Demographics of inceldom

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This article discusses the demographics of inceldom.

Race[edit | edit source]

Although involuntary celibates are often stereotyped as white, polls and surveys 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 incels.co showed that only 50% of its members were white[1], which is quite small for a Western web forum. Social Anxiety Support by comparison is about 99% white.

According to a peer-reviewed study, the stereotype that incels.co is mostly white is incorrect. The paper stated, "It is impossible to say whether the majority of Incels.me users are white men, but our data implies that this may be less true than expected". "However, there is one major and important difference to other [...] communities: The community is more heterogeneous than other [...] communities, because users are not united by a common goal, but by a feature that its individuals share, i.e., not being able to engage in social and/or sexual contacts". "There is no definite evidence that Incels.me users are predominantly white, contrary to what is often reported about incels"[2]

Growth in Numbers[edit | edit source]

Inceldom for American young men is at an all-time-high[edit | edit source]

The share of sexless men between 18 and 30 has nearly tripled to 28% in 2018 in the past decade, according to the Washington Post using data from the U.S. national representative General Social Survey (GSS).[3] The 95% confidence interval is 18%-36%.[4]

A study by Poortman and Liebroer found that only roughly 4% of singles preferred their singlehood over being in a relationship.[5] Only 1% of the population self-identify as asexual.[6] Provided that sex is regarded as the most satisfying and joyous experience, it seems implausible that many would voluntarily forgo sex. Hence, accounting for volcels, the percentage of incels among millennials is likely a bit less than the sexless, so between 15% and 30%.

This reasoning, of course, has various limitations. For one, singles who reported to prefer their singlehood could be having casual sex otherwise. Conversely, men in long-distance relationships, religious men or very busy men might voluntarily forgo sex, hence might rather count as volcel or temporarycel. On the other hand, one could question whether systemic circumstances pressure men into these situations, which could as involuntary. Do people voluntarily marry later nowadays or is it cultural, economic and environmentalist pressures forcing them to do so?

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Share of American young adults in stable partnerships has been cut almost a third to 49%[edit | edit source]

The share of people between the ages of 18 to 34 in the USA who do not have a stable partner has now risen to 51%, up from 35% in 1986. Meaning only 49% have a partner. Source: General Social Survey[7]

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Commentary - Hatfield and Clark[edit | edit source]

Some say general rates of celibacy should not be used as rates for inceldom among people. While this may be true for women... for men, celibacy rates and inceldom rates should be very similar. The assumption that almost all young men would rather have sex than not, in any given day, is heavily supported by science. As mentioned earlier, A study by Poortman and Liebroer found that only roughly 4% of singles are volcels, i.e. singles who stated to prefer their singlehood[8] Another notable study is the academic Hatfield and Clark study of college students[9]. Certain students were asked to randomly approach members of the opposite gender if they wanted to have sex right now. Women accepted the casual sex offers 0% percent of the time in that study. While men accepted the casual sex offers 75% of the time when the offer was the most direct while the rest of the men apologized or gave valid excuses. This is just when men were asked at random by a random women too. The number would be even higher for both genders in less casual circumstances most likely.

Some feminists have claimed to reject (whatever rejected means in the face of such blatant facts) the methodology of the Hatfield and Clark study stating that the women do not know if they will orgasm or not and they do not know the men. It is not that brilliant of an observation though, as we already know women would have male-like acceptance of casual sex offers if the male offering were a celebrity. Women like status[10]. A lot. Van Halen had fucking sex tents[11] set up at his performances. The stadium janitor goes home jacking off to gangbang porn while crying.

Commentary - a majoritarian issue, particularly for men[edit | edit source]

Statistics mentioned above suggests inceldom is something that primarily affects men. Inceldom rates have been growing for both singletons and married men while it has remained stable for women. According to the General Social Survey (GSS) data, a greater share of men are sexless, both among wedders and nonwedders.[12]

With inceldom near tripling in a decade and steady partnerships almost cut in half for those btw 18-35ish as shown above, we can see that inceldom issues are approaching a majoritarian issue. But with 51% of young adults without a partner, we can safely conclude that the amount of people sympathetic to incels due to their own situation may now be a majority of young adults.

