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The term incel is an abbreviation of "involuntary celibate", a life condition with an [[Donnelly Study|academic sociological foundation]].  'Incel' is not a subculture where there are members and members decide 'membership'. The [[incelosphere]], is mostly, but not entirely male-dominated.  
 
The term incel is an abbreviation of "involuntary celibate", a life condition with an [[Donnelly Study|academic sociological foundation]].  'Incel' is not a subculture where there are members and members decide 'membership'. The [[incelosphere]], is mostly, but not entirely male-dominated.  
  
'''Under the broad definition of incel''': 'single/celibate without choosing to be so', incel women usually have medical conditions such as [[vaginismus]], are in sexless [[relationship]]s, are [[mentalcel]]s or are [[standardcel]]s.  Many incel forum users believe that high-[[standardcel]]s should not count as incel, thinking that women collectively refusing to even consider online dating the same 80%+ of the male population isn't comparable to an incel not being willing to fuck a 300 pound black woman.  Many incel forums members also believe in not acknowledging medical or mental conditions that would cause female involuntary celibacy beyond standards, considering them edge cases that distract from what is primarily a problem that directly effects men.
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'''Under the broad definition of incel''': 'single/celibate without choosing to be so', incel women usually have medical conditions such as [[vaginismus]], are in sexless [[relationship]]s, are [[mentalcel]]s or are [[standardcel]]s.  Many incel forum users believe that high-[[standardcel]]s should not count as incels, thinking that women collectively refusing to even consider online dating the same 80%+ of the male population isn't comparable to an incel not being willing to fuck a 300-pound black woman.  Many incel forums members also believe in not acknowledging medical or mental conditions that would cause female involuntary celibacy beyond standards, considering them edge cases that distract from what is primarily a problem that directly affects men.
  
 
'''Under the narrow definition of incel''', 'someone who is or would be romantically and/or sexually rejected by the vast majority of the single members of the gender they are attracted to while approaching at random in spaces socially designated for dating, for a period of years'... there are virtually no female incels.
 
'''Under the narrow definition of incel''', 'someone who is or would be romantically and/or sexually rejected by the vast majority of the single members of the gender they are attracted to while approaching at random in spaces socially designated for dating, for a period of years'... there are virtually no female incels.
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==Are incels mostly white?==
 
==Are incels mostly white?==
Although [[involuntary celibate]]s are often stereotyped as mostly white, modern polls and surveys (and general forum usage) suggests otherwise. [https://www.reddit.com/r/Braincels/comments/8mhyo7/results_of_the_rbraincels_race_poll/ This poll from braincels] shows that whites constitute only 28% of that forums population, with the largest racial demographic being [[currycel]]. The largest poll by the whitest forum: [[incels.co]] showed that only 50% of its members were white.<ref>https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-daily-telegraph-telegraph-magazine/20180818/282213716666395</ref> Since [[inceldom]] often results from statistical imbalances, Senegal<ref>http://family.jrank.org/pages/1482/Senegal-Polygamy.html</ref> and Qatar<ref>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2018.html</ref>, respectively the most polygamous and unbalanced sex ratios in the world, arguably have the highest rates of [[inceldom]] worldwide.
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Although [[involuntary celibate]]s are often stereotyped as mostly white, modern polls and surveys (and general forum usage) suggest otherwise. [https://www.reddit.com/r/Braincels/comments/8mhyo7/results_of_the_rbraincels_race_poll/ This poll from braincels] shows that whites constitute only 28% of that forums population, with the largest racial demographic being [[currycel]]. The largest poll by the whitest forum: [[incels.co]] showed that only 50% of its members were white.<ref>https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-daily-telegraph-telegraph-magazine/20180818/282213716666395</ref> Since [[inceldom]] often results from statistical imbalances, Senegal<ref>http://family.jrank.org/pages/1482/Senegal-Polygamy.html</ref> and Qatar<ref>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2018.html</ref>, respectively the most polygamous and unbalanced sex ratios in the world, arguably have the highest rates of [[inceldom]] worldwide.
  
 
==Are involuntary celibates angry or frustrated?==
 
==Are involuntary celibates angry or frustrated?==
Involuntary celibates are human and as such feel emotions (negative as well as positive) just like everyone else. Its normal to feel gloomy when lacking a [[maslow need]]. Many involuntary celibates become used to their situation and as such are content being involuntarily celibate, which may even turn them into [[volcel]]s. Others try out stoicism and ascetism and thereby become content with their situation. The subset of incels most likely to feel upset or depressed are probably [[nymphocel]]s.
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Involuntary celibates are human and as such feel emotions (negative as well as positive) just like everyone else. Its normal to feel gloomy when lacking a [[maslow need]]. Many involuntary celibates become used to their situation and as such are content being involuntarily celibate, which may even turn them into [[volcel]]s. Others try out stoicism and asceticism and thereby become content with their situation. The subset of incels most likely to feel upset or depressed are probably [[nymphocel]]s.
  
