Understanding erotic dreams
  
Meaning and analysis of erotic dreams
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Meaning and analysis of erotic dreams


The psychologist's analysis

> Key symbols:
- The holiday home: synonym of a carefree time in life.
- The cellar: obvious representation of the vagina.
- The father of the friend: a paternal figure, most probably Laura's own father.
- The dog refers to an animalistic and instinctive sexuality.
 
> Meaning: This is quite a classic erotic dream featuring incestuous urges. It's completely normal to have this sort of dream but generally, people get over the Oedipus complex earlier on in life. Laura doesn't dream of her own father but the father of a friend whom she's lost contact with since a quarrel. This allows her to add an additional protective layer to this incestuous dream.
 
> What can she do? Nothing! She shouldn't do anything as a result of her dream. Dreams are simply instruments that we use to release the tensions that have built up in our body during the day. They are essential for our mental wellbeing. However, I can't help but notice that this young lady is with a man who is younger than her but she dreams of a paternal, therefore older figure. Perhaps she feels a degree of guilt because of the age gap...


Love & Sex Editor
08/27/2012
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