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Lesbian Dream Meaning: 18 Plots And Their Meaning

Lesbian Dream Meaning: 18 Plots And Their Meaning

Updated on Jul 22, 2022 | Published on Jun 01, 2022

Reviewed by Katina Tarver, MA (Mental Health and Wellness Counseling) , Life Coach

Lesbian Dream Meaning - 18 Plots And Their Interpretations

Key Takeaways

  • A lesbian dream meaning for a woman may mean you support fellow women.
  • If you hate the idea of lesbianism in your dream, then it represents your fears and rejection of parts of your own femininity and sexuality.
  • These types of dreams may also happen if you have a desire to be more open about your wishes and opinions.
  • It is quite common for a straight person to have lesbian dreams.
  • Interestingly, lesbian dreams are also related to your goals and aspirations regarding your career.

Seeing yourself engage in sexual activities with another woman in a dream may leave you feeling disgusted (assuming you are a straight woman).

But what if we tell you that lesbian dream meaning has less to do with your sexuality and more to do with other areas of your life. Those that are not at all related to sex or femininity?

Because not every dreamer who saw lesbians in dreams is homosexual or bisexual. On that note, let’s dig in and find out what these types of dreams imply for straight people. 

Lesbian Dream Meaning - 18 Plots And Their Interpretations
Lesbian Dream Meaning – 18 Plots And Their Interpretations

Lesbian Dream Meaning

A dream of a lesbian reflects your wishes to be more open about what you think and feel. On the other hand, it can indicate a lack of male attention. Also, these types of dreams are a sign that you wish to be acknowledged. 

Before you freak out, about why you had a lesbian dream, hear what experts say about such dreams. 

According to Gayle Delaney, Ph.D., a dream specialist, and clinical psychologist, “Women are often anxious about their lesbian dreams, and they needn’t be”. 

Lesbian dreams do not necessarily mean the dreamer (female) is a lesbian, though it can be for some. However, these types of instances are quite rare. 

On the other hand, Rubin Naiman, Ph.D., a clinical assistant professor of medicine and the sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona said, 

“I think a woman who has an opening in her heart toward sex with other women or a lesbian relationship would probably have some awareness. The dream might surprise her, but it probably wouldn’t shock her.”

To figure out what a dream of lesbian sex means Dr. Naiman suggests you ask yourself what the dream means to you! You can get started by asking yourself questions like-

  • Were you directly involved in the activity, or were you just a spectator?
  • Who’s the woman you were involved with if you were? If you were a spectator, who were the women engaged in sexual activities in your dream?
  • What exactly happened in the dream?
  • What does it feel like to be with that woman?
  • How would you describe the sexual experience in the dream?

One important point to include here is that dreams carry different meanings for different dreamers. Your outlook on the dream will differ from another person’s, and so will your answers to the questions listed above (most probably!). 

So, it’s no surprise that the meaning of your dream about lesbians will be different from that of another dreamer. 

That said, Dr. Delaney adds that she has noticed a lot of similarities in the responses whenever she conducts these types of dream interviews. 

“Almost always, women say it feels wonderful. Some have more erotic dreams, and some have more loving ones. But in both cases, the sex goes really well.”

According to the theories of Freud, a girl dreaming about lesbian sex indicates a lack of male attention. 

Lesbian Sex Dream Interpretation Meaning: Various Dream Symbols

1. Acknowledgment

According to Dr. Delaney, you are more likely to dream of yourself engaged in sexual activities with a woman you look up to in the waking world. Your boss or a mentor, for instance. 

“The relevant part is what this figure plays in your life. She’s usually someone more along your path, whatever that is. This dream means you really have come to a way to be accepted and liked by a woman who plays a role in your life goals”, added Dr. Delaney. 

According to the dream specialist, lesbian dreams have more to do with the dreamer’s career aspirations and less to do with her sexuality. 

2. New opportunity

Lesbian dreams may also surface prior to a new opportunity and a decision that will have a huge impact on your life.

If this meaning fits into your real-life scenario, think of how much that opportunity will contribute to your growth before making a decision. 

3. Your connection to women and womanhood

In the words of Dr. Naiman, “Dreaming is not just about our personal unconscious, it’s also about your shared, social, and collective unconscious”.

In simple words, your lesbian dream could simply mean you love and cherish women. 

Perhaps you are a staunch advocate of women supporting women.

4. They have more to do with emotions and less to do with sexuality

Just because you dream of making out with your bestie or sister does not necessarily mean you have a secret desire to get intimate with that person. 

Instead, the intense feelings you experienced in the dream may mean you are trying to convey your most heartfelt emotions and feelings. 

5. Pregnancy

If you’re a woman and have recurrent lesbian dreams, it might actually mean you are pregnant.

