A christocel is someone whose inceldom is at least partially caused by their puritanical Christian upbringing.
Origin of a christocel[edit | edit source]
Christianity, particularly Catholicism, promotes total abstinence from masturbation and abstinence from sex until marriage. Perhaps abstinence from sex made sense in antiquity when the age of consent was 12 (basically when you start masturbating), and people got married soon afterward. However, Christian sexual morals in the modern era demands no sex until around age 35, as the average age of marriage keeps drifting later in life over time. Something which makes no sense for most people, as most people cannot just have no sex for 35 years AND not masturbate.
Psychological trauma can result from Christian puritanism, often from the guilt building up and spilling over in some way or another.
History[edit | edit source]
Thanks mostly to Christianity, starting in 400AD, lust and sex were generally discouraged things in the West and Middle East as congress became associated with Adam and Eve's original sin. Traditional Christianity promoted and promotes celibacy as suited for Godly minds.
How is all this relevant to modern-day inceldom? Well, through its allocation of the celibacy doctrine towards its otherwise virile priests and members, Catholicism has conflated allosexuals with asexuals. Thereby it has normalized and even elevated inceldom into something normal or even honorable; that is, a choice and a calling. This is one of the reasons that non-Westerners such as Asians, and Africans with zero history of Catholicism are far more understanding of the incelibate's plight than people who were raised in the West.
Catholicism has been a source of inspiration to the Western world for millennia. Even traditionally Protestant nations have been influenced by the legacy of Catholicism. After all, the very word "Protestant" implies protest against Catholic rule. However, these Protestant churches did not wholly dismantle Catholic teachings. In many cases they simply tweaked some aspects of Catholicism or renounced the authority of the Pope. A major example of such a Protestant church that mainly maintained Catholic doctrines is the Anglican Church. The Protestant churches which made a few adjustments to their teachings in the medieval era in a sense simply became "neo-Catholic".
In the 1800s, the protestant Christian book, Pillars of Truth, by Erastus Otis Haven criticized the Catholic Church for enforcing inceldom.
Subsets[edit | edit source]
Catholics are strong proponents of no fap, voluntary celibacy, marriage, and desexualization. Since religious folk are often found with their pants down in various public sex scandals, it remains to be seen whether they are really volcel, or whether they are false flagging as volcel.
References[edit | edit source]