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There are many things which are considered to be "superpowers".  Superman, aka the Man of Steel, could boast a CV which included flight, super strength, x-ray vision, invulnerability, speed, heat vision, freezing breath, super flare and being all-round superhuman senses.

In Spiderman mode, Peter Parker also had superhuman strength, reflexes, balance, the ability to cling to most surfaces and, of course, his 'spider-senses.'

They would have absolutely cleaned up on Tinder, if they were real.  But if a lack of superpowers has ever got you down, then take heart - there IS a way!  There is, according to Redditor Brohit, one small adjustment to your life which will ensure you get superpowers - giving up masturbation for a period of time.

Brohit explained his motivation - profoundly - as follows.

"We are all born with an empty void inside of ourselves. All our life we try to fill this void with something or the other.  It can be anything - religion, spirituality, women, academics, work, porn, tinder, sex, mobile phone, TV, movies, and so on.  How we fill this void makes us who we are.  But this makes me wonder how can all these man-made, artificial things compose our personalities?"

However, once he made the decision to stop masturbating, he found his 700 day abstinence came with an added bonus - superpowers

"My mind did feel a lot clear and I was at peace more often.  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."

A humble soul, however, Brohit adds, "I don’t like to refer to them as 'superpowers' - how do we know these superpowers aren't just normal human tendencies?"

But as any superhero worth his salt will tell you, there are downsides to being gifted other-worldly abilities.

Yes, Brohit may be able to concentrate for longer and be more confident, but other "meaningless" addictions remain.

"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 soul mate (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."

In the words of Uncle Ben, Brohit, "with great power comes great responsibility."

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