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What Men Versus Women Dream About When They Dream About Sex

A healthy sex life is undeniably an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and there is, in fact, research to prove it. Assuming it is done with a partner you can trust, and no sexually transmitted diseases are involved, the benefits of sexual relations include:

sexual dreams

You both dream about sex, but you and your partner may have very different things in mind.

  • Relief from depression and stress: "The release from orgasm does much to calm people. It helps with sleep, and that is whether we talk about solo sex or sex with a partner," says Jennifer Bass, the head of information services at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction in Bloomington, Indiana, in an MSNBC article.

  • Reduced risk of heart disease: A 2001 study by researchers at Queens University in Belfast found that men who had sex three times a week or more reduced their risk of heart attack and stroke by half.

  • Pain relief: Levels of the hormone oxytocin surge to five times their normal level right before orgasm, and this releases pain-relieving endorphins in your body.

  • A strong immune system: An antibody that boosts your immune system, immunoglobulin A, is 30 percent higher in people who have sex once or twice a week, according to researchers from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania.

  • A reduced risk of prostate cancer. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that frequent ejaculation is linked to a lower risk of prostate cancer.

It's interesting to note, then, that both men and women dream about having a healthy sex life, and these dreams account for 8 percent of all dreams, according to research by Antonio Zadra, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Montreal.

In a study of 109 women and 64 men who kept diaries of their dreams for two to four weeks, Zadra uncovered what men and women dream about when they dream about sex.

Do Men and Women Dream About Sex Differently?

While women have just as many sex dreams as men (something that used to be disputed), they do not always dream about the same things as men.

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Women, for instance, are more likely to dream about:

  • Current or past sexual partners

  • Celebrities

  • Unwanted sex

  • A partner having an orgasm

Men, meanwhile, tend to dream about:

  • Imaginary people

  • Sex with more than one person

  • Sex in public or in unknown places

  • Initiating sexual contact

There were also some similarities. Both men and women dreamed most often about:

  • Sexual intercourse

  • Sexual propositions (flirting)

  • Kissing

  • Fantasies

  • Masturbation

Do your sexual dreams have anything to do with your real-life sexual desires? According to Zadra, your dreams are, in fact, indicative of your waking thoughts.

"If the sex dreams tend to involved unknown or fantasy characters, it is probably a reflection of your waking state, that your desires and fantasies are with strangers," Zadra said.

"Gender differences in the content of everyday sexual dreams may reflect people's waking needs, experiences, attitudes, and concerns with respect to sexuality," he said.

So if you and your partner are looking to add a spark to your love life, you may want to devote some time to journaling about your dreams, and then sharing those hidden desires with your partner.

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