Origin of a christocel[edit | edit source]
Generally, Christianity promotes total abstinence from masturbation and abstinence from sex until marriage. However, global increase in the average age of first marriage and virginity loss has strained Christian sexual morality that was conceived for societies with lower age averages.
Psychological trauma can result from Christian puritanism, often from the guilt building up and spilling over in some way or another.
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Marriage, such as in Christianity, is considered a cultural universal. Since marriage is valued, premarital sex is often discouraged.
The Catholic Church, through its allocation of celibacy on its members, has elevated inceldom into something honorable; that is, a choice and a calling. Although lifetime celibacy is considered appropriate for relatively few people such as priests or monks.
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.
Tertullian can be seen as an early Christocel, as he wrote very much against female hypergamy and was celibate himself.
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