaps you feel someone isn’t taking you seriously. You woke up in an ambulance, which means you have had a recent awakening or realization in real life that some area of your life needs to heal. Is it a relationship? Something from your past? Whatever it is, it is a part of you that worries you will be seen as a pansy for wanting to remedy what has gone wrong.

In your next dream you are a robot with feelings. That is a perfect metaphor for what may be going on with you in real life. It seems there is some sort of situation that is causing you to feel very emotional but you don’t want to show it because you are concerned how others may perceive you. While strangling Ashton Kutcher may be a dream many would like to fulfill (ha), I think it symbolizes that you are choking back what you would really like to say. Your dream seems to be showing you that if you continue to hide your emotions you could very well turn into a freakish, cold, unemotional, murderous robot of a person. Of course, that’s an exaggeration, but you get the idea.


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