Commentary - celibate marriedcels[edit | edit source]

The strangest anomaly within this data is that married women have more sex than married men. Which begs the question, are married women cheating more, or are married men becoming willful cucks?

Earlier studies[edit | edit source]

There exist earlier studies showing smaller rates of inceldom.

Professor Simon DeDeo estimated there were 700,000 incels in the U.S for men over 25 years old,[13] while for those over 18, the number is 1.3 million.[14] Among American vicenarians, women were 10% more sexually active than men.[15]

Brian Gilmartin in the 1980s estimated that 1.5% of all American men are incelibate, estimating them at 4.7 million people. [16]

A 2012 report by The Centers for Disease Control claimed that within the past year roughly six per cent of men ages 25 to 44 have not had any sexual partners. The Washington Post correlated this figure within inceldom; thus making roughly 6% of that age group virginal incelibates (per Washington Post).[17]

This graph from Lyman Stone of the Institute for Family Studies that shows that male 12-month celibacy between the ages of 22-35 grew to around 14% of young men as of 2016. [18]

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Other countries[edit | edit source]

Paraguay[edit | edit source]

The gender that is most affected by inceldom can depend on location time and specific circumstances. For example, some reports claim that during the Paraguay War, 90% of the male population was killed. Another report claimed that out of a population of 221,000 in 1871, only about 28,000 were male. In laymen's terms, the turn of the 1870s decade was one where 9 in 10 humans in Paraguay were female and only 1 in 10 was male. Assuming a heterosexual model, this created a situation in the late 1860s Paraguay wherein femcels probably outnumbered mancels due to a massively lopsided sex-ratio.[19]

Germany[edit | edit source]

Inceldom affects twice as many males as females in Germany, at 10 percent and 5 percent respectively according to Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen.[20] For further statistics on inceldom in Germany, check out Absolute Beginners#Demographics.

India[edit | edit source]

Similar to the rest of the world, young men suffer far higher rates of inceldom than women. Whereas as women usually lose their virginity during their teens, men are more likely to lose it in their twenties in India. Statistics also show that the rates of inceldom for men are higher in the south of India than the north.[21]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-daily-telegraph-telegraph-magazine/20180818/282213716666395
  2. http://www.organisms.be/downloads/incels.pdf
  3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/03/29/share-americans-not-having-sex-has-reached-record-high/?utm_term=.9b52429c7136
  4. http://www.jsmp.dk/posts/2019-04-31-sexlessness/
  5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.03.012
  6. https://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/05/04/asexuality-the-invisible-orientation
  7. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/03/21/its-not-just-you-new-data-shows-more-than-half-young-people-america-dont-have-romantic-partner
  8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.03.012
  9. https://www.sciencefriday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/gender-differences-in-receptivity-to-sexual-offers.pdf
  10. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X00029939
  11. https://www.cracked.com/article_22900_van-halens-sex-hut-8-acts-legendary-rockstar-debauchery.html
  12. https://ifstudies.org/blog/male-sexlessness-is-rising-but-not-for-the-reasons-incels-claim
  13. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/the-world-of-american-hikikomori.html
  14. http://simondedeo.com/?p=221
  15. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1101592/the-great-sex-recession-celibate-americans-at-record-high
  16. https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/72931916/One-of-the-internets-most-reviled-subcultures
  17. https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/72931916/One-of-the-internets-most-reviled-subcultures
  18. http://archive.is/y1YBg
  19. Shaw, Karl (2005) [2004]. Power Mad! [Šílenství mocných] (in Czech). Praha: Metafora. ISBN 978-80-7359-002-4.
  20. https://www.srf.ch/wissen/mensch/absolute-beginner-leben-ohne-liebe-und-partner
  21. https://www.livemint.com/Politics/RC0cvSgItInzrPBjAZ3f2L/Sex-in-India-What-data-shows.html