“Now that you’re pregnant, you’re going to be very focused on your body,” sex therapist Sallie Foley reveals. “And your dreams may reflect the fact that you love the new life your body is creating. You’re discovering that a woman’s body is pleasurable, exciting, and powerful in ways you’ve never experienced before.”

6. You question your sexual orientation

Lesbian dreams may happen if you are questioning your sexual orientation. 

You might have lived up to that point as a straight person. You might have convinced yourself that you are.

But there’s a possibility that you have to question yourself about who you really are and what your sexual preference is time and time again. 

7. Feelings of insecurity and instability

It’s creepy but your dream knows more about you than your conscious does. And lesbian dreams are often signs that you feel unstable and insecure in some areas of your life. 

Now, don’t brush off the possibility of this being the meaning behind your dreams without a thorough self-introspection. 

If the dream makes you feel uncomfortable or disgusted, chances are, you feel downright insecure regarding something.

Could be job-related or something to do with your existing relationships! You know better!

8. You feel marginalized in the waking world

Despite the campaigns around LGBT equality and awareness, there are still societies and communities that do not accept them.

From that perspective, a lesbian dream shows you feel marginalized in your waking life. 

Maybe the people at your new workplace constantly make you feel left out. 

If that’s the case, why do you think you are not blending well into your environment? Perhaps the fault lies in you. 

9. You have accomplished something in reality

Lesbian dreams also occur after you have accomplished, or rather conquered something in the waking world. 

This interpretation applies if you were open about your lesbianism in the dream. 

10. You want to reveal something

Lesbian in dreams may also mean you want to be open about something, most probably about yourself – something you believe won’t be looked upon kindly by others. 

Perhaps you want to confess something disgraceful you have done in the past. Maybe you want to spill each and everything that happened and why you did what you did. 

But according to the dream, you are afraid that others won’t understand you and your reasons, which is why you have kept it a secret.

And now the secret weighs heavy on your shoulders and you desire to lay it out in the open. 

11. A relationship with someone you don’t fancy

If someone you would never go out with has been on your mind 24X7 lately, you may dream of lesbians or homosexuals in general. 

Let’s say, you are a woman and your bestie is a male. As your relationship grows, you start to think of him more like a brother and less like a ‘male’ friend. 

Having said that, there’d surely be instances when you feel drawn to him, not as a best friend but as a man. But the moment you catch yourself having such thoughts, you would obviously brush them away. 

You might even think you wouldn’t have a relationship with him even if he is the last guy on earth. 

12. Sharing secrets with a person of the same gender

If you shared the most intimate of your secrets with a person of the same gender, a lesbian dream is likely to happen.

The same applies if your friend or a close one, who is of the same gender, spills the beans about his or her most personal life to you.

Lesbian Dream Meaning: Different Plots And Their Meanings

1. Seeing a lesbian in a dream

To dream of seeing a lesbian signifies you are at a crossroads regarding your professional life.

2. Dreaming of a lesbian in manly clothes and makeup

If you dream of a lesbian with makeup but dressed in masculine clothes, the dream is your subconscious telling you to accept each aspect of yourself.

Chances are, some of your traits do not really go along with the rest of yourself. But that doesn’t mean you should discard that part of yourself just to make sure everything is in sync.

For example, let’s say you are a woman who absolutely loves taking care of yourself and putting on make-up. But wearing make-up doesn’t necessarily mean you should wear dresses and heels. 

If you want you can wear the boldest of make-up and still slay in baggy pants and a pair of sneakers. 

3. Dreaming that your daughter is a lesbian

If you dream of your daughter being a lesbian, the plot shows your disappointment in yourself for not giving her enough attention. 

4. To dream of seeing lesbians kissing

Lesbians kissing in a dream is your higher self warning you of a possible challenge in the near future. It will compel you to make a difficult decision regarding something. 

Speaking of which, your dream advises you to be extremely careful as your decisions will have a huge impact on your life. On the surface, the decision and the result it promises will look promising. 

However, you will soon realize that you would need to compromise your principles and morals to achieve the results. 

5. A dream of being a spectator of lesbian sex

If you were a spectator and did not take part in the activity, your morals and virtues related to your maidenhood will be put to test soon. 

6. To dream of interacting with a lesbian

Interacting with a lesbian is an auspicious sign. It signifies growth and success in your professional life.

7. To dream of being a lesbian

Dreaming about being a lesbian may stand for sexual experimentation. 

You might have lived as a straight person, never considering the possibility of you being a lesbian or a bisexual.

But if you dream of a lesbian, you need to ask yourself if you are genuinely happy with how you are. 

A lot of times, we tend to repress, or not even realize what we really want. 

