Exploring sexuality safely within the confines of the dream world is one of the prime motivations for learning how to lucid dream. Is it true that you can learn how to lucid dream and have sex with your ultimate fantasy? In fact, the experience can feel like the real thing.
All sensations in a lucid dream, after all, feel as real as the waking world, provided you have felt the sensations before or similar sensations and have working memories to draw from. Are dream orgasms real? This is true for men and women.
However, not every lucid dream orgasm is necessarily a physical one; some seems to just trip the pleasure center in the mind, particularly if the arousal happens quickly or instantaneously. What about wet dreams? There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that lucid dreams that end in orgasm for young men can result in real-life ejaculation. Why are my lucid dreams so erotically charged? REM sleep is simply exciting from a biological standpoint. Erections and the female equivalent engorgement come and go all the time in normal dreams.
There is also a connection between flying dreams and this physiological arousal — which may explain why the top two lucid activities are flying and sex! I had a sexual lucid dream about someone unexpected… what does it mean? Can you get addicted to lucid dream sex? I have never heard of such a case, because of the self-limiting factors in lucid sex dreams. How many times have you realized you are dreaming and then wasted no time finding a romantic partner to couple with, only to find that the would-be-lover walks away, transforms into someone who is not attractive, or becomes angry and menacing?
Just when what you want is in reach, something yanks the string and you are left grasping at air. The reason this happens is because most of the time we do not really crave lucid dream sex, but sexual connection. Long story short, once we stop treating our fantasy dream loves like objects specifically: It takes two Our dream sex fantasy is not a famous movie star, or an Amazonian god or goddess.
Rather, the fantasy is to have a relationship with this person however fleetingly. I remember a friend of mine telling me how in his sexual lucid dreams he finds the woman of his dreams, begins to make love to her, and then notices, to his horror, that she has meanwhile transformed into a lifeless rag doll. His fantasy became a disturbing parody, and left him with an unsettled feeling that lingered for months. This is an anecdote I have heard in many forms, and for each dreamer the transforming figure is unique but the process is similar.
So what do we really want with dream sex? We really want connection, relationship, and a shared experience, even in our dreams! Erotic pleasure is naturally the fruit of this basic truth. The opposite is true; remember that piece about how orgasms can be real? By focusing on relationships first and sensations second, many lucid opportunities will come your way. And once you make the shift, you will probably find that your waking life sexual relationships will become more fulfilling too.
Sacred Sexuality and Lucidity Note the erection on the bird-headed man in this ten thousand year old painting as well as his prone position. The erotic energies are very strong, and very old.
Lucid dreaming is an altered state of consciousness, and the sexual energies in dream, trance, and visions have been explored for millennia by mystics, magis, and saints as a path to know the Divine. In fact, some of the earliest known paintings in the world, including the famous cave art of Lascaux, France, depict sexual ecstasy.
In Christianity, the medieval mystics, such as Teresa of Avile and St. Catherine of Siena, explored sexual themes in their ecstatic trances. Taoism, Sufism, and Buddhism all have developed mental practices for sacred sexuality as well. Many of these ancient practices focus on cultivating sexual energy and then using it to purify the mind and the body. All of this is to say that sexual energy is well known by consciousness explorers as having more value than scratching the pleasure centers of the brain.
Without going into too much juicy detail, here are a few things to keep in mind. Eye Contact Make eye contact in the dream. Dream figures can communicate consent this way. In fact, this can lead to some ecstatic moments in and of itself. This is a delicate situation and only you can know what to do. I will say, however, that wholesale rejection of those whom show up is a quick way to the Carrot on the String mess, in dreams and in waking life.
Further, the dream brings insight when an unexpected dream character arrives. This person may have something to share that is not of a sexual nature.
So pay attention to whispering dream figures. Dream figures in lucid dreams do have the habit of transforming, and this is a well known phenomenon that happens right in the middle of the act flagrante lucido.
Try showering your dream partner with love and acceptance. Fear can transform passion into terror in a second, but if you work through this fear, you may be surprised with an unexpected gift from the dream.
And possibly one of the most intensely erotic dreams in your life. Stay Flexible Overall, I recommend being flexible when exploring the sensual side of lucid dreaming.
If you have a strange new fantasy that comes out of nowhere, remember that you are dreaming and in a safe place to explore new ideas. And who says you need to have a dream body to experience ecstasy? Bottom-line, as with all forms of intimacy: Play Safe Dream eroticism is just about the safest sex around. However, there are some legitimate concerns to consider because of the intense emotionality that is often accessed during lucid dreams.
Often intimacy can cloak powerful psychological dynamics that require the utmost caution. This is especially true for lucid dreamers who have a personal history of sexual abuse. Remember that if you feel uncomfortable or at risk, you can always wake up.
While lucid dream sexuality is often talked about by beginners, few master the psychological dynamics of Eros within the conscious dream. I hope this primer helps you on your path to self-discovery. With respect, gratitude, and a sincere wish to learn, erotic lucid dreaming can be fun, and fulfilling.
Further reading This article is an excerpt from my ebook Big Dreams: