However, the ‘superpowers’ sound a little lame
A man who gave up masturbation for 700 days says not pleasuring himself gave him ‘superpowers’.
In a heartfelt Reddit post, user Brohit reveals how he quit masturbation two and a half years ago and discovered that his ‘fapstinence’ had given him unusual abilities.
Speaking to the community of 200,000 men, who call themselves ‘fapstrinauts’, he wrote how his mind became ‘clearer’ and he was at ‘peace more often’.
The ‘superpowers’ named included a sudden increase in confidence, laser sharp focus, and energy boosts.
But added: ‘How do we know these superpowers aren’t just normal human tendencies?’
He suggests the ‘constant glorification of sex’ has ‘fogged our general perspective’.
He added his pledge had made him realise he has other addictions and obsessions that ‘aren’t anything severe or serious’ but have caused his confidence to be ‘shaken apart’.
This includes constantly messaging women and using dating sites in search of ‘meaningless sex’.
‘At least now I can take comfort in the fact that if I can control my urge to jerk off then I have developed a strong enough will power to beat an addiction that people blindly don’t even consider an addiction,’ the Reddit user said.
‘I still face the same urges I did 700 days ago, but I like to think that I’m much stronger now.
‘Happiness and satisfaction comes from within. Just let that void be. Don’t try to fill it with anything. That void within ourselves is what makes us human.”
‘Have faith you guys. Faith in yourself. Stay strong!’
Many praised the post, saying: ‘Inspiring words. I hope to go as far as you have, and beyond.’