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Dreams about Masturbation: 10 General Interpretations & 10 Types

Dreams about Masturbation: 10 General Interpretations & 10 Types

Updated on Jan 04, 2023 | Published on May 20, 2022

Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD , Certified Psychiatrist

Dreams about Masturbation - 10 Scenarios & Their Interpretations

Feel embarrassed after having dreams about masturbation? Tensed because you can’t share this with anyone else? Or, are you worried about having weird kinks?

Well, such dreams definitely don’t label you a pervert, so you may let go of that worry. These dreams aren’t always about your sexual desires or sexual pleasure.

Further, masturbating dreams with odd scenarios actually convey important advice or indications. If you have recurring dreams, then you mustn’t ever ignore the symbols. 

So, don’t wait any longer, and let’s set out on the journey…

Dreams about Masturbation - 10 Scenarios & Their Interpretations
Dreams about Masturbation – 10 Scenarios & Their Interpretations

Dream about Masturbating – General Interpretations

Masturbation dreams may imply your dissatisfaction or satisfaction with life, your worries about someone close or disappointment in them, or even your sexual frustration. A dream of masturbation represents your curiosity, zeal to improve in life, and much more.

In many cultures, the idea of masturbation or even sexual intercourse is taboo. Further from sexual dreams, you may think you’re sexually frustrated.

However, do you think every person getting this dream has a poor sex life? Perhaps you’re actually sexually satisfied but confused about this dream.

As you suspected, these dreams imply a lot more about your life other than the itch between your legs, so let’s fly through them here…

1. You’re dissatisfied with life

Dreaming of masturbation can result from your personal life frustration. Perhaps you’re currently suffering from unexpected troubles in your life. 

You tried hard to engage yourself in different types of activities for rehabilitation. But you’re impatient as you’re still dissatisfied.

Simultaneously, you want to compensate for your shortcomings which adds to your dissatisfaction.

2. You’re at a standstill life situation

You may also dream of masturbating if you experience a stagnant phase in your life. You don’t notice any further progress. You’re full of repressed feelings and can’t express your emotions freely.

Some irrelevant fears stop you from progressing in your waking life. As a result, you feel dejected, feeble, and underconfident.

3. You’re content with life 

Sometimes, dreaming of masturbation may also imply that you successfully completed a task or achieved something significant. The dream might be a symbolism of your satisfaction with your performance. 

If you achieve orgasm in your dream, then it becomes even more evident that you are happy with your career and academic achievement.

However, if you don’t feel satisfied at the end of your dream, then it means you will face infinite difficulties to attain harmony and balance in your life.

4. You’re worried about a loved one

Are you too concerned about someone else’s welfare? Then this anxiety can result in masturbation dreams.

Probably, you assume that this loved one isn’t content with their life incidents. Furthermore, they can’t understand their true desires. Since you noticed their dilemma, you want to guide them through it.

5. You desire or need to improve something

If you expect to improve yourself in certain areas of your life, then you might get masturbation dreams.

Probably, you’re motivated to boost your friendship, romantic relationship, or family bonding. However, another important message might be to invest that extra effort in your professional life.

6. You’re an understanding soul

You might even dream of masturbation if you’re a compassionate, sympathetic, and understanding person. You can easily empathize with a situation or a person. 

You handle tough situations maturely and people truly respect your spirit for being so genuine and down to earth.

The dream also suggests that you are very receptive to love and other types of emotions. You don’t take others’ feelings for granted.

7. You’re curious about something

Some people might get masturbation dreams because they’re curious. So, it’s possible if you want to take some risks or explore different possibilities in life.

Others may think you don’t understand reality and are too carefree for your own good. 

8. It’s symbolic of your need to be expressive

Sometimes, dreams of masturbation represent your repressed feelings in waking life.

You don’t communicate your feelings and the situation becomes far more complicated. This dream asks you to work on your communication skills.

9. You’re sexually frustrated

Not all dreams of masturbation are necessarily sexual in reality, but some do. You might be sexually frustrated because your partner isn’t open to your desires or you didn’t even express them out of shame.

The dream hints that if you don’t work on your sex life, you’ll ruin other areas of your life.

10. You’re disappointed in your loved ones

You may get masturbation dreams if you sacrifice a lot for your loved ones, but nobody notices it.

You feel disappointed at your dear ones for not recognizing your efforts and yourself for doing anything for them. You desire nothing but just a word of appreciation, but they don’t understand you.

Dreams about Masturbation – 10 Scenarios & Their Interpretations

If you dreamed about masturbating in front of your parents, it symbolizes others letting you down. If it was in front of your partner, you have a dissatisfying sex life.

Masturbation dreams change their meanings depending on the location and the people you see in your dream.

If you remember seeing others in the dream or where you performed the sexual act, there’s more to know. So, hop on to my ride to know more…

1. Dream about masturbating in public

Masturbation is a very private activity. Most people do not like to share information about it. 

