Hands off

These men believe refraining from self pleasure gives them superpowers

The “NoFappers” movement is a growing online community of men who believe that not masturbating gives them superpowers.

A Reddit group of nearly 200,000 subscribers say abstaining from watching adult videos, engaging in sexual self-care, or having sex can actually “seize control of your sexuality and turn it into superpowers.”

Related: More And More Men Are Refusing To Masturbate And Here’s Why

The men call themselves “fapstronauts.” The superpowers include greater creativity, more ease in social situations, boosted self-confidence, and an increased sexual interest from others.

“I’m a recovering Grindr addict,” the 32-year-old Alex tells Gay Star News. “Every day, even at work, I was scrolling through looking for the next guy. If I couldn’t find one, I would masturbate.”

Eventually, Alex says, it became “non-stop” and he realized masturbation was taking over his life. So he quit doing it.

“Ever since I stopped going on dating apps, I feel a lot happier,” he says. “I decided whenever I wanted to jerk off I would study Spanish.”

Alex says he’s “nearly fluent” and has not had an orgasm in 95 days.

40-year-old Jack says he gave us masturbating three years ago and now whenever he gets the urge he meditates instead.

Related: Guys Who Masturbate Will Be Met With Their Impregnated Hands In The Afterlife, Televangelist Warns

“It’s difficult to describe how I feel, it’s like I’ve reached a higher plane,” he explains. “I used to think meditation was spiritual bogus, but now I do it everyday. I now own 12 self-improvement books and regularly take cold showers.”

“It’s like I’m a completely different person.”

Jack saus he’s “so thankful” to have “broken through” his need to masturbate as he feels he is “no longer wasting my time on unhealthy habits.”

Then there’s 29-year-old Chris, who says he became a fapstronaut after developing a chastity fetish.

“I’ve always liked the idea of someone having control over me, especially my d*ck,” he says. “But with chastity, it’s constant. The cage is always there to remind you that you can’t cum unless someone says so.”

Now, Chris says, “I don’t want to ever cum.”

“My boyfriend loves it!” he adds.

Related: This just in: Ted Cruz says it’s OK to masturbate

h/t: Gay Star News

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  • JustHaizy

    So basically, They are all Lunatics who also double as giant teases?

    Okie Dokey then…..

  • PinkoOfTheGange

    The only super power I would get would be even more annoying.

    • twohanded

      I’m wondering what my childhood DC Marvel comic super heroes got up to in telephone boxes etc…….whilst struggling into those VPL costumes………ufffff

  • jd.cali

    They are confusing stopping an obsessive behavior, whacking off in this case, which is super and awesome, with somehow having super powers.
    The just ate doing goal focused things with their extra time. Bravo but… Not the same thing. You can cum and still be an achiever. But a cute article nonetheless.

  • Josh447

    Seems they are ok with partner sex, just the over self pleasuring seems to be the subject. I agree. It can be very distracting and draining, for some. Many have no problem with out of control jack offs as they are balanced w their sexual use. But if you’re an addict, it can be a great relief to drop the habit.

  • barkomatic

    One can have sex/masturbate and study Spanish–they are not mutually exclusive. Sounds like their issue was compulsive behavior and they get a high from they perceive as control — though abstaining from something isn’t true control. True control is the ability to partake in something without becoming compulsive or abusive with it.

    If he sticks with this ridiculously his boyfriend isn’t going to continue to “love it”. He’s being supportive in the hope that this passes.

  • Xzamilloh

    Yeah, these idiots are a GREAT face for Fapstronauts and Fapstronomy, especially Mr. Higher Plane of Cold Showers and Reading. It never fails: some crazy asswipe with an obsessive personality just trades one vice in for the other, but it’s NEVER them. No, it’s always the vice. “I’m ex-gay because the lifestyle of homosexuality was killing me. Not the meth binges and choo choos on a nightly basis that reduced my butthole to the resemblance of an half eaten onion blossom smothered in cream cheese. Nope, it was the gay.”

    • Hussain-TheCanadian


  • Creamsicle

    These cases were clearly a matter of dudes who had lost control of their lives to porn. Good for them finding some other way of finding joy in life. Most people don’t masturbate nearly this much, and even those who do can’t keep it up for long.

    Super powers is definitely an exaggeration. They just became well rounded people rather than dudes who do nothing but jerk off or think of sex 24/7. The fact that this is life changing for them speaks more to their personal masturbation habits than to whether or not masturbation is harmful.

  • StupidBoy

    On the “plus” side, these are probably men that jack off in front of their employees, so, less sexual harassment? On the “minus” side, I am the weakest gay superhero who ever lived. (Sigh).

  • mhoffman953

    I don’t see where the criticism is here. If these men felt their masturbation habits were stopping them from being productive and have since found ways to become productive by educating themselves, taking on a hobby, or mastering some other skill instead of beating off all day, that’s a positive

  • Umoja

    I’ve run a nofap oriented community for over six months now and it is one of the best changes I’ve made in my life. Sex feels so much better. Erection quality improved. Sense of self control and healthy libido improved. So I’m satisfied. A pornified life (I still peek now and then) just was not healthy for me.

    • twohanded

      Sounds like bollocks mate….

  • RIGay

    There are two sides to this argument:

    1) If being walking around irritable all day looking for a fight because you have so much pent up sexual aggression is considered a “Super Human” trait, then you need to rethink your priorities.

    2) If being a habitual masturbater keeps you from being a productive member of society, then also, I think you need to rethink your priorities.

    You can also be in your later 50’s, a slave to a 60 hour work week while addressing nearly insurmountable expenses, overweight, in declining health and sharing a mechanically problematic home with a woefully underemployed spouse – that can also decrease the interest in popping out some semblance of a load.

    The saving grace is that; yes I can still feel an affirming spark of interest when I see my spouse walking around in his skivvies, or when i peruse the blogs featuring naked men.

    The net of all this: Do what feels right when it feels right.

  • Hussain-TheCanadian

    I don’t think this is going to last; they do get points for trying though if they feel their compulsive behavior is stand in the way of their social lives.

  • OzJosh

    This is the exact same abstinence bull-dust that the Catholic Church preached for centuries. It’s as delusional as it is unhealthy.

  • radiooutmike

    They all need to watch, The Road to Wellville.

    Yes, if you consider your masturbation excessive– perhaps you should take a break. But remember this all based on our biological drives to reproduce. It’s not a bad thing in any way to masturbate a lot, unless you feel it inhibits you from doing other things. I masturbate probably the majority of days out of any given week; but I don’t think, “Hey, I have not practiced my guitar because I play with myself too much…”

    That is kind of compulsory behavior, it would interesting to interview the nofappers to see if they had any ‘addictive’ behaviors in any of their other pursuits.

  • KentonF

    It’s all no fun or games until you have wind up with prostate trouble.

  • chris33133

    If people’s goal is to get control of their lives back from something that interferes with the pursuit of other goals, then more power to them. (yes, I meant that). But this superpowers stuff makes it seem like they’ve gone off the rails.

  • twohanded

    Why don’t they just do it and recycle all that goodness, full of zinc the man metal, not to mention all those vitamins……….. I always do, or encourage my sex mates to swallow, or snowball with me…………..yessssss

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