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What does it mean when you dream about seduction?

Seduction in a dream often is an expression of the dreamer’s sexual desires.

Seduction

See also Flirtatiousness.
Selfishness (See CONCEIT, STINGINESS.)
Armida
modern Circe; sorceress who seduces Rinaldo. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered]
Aurelius Dorigen’s
nobleminded would-be seducer. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “The Franklin’s Tale”]
Bathsheba
Uriah’s wife, seduced by King David. [O.T.: II Samuel 11:4]
Circe
enchantress who turned Odysseus’s men into swine; byword for irresistibly fascinating woman. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Delilah
fascinating and deceitful mistress of Samson. [O.T.: Judges 16]
Dragon Lady
beautiful Chinese temptress. [Comics: “Terry and the Pirates” in Horn, 653]
Europa
seduced by Zeus in form of a white bull. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 96]
Harlowe, Clarissa
seduced and raped by Lovelace. [Br. Lit.: Richardson Clarissa Harlowe in Benét, 203]
Hautdesert, Lady
de tries to seduce Gawain to test his faithfulness. [Br. Lit.: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]
Io
seduced by Jupiter in form of a cloud. [Rom. Myth.: Metamorphoses]
Juan, Don
handsome Spanish lad seduces many women. [Eur. legend: Benét, 279]
Leucosia, Ligeia, and Parthenope
sirens; tried to lure Odysseus and his men to destruction. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Little Em’ly
though engaged to Ham, is seduced and runs off with Steerforth. [Br. Lit.: Dickens David Copperfield]
Lorelei
siren; lured ships to destruction with singing. [Ger. Folklore: Benét, 599]
Mirandolina
innkeeper artfully seduces misogynist for sport. [Ital. Lit.: The Mistress of the Inn]
Rustico
convinces Alibech that the way to serve God is by sexual intercourse. [Ital. Lit.: Boccaccio Decameron]
Sorrel, Hetty
seduced by Arthur Donnithorne. [Br. Lit.: Adam Bede]
References in periodicals archive ?
Don Juan; other seducers in Western culture have not fared so well.
Similarly fledgling seducers will find Brass' mentorship invaluable as he details the sometimes-rocky paths to intimacy and the difficulties that crop up in flirtatious encounters.
A combat is maintained between seducer and seduced, a battle that consists in the seducer truly wishing to surprise the seduced and to do so deploys all sorts of amorous artifices.
The seducer characteristically pretends love, but his real purpose is power or lust or some other self-interested passion.
Sienna plays the woman who finally manages to tame Casanova in the movie, which stars Australian actor Heath Ledger, 26, as the famous seducer.
To identify reader as seducer and writer as seducee inverts conventional constructions of agency and passivity, production and consumption, femininity and masculinity, and of the sexual experience that is the ubiquitous analogy for all of these and more.
The defense attorneys' real purpose, the authors state, was to permit the jury to hear about the cult and to render a verdict on the basis of community attitudes about gender relationships, and their belief in the right of a male to kill the seducer of his female family members.
5 Piet Vroon, with Anton von Amerongen, and Hans de Vries, Smell: The Secret Seducer, trans.
Rousseau is no seducer, but the whole of La Nouvelle Heloise is an innocent seduction whose instrument is virtue; the reader is charmed to believe in a dream world where seduction is quickly subsumed by a developing love in which a contractual element, the recognition of wider social responsibilities, becomes ever more important, but the work's reinvented ideal of courtly love is betrayed by the final opacity of Julie, for whom death is the last seduction.
In Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer, Borinsky clips quickly through a barrage of characters who are trying to find love by either reentering society or fleeing from it.
Ever the seducer and manipulator, Singer was willing to cultivate his image as a grandfatherly sage (wretched father as he was to his son Israel Zamir), if that was what the public wanted.