 
==Do incels just want sex?==
 
==Do incels just want sex?==
No. Some want a romantic companion, others want marriage, some want offspring, others want validation and others want the [[social status]] associated with having a partner. Some want to get a SO due to parental pressure, or because they want to quell rumours that they're gay. Others want independence from parents, i.e. "leaving the nest" that's sometimes associated with romantic [[relationship]]s. Some involuntary celibates seek the tax-breaks and other social benefits that are often associated with being in a partnership.
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No. Some want a romantic companion, others want marriage, some want offspring, others want validation and others want the [[social status]] associated with having a partner. Some want to get a SO due to parental pressure, or because they want to quell rumors that they're gay. Others want independence from parents, i.e. "leaving the nest" that is sometimes associated with romantic [[relationship]]s. Some involuntary celibates seek the tax-breaks and other social benefits that are often associated with being in a partnership.
  
 
Although incels are often portrayed as "guys who can't get laid", the above examples show it's possible to be an asexual incel.
 
Although incels are often portrayed as "guys who can't get laid", the above examples show it's possible to be an asexual incel.
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Again, not all incels want sex (see above). For those that do, unless they're [[escortcel]]s, they are usually so ugly and physically deformed that even prostitutes reject them.
 
Again, not all incels want sex (see above). For those that do, unless they're [[escortcel]]s, they are usually so ugly and physically deformed that even prostitutes reject them.
  
==Are truecels marxists?==
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==Are truecels Marxists?==
 
Not necessarily. However, many members of the [[incelosphere]] support [[sexual Marxism]] since they see it as enabling a culture of egalitarianism in [[dating]] between [[gigachad]]s and [[truecel]]s.
 
Not necessarily. However, many members of the [[incelosphere]] support [[sexual Marxism]] since they see it as enabling a culture of egalitarianism in [[dating]] between [[gigachad]]s and [[truecel]]s.
  
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==Are incels mentally ill?==
 
==Are incels mentally ill?==
 
In general, no. Some of the greatest minds in history lived [[involuntarily celibate]] lives. See for example [[Vincent van Gogh]]. But [[mentalcel]]s also exist.
 
In general, no. Some of the greatest minds in history lived [[involuntarily celibate]] lives. See for example [[Vincent van Gogh]]. But [[mentalcel]]s also exist.
However, inceldom can lead to mental despair and general decline in cognitive function through sadness and drug use quite easily.
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However, inceldom can lead to mental despair and a general decline in cognitive function through sadness and drug use quite easily.
  
 
==What is the black pill?==
 
==What is the black pill?==
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==Are incels narcissists?==
 
==Are incels narcissists?==
This stereotype probably comes from [[Elliot Rodger]]'s vlogs, who appeared extremely [[narcissism|narcissistic]]. Although, this degree of [[narcissism]] is rare in the incel forums, and it is often born from isolation and part of a broader inability to socially integrate. Most of the United States ranks high in [[narcissism]], but most incels aren't much more [[narcissism|narcissistic]] than the average person in the USA.  Many incel forum members rate extremely not-narcissistic acccording to threads where forum members took the NPD test online. Those who are particularly narcissistic may use it as a [[coping mechanism]] for having no one else to love.
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This stereotype probably comes from [[Elliot Rodger]]'s vlogs, who appeared extremely [[narcissism|narcissistic]]. Although, this degree of [[narcissism]] is rare in the incel forums, and it is often born from isolation and part of a broader inability to socially integrate. Most of the United States ranks high in [[narcissism]], but most incels aren't much more [[narcissism|narcissistic]] than the average person in the USA.  Many incel forum members rate extremely not-narcissistic according to threads where forum members took the NPD test online. Those who are particularly narcissistic may use it as a [[coping mechanism]] for having no one else to love.
  
 
==Are incels misanthropic?==
 
==Are incels misanthropic?==

Revision as of 22:02, 11 July 2019

This page outlines questions that are common regarding inceldom.

Are all involuntary celibates male?

The term incel is an abbreviation of "involuntary celibate", a life condition with an academic sociological foundation. 'Incel' is not a subculture where there are members and members decide 'membership'. The incelosphere, is mostly, but not entirely male-dominated.

Under the broad definition of incel: 'single/celibate without choosing to be so', incel women usually have medical conditions such as vaginismus, are in sexless relationships, are mentalcels or are standardcels. Many incel forum users believe that high-standardcels should not count as incels, thinking that women collectively refusing to even consider online dating the same 80%+ of the male population isn't comparable to an incel not being willing to fuck a 300-pound black woman. Many incel forums members also believe in not acknowledging medical or mental conditions that would cause female involuntary celibacy beyond standards, considering them edge cases that distract from what is primarily a problem that directly affects men.

Under the narrow definition of incel, 'someone who is or would be romantically and/or sexually rejected by the vast majority of the single members of the gender they are attracted to while approaching at random in spaces socially designated for dating, for a period of years'... there are virtually no female incels.

Are incels a group/organization/community/movement etc?

