Dreams of sex and horror.

LiveScience pulls the cover back on another battle of the sexes with a study that shows men and women dream differently:

Parker corroborated participants’ dreams with actual life experiences and found that the anxieties about past occurrences reoccur many times as “emblem” dreams.

“It is these emblem dreams that are particularly significant,” Parker said. “If women are asked to report the most significant dream they ever had, they are more likely than men to report a very disturbing nightmare. Women reported more nightmares and their nightmares were more emotionally intense than men’s.”

Men’s dreams contained more references to sexual activity, Parker said, and men reported more actual intercourse, while women reported more kissing and sexual fantasies about other dream characters.

I’m imagining this all comes down to the way hormones mess with our emotions.