kind of dreams do most people have?
Many studies have found that if you were going to predict your next dream, you'd be most successful if you guessed that it would contain you and two other characters. (These two would probably be adults, as in 90% of adults dreams; if you are like most dreamers, you're alone in only 15% of your dreams!) Your next dream is most likely to occur inside in a building of some kind, not your own home. The dream would contain hostility and be generally unpleasant. In about two-thirds of most people's dreams, a misfortune strikes or anxiety is felt. This percentage is larger for sex dreams, which often end badly, reflecting performance anxiety, relationship fears (being trapped or left), or fear of being caught.
Sexual dream experiences are somewhat rare, occurring in 10% of young men's dreams and 4-8% of women's. These frequencies may increase toward middle age, with, in one study, 30% of women's dreams containing explicit sexuality. (See pg. 84-87 for differences between men's and women's dreams.)
common human dream