By Roger Dobson and Simon De Bruxelles For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 02:00 BST, 7 July 2019 | Updated: 02:00 BST, 7 July 2019
Young women are having three times as many erotic dreams as their grandmothers did 50 years ago, according to a new study.
The amount of time women between the ages of 16 and 30 spend dreaming about sex is now almost as much as that spent by men of the same age.
And, according to psychologists, women today are more likely to remember erotic dreams than those of previous generations because they no longer feel shame about admitting having them.
More than one in five dreams experienced by younger women have an erotic element, the new research reveals, with women under 30 having three times as many erotic dreams as women of that age reported in a similar study conducted in 1966.
More than one in five dreams experienced by younger women have an erotic element, the new research reveals (stock image)
The previous study was conducted on the brink of what is now known as the Sexual Revolution, just before the Pill became commonplace and pre-marital sex was still widely frowned upon.
The latest study, conducted by researchers from the University of Freiburg in Germany, asked 2,907 men and women aged between 16 and 92 about their dreams. The results were