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A femcel is woman experiencing inceldom (involuntary celibacy) or volceldom (voluntary celibacy).

The antonym of femcel is mencel. The culture, norms and hunches that permeate the femcel communities are referred to as femceldom. The most notable femcel in popular culture is probably Rogue, a fictional character from the comic series X-Men, whose inceldom is caused by the fact that physical touch produces an involuntary deadly high-voltage jolt, thus preventing relationships with others.

Incel vs volcel women[edit]

Incel Women

Incel among women occurs for the same reasons it does for men. However, for women there are almost no cases of incel happening after repeated offers of no-strings-attached sex. Causes of female incel can include:

  1. Having high standards, for example, timophilia
  2. Medical issues that prevent sex such as vaginismus, endometriosis, POIS, dysautonomia, terminal illness, and Crohn's disease[1]
  3. Genophobia, or fear of sex
    1. Being sexually abused as a child in a way that involved actual or attempted penile penetration[2]
  4. Androphobia, or fear of men
  5. Fear of rejection
  6. Self-hatred
  7. Terminal illness
  8. Being in a monogamous contract where the man won't "put out" aka a "dead bedroom".
  9. Genital mutilation
  10. Iatrogenic harm, such as PSSD
  11. Forced celibacy, such as long-term imprisonment, psychiatric institutionalization, or solitary confinement

Volcel Women

Voluntarily celibate may arrive at their decision based off previous negative courtship experiences, or simply do not enjoy having sex or being in a relationship.

Feminist campaigns to eliminate female inceldom[edit]

While modern feminists assert falsely that there is a meaningful amount of malecels arguing for sex to be a right, they seem to have amnesia regarding historical feminists calling for the same, for women. These historical feminists were not just arguing for the opportunity to have sex, but also individual rights to avoid 'unwilled' sexual abstinence.

Feminist Ruth Bré, in 1904, wrote an article entitled, ‘Is Forced, Unwilled Sexual Abstinence and Childlessness Damaging for the Healthy Normal Woman?’ Ruth also said she was not arguing for a right to sexuality in general, saying her call for sexual entitlement actually excluded masturbation as well as lesbianism, and was only directed toward 'healthy women with normal sex drives' paraphrased.[3][4]


There are many synonyms or near-synonyms of the term "femcel". These include:


One of the few moments in history wherein femcels outnumbered mencels was 1860s Paraguay, since 90% of the male population was killed in the Paraguayan War. Since the early days of the incelosphere, there has been a controversy between mencels and femcels over inclusiveness in the incelosphere. This sometimes consisted of malecels having a proclivity for suggesting that femcels are standardcels or nearcels. This sentiment is especially the case for truecels who tend to have an exclusive attitude with a tendency towards policing of the term “incel”. However both male nearcels and femcels have unanimously given credence to the inclusion of the following women as genuine incelibates: Christine Chubbuck, Lizzie Velasquez, Grace McDaniels, Mary Ann Bevan and Eman Aty.

Many femcels unable to find partners have turned to a new form of marriage as a coping mechanism called sologamy, wherein one marries themselves.



The closest thing women have had to an incel forum was r/foreveralonewomen. Because of repeated harassment, the board r/foreveralonewomen was made private. r/femaleincels and its predecessors r/femcels and r/trufemcels is mostly astroturfing by male incels. But as always, with enough astroturfing it will probably eventually be made up of real women.

Further iterations of femcel forums, such as thepinkpill.co, are comprised primarily of black women with radfem sympathies, and a few black male feminist orbiters. It is also very cliquey and not completely sincere.


Pinkpill/femcel chatrooms are mostly black women bantering about anything other than gender/sex, surrounded by a large amount of black simps trying to impress them with their knowledge or radfem literature.

Older femcels[edit]

Older femcels are called cat ladies, 3S women, and leftover women by various modern societies.

Notable sites[edit]



  1. Moody, G. A., & Mayberry, J. F. (1993). Perceived Sexual Dysfunction amongst Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Digestion, 54(4), 256–260. doi:10.1159/000201046
  2. Hitter, T. L., Adams, E. M., & Cahill, E. J. (2017). Positive sexual self-schemas of women survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(2), 266-293.
  3. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Sexual_Politics_and_Feminist_Science/845FDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22Unwilled+Sexual+Abstinence+and+Childlessness+Damaging+for+the+Healthy+Normal+Woman%22&pg=PA110&printsec=frontcover
  4. Ruth Bré, ‘Ist erzwungene, unfreiwillige Enthaltsamkeit und Kinderlosigkeit f ´ ur das gesunde, normale ¨ Weib schadlich?’ ¨ Deutsche medizinische Presse 4 (1904), pp. 27–9, here p. 27.

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