Adverse effects of inceldom

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The inability to form a romantic or sexual relationship, i.e. inceldom, is thought to lead to a wide range of adverse effects. Some of these effect are summarized on this page. Generally very little is known about the adverse effects of inceldom. Most results only show correlation, so one cannot tell whether the adversity is caused the inceldom or vice-versa.

Reduced well-being and health[edit | edit source]

A 2008 study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that delaying sexual activity may "create health risks by impeding development of the emotional, cognitive, and interpersonal skills that are crucial to satisfactory sexual functioning and general well-being."[1] By their definition, those who had their first sexual encounter at age 22 or older were considered "later starters." The knowledge that a person is incompetent at something that comes as natural as breathing, means that most on the inceldom spectrum tend to feel depressed, and as a result, their self-esteem drops like a ton of bricks. The physical manifestation of an unfulfilled libido also creates anxiety.

One study found mating performance was significantly related to happiness and life satisfaction for both sexes.[2] A survey study found that penile–vaginal intercourse is associated with health, but masturbation and anal sex are not.[3] This suggests, inceldom has adverse effects, and cannot be remedied by masturbation, i.e. the issue of inceldom is not merely the lack of penile stimulation.

Social factors[edit | edit source]

There are likely social adverse effects to inceldom. Some evidence suggests sexlessness max negatively affect men's social status (but positively women's status).[4] For example, women regard men who have sex as more attractive which may be related to assigning such men more social status (as women choose men based on their status).[5]

In some countries, couples receive tax-breaks, something that nearcels, truecels and incels are not entitled to. There is often also a lot of social pressure to get a partner from family members, friends and cultural institutions. When incels don't live up to these social demands, there are sometimes consequences. The lack of validation from another person in turn also leads to depression.

Loneliness[edit | edit source]

Incels also often experience loneliness which may in part be caused by being ashamed of their lack of sexual success. Incels are also often depressed, e.g. in an informal survey, 49.3% of users reported to have no friends.[6] Whether inceldom causes loneliness or vice-verse, is unclear but both are plausible. Loneliness is associated with a large array of diseases, sometimes causally. Loneliness has an expected negative effect on health comparable to chain smoking or obesity.[7] Anticipated loneliness has been shown to reduce intelligent thought with large effect size.[8] Social exclusion max also decrease prosocial behavior.[9] Warm partner contact reduces circulatory and heard stress, also with large effect size, which may explain earlier cardio-vascular failure in lonely people.[10]

Depression[edit | edit source]

Incels are also often depressed, e.g. in an informal survey, 59.4% of users reported to be depressed.[11] Again, whether inceldom causes depression or vice-versa, is unknown but both are plausible. There exists evidence that depression permanently damages brain functions and lowers IQ. Recovery from depression largely restores cognitive performance, but some deficits remain, possibly especially in verbal performance.[12][13] Some of this may be caused by permanent shrinkage of the hippocampus, possibly caused by cell death due to stress.[14]

A simple Darwinian argument could be made that people should feel shitty when they cannot gain access to reproductive opportunities. From a Darwinian perspective, this is the worst place to be in, as one cannot propagate their genes. For this reason, one would expect negative emotions like depression to have evolved that disincentivize men from accepting their inceldom. The explanation is simple: Individuals with a mutation to embrace their inceldom were outreproduced by those who didn't, in fact they did not reproduce at all.

Erectile dysfuction[edit | edit source]

Main article: Inceldom-induced impotency

Depression and stress may result in delayed ejaculation, i.e. the difficulty or inability of a man to reach an orgasm and to ejaculate semen, and potentially impotence.[15]

Men who lose their virginity in their 20s, in particular, are more likely to experience sexual problems that include difficulty becoming sexually aroused and reaching orgasm say researchers at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute's HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, in a study in the January 2008 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.[16]

Genetic dead end[edit | edit source]

Another aspect of inceldom is that one becomes a genetic dead end (GDE). Despite the fact that some people rejoice at the prospects of being childless, claiming that this has afforded them freedoms and allowed them to focus on their careers etc., there are also setbacks to being childless. Having offspring can give a person meaning to life, and can be rewarding to raise another human, and children often bring one joy. What compounds the GDE resulting from inceldom, is that unlike GDE from choice, a person on the inceldom spectrum is childless notwithstanding their own will. Being an incel in general is a source of embarrassment by virtue of belonging to a minority.

STD proneness[edit | edit source]

Some suggested the lack of sexual activity poses an increased risk for catching STDs.[citation needed] The reason for this could be that due to the lack of contact to STD pathogens, incels will not develop an immunity against these pathogens.

Death grip syndrome[edit | edit source]

The death grip syndrome (DGS) refers to a loss of sensation in the penis from excessive masturbation. According to sexpert Dan Savage, when this friction stems from repeated or learned forms of masturbation, the result may be an inability to orgasm.[17] Men with DGS are much more likely to break up due to their partners' resulting self-esteem issues. The loss of penile sensation in the DGS is similar to that cased by a high-cut circumcision, see also the circumcision blackpill.

Hulseyism[edit | edit source]

Some suggested hulseyism (prolonged erections) may be another possible side effect of prolonged sexlessness.[citation needed]

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