8. To dream of yourself as lesbian fighting for equality

Seeing yourself as a lesbian and fighting for equal rights has nothing to do with you being an advocate or a supporter of LGBT in real.

Instead, the scenario highlights things you are deeply passionate about. 

From another perspective, the dream says you love to be in the spotlight. 

9. Dreaming that you were happy being a lesbian in your dream

This plot may have a deeper meaning. Before you proceed, you need to understand that you have to be completely honest with yourself regarding your sexuality.

Most probably, the dream is a reflection of your genuine sexual preference. Perhaps your subconscious is aware of the fact that you are a homosexual.

Or maybe your conscious shoved aside that thought for fear or are in denial in reality, which is why you were happy in the dream. 

10. To dream of being a lesbian in your dream and hating it

Often, this type of scenario happens if you are subconsciously attracted to women but are in denial. Of course, we are dealing with female dreamers here. 

Your denial maybe because of fear – fear of people pointing fingers at you, fear of getting ostracized, gossiped about. 

Take your dream as an opportunity and ask yourself a question. 

Do you think your attraction to females goes a little more than what is considered normal? We are attracted to our mothers, besties, and sisters and we often share a strong bond with them.

But if you feel something more for random females, it is high time you do some digging.

And if you believe you do feel something for women, your dream wants you to be open about it, instead of repressing your actual identity. 

11. Dream of being a lesbian when you are not in reality

As per the dream, you have come to terms with who you are, your wants and desires in the waking world. You feel secure and confident in your own skin. 

Furthermore, the dream emphasizes the need to love and embrace each aspect of yourself. 

Lesbian Sex Dream Meaning: Different Dreamers

12. A girl dreaming of herself supporting lesbianism

If a girl dreams of herself supporting lesbianism, the scenario signifies a change in her social circle.

The reason can be anything unique to the dreamer – a change of residential area, a difference of opinion,  etc. 

13. A woman dreaming of being in a relationship with her best friend

The scenario symbolizes self-doubt. 

14. A girl dreams of having sex with another woman

If you are a girl or a young lady and dream of having sex with another female, the dream is indicative of a chance encounter with someone that will develop into a promising relationship. 

This can happen either in the personal or professional sector. Regardless of that, the dream says the person will have quite an interesting personality. 

15. A woman dreaming of herself as a lesbian and caught in action 

According to the plot, the woman needs to be cautious of her steps in the foreseeable future. Since the dream includes getting caught, there’s a high probability that a mistake on her part will put her reputation at stake. 

Additionally, the dream hints at the end of a promising relationship due to one of her mistakes.

16. A young guy dreaming of two women having sex

According to the dream books of Esoteric Tsvetkov, if a young man sees two women having sex in a dream, the scenario symbolizes the fulfillment of his hidden sexual desires. 

17. A man dreaming that his beloved is a lesbian

In case a man dreams of a lesbian as his beloved, it means he is overprotective and possessive of his lover, to the point of crossing limits. 

18. A homosexual person dreaming of being a lesbian

For a homosexual person, a dream about being a lesbian reflects his or her real-life aspirations. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Lesbian Dreams

From the spiritual perspective, a lesbian dream has two different meanings. 

First, the dream indicates a lack of satisfaction with your present lover. The other meaning is that you have not received attention from males for quite some time. 

Who Usually Tends To Have Lesbian Dreams?

Since the majority of females believe there is nothing as feminine as being a mother to a child or children, dreams of such nature happen often in the sleep state of pregnant women. 

Know The Reason Why You Saw Lesbian(s) In Your Dream

Lesbians are not one of the most common dream themes. So, it’s natural for you to be curious, especially if you are straight. 

For your convenience, we have listed some of the most probable reasons why lesbians show up in your dream.

  1. If you are a lesbian in real life, then your dream is simply a reflection of your own self.
  2. You are pregnant.
  3. You have overcome a huge stumbling block in your waking life. 
  4. Lesbian dreams may also be a sign that you feel alienated in the waking world. 
  5. You are unable to decide which direction to follow in your professional life. 
  6. You need to accept and embrace each aspect of yourself. 
  7. Sometimes, lesbian dreams symbolize feelings of insecurity. 
  8. Lesbian dreams are also a sign that you are questioning your sexual orientation.
  9. You are repressing and not acknowledging your wants and desires to fit into your environment. 
  10. You are on the brink of encountering a major challenge. 
  11. In some instances, lesbian dreams are a reflection of your real-life desires and aspirations. 


Whether you find your lesbian dream meaning disagreeable or not, remember to approach it with an open mind. 

“We have to come to the dream—even difficult and frightening dreams—with the presumption that it’s friendly,” Naiman says. “If we don’t, we’re going to lose some of the personal meaning that’s hidden in the dream.”

And you don’t want that!

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