What follows is a conversation starter. That's how needy and lonely I am. I'm going to subject you, dear reader, to a hypothetical question and I want you to give me an answer!
There are a bevy of ways you can respond (and please do respond) based on how much of your anonymity you want to preserve. You could simply leave a comment underneath this blog post either with your name attached or not, you could leave a comment under the link (if you came here via Facebook), or you could send me a private message (either Facebook message or email).
All right, let's get down to it.
You discover you have a superpower. You can't fly or shoot laser beams out of your eyes, no, but by having unprotected sex with someone you can cure them of any disease.
What do you do?
Matters to consider: Do you go public with your power? Do you keep it a secret? Do you even bother using your power to help others? If you do, how do you decide who gets cured? Do you charge people to be healed? Do you turn it into a job? Do you get a sponsorship? What happens if you begin to develop a cult-like following? Do you cure everyone who comes to you asking for your help (for a really creepy example that you may choose to ignore: the Make-a-Wish Foundation)?
Thanks to the Australian podcast TOFOP (specifically episode 47) for inspiring this question.