Man stopped masturbating for 700 days – and something very strange happened
Reddit user Brohit is part of the “NoFap” movement which sees guys experiment with sexual abstinence for long periods of time.
He managed to make it to 700 days without indulging in solo sex and shared his experience in a candid online thread titled: “Reflecting on a 700-day NoFap journey”.
Revealing that he began his journey two and half years ago, Brohit said that his mind felt a lot clearer and he was “at peace more often”.
But then the internet fan revealed his self-pleasure-free stint gave him “superpowers”.
He said: “Yes I was able to feel all those things you call ‘superpowers’ too – sudden increase in confidence, laser sharp focus, more attention from women, easier to find sex, energy boosts, etc.”
Although he was quick to question himself, adding: “How do we know these superpowers aren’t just normal human tendencies?”
Brohit said his “fapstinence” also helped him to see he had other addictions and obsessions related to dating and sex.
He continued: “I check my phone every few minutes to see if that cute girl I texted has replied to my texts/snaps.
“I go on Tinder so frequently to see if I can find my one true soulmate (or maybe just get laid soon). Having meaningless sex with a new girl every time.
“How’s any of this different from masturbating?
“And if none of these things go according to how I want them to, my self-esteem and general level of happiness takes a serious blow.”