Is sex in lucid dreams possible? Lucid dream sex can feel as real as waking life sex. Most lucid dreams take place in REM sleep and genital arousal is a feature of REM, so this may go some way to explaining not only the realism of the sensations but the heightened sexual desire many lucid dreamers report.
What causes lucid sex dreams? Experts don’t know exactly what causes sex dreams, but it’s generally thought that dreams have something to do with what’s on your mind, either consciously or subconsciously. Sex dreams, then, could be a reflection of what you’ve been thinking about during the day or even repressed desires, says Dr Winter.
Can lucid dreams harm? The risks of lucid dreaming
Lucid dreaming is generally considered safe, but there are some risks for people with mental health disorders. These include: Sleep problems. Since lucid dreaming techniques purposely interrupt sleep, getting enough sleep can be difficult.
How do you stimulate lucid dreaming?
- Frequently test reality.
- Get more sleep to make dreams more likely.
- Use the power of suggestion.
- Keep a dream journal.
- Recognize recurring themes or characters in your dreams.
- Take naps.
- Try a “Modified Castaneda” technique.
- Think about your previous dreams.