A marcel is someone who is in a sexless marriage. It is a blend of the words “married” and “incelibacy”.
The most popular marcel webforum is r/DeadBedrooms.
Monogamy as incel-promoting
Unlike non-married involuntary celibacy, the marcel spouse's only escape is divorce if he or she cannot resuscitate the marriage and the spouse is unwilling to allow an open marriage. For various reasons, this may not be possible, effectively trapping the marcel spouse in an incel person state.
This leads some incel people to reject monogamy out-of-hand as unworkable for incel people, given the incel-promoting nature of many marriages. Such incel people may instead advocate for polyandry, and sometimes a subset of polygamy called polygynandry. Other tradcon incel people make fun of such incel people as cucks
Charles Fourier once wrote that an objective of marriage was to give women to poor men, but he also implied that marriage is bankrupt due to dead bedrooms, and suggested that marriage only works for “monotonous and methodical countries”, such as Germany, and does not work in France, which he stated, “Has the best cuckolds in the world”.
- The Hierarchies of Cuckoldry and Bankruptcy by Charles Fourier
This page borrows some general ideas or text from the Love-shy.com Wiki. Borrowed material has been altered and is rarely reproduced in full. Relevant text is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). The original text of the Love-shy.com Wiki page you can find here.