No. incel is an abbreviation of involuntarily celibate, which is self-descriptive. Involuntary meaning not willfully. Celibate meaning without sex and/or romance. Up to 28% of American young men are incel according to the Washington Post[1]. "Incel", isn't a single community any more than, for example, trans people are a single community.

As far as self-identified incels or incel forums, they are extremely disconnected and do not share radical beliefs unless you want to call determinism a radical ideology. Individual philosophies like the blackpill or subcultures like 4chan culture emerge on some, but not all, forums dedicated to involuntary celibates and go in and out of fashion.

Are incels mostly white?

Although involuntary celibates are often stereotyped as mostly white, modern polls and surveys (and general forum usage) suggest otherwise. This poll from braincels shows that whites constitute only 28% of that forums population, with the largest racial demographic being currycel. The largest poll by the whitest forum: incels.co showed that only 50% of its members were white.[2] Since inceldom often results from statistical imbalances, Senegal[3] and Qatar[4], respectively the most polygamous and unbalanced sex ratios in the world, arguably have the highest rates of inceldom worldwide.

Are involuntary celibates angry or frustrated?

Involuntary celibates are human and as such feel emotions (negative as well as positive) just like everyone else. Its normal to feel gloomy when lacking a maslow need. Many involuntary celibates become used to their situation and as such are content being involuntarily celibate, which may even turn them into volcels. Others try out stoicism and asceticism and thereby become content with their situation. The subset of incels most likely to feel upset or depressed are probably nymphocels.

Do incels just want sex?

No. Some want a romantic companion, others want marriage, some want offspring, others want validation and others want the social status associated with having a partner. Some want to get a SO due to parental pressure, or because they want to quell rumors that they're gay. Others want independence from parents, i.e. "leaving the nest" that is sometimes associated with romantic relationships. Some involuntary celibates seek the tax-breaks and other social benefits that are often associated with being in a partnership.

Although incels are often portrayed as "guys who can't get laid", the above examples show it's possible to be an asexual incel.

Why don't incels visit prostitutes?

Again, not all incels want sex (see above). For those that do, unless they're escortcels, they are usually so ugly and physically deformed that even prostitutes reject them.

Are truecels Marxists?

Not necessarily. However, many members of the incelosphere support sexual Marxism since they see it as enabling a culture of egalitarianism in dating between gigachads and truecels.

Are involuntary celibates violent?

In short, no. That is a stereotype nurtured by pigeonholing and broadbrushing media portrayals. Having low testosterone levels is more common in incel demographics compared to noncels. Unassertiveness, being obsequious and high inhibition is also more common in involuntary celibate populations according to Henry Flynt.

Is inceldom new?

The term "incel" is a sniglonym of a term originally coined by Antoine Banier in 1739. Inceldom has existed throughout human history. The phenomenon even exists in the extended animal kingdom (see animalcel).

What's the biggest misconception about inceldom?

The most common misconception is that inceldom constitutes a belief system, label or ideology. Inceldom is simply a social phenomenon akin to joblessness.

Are incels mentally ill?

In general, no. Some of the greatest minds in history lived involuntarily celibate lives. See for example Vincent van Gogh. But mentalcels also exist. However, inceldom can lead to mental despair and a general decline in cognitive function through sadness and drug use quite easily.

What is the black pill?

The black pill is a pessimistic abrogation of the red pill that suggests that red pill principles do not apply to omegas, i.e. people who are at the bottom of the totem pole in terms of SMV or LMS.

Is inceldom synonymous with the blackpill?

No. Some don't believe in the blackpill. Some don't agree with parts of it. Some don't subscribe to any 'pills'. Some involuntary celibates are purple pilled, others are bluepilled; others are red pilled. Some involuntary celibates who have never entered the incelosphere are unaware of "pill" jargon. There are also noncel blackpillers such as Catherine Hakim. However, the blackpill tends to be popular among mancels.

Is inceldom related to the alt-right?

No. Whites constitute a minority in the English incelosphere: see the race article.

Are incels narcissists?

This stereotype probably comes from Elliot Rodger's vlogs, who appeared extremely narcissistic. Although, this degree of narcissism is rare in the incel forums, and it is often born from isolation and part of a broader inability to socially integrate. Most of the United States ranks high in narcissism, but most incels aren't much more narcissistic than the average person in the USA. Many incel forum members rate extremely not-narcissistic according to threads where forum members took the NPD test online. Those who are particularly narcissistic may use it as a coping mechanism for having no one else to love.

Are incels misanthropic?

Prejudice can be found among both incelospherians and offline incels, including eurotophobia (misogyny), phallophobia (misandry) or misanthropy (against everyone). Online platforms designed for venting (like incels.co) are the most likely to have prejudicial tendencies, while those whose primary focus is ascending (like Looksmax.me) or as a support group (like Incelistan) are the least likely to have such tendencies.

Are truecels or incels misogynistic?

See above; (misogyny is a subset of eurotophobia, just as misandry is a subset of phallophobia).

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