After a frustrating 12 months of lockdown, no sex and extremely sporadic jerk-off sessions, a 34-year-old guy sheepishly took to Reddit with a simple inquiry. "Kinda embarrassing to ask," he said, "but [do] any other adult guys have occasional wet dreams still?"

It's perhaps inevitable given the ongoing lack of sex education across the U.S., but it seems there's still a myth that wet dreams only happen during puberty. From concerned letters to sex advice columnists about the "normality" of their partner's wet dreams to anonymous forum posts anxiously checking if it's okay to still wake up in cum at the age of 21, there's a nervousness around wet dreams rooted in a lack of understanding.

Cultural attitudes don't help this anxiety, either. Reddit threads are packed full