Inspired by Carla’s article here, I’ve decided to wade (once again) into murky waters, looking at the world of the InCel.
What’s an InCel, I hear you ask? It means ‘involuntarily celibate’, and believe it or not, I’m not without sympathy for some of the people who identify as part of this group. Hear me out. The website Nerve has written about this in considerable detail – some InCels have been victims of abuse in one form or another, and as a result suffer from crippling social anxiety. For some of them – men and women alike – the prospect of going out and socialising is genuinely frightening. Having a love life in those circumstances would be almost impossible. I can’t imagine feeling like that, and it affects far more than just someone’s love life.
Unfortunately the elements of this movement that exist to support each other and to…
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