There is nothing quite as jarring as being in the thick of things, close to climax, with Ben Affleck’s chiseled body over yours, writhing in ecstasy, and then suddenly -- you wake up.
Oh, sex dreams, the greatest mysteries of the sleep world.
Kelly Sullivan Walden, dream expert and and author of The Love, Sex and Relationship Dream Dictionary, helped me decode some of our wildest sex dreams. And it turns out, that dream starring Ben (circa the Daredevil days) isn't so weird after all.
"Sex dreams are like the sex that we can have if we're not actually having sex in waking reality,” Kelly says. "Our dreams are always helping us to be better versions of ourselves; and sex dreams are right at the heart of that." Here are Kelly's interpretations of some of the most common sex dreams.
Sex with a co-worker
The people we have sex with in dreams are symbols or representations of ourselves -- NOT necessarily people we'd actually want to sleep with. "If it's somebody that you work with, it's like you're breaking down the walls, the barriers of the ego of connecting with them and usually with the intent that it make you more productive, more powerful, and more integrated [at work]," Kelly says.