Skip to comments.Steamy sex? Dream on, liberals
Posted on 09/27/2006 8:17:11 AM PDT by NorthernRight
CanWest News Services [Transcribed from print version]
National Post, page A11
Steamy sex? Dream on, liberals
By Chris Lackner
OTTAWA * If youve recently dreamed about sex with a stranger, flying or the dead coming back to life, chances are youre probably a liberal rather than a conservative.
A dream researcher from John F. Kennedy University near San Francisco has discovered fundamental differences between the dream worlds of people who identify themselves as ideologically left- or right-wing.
Among his findings, Kelly Bulkeley discovered liberals are more restless sleepers and have a higher number of bizarre, surreal dreams, including fantasy settings and a wide variety of sexual encounters.
Conservatives dreams were, on average, far more mundane and focused on realistic people, situations and settings: Conservatives seem to have more of a focus on the here and now and the material world, whereas liberals, in contrast, seem to have a wider sphere of imaginative activity. They dont just dream about what is, but about they wish could be.
Mr. Bulkeleys research will appear in an upcoming issue of Dreams, a journal published by he American Psychological Association.
Of the 134 liberals who took part in the study, 91% said they recently dreamed about sex; only 76% of 100 conservative subjects admitted the same.
But Mr. Bulkeley said the two political stripes showed very different tastes I dream partners.
Liberals were far more likely to have sexual dreams about strangers and a variety of partners and liberal women showed a greater tendency toward same-sex fantasies than their conservative counterparts (24% versus. 4%).
Especially for liberal women, there was a far greater variety in sexual partners and incidents of homosexuality, Mr. Bulkeley said. Liberals tended to show a greater willingness tp experiment with different things.
Conservatives were far more likely to report having sexual dreams about their spouse or current partner.
While left-wingers might be more adventurous in the subconscious bedroom, theyre also more likely to wake up in a cold sweat.
Liberals showed slightly higher levels of nightmares than conservatives.
The study includes some dreams recounted by liberals.
Among them was a nightmare: I was at a presidential rally where George W. Bush was speaking. There was so much red, white and blue.
Bush speaks: There are those who say that we are giving up our civil liberties. But I say, we should be proud to sacrifice our freedoms for America! The crowd went wild, cheering and waving flags. I woke up in a cold sweat.
Not surprisingly, conservatives had much more benign dreams about the U.S. leader: I was friends with George W. Bush, and we were working together on his ranch. I was happy to be there is typical.
While some of my colleagues think my research reinforces the stereotype of repressed uptight conservatives, it also shows that many liberals may be hanging on the edge of mental well-being, Mr. Bulkeley said, There may be a lot of hidden distress and unpleasantness in the liberal mind.
CanWest News Service
My dreams, rare as they are, tend to be mundanely weird. Very weird things happen and I am just sort of walking through saying hmmm.
2) I dream prosaic, mundane dreams about people I know - co-workers, family, etc., and about my old house I used to live in. I haven't had a sexual, or even a wet dream in many, many years.
That's funny, when I was a liberal I dreamed about sex all the time. Now that I'm a conservative, I never have sex dreams...
I dreamed I was having sex with Tereza. that's about as strange as it gets.
Sounds like a typcial day at work for me.
Odd... I subscribe to the Nat Post, and have an on-line registration, but I just can't get past the log-in screen.
I had one last night that was weird.
I fell asleep watching 'His Kind of Girl' with Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell (Man she was unbelievably beautiful).
Anyway, in my dream, I'm at a round kitchen table in some small place in NYC (Manhattan, and my laptop is playing the movie on the counter.
Sitting across from me was, none other than Robert Mitchum.
Once I noticed him I apologized and said, "Wow, so rude of me to not have noticed you sitting there, is it strange to watch you in your own movie like this?"
"Maybe a little," He replied, "but it sort of comes with the job." "This happened to be a pretty good picture, and I liked working with Howard Hughes."
I then went back to watching the movie, and then he just finished his milk, stood up, put the glass down on the table with a bit of finality, thanked me for inviting him in to watch the movie with me, and left.
He was wearing a short-sleeved, light cream colored buttoned shirt, light blue denim jeans, and one of those weird braided belts, plus Tommy Bahama boat shoes (leather). He was thinner than the man he was in the movie, and was about 31-ish looking.
It was so vivid that I did not perceive falling off to sleep, and reacted as if he'd come into the room unnoticed to watch the show with me.
Vincent Price was outstanding in that movie, and Raymond Burr played the villain.
It might be good for a few laughs to have it analyzed.
ROTFLMAO I was thinking the same thing
I'm not sure what this means, but it was very vivid.
"If youve recently dreamed about sex with a stranger, flying or the dead coming back to life, chances are youre probably a liberal rather than a conservative."
Ahhh... my password was wrong. Works now. ;-)
And algore still dreams about the day he invented the internet.
LibeRATs dreaming? More like haaaluucinating about Woodstock and fat interns and having power over the world, aaaand then they wake up and there is no Algore in the White House but munching on White Castle buuuugers.
Dreams never lie. Go sign up at DU troll! :^)
Due to a guilty conscience, perhaps? /s
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