Security and safety. Tying up loose ends and knowing that everything is in its place. Connections and networks. Maintaining those ties you perceive as important. Relationships. Binding yourself to someone or something (e.g., the “ties that bind”).
Note that if the connecting device is being taken off” or opened, the above symbolism is reversed.... The Language of Dreams
Example: ‘I was in my mother s bedroom with my teenage boyfriend. We were laying in my parents’ double bed and he was kissing my breasts. I realised we were near to making love and told him I was not on the pill. Seeing him taken aback, I told him my father has contraceptives in a nearby drawer.
The dream fades as he is trying to put one on’ (Julia). Julia, a teenager, is obviously approaching her readiness for lovemaking. She has accepted the sexual standards of her parents—their bed.
The contraceptive represents anxiety about pregnancy; sexual responsibility; sexual standards, sexually transmitted diseases. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of using or seeing a contraceptive implies that you are reluctant to expose your thoughts or emotions. Perhaps you are embarrassed or afraid of how others will view your imaginative ideas and inspirations. It may also reflect fears such as pregnancy or a STD.... Dream Symbols and Analysis