Young women are having more erotic dreams than their counterparts did nearly a generation ago.
It turns out women between ages 16-30 are dreaming about sex more than ever, according to a new study by the University of Freiburg in Germany.
The study of 2,907 men and women found both genders say around 18% of their dreams have sexual content.
The findings were compared to a 1996 study that showed an increase of sex dreams especially in women. Researchers determined they are having three times more erotic dreams — just 3% lower than today’s men.
A study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found “sexual intercourse was the most common type of sexual dream content, followed by sexual propositions, kissing, fantasies and masturbation.”
Women’s sex dreams were also twice more likely to centre around public figures. Men tend to have multiple sex partners in their dreams.
20% of women’s sexual dreams — and 14% of men’s dreams — included their current or past partners.
The increase in the number of sex dreams among women is credited to feminism and a change in attitude among women.
“One might speculate that younger women in modern society deal with sexuality more openly that older women of previous generations,” wrote the study’s author.
Psychologists say this increased sexual activity in the brain might be caused by women feeling less shameful about their sex life. Around 18% of people’s dreams tend to have erotic elements.
That’s three to four times more than we dream about sports or politics.