Your public masturbation dream symbolizes that you must be open and fearlessly expressive about your feelings in waking life.

The dream hints that you may let go of your hesitation. You don’t need to suppress or hide your genuine feelings. It indicates that you must follow your heart to be happy and enjoy your life.

2. Dream of masturbating in religious place

Dreams of being in a religious place and masturbation represent your curiosity. Masturbating in a temple, church, or mosque is quite impossible; so the dream indicates you’re basically immature in waking life.

The dream also indicates that nobody takes you seriously in your friend circle. Everyone assumes you’re childish and not serious about your life. However, this hardly concerns you and you enjoy your life as it is.

Further, it’s also suggestive of exploring life to find your own joy.

3. Dreams about someone masturbating

People do not share about masturbation or their urge because of the fear of getting judged. Dreaming of someone else masturbating also depicts the same. 

You’re afraid of being judged by others in real life if they come to know about their sexual desires. So, you decided to keep it a secret even from your partner.

The dream may also portray your unfulfilled sexual desire or unsatisfied sex life. But this one shows how you desire greater sexual pleasure.

4. Dream of a stranger masturbating

Dreaming of a stranger masturbating is disturbing. But this dream of masturbation represents you’ll soon meet a shocking situation or know about a life-changing secret. You won’t be able to handle the situation smoothly.

The secret might affect you and your close ones badly and they will be unable to share it with anyone due to the fear of getting judged.

5. Dream of a group masturbating

The dream of a group masturbating may signify that you’re extremely wild and filled with fantasies. But you’re quite afraid of sharing those with anyone. 

You’re exceptionally insecure and shy. So, you didn’t get the time or chance to explore your sexual fantasies.

It also shows that you’re scared to discuss your poor sexual experience as it can affect your future relationships or current partners. 

This dream also suggests initiating a romantic conversation with your partner.

If you’re a woman, it implies you’re sexually attracted to an unavailable man. You want to forget them, but your subconscious mind reminds you of them. Understand that this person is not the best fit for you.

If you’re a man, it signals a lack of confidence and fear of rejection during conscious hours.

If you’re a married man or in a long-term relationship, it resembles communication issues in your relationship. 

If you’re a single man, it illustrates you’re frustrated with your deteriorating sex life.

6. Dream of masturbating in front of your parents

Dreams about masturbating in front of your parents feel embarrassing and uncomfortable. In reality, the dream portends you’re frustrated and furious about your life. It’s a harbinger of all of your unfulfilled desires.

It is also a depiction of your sacrifices for your loved ones. However, even after so much sacrifice when nobody recognizes you, you feel resentful and blame your partner.

7. Dream of masturbating in front of your partner

Masturbating in front of your partner is an insult to your partner as it shows a lack of satisfaction.

Similarly, dreams about masturbating in front of your partner are a reflection of boring and monotonous sex life in reality. It also hints at the unsatisfied sex life.

The dream suggests discussing your dissatisfaction with your partner to solve it as a dissatisfying sex life creates differences and distance between partners.

8. Dream of masturbating while taking shower

Some people cry in the shower to hide their tears. Similarly dreaming of masturbating while taking shower is symbolic of hiding something from your loved ones or a partner.

You possibly did something mortifying and fear others will judge you for it. However, remember that if your loved ones truly care for you, they won’t judge your secrets.

It also hints at not thinking much about others’ thoughts and doing what makes you happy.

9. Dream about getting caught masturbating

Dreams about getting caught while masturbating are symbolic of your fear of something. Possibly, you did something unworthy and are scared of getting caught.

The dream shows you neglect your responsibility.

It also means that you desire to escape making important decisions. You feel you’re forced to decide something unwillingly.

10. Dream about masturbating while pregnant

In reality, Masturbating while pregnant is considered taboo. But dreaming of masturbating while pregnant portrays your sexual desires.

It may also hint at being highly sexually active or that you’ll have a smooth pregnancy.

Questions to ask yourself to interpret your masturbation dreams correctly

If you don’t note down your dreams right after waking up, it’s tough to remember them for long. So, you might not remember your masturbation dream entirely.

But don’t fret because I can jog your memories with some questions to find your perfect interpretations soon. So, don’t waste a wink and shoot your answers…

1. Who was masturbating in your dream?

2. What was the location?

3. Did you notice any people around you? Were they familiar people?

4. Did you feel embarrassed or fear anything in the dream?

5. Are you a pregnant lady or a man? If you’re a man, are you single or have a serious partner?

A word from ThePleasantDream

At this point, you’re either overjoyed with a positive dream interpretation or anxious about the negative message. However, both attitudes are minutely flawed.

The positive prediction isn’t set in stone. So, if you’re not careful, the interpretation might change with time or you might get negative dreams later.

Contrarily, if you receive a negative omen, don’t get agitated as it’s only a prediction and you can change it. 

For now, take a break from all the concerning fuss, rest your spine, and plan everything from scratch. With an optimistic attitude and constructive planning, you can save yourself from all difficulties.