Voyeurism is defined as observing people while they undress or engage in activities. In movies and television, we often see this depicted as scary stalkers and peeping toms, but this is actually a consensual fantasy that is very common.
In fact, it is a latent fantasy that some dream analysis experts believe every human has.
While real-life voyeurism may have a sexual connotation, this prying eye in dreams can also appear to have completely different themes.
Dreaming You Are a Voyeur
If you are dreaming about voyeurism, you may simply be given the suggestion from your subconscious that you have some latent fantasies that are worth exploring.
Most often there is some sort of sexual frustration or aversion happening that is causing you to manifest this desire in your dream.
In a non-sexual circumstance, being a voyeur in a dream may also be a sign that there is a situation in your life that you need to pay closer attention to.
Have you had this dream more than once? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.
Dreaming About Voyeurism in a Weird Situation
If voyeurism occurs in a peculiar situation in your dream, this indicates that you may want to play the role of the observer in your waking life a little bit more. If this occurs at work, this may be indicating that you need to step back and observe before acting.
In this case, observing will give you more answers than doing.
If Someone Else is The Voyeur in a Dream
If someone else is the voyeur in your dream, pay attention to as many details surrounding this person as you can. The message could be that someone is watching you from afar, and their intentions will be revealed in those details.
It could be a work higher up that is watching you and considering elevating your status, it could be a secret admirer who is about to make a move, or it could also be someone watching you plot something against you and is looking for the perfect time. In this case, the dream symbol is a warning.
So if something doesn’t feel right when you experience this in your dream, follow those clues. If it feels fun and exciting, follow that too!
Learn more about Dream Interpretation here.