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
Libs dream about steamy sex. Conservatives have it.
Steamy sex to a liberal is a tax increase.
On other people's wages.
LOL, what kooks. These are the same moonbats who get mad if you attack their patriotism.
Well... if my wife looked like a typical liberal hag, I guess I'd be having dreams about sex with strangers too.
Wow! This is dead on. For the past two weeks I've had the same dream every night. I'm balancing my checkbook, then all of a sudden I'm in an "encounter" with Mrs. SCR. In the missionary position, of course.
Taking a wild guess on the source for this.....DUmmies!!!!!!
Great point, and great Graphic. Having said that, I do think my dreams are more moderate. I definately have some weird ones..
John Kerry dreams about sex with a flying dead stranger.
Too bad Freud has passed on. He'd have written a book on you! ;o)
Hah! You do realize a Freudian psychologist could have a field day with this dream...
Hah, nothing serious. In antiquity it was treated by large doses of hellebore [to cause massive purgation from both the upper and lower ends], and at present a large enema every 20 or 30 minutes [for a couple days at least, generally till the cure is accomplished] is indicated. Works like a charm, and is to be repeated as needed.
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