TL;DR --- to get superpowers, you must fap. Then when you're ready, try a nofap. Many guys trying to do nofap often are not really getting any superpowers at all, especially when they've had several reboots/relapses in the past. The reason is quite simple, and has to do with bodily processes often unfortunately well out of our conscious control. Basically, as diagrammed below (what I call the nofap "triangle"), you have 1) "Physical charge" ----[due to a buildup of which the body will bring about]-----> 2) "Horniness" ----[to compel you to]----> 3) "Fap/sex" ----[which reduces]-----> (go back to step #1) The fundamental key here is that the arrow "#1-->#2" (and #2 in general) is beyond your conscious/voluntary control. And what i mean by "beyond your conscious/voluntary control" is exactly the same way you cannot just mentally -- Tell your testes to boost testosterone production for bigger muscles -- Shut off your ears when trying to go sleep when it's loud outside -- Tell your brain to dump a bunch of sleep hormones into your system to go to sleep earlier (e.g., if your trying to change your sleep schedule / wake up earlier) -- And I'm sure you can think of many more other examples These are the reasons why people have to do things like exercising, taking sleeping pills, steroids, cold showers, etc... Now, going back to the original topic --- this is also why shouldn't beat yourself up over "not getting superpowers" --- due to the arrow #1->#2 (and #2 in general) being outside our conscious/mental control. Which brings me to the definition of superpowers: the amount of free physical charge (if any) you have available that has not been taken up by step #2 (or sucked away by arrow #1-->#2), and thereby available at your free conscious/mental disposal (or "higher brain level processes" disposal, as some may call it). Note -- I should probably add a bit more background info on what this involuntary step #2 is. While I'm sure everyone has a general idea of what "horniness" is, the key thing to understand is that it is a largely subconscious/involuntary (maybe even unconscious?) state that exists even when we aren't thinking/perceiving "sexy thoughts". Same thing that leads to involuntary wet dreams, and even when dreaming of things not even related to sex! (yes, I intend to make it sound that insidious) Which, brings me to the definition of "flatline" --- the state that sometimes occurs during nofap when one has "high horniness" without a "high attraction" towards the common means of resolving it -- i.e., porn or fap or sex. So, you end up left in an unhappy/unsatisfied state also feeling like you have no libido in addition to that. Now, going back to the original topic again. Essentially, to get "superpowers", you have to "deprogram" your body from automatically doing arrow #1->#2 (or basically step #2) in general. Or, perhaps in cruder/simpler words, from automatically sucking away the buildup of physical charge that can be used by your higher/mental processes into just making you horny. What's interesting to note is that a history of frequent and contiguous "relapses" and "reboots" actually encourages step #2 --> your body is more encouraged to promote horniness as a means of getting you out of a nofap state of sexual frustration! Re-attempting nofap there only worsens the problem. Now after all that, so how do you get "superpowers"? It's quite simple (but can be quite involved) ---> to deprogram horniness, you first have to begin a period of fapping/PMO again. Essentially, you "work in" the process/habit of relieving physical charge without having the body having to make you quite horny in order to do that. Basically, your body is generally getting (and getting used to) a "relieving" of physical charge without having to build up much horniness in order for you to do so. You can also think of it as the more regularly the physical charge is relieved this way, the more of "free physical charge to horniness" ratio you will have (over the total amount of physical charge you will have, that is). You may even feel some slight superpowers because of this as well! Note that is not some kind of simple "binge" -- this can take quite a period of time as you are not simply getting rid of a mere "moment" or "instance" of horniness -- you are getting (ideally) rid of the entire fundamental/deeper/ingrained mechanism here altogether! Backing up one sentence though, why just "slight" superpowers, perhaps? Well, here is the part two of the solution... Since doing part one you are technically fapping/orgasming, you won't technically have the same amount of ""total"' physical charge as you would during nofap (plus also sometimes some other things people say as disadvantages of fapping). However, for the amount of total physical charge (albeit lowered) that you will have, you will have more "free" physical charge in proportion to that that would be automatically taken up by horniness. Which leads to the part two of how to get "superpowers" ---> when you feel you're ready, embark on a nofap! It may be hard to define a rule of thumb as to "when" to embark on it after part one, but I'd say consider it some time after you may feel something like "Wow -- I can't *physically* remember/imagine how sexually frustrated I must've been while doing [no fap, or no pmo, or no sex, or etc...etc...insert your item of preference or